Harden's survey result
“One of the best places for lunch in the City” (with “nicely spaced tables so conversations are not overheard”) – this “terrific” D&D London operation is the best culinary performer in the group nowadays. “Gary Foulkes is a brilliant fish chef” and tears up the rulebook which says there’s no decent cooking in the Square Mile, especially at places with “great views”, such as you get at this penthouse perch. “The entrance through the South Place Hotel limits expectations for what lies ahead” and although “it does feel like you’re in a hotel” the dining room itself is a “lovely”, “light and airy” space. “Get a table on the terrace on a sunny day and enjoy the delicious seafood.”
“Ultra fresh seafood and superb views” are undisputed attractions of this rooftop venture near Moorgate. But while the terrace (heated in winter) is undoubtedly “lovely”, the overall impression of the venue as a whole can be “pretty soulless”, and fans concede that it’s “so expensive” too (“the bill’s only fine if you’re a banker”).
Despite the odd quibble that it feels “corporate”, this D&D London rooftop venture near Moorgate leaves most reporters “very surprised by how good it is” – “a lovely setting, with lots of windows and sunshine” and “beautifully cooked and presented” fish.
“A surprise find in the City, especially on top of a hotel” – the D&D London’s rooftop venture is a superb all-rounder, complete with “great views” and an outside terrace; the fish-heavy menu is “elegantly realised”, and the set-up is “super for business – calm, smart and efficient”.
Angler, South Place Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A short notice visit. The restaurant is the top floor of a hotel and one wall is virtually all window looking over another tower block. Staff are very polite and service is good except......... I said at the beginning of the meal I wanted no alcohol, but I was offered the option to have alcohol FIVE times, you really need to communicate with eachother as it’s really annoying. The food was beautifully presented from amuse bouche to petit fours. I had three courses of beautiful food. Monkfish veal and vanilla dessert all of which were delicious. Toilets very clean Loved the whole experience but........"
"We went for their fixed new year's eve dinner. They were aware of my husband's allergies and provided an alternative version of the one course that did not suit. The service had been extended beyond their normal hours and they seemed to be struggling to maintain service levels when re-laying tables. Our main problem at the start of the meal was that, after serving the glass of free champagne, the sommelier didn't provide us with a wine list and we didn't manage to order any wine until after the first course had been served. We also struggled to attract his attention later in the meal. The food was very good, with choux pastry balls filled with Beaufort Cheese, a turbot dish and a chocolate and banana pudding being the highlights. The remaining courses (which included tuna tartare, wild board agnolotti, beef cheek fillet, clementine and cheese pannacotta) were all very good, but these were the only courses that made me think "wow". Some of the described ingredients seemed to be missing, or were there in such small quantities that the flavour didn't come through - there were supposed to be pickled walnuts with the beef, hazlenuts with the banana dessert and kampot pepper with the clementine dish."
"Excellent cooking, nice room. The fixed price lunch is not quite as extortionate as the main menu"
3 South Pl, London, EC2M 2AF
lunch noon - 2.30 pm. dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm