Harden's survey result
“With its large domed roof”, “good buzz and business-like feel”, Soren Jessen’s converted banking hall near Bank has changed little over the years. It’s “perfectly located” for Square Mile expense-accounters (who seem to make up about 99.9% of its custom), “the food is fine but nothing special”, “it’s spacious enough on the larger tables for confidential conversations” and does a good breakfast.
“A great central location” – a former banking hall “right in the heart of the City” – is key to the success of Soren Jessen’s well-known expense-accounter favourite. The jaundiced view is that it’s “a boring place” for “City types who can’t think of anywhere else”: a more upbeat take is that while it’s “overpriced”, it’s “decent and trusty”.
“Location, location and location” help explain the ongoing appeal to dealmakers of Soren Jessen’s “City stalwart” in the heart of the Square Mile (“don’t go for a secret meeting, as you’re bound to bump into someone you know!”). The formula of this large ex-banking hall “doesn’t move on” – the food’s “accomplished but not an event” and “nowhere near as good as it should be for the price”.
“The buzz is returning to pre-crash heights” at this Square Mile linchpin; OK, the food is only “satisfactory” and the ex-banking-hall interior is a “bit cavernous and plain”, but tables are “well-spaced”, and its “capable” style and central location make it “a perfect setting for the City”.
1 Lombard Street Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Lovely interior and bar. Restaurant is safe rather than stunning. "
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
1 Lombard St, London, EC3V 9AA
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|Monday||11:30 am-3 pm, 2 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||11:30 am-3 pm, 2 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||11:30 am-3 pm, 2 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||11:30 am-3 pm, 2 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||11:30 am-3 pm, 2 pm-10 pm|