The Happenstance

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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.


Typical meal price From £25.00 per diner

£25 and under

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Venue Details & Map

The Happenstance

1A Ludgate Hill
0845 468 0104

Yelp Reviews

6.00 out of 5
based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Happenstance

5.0 out of 5
02 January 2017
by Ryan C.

Stopped in for a quick bite - we had the burger and bangers/mash. So delicious!!! We would def recommend this to others looking for an amazing meal! more

1.0 out of 5
08 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

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

4.0 out of 5
15 October 2017
by Todd N.

Came here on a recommendation from a local where it has good food and drinks. It's located adjacent to St. Paul's Cathedral so it's situated in a very nice area. I was in love with the décor and design of the restaurant.

The menu is pretty straightforward with most of their items described as Modern European. Funny enough, I opted for a burger with no bun as I was just craving one. The... 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

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