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 (USD39.16) 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 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Happenstance

1.0 out of 5 10 April 2015
by Jonathan V.

Very bad... Had a group booking for xmas and they got it all wrong... We had no table ready and when we eventually ordered it was wrong. No excuse for spoiling a memorable evening... Worst... Nobody even said sorry!more

5.0 out of 5 30 March 2015
by Amber G.

Espresso Martinis are always the best! As well as many of the drinks. Thank you so much! If your in London please stop by here, it's amazing! Service is top shelf as well as the food won't disappoint!more

4.0 out of 5 15 August 2014
by Stuart M.

Came here for a complimentary meal - 2 courses which usually retails for £10 I understand.

Opted for the satay chicken followed by fish and chips - both were excellent. Service was friendly and prompt but, to be fair, the restaurant was quiet at this time.

Decor was decent and there seemed a good atmosphere in the bar area with some cocktail making class.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

3.0 out of 5 25 June 2014
by Ruby M.

Good location, friendly service and great presentation & price but just lacking that 'spark'!

Came for the excellent 2 courses for £10 deal and was impressed with the value for money. However, the service was sooo slow. We booked and still had to wait 40 minutes for a drink. The waitress was very apologetic and gave us some free nibbles which was great except we were in a slight rush. When...more

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