1 Lombard Street is the Square Mile's most established restaurant, sited in pole position next to Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and directly opposite the Bank of England. Housed in a former Grade II-listed bank, it was opened in 1998 by former banker Soren Jessen and comprises of the 1776 Restaurant, Bar, Brasserie, Private Dining and Events rooms.
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1 Lombard Street Restaurant
1 Lombard StreetLondonEC3V 9AA
I like the ambience and decorations of the restaurant, all very classy, antique and presentable - a typical style that you can find in Bank.
The staff greeted me at the entrance and it wasn't long until I was served. We originally booked for three but only two of us were there but they didn't ask us to change table because the restaurant wasn't full anyway.
Food wise, ordered the set menu...more
This restaurant is pretty posh and has a really nice atmosphere. However, service is a bit slow. I find some of the dishes a little bit salty though, and the rice pudding a bit too sweet.more
I'm a big fan of 1 Lombard Street. I've been there a few times now and the food is excellent.
There's a great choice of food and a real variety. I went there again this week and had the sausage and sage mash which was delicious. For my starter I had parmesan and spring onion risotto which I could have eaten until I burst. Absolutely delicious and not stingey portions either. You get your...more
The food is delicious but I do wish there was more of it. I went with my sisters for dinner here on a TopTable deal (£20 for 3 courses from a set menu). For a Friday night, it was quite empty but maybe by 8 the bankers had come and gone. The service was great with attentive waiters who didn't sneer at our wine choices as you might expect for a Michelin starred French restaurant.
I'm a little surprised that 1 Lombard Street has a Michelin star as the food didn't really stand out as Michelin starred excellent.
1 Lombard Street was the venue for our work's Christmas party in 2010 where we had a private room in the basement. We were offered a three course menu for around £60 per head which considering its status isn't too bad. For starter I had Pork Belly, for main a...more