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The Don

The Courtyard, 20 St Swithins Lane, London, EC4N 8AD +44 2035899563

((((* Modern European
Main course: £20
Food spend: £45
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:00

Usual very high standard

John Eltham 22 October 2016
from london

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Nestled in a quaint courtyard in the City, The Don offers celebrated European fine dining. The Don is listed in Hardens, Square Meal and Good Food Guides, and a showering of awards comes courtesy of the Wine Spectator.

Cosy vaulted spaces and plush hideaways brimming with history await diners at The Don restaurant. Seasonal dishes from The Don menu include Essex pheasant with wild mushrooms and chestnuts, or a succulent fillet of Cumbrian beef from the grill. Sweet innovation for dessert at The Don in London includes dishes like treacle tart with coconut and wasabi ice cream, or eggnog crème brulee with cranberry shortbread.

Proudly presenting its city-wide celebrated wine list, The Don at Cannon Street presents a cellar of 400 bottles. Some covetable vintage ports, sherries and madeiras date back to 1900.

Just a 1-minute walk from Cannon Street Rail Station, The Don dining room boasts expansive windows looking out onto the quaint neighbouring courtyard, and a gallery of Hoyland canvases.

The Don

The Courtyard, 20 St Swithins Lane, London, EC4N 8AD

Contact +44 2076262606
Reservations +44 2035899563

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Customer reviews for The Don

3.9 ((((* (based on 28 reviews)
78% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • business (19)
  • dinner (15)
  • lunch (10)
  • private dining (5)
  • large parties (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Good quality food and service.

  • ((((( by from london

    Usual very high standard

  • ((((* by from London

    The best almond biscotti I've ever tasted!!

    An odd thing to lead with, but it was.

    Good food, rapid service and a good atmosphere. My pal said that she felt like she was somewhere exclusive, so a thumbs up from her as well.

  • ((((( by from Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Lovely, sophisticated and above all *quiet* restaurant --we didn't have to raise our voices to talk. The food is delicious and innovative, and the wine list impressive. Good service, too.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great experience. Took advantage of the offer so as to avoid cooking but all aspects far better than that. My wife has suggested as a permanent alternative.

  • ((((* by from London

    food was excellent - portions not too big, presentation excellent and everything was delicious.
    Head waiter slightly overdid the arrogant French matre d' bit with the accent and aloofness (as a fluent French, speaker I could not understand him!).
    Restaurant very quiet so little atmosphere

  • ((((( by from Edenbridge

    Excellent restaurant and welcome. Such good food and wine. First visit and will go ahain.

  • ((((( by from London

    I have been to the Don quite a few times and enjoy the food and the ambiance. This visit was a fixed price 3- course lunch including a glass of champagne. The food was very good and the portion sizes good for the price. Service excellent as always

  • ((*** by from City of London

    Not easy to find. Super pricey even for a business lunch. On the upside service was very good and the list was spectacular

  • (((** by from London

    I've eaten at The Don several times, and the food was good as always. We had the set menu offer, including a glass of champagne, and while more exotic dishes are available on the a la carte, we were all perfectly happy.

    I did thoughhave a rather bizarre experience when leaving the restaurant and giving in my ticket to collect my deposited umbrella. The young lady gave me a different umbrella and, when I said that it was not mine, she said that it was the only one she had and suggested that I may have dropped my ticket and picked up someone else's...I think that stretches credulity somewhat, not least of all because the ticket never left my jacket pocket, and probably more accurately describes what she might have done with her part of the ticket the ticket! I also find it bizarre that she tried to suggest that the restaurant losing my umbrella was somehow my fault, although of course someone was perfectly happy to leave with my umbrella. I'll buy a relacement, though a refund of the cost would be appreciated.

    I'd go again, but I'm not rushing back I'm afraid.

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