The Happenstance


With statement chandeliers, a golden subterranean room and plenty of sophisticated touches alongside a mix of heady cocktails and a creative menu, The Happenstance has made its mark on the Square Mile.

Overlooking St Paul's Cathedral, The Happenstance boasts a striking bar, deli with mixology table and florist, open-plan dining area and opulent private dining room, making it the perfect choice for early morning meetings, leisurely lunches, after-work cocktails or late-night suppers.

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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD38.54) per diner

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The Happenstance

1A Ludgate Hill
Public transport:
City Thameslink, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Happenstance

2.0 out of 5 4 August 2015
by Annie H.

Our least favorite of places we visited in London. Food was just so-so. The dining room is in back and pub part is in front. The wait staff were not busy and still could not seem to get order to you without food being cold and wine can finally almost when we were done with dinner. Not a good place for children to eat. More people were in the pub than in dining room and there was a reason...more

5.0 out of 5 19 July 2015
by Gary P.

We were celebrating a birthday so had a booking for 12 people. I was immediately impressed by how cool and spacious the place is. The location is pretty good too, very close to St Paul's.

We got in and were seated pretty quickly but it seemed to take an age for the waiter to come over and get us started with a drinks order. Once we had our food and drinks orders in the service was much...more

3.0 out of 5 4 July 2015
by Simon W.

Middle of the road ( but not bad) food menu- serviceable wine list, great location, close to St . Paul's, and the many other eateries and watering holes between there and Blackfriars. Friendly and efficient staff too. It being the hottest day in about ten years, we as a group were mostly drinking whites- so often off the budget-business end of the list this would be like slinging back chilled...more

5.0 out of 5 19 May 2015
by Melinda D.

First of all they have COCKTAILS! Delicious delicious cocktails with all sorts of fruity goodness...which obviously makes them healthy so that's a gold star right there.

Secondly, they have an incredible menu of food which is both delicious and reasonably priced.

They won me over straight away with the halloumi burger (always a great vegetarian option!!) And with the fish and chips...more

1.0 out of 5 8 August 2014
by Chris I.

Came here for breakfast. What a mistake!

Nice enough inside. Service was ok, but not exactly going the extra mile.

Had the £7.95 "Proper London Fully Loaded". It was the most pitiful cooked breakfast I've had anywhere. The smallest piece of black pudding. A piece of rind with little meat making up the bacon. All served in a skillet making it hard to really eat. Far too much style of...more

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