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Breaking news

December 2020: under a CVA agreement, this restaurant - open since 2000 - and The Bleeding Heart Restaurant will close, while the Bleeding Heart Bistro and Tavern will continue trading.

survey result

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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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Restaurant details

Yes
18, 24, 45, 45
No shorts
150

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.00 £24.00
Pretheatre £22.50 £27.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.50 £27.50 £4.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
The Courtyard, 20 St Swithin’s Lane, London, EC4N 8AD
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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