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 (USD32.41) per diner

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The Happenstance

1A Ludgate Hill
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Happenstance

2.0 out of 5 15 July 2016
by Ellen S.

Happenstance means coincidence and frankly, it seems a coincidence that this place is still open! I've been twice and our first trip was so appalling I wrote to the manager to express my extreme dissatisfaction and was invited back by The Happenstance so they could show my boyfriend and I that they could do customer service. The only problem was that the next time...our service wasn't much...more

2.0 out of 5 25 October 2015
by Archana P.

All ambience, no substance. Came here for Sunday brunch. Beautiful and trendy space as per the usual with the D&M restaurant collection. I want all their furniture in my living room. Decent crowd at noon, mostly tourists and families.

The Sunday brunch menu has a small selection of all day breakfast items! Don't order the breakfast items. Soggy toast that reeked of smoked salmon although no...more

5.0 out of 5 3 September 2015
by Kate J.

We held a private work dinner here and everything went well. Planning was easily coordinated and service during the evening was seamless. In addition, the private room is nicely designed and made a good impression on clients and potential clients. Food was also pretty good. Open WiFi is also nice.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

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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