Best London Restaurants within a 5 minute walk of Barbican Station | Ratings, Reviews & Maps

The following London restaurants are all conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of Barbican Station. When you are looking for a great place to eat near Barbican Tube Station in London, any of the following restaurants should prove to be a good choice.

Malmaison London    Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5Malmaison London Star Rating

Malmaison London restaurant
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Overview: Stylish, 1970s-style quarters in a trendy hotel offering a hip restaurant & a posh lounge bar.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine |

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Address: 18-21 Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1M 6AH, UK

Phone: 020 3750 9402

Official Website: Malmaison London

Reviews

5 Star Rating Victor, the receptionist at Malmaison Hotel in London, is an absolute gem! From the moment I stepped through the door, his warm welcome and exceptional hospitality set the tone for a wonderful stay. Not only did he efficiently check me in, but he also took the time to offer recommendations for nearby attractions and restaurants, enhancing my experience in London. The breakfast at Malmaison was truly amazing, with a delicious spread that catered to every palate. The superb rooms were not only stylish and comfortable but also impeccably clean, providing a relaxing retreat after a day of exploring the city. And let's not forget the unbeatable location, making it easy to access all the sights and sounds of London. Victor's professionalism and attention to detail truly made my stay memorable, and I can't wait to return to Malmaison Hotel for another delightful experience. King regards, Ant Birmingham
Gaming Agents - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Beautiful building outside, inside was inviting and comfortable. Stayed in club deluxe room and size was very good for London and good value. Breakfast was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. One star taken off room because bed was not actually a king size bed, was two singles pushed together.
C K - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Decent rooms, was actually relatively cheap (for London) on the day I booked. Breakfast is merely ‘OK’ and not worth the high price. British hotels even middle / upmarket ones like Malmaison seem to be skimping on breakfast quality whilst simultaneously screwing up the price £25… Love this part of London. Lots to like about free parking in a bay just outside the hotel entrance.
Greg Eden - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Stayed in a fee Malmaison hotels this the best one for number of reasons. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Good location about 25 - 30 minutes walk to trafalgar Square. Room was fantastic by far the best we have Stayed in makes a couple of others look a bit tatty and past their best.
D BW - 4 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating Located adjacent to the park this is a very quiet hotel offering a comfortable stay. The reception area has a sophisticated and welcoming vibe, with the two lifts getting you to the accommodation floors quickly. Our room was on the second floor, and although the views over the adjacent buildings weren’t great it reminded silent throughout. The bed was a good size and comfortable, the desk practical and although no separate arm chair there were a couple of stools next to a coffee table. Good lighting options but only USB sockets next to the bed. The air-conditioning wasn’t the best but it was nice that both the windows could be opened for fresh air. The bathroom was huge with lots of storage space and a very spacious shower. Towels were decent enough, as were the provided toiletries. The decor made the room cosy and was more unique than standard hotels at a similar price point. I would certainly stay here again.
Steve Bintley - 2 months ago

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St. JOHN Restaurant    Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5St. JOHN Restaurant Star Rating

St. JOHN Restaurant restaurant
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Overview: Whitewashed ex-smokehouse where Fergus Henderson pioneered the resurgent interest in offal dishes.

Dining Options: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Beer | Wine |

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:15 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:15 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:15 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:15 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:15 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM

Address: 26 St John St, Barbican, London EC1M 4AY, UK

Phone: 020 7251 0848

Official Website: St. JOHN Restaurant

Reviews

5 Star Rating I had high expectations and somehow they were exceeded. I think about the bone-marrow and sardines daily - they were incredible. The weakest part of the dish was the Welsh rarebit - I found it flat and monotonous. Despite the lamb being very good, I felt something was missing. However, the Ox heart and chicory was delicious and opened me to how good heart can be when cooked very well. If you are going to get any desert - get the blood orange cake. I don’t like sugary things - but it was the best cake I have ever had. Perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Francesca Chen - a week ago

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5 Star Rating This pared back bar-bakery-restaurant is my quintessential London lunch spot. Alongside nose-to-tail dishes like roast bone marrow, dripping carrots, and crisp pig cheek with dandelion, there’s enough to keep the less carnivorous happy – I’m looking at you broad beans & Berkswell cheese and hake & leek pie. Great for supper too of course!
Roberta Muir - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Went there with my friends and we have ordered a whole roast pig to share among all of us. The meat was so tender and delectable. Langoustine was finger-licking good. Absolutely dig the profiteroles.
Pitchada J - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Absolutely great experience. They definitely are very clever in appreciation of not just the outside but the inside of the school. Must try bone marrow and parsley. Definitely get some fresh Madeleines baked. Make sure you book ASAP.
Andy Lee - a month ago

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5 Star Rating We arrived on a Tuesday for lunch. It was packed but we had a reservation. We started with some bread and butter and then moved on to the bone marrow with parsley salad. It was very good but beware: you’ll spill food on your clothes! Very tasty ox tongue with beetroot and horseradish. We also had the grilled lamb heart which was amazing and surprising. There was an interesting day special: greens and pig cheeks. St John has a wonderful service. The vibe is great and relaxed, many tables seemed to be having a great time. You can either visit for a serious elegant work meeting, a birthday party or just an unexpected informal lunch.
Archivo de mesas - 3 months ago

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Club Gascon - French Michelin Starred Restaurant    Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5Club Gascon - French Michelin Starred Restaurant Star Rating

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Overview: Southwest French menu with all sorts of foie gras dishes in formal, marble-and-wood setting.

Dining Options: Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 57 W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS, UK

Phone: 020 7600 6144

Official Website: Club Gascon - French Michelin Starred Restaurant

Reviews

5 Star Rating The food is very tasty. The chef is very classy but with some modern twist. The dining room is beautifully decorated. There is plenty of space between tables. The service is flawless- friendly,professional and efficient. The pace is very well controlled. The portion is surprisingly big! Would definitely recommend to everyone!Well worth the price!
duanmu wang - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating First time visitor, had the vegetarian, 6 course menu, which was absolutely amazing. Dish of the meal, was the stuffed courgette flowers.Came with the most amazing smoked bread, and that green sauce! Divine, never had a sauce as smooth as that. Overall the experience was nothing but excellent. Staff were also very nice and talkative, explaining about the food, history of the restaurant and feelings of the chef. No rushing at all, atmosphere was amazing, we were actually the first people in for the evening so the place was completely empty and lovely. There was nice and relaxing background music. Found the portion size to be a overall excellent (just a tinsy bit too much, but we tend to eat less than average) and you definitely will be fed after. As besides the courses there are other little bits and bobs. Will be looking to return, though it is definitely several times above our usual price range for a meal out, the taste and experience was worth it for a very special occasion.
Mike - 5 months ago

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2 Star Rating Having googled "Michelin Starred French Restaurant in London" Club Gascon was one of the first options to pop-up. A quick sense-check of the reviews, it seemed worthy of a booking, but if I'm being honest, we were rather disappointed by our experience. For complete transparency, this was our first time eating "classically" French fine-dining but having eaten at a number of other Michelin starred restaurants in the past - we had little reason to believe our evening would have been anything short of fantastic. We ordered the 8 course tasting menu - both the "regular" and vegetarian options. None of the dishes we received were particularly memorable, with some flavour / texture combinations leaving us a bit perplexed. E.g. The squirrel terrine with hazelnuts, partridge leg / offal meat on a sugar tart. But understanding that "taste" can often be subjective, I don't want to dwell on this... What particularly disappointed us was two-fold. The attention to detail: Receiving a chipped wine glass, and having wine accidentally spilt onto our table and then not offered to be cleaned up. Not something we would typically focus on but when you're paying a premium, you expect a premium level of attention. The perception that our servers' did not know what what was "in" the food. Whether this was an "off" night (Thursday), I'm not sure, and whilst perfectly pleasant, it often felt like we were trying to coax out of staff what had gone into our dishes... On a few occasions, our questions yielding a single ingredient response or a bemused look. In our view, the beauty of the upper tier of dining is the "experience" and "story-telling", for the staff to take you on a journey of what, how and where the food has been produced... Bringing to life what has put in front of you (figuratively speaking, of course!) Finally, the presentation. The food was refined and well presented. The restaurant itself, however, was maybe more dated than we have come to expect, quintessentially looking like you would have expected a fine dining establishment to have looked in the 90s. We are absolutely not in the habit of writing negative reviews for the sake of it but we feel like it is important to give an honest appraisal of our experience, for this to be viewed constructively and hopefully improved upon in the future.
mani “Mani” - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Already recommended it to so many people. It was absolutely perfect we really loved it, best michelin restaurant we did in London to this day. The food was incredible, we loved and recognised the french cuisine with such amazing twists such as Terre et Mer and the use of many citrus. I can't wait to come back, can't wait to try Le Bar. We loved the opportunity to meet the chef Pascal as well who was amazing and very kind. A bientôt!!
Emma L - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Simply delicious. We had the A la carte lunch. The menu was a fusion of their old classic dishes and new ones to celebrate their 25th birthday. The duck was the best duck I've ever eaten.
Richard H Harris MBE - 4 months ago

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Old Red Cow    Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5Old Red Cow Star Rating

Old Red Cow restaurant
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Overview: Victorian pub with simple, split-level interior and eclectic draught and bottled beer selection.

Dining Options: Beer | Wine |

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Address: 71 Long Ln, Barbican, London EC1A 9EJ, UK

Phone: 020 7600 9400

Official Website: Old Red Cow

Reviews

5 Star Rating One of our stops during our pub crawl. Very nice pub that works little bit later that other pubs. Good selection of draft and cask beers. Nice service. Recommend to visit ;)
Ruslan Dmitriyev - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Only popped in for a single drink for lunch, but there was a reasonable selection of beers on offer and a friendly barman. On the smaller side, at least at street level (I believe there were stairs heading up to an upper section, but I didn't investigate), but a nice spot for a drink nonetheless - one of the better watering holes in the area by my standards.
Finn Lindsay - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Decent pub near Barbican Elizabeth Line exit (Farringdon). Popular pub as landlord always keeps a decent pint. Guinness was good and we managed to get a table but can get crowded so reserve a space if you can. Loads of pubs around the market area but this one is always worth a visit.
richard hill - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Great array of keg beers and ciders and a couple of cask ales. They are clearly proud of the local breweries as there was a sign on the bar saying 1.2 miles to Fourpure (with a couple of their beers on tap). Friendly, knowledgeable service and decent food. Will definitely be back.
Phil M - 3 months ago

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Tinseltown    Overall Rating 3.9 out of 5Tinseltown Star Rating

Tinseltown restaurant
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Overview: Green leather seats line the booths at this stylish American-style diner with a shake menu.

Dining Options: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Address: 44-46 St John St, London EC1M 4DF, UK

Phone: 020 7689 2424

Official Website: Tinseltown

Reviews

4 Star Rating Had chicken burger, fries and mango shake. Burger tasted good but mango shake is a must try item. I liked it very much.
Afsal A - 3 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating Nice place to go to for burgers and it's halal. Service was great. My only feedback would be they were out of food items and it's overpriced for what is but this place is definitely a novelty!
Maria - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Excellent food.. we had a selection of burgers and they were very nice (i couldnt help myself but tuck into mine - The Don - before even thinking about taking a photo). Juicy, tasty and full of flavour. The service and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Very nice atmosphere. And the Churros were great too.. one of the lightest and tastiest ones I had. Little hidden gem of a place and not expensive too.
Sohaib Abdel-Halim - 8 months ago

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5 Star Rating I enjoy the burger and the service! Staffs are attentive, brought us cutleries and free water without being asked to. The burger is good to my liking. Will definitely come here again! (In picture: OMG burger)
Fatin Adrianna - 3 months ago

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The Shakespeare    Overall Rating 4.1 out of 5The Shakespeare Star Rating

The Shakespeare restaurant
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Overview: Easygoing, wood-furnished pub hung with framed pictures, serving an Anglo-Italian food menu.

Dining Options: Beer | Wine |

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 2 Goswell Rd., Barbican, London EC1M 7AA, UK

Phone: 020 7253 6116

Official Website: The Shakespeare

Reviews

5 Star Rating 🚇 Barbican 🍺 £6.70 Moretti ❤️ A brutalist Barbican boozer. The Shakespeare sits on a corner of a crescent of shops and flats at the front end of the Golden Lane Estate EC1. The nearest Tube is Barbican which is only a two minute walk. The Shakespeare was built in 1964 and is Grade II listed. The name is inspired by the Bard himself, who lived some hundred metres away throughout his time in London. The is a one bar pub with a comedy club in the basement. The bar is set out in almost a “H” shape with the servery on the left hand side as you walk in. Even though this pub is traditionally decorated, due to the architecture of the building it does feel modern in here. The seating is a mix of elongated leatherette banquettes, a few poser tables and traditional tables and chairs. Around the walls are gold framed Elizabethan era repro portraits, mirrors and chalkboards with promotions. The beer choice was a straightforward selection of keg beers and ciders. I opted for a Moretti, decent enough pint but a bit pricey for this lager. There is a simple eclectic food menu comprising of Burgers, pasta and Toasties, a Ham & Cheese Toastie cost £5.95. I arrived around 4.30pm on a sunny Friday afternoon in July. The pub was fairly quiet as Fridays in the city are not as busy as they once was. There were a few punters sat inside, the majority were sat outside enjoying the summer sun and watching the world go by. The service here was excellent, the Guvnor is a bit of a character, he was jovial and set an upbeat tone. @theshakespearebarbican is not the most handsome of boozers you’ll come across and almost has an estate pub feel. I enjoyed my visit here primarily due to the pub’s location and sitting outside watching the comings and goings around the Barbican. This pub is worth a look of you’re in the area. ℹ️ Info correct on visiting 07.07.23
London Pub Map - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating A great pub with great atmosphere, comfy sofa/chairs, a piano, a resident cat- and most importantly has a few boardgames. So essentially you can always come here with your friends and play (for free might I add- unlike those commercial and expensive boardgame pubs)
Sazid Ahmad - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating Very friendly staff, and nice atmosphere. Also funny old guy in a wheelchair by the door having a slow pint
Abay Wicks - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The barmen were friendly. Happy hour cocktails (5-7pm) are valid when ordering the same drink. The food menu was quite limited but from the options available, we chose tortellini and a beef burger - both were delicious. Toilet facilities could be better.
Edward Rayner - a year ago

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5 Star Rating Had 0 expectations coming in here and just wanted a quick bite to eat after travelling all day. Have to say I was very impressed and think this is a lovely quirky pub with really affordable food and drinks and a great pub cat!
Eva McGrath - 9 months ago

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Vinoteca Farringdon    Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5Vinoteca Farringdon Star Rating

Vinoteca Farringdon restaurant
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Overview: A candlelit bar with a Modern European menu and a wide choice of wines, plus tastings and events.

Dining Options: Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine | Takeout

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 7 St John St, London EC1M 4AA, UK

Phone: 020 7253 8786

Official Website: Vinoteca Farringdon

Reviews

4 Star Rating I had lunch with my daughter at Vinoteca Farringdon. I chose the Cauliflower soup with croutons for my starter. The waitress took the knife and fork away when she brought my soup and left the dessert spoon. I requested a soup spoon, so she brought a serving spoon. I explained I wanted a soup spoon, not a serving spoon. It appears they do not have soup spoons. I do not like eating soup with a dessert spoon. The Cauliflower soup was delicious and filling 😋 The Sea Bass, my daughter, had for main course was well presented. I also enjoyed the chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert.
Len Page - in the last week

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4 Star Rating Nice and cosy place. We enjoyed the dinner and the food was delicious. The lemon chicken was so soft and yummy. The service was a bit slow though and we had to wait for some time to order and be served. It was a busy evening!
Elena Jose - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating I had a lunch menu on Wednesday around 2.30, the staff were friendly and brought the food quickly. The fish was delicious and flavoursome
Esmee Ng - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Had a very nice meal with my team here. The environment is very nice and relaxed. The doors to the outside were open because it was a very warm day. The food was very nice, I had a steak and was amazing. Unfortunately I didn't like that there were so many chips on my plate, I wish there were more greens, or vegetables instead of so many chips. The horseradish sauce with the dish was very tasty. I finished my meal with the Moscatel de Setubal and truffles and it was amazing, I would definitely recommend it. I was very happy with the meal, and the full team enjoyed the restaurant also. Great and quick service. Will definitely return.
Sara Chaves - a year ago

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4 Star Rating Went there for a quick bite and drink on a Saturday afternoon. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was a bit hesitant about this place, considering that they have a few locations, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was nicely cooked and well seasoned. The wine selection is nice, with some interesting and unusual wines. The place was laid back and not pretentious.
Fuad Tabba - 4 years ago

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Dans le Noir ? London Restaurant    Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5Dans le Noir ? London Restaurant Star Rating

Dans le Noir ? London Restaurant restaurant
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Overview: Diners eat in the dark, served by blind waiters, from fish, meat and vegetarian surprise menus.

Dining Options: Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine |

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:30 – 11:30 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:30 PM

Address: 69-73 St John St, London EC1M 4NJ, UK

Phone: 020 7253 1100

Official Website: Dans le Noir ? London Restaurant

Reviews

5 Star Rating Located in a quiet street in Farringdon, dining in the dark is an excellent experience provided by Dans Le Noir! My friend and I visited and chose the three course meat / fish surprise menu and the vegan menu; both of them utterly delicious. It's certainly a very serene and relaxing atmosphere despite the voices of other diners, but it was not too busy for a Saturday afternoon. Our waiter, Ghow, was very courteous, friendly and made our experience even better with his excellent service. After we ate the three courses, we were guided out of the pitch black dining room, and shown photos of what we ate - impeccable presentation on top of the exquisite tastes. I shall visit again and I highly recommend this dining experience to others!
Neeta S - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating What a fabulously unique experience to dine at Dans Le Noir. The darkness allowed an opportunity to enjoy food in a way I didn’t think possible. Senses like sound, taste and smell felt heightened to compensate. It takes a moment for your eyes to adjust and accept the complete darkness but once embraced, we enjoyed the vegan 3 course meal where we were kept guessing what ingredients were presented in front of us. Overall a recommended experience 💯
Food And Sum - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating It's pitch black. This is my second time and I'll still be amazed about how dark it is. Food was lovely, we went for the surprise menu paired with a wine. Staff were great, our waitress was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
Claire That's it! - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Eating in absolute darkness brings a lot of additional stimuli. You can focus on the texture of the food and the smell. Although this one probably isn't intense on purpose. A blind waiter leads you into the room in complete darkness and then serves the table. Talking with friends when you can't see the interlocutor despite their physical presence is a unique experience.
kedu kera - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Such a unique experience! The food was delicious (I had the vegan surprise which was really tasty and my boyfriend had the fish/meat option which he absolutely raved about) and the wine was great. The best thing about the experience was the care and attention from the staff, who made sure we were comfortable and supported throughout, especially when I was a little overwhelmed when I first sat down. They were kind and empathetic and helped me to spend an entire 90 minutes in the restaurant and really enjoy myself! It definitely heightened the taste of the food, and made me appreciate it differently. It is definitely a little more expensive than your average meal out in London, but as they seat fewer people, and you get more support from the servers, I felt that was reasonable. I would recommend it!
Rebecca Haigh - 2 months ago

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White Bear    Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5White Bear Star Rating

White Bear restaurant
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Overview: Animal-friendly Cask Marque approved watering hole with a compact menu of pub grub and salads.

Dining Options: Beer | Wine | Takeout

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • Saturday: 3:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 57 St John St, London EC1M 4AN, UK

Phone: 020 3417 5380

Official Website: White Bear

Reviews

5 Star Rating 🚇Farringdon 🍺 £6.80 Mahou ❤️ A simple but stunning traditional boozer. . The White Bear is located close to Smithfield Market on the border between Farringdon and Clerkenwell. The nearest Tube is Farringdon which is just a five minute walk away. . There has been a pub on the site for centuries, the current property was rebuilt in 1899 by the City of London Brewery Co. and suffered bomb damage in the second world war. . This is a one bar boozer which is traditionally decorated with some stunning features. The servery is on the left hand-side and has some intricately carved woodwork on the backbar. The centrepiece here is the beautiful Victorian fireplace which is surrounded by fabulous glazed tiles. The walls are a mix of wood panels, glossy embossed wallpaper and tiled also. The seating is a mix of wood benches around Britannia tables, stools around poser tables plus traditional tables and chairs. . The beer line up was all keg and had a mix of mainstream and craft options. I opted for a pint of Mahou, my pint was superb and price point was above average. The Food menu is all about Pizza, Charcuterie and Cheese plates. A 12” pizza costs around £12, there are lunchtime pizza deals for £4, if you fancy sharing a Charcuterie Board, it’s £25. . I visited mid-afternoon on a Friday and the pub was quiet. There were a few punters sat outside enjoying the summer sun plus a regular sat at the bar offloading his day to one of the staff behind the ramp. The soundtrack was an eclectic mix of rock and hip hop which wasn’t too loud and set a pleasant backdrop. The service was great, the two staff on duty were very welcoming and courteous. . The @whitebear.farringdon has had a rough ride in recent years and remained closed for some time, It was great to see this boozer back open and trading again. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, the beer was on point, the decor is fantastic and you’ll be well looked after. Get this one on your list. . ℹ️ Info correct on visiting 07.07.23
London Pub Map - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating I like this pub anyway and usually just pop in for a drink. On this occasion, I booked as was having a bit of a reunion with family and friends whilst my Sister was in the UK. We came here as the pub is lovely and it's really great for transport links for those joining us from London and Essex. We ended up staying longer than intended as we got quite comfy! Good atmosphere lovely service and great music and although I'm personally not fussed by pizza either way, they were good and I enjoyed mine. Tasty new gin selection worth exploring 😋 Thank you.
Liz - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Really nice old pub with a super friendly landlord. Fine selection of beer's on offer. Events held in the evening, very close to Fabric.
Lawrance Devon - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Great little pub near Farringdon Station with surprisingly great pizza. We were looking for a nice pizza and were shocked to find what may be our favorite pizza in London at this little pub. Yes, maybe our favorite in all of London. I almost asked to forgo the spicy honey on top, but it was fantastic and made the taste wonderful. The bartender was very nice and we were even able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. It is only about 3 minutes from the train station, so it a very easy place to stop in. We will be back and may even make a special stop just for a bite on a nice day. This place was an excellent surprise.
IA Tyler - 5 months ago

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4 Star Rating The staff are brilliant here! Very friendly and accommodating 😀 This place also does a happy hour on cocktails most days, which makes it a nice option for drinks in the area
J - 4 months ago

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Balfour St Barts    Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5Balfour St Barts Star Rating

Balfour St Barts restaurant
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Overview: A traditional pub with high ceilings and chandeliers, hosting comedy and live music upstairs.

Dining Options: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Vegetarian | Beer | Wine |

Price Level: $$$$

Regular Hours:
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 66 W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, UK

Phone: 020 7600 2705

Official Website: Balfour St Barts

Reviews

3 Star Rating I was quite hungry so ordered a few bits here. It’s a cute little pub I would probably go more for drinks next time than food unless improved. Interesting and somewhat odd table layout… Shrimps - they were not as fresh as I’d hoped judging from texture. Burnt Ends - they were somewhat ok but the macaroni was more burnt than they were. Macaroni - Could do more cheese flavour and less burnt top… Like they used a blow torch rather than melt and crisp using the grill. Saving grace was pretty much the size of portions and reasonably friendly service. Though one member was more on it whilst the other seemed to care less about serving customers.
Cherry Brandy Kiss - 6 months ago

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4 Star Rating This bar/restaurant is beautiful on the inside, draped in fairy lights and new, comfortable furniture throughout. They have an extensive wines list (on the more expensive side) which is great if you want to try something new, alongside a gin menu. I attended an open mic on a Monday night and got to see so many talented performers so it was a lot of fun! ✨
Ryan Hetherington - a year ago

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5 Star Rating We had our wedding reception here and it was brilliant. Matilda was fantastic throughout the process and made us feel really comfortable, helping assist us with all our questions. On the day the venue looked amazing and exactly how we wanted. The food has been described as the best food at a wedding by lots of our guests and all the staff on the day were excellent and really accommodating. Would thoroughly recommend as a wedding venue.
Adam Allen - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating A super great London pub wedding venue - spacious inside and loads of fairy lights mean this is a great spot if you're getting married at one of the London Town Halls. There's fab space downstairs for dining, the snug bar is super cosy and the toilets are nice (quite important, a lot of London pubs that do weddings have pretty dire loos!) and, most importantly, it has a great space for dancing. There's also some cool spots nearby for couple photos - all the industrial stuff near Smithfield Market works really well.
Ellie Gillard (Ellie Gillard photography) - 12 months ago

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5 Star Rating Absolutely incredibly venue. We attended a wedding here at the weekend, and the service, food, atmosphere, environment was superb. The industrial vibe with the fairy lights, large windows and seating arrangements made the venue perfect. There was Nothing to fault. The food was top class and all 90plus guests ate steak at the same time. It was perfectly cooked, and tasted divine. The service at the bar was brilliant, any drink could be made and the standard of cocktails and prosecco was excellent. The bride and groom made a great choice picking The Balfour for their special day because the team on 22/10 did an amazing job to make it special for everyone!! Definitely returning to try out more of the menu ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Katie Lowden - a year ago

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