RestaurantsLondonCityEC2

survey result

Summary

£35
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Escape the feel of the City for very reasonable home cooked-food” in the ancient crypt of Bow Bells church. “There are no better dining establishments in the Square Mile: affordable, great service, good food with delicious daily changing salads” including “excellent veggie and vegan options”. Depending on when you go, it’s either a “quiet” space or quite a “noisy” one.

Summary

£35
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Escape the feel of the City for very reasonable home cooked-food” in the ancient crypt of Bow Bells church. “There are no better dining establishments in the Square Mile: affordable, great service, good food with delicious daily changing salads” including “excellent veggie and vegan options”. Depending on when you go, it’s either a “quiet” space or quite a “noisy” one.

Summary

£44
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The thousand-year-old crypt of the Bow Bells church provides a “great location” for breakfast and lunch – “you feel so far from the City”. It has a “short but excellent menu of hot meals and salads” that are “cheap, tasty, and major on the vegetarian”. (Weather permitting, you can eat al fresco in the churchyard here.)

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Shhh, don’t tell anyone”, but this “busy, noisy café in the crypt of St Mary-Le-Bow” (and, weather permitting, al fresco in the churchyard) is “surely one of the City’s best-kept secrets”. The “good food” includes “decent, reasonably priced breakfasts”, “nice salads and hot dishes”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
115

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£4.50 £14.00 £4.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London, EC2 6AU
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑2:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑2:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑2:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑2:30 pm
Friday11:30 am‑2:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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