The look and feel of a classic brasserie is, for our money, very difficult to beat, and this lofty former banking chamber – right in the heart of the Square Mile – has been nicely got up as a s...
Press Reviews (4)
Richard Vines (20th March 2008)
The critic notes that City dining in general seems to be picking up, and finds this new brasserie a “welcome addition” to the Square Mile.
Marina O'Loughlin (13th March 2008)
The critic flees a City newcomer called the Shêd, to find a nearby newcomer, The Mercer, which is “buzzing and bustling [and] offers everything The Shêd doesn’t” – “you immediately get a big welcome and a sense that, despite the City’s current financial tremors, all is right in the world”. The critic's review of the Mercer is rarther similar to that of Brown’s Grill by Ms Maschler. Here, the menu is mainly “masculine-Brit”, and the cooking is “mostly pretty much on the money, with the occasional slip”. And again, a soup takes a star role in the review (this time of a “too-salty, slightly thin” pea soup) – is this a trend coming on?
David Sexton (27th February 2008)
He may only be a stand-in – with no official under-study role, so far as we’re aware – but Mr Sexton always strikes us as writing pretty sensible reviews. He’s pretty upbeat about this City brasserie, which offers “well-prepared, generous food, at just the right level of sophistication… in an elegant setting”.
Guy Dimond (7th February 2008)
TO’s head critic – who, unusually does two reviews this week – visits this “expensive, but not overblown” City brasserie. This being Time Out, there’s the obligatory City-boy dig (“just the sound of an over-refreshed hedge-fund manager failing to negotiate the stairs”), but – overall – the place gets the thumbs-up.