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1 Lombard Street - The Brasserie
City of London, London
1 Lombard Street, London EC3V 9AA
- Bank Tube Station (<0.1 km)
- Cannon Street Station (0.2 km)
- Contact us:
020 7929 6611
- Opening hours:
Monday - Friday
Lunch: 12:00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
134 Bricklane, Whitechapel, London E1 6Ru
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12 reviews of 1 Lombard Street - The Brasserie in English
Situated in the centre of the City, this is a bright and airy establishment divided into refectory and booth seating. There is a really good buzz about the place and the well dressed staff waft around with an elegance and ease.
I was very impressed with my meal and, certainly for the location and captive target, the prices were very reasonable.
I would have no hesitation in returning.
This is the Restaurant, behind the brasserie from the entrance.
The brasserie is rather noisy, so the restaurant is probably the better choice. Well spaced table and airy high ceiling, but not a particularly splendid room.
Positive welcome and a clear lead to our table and a smiling welcome from the Maitre ’d.
We were not offered the set lunch, which was rather good when we found it after the meal.
Good bread was provided in good time, but the starter took 30 minutes. The rest of the meal was paced well. Most of us were not drinking, and the soft drinks never arrived.
Wine list was bearably priced if you are careful with your choice, the food from the ALC is stiff, with the usual 12.5%., but nicely sized portions with near ideal ’elaboration, so you really get to get stuck into the flavours but there is not too much on the plate. And up-to-spec it is too, very tasty.
So pretty pricey, but hey there you are in front of the Bank of England.
I went for dinner at 1 Lombard street restaurant, I loved the food- seared foie gras was perfect my favourite dish!
It was a great atmosphere and excellent service. You will see me there very soon.
Went here for a quick lunch with Raj on Tuesday. He seemed pretty well known to the waiting staff, which was good, as we were very well looked after and they kept bringing more bread literally every thirty seconds. The fruit bread was the best.
We only had time for a main course and no alcohol. I had smoked haddock with poached egg and sauce, with mashed potato on the side. It was really really good. The mash worked particularly well to mop up sauce and egg yolk once I'd eaten all the fish. Raj had spatchcock baby chicken which he said was the best thing on the menu but then he got really annoyed at having to take it off the bone. I wanted to finish his lunch of for him as well but thought better of it as he is technically still a client.
I went here for drinks with some friends a while back. I love the decor of the place - it's really stylish and art deco.
Good selection of wine on offer and the service was impeccible. I didn't sample the full food menu but we did have a 'platter' to share - it wasn't exactly hearty and didn't fill the gap - not my definition of platter. Definitely nouveau cuisine.
I went to the Lombard Street Brasserie in London after finding it listed on Toptable. We went for the 5 courses for £19.50. The building itself is very nice, and we were delighted with the coatroom service and the live piano music.
The place looked very elegant, perfect for entertaining clients or a romantic dinner. However, it did feel very soulless… I think it was because of the acoustics as it really felt as though we were at a funeral!!
The food itself was very tasty (although the portions were very small… the soup in the set menu came in a small espresso cup), and truly the work of a great chef. The waiting staff was attentive, but service was rather slow… we had to wait quite some time between courses and to get our drinks, so our dinner ended up taking 2+ hours. Also, I’m not sure if the staff were being biased or not… but we were not offered any bread and butter at the beginning when we told them we were going to have the TopTable offer, whereas every other table around us received it.
Anyways, for the price, you’re not getting much food and not the best service either, but I guess it is more for the experience and maybe a place to bring someone to impress.
I went here for London Restaurant week on 16th March 2009. I had previously been to the brasserie which is reasonable. The chef is good, the food was well presented and tasty. But the atmosphere is dire. It feels like a ward in a hospital. The waiting staff are abysmal, charmless. Avoid this place despite the good cooking.
Set in a stunning buidling, I do enjoy this restuarant, although sometimes think it lacks atmosphere for the price. The food is very good, best if you can get it on deal (Top Table do some great fixed price menus here), wine list can get really pricy if you are not careful.
Given its location, its often very corporate inside.
A great location, a wonderful setting, a magnificent building, a Michelin starred menu and a wonderful wine list - would more could you ask for?
I was lucky enough to be taken here for a work team meal and have to say I was blown away by the place (I only just learnt it was a 1 Michelin Star restaurant).
You can tell - the food was fantastically presented, it tasted great and each course was an absolute delight.
The staff were very friendly and knew their stuff - the sommelier was very good as to cope with my very fussy colleague.
Full of city suits on week nights which gives it a fairly vibrant feel for somewhere so cutting edge and contemporary.
Used to be 5/5 stars but recently the zing has gone from the actual food over the past year or so.
Staff are delightful. Decor and ambiance are fine but the magic used to be stored in the kitchen only a couple of years ago seems now to have escaped (or at least taken a little vacation). A case in point is the smoked haddock with poached egg - previously delightful, now just nice.
I remember this location when it was a bank, and it was curious to see the bar underneath the skylight, where the main cashiers used to be. So the setting is rather stylish, and not a little noisy, although the ambience is quite nice with soft lights and lots of intimate couples chatting away. However, I was not spectacularly impressed by the dinner I had, nor by the service which was rather haphazard. The dishes I had seemed rather formulaic and contrived and did not wow me as much as I had expected. The salmon could have be done by any cook and the poulet was a little stringy. But maybe it was just that evening and I really feel that the place can do much better, so I will try this place again later in autumn.
1 Lombard Street comprises a restaurant, bar and brasserie in a Grade II listed converted banking hall.
The restaurant is Michelin-starred and very formal. As you would expect, the food and service are excellent and the fact that it’s a favourite for many trying to impress clients means the atmosphere is quite corporate.
The brasserie is more laid-back, with dishes you’ll find affordable when you’re not claiming the cost of the meal on expenses.
The bar is a lovely place to have an after-work drink with a few tapas dishes. It’s a City crowd so if bankers aren’t your cup of tea then steer clear.
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