Harden's survey result
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.
“A more casual version of its elder sibling” next door, the Don’s year-old spin-off is “a good alternative”, particularly for “more relaxed business lunches”, even if the brasserie fare is “not especially notable”.
On the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry Cellars, and situated beneath our fine-dining Restaurant is The Don's wonderfully atmospheric
Bistro where you can enjoy impeccably – sourced British produce, and a world-beating array of well-priced wines, while enjoying the architectural delights of a fabulously restored historic building. All dished up with the warm, friendly, highly professional
service The Don is noted.
The Don Bistro is a sibling of the famed Bleeding Restaurant, Bistro and Tavern in Farringdon, and is a 2-minute walk from Bank Tube Station.
The Don Bistro and Bar Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Very good value set lunch"