Harden's survey result
A “perfect City lunch-spot”, handily located just a short cheque-bounce away from the Bank of England, with “plenty of space between tables” and “a cracking wine list”. A French menu is “well executed and served” to a very “consistent standard”. For the cellar bistro, see Don Bistro & Bar.
As “a solid choice for business entertaining”, this “classy and popular” venue (which feels “slightly off-the-beaten-track”, even though it’s right by the Bank of England) remains one of the City’s prime choices thanks to its “reliable, well-cooked French cuisine” and “huge wine list”.
“A perfect business venue”; this “well oiled machine”, tucked away near the Bank of England, is one of the City’s prime choices for entertaining thanks to its “discreet” and “prompt” service, “well-spaced tables”, “outstanding wine list” and cuisine that’s “very dependable” – all “minus the bling and over-charging”. See also Sign of the Don.
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Have you eaten at The Don?
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
The Courtyard, 20 St Swithin’s Lane, London, EC4N 8AD
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|