Harden's survey result
Down below The Don, this less-formal bistro section occupies a tightly-packed and atmospheric historic cellar, which originally housed Sandeman’s port and sherry business. A little cheaper, it’s just as business-friendly in its way as up-above, although here the ambience is less formal, and, oh what a shame, no mobile signal…
A good City “secret” – cellars that once housed the Sandeman wine and sherry importers have been converted into a “wonderful tucked-away location” – perfect for a business meal with no mobile signal. There’s a “good wine list” and it’s “very buzzy at lunchtime (quiet some evenings)”. “Good value” for the Square Mile, too.
“My go-to place in the Square Mile”; this “reliable” basement brasserie occupies the “atmospheric old cellars” that once housed the Sandeman wine and sherry importers. “Cheerful and relatively cheap”, with a “small but perfectly formed menu”, it “avoids the style over substance of many City restaurants” and is “less stuffy than The Don next door”.
“In the basement of the more formal Don (next door) – a relatively relaxed venue for a business lunch” that’s “quite inexpensive for the area”. These converted cellars feel more “enjoyable” than their grander neighbour, with “very dependable” brasserie fare, and “a great wine list” and selection of sherries.
The Don Bistro and Bar Restaurant Diner Reviews
" A happy lunch"
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
21 St Swithin’s Ln, London, EC4N 8AD
lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10 pm