map placeholder

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

Food was good, service was very good. Would have preferred more menu options and more food for my money but for the City was acceptable.

Kate 20 January 2017
from London

View all 32 reviews

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 near Bank. 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

Make a booking

See all restaurants in London

See all restaurants in City of London

Customer reviews for The Don

4 ((((* (based on 32 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food ((((*
  • Value ((((*
  • Ambience ((()*
  • Location ((((*
  • Service ((((*
  • Drinks ((((*

Recommended for

  • business (22)
  • dinner (17)
  • lunch (12)
  • private dining (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 3 February 2017 by Esther Dusting from Swindon

    On arrival we were greeted by a receptionist who took our coats etc we were then lead down to an interesting overflow basement cellar area as there were to be two large parties dining upstairs. An attentive waiter appeared and gracefully brought our champagne and menu book confirming we were booked for the Star Deal. The Somelier was brought over to assist with our wine choice to complement our food. The Starters arrived shortly after and looked spectacular. The Ham Hock Terrine came with choice of delicious warm rolls, pumpkin chutney, warm spiced beetroot and a generous garnish of micro leaves. My husband enjoyed his tuna very much. The attentive waiter kept refreshing our glasses throughout the proceedings. Then our mains arrived, a lovely succulent cut of salmon with Pak Choi and hubby had a tender piece of beef cooked similarly to the set Star Menu but with a slightly different cut of meat. Desserts were fabulous, I ordered the cheese board and following an animated chat with the waiter about the cheeses and my preferences, they arrived on a block with sweet grapes, crispy crackers etc after completing his Creme Brûlée with raspberry coulis my husband declared that our wine seemed to be bottomless as the waiting staff still continued to top up our glasses!
    Overall a lovely way to spend an evening, especially as it was to celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary!

  • ((((* 20 January 2017 by Kate from London

    Food was good, service was very good. Would have preferred more menu options and more food for my money but for the City was acceptable.

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Kk Rana from LONDON

    I'd guess normally this restaurant caters to those with a business expense account but I went for the #29 set dinner including a glass of champagne. Defintely recommended. Every course was enjoyed, the soup, sweet from the apples, crunchy from the chestnuts. The ham hock pate worth brioche was delicious. The main of beef was rich and the garlic mash enjoyed. The salmon slightly over cooked was lovely. The desserts were also tastey. The pistachio creme Brulee not as sweet as I'd expected had to be tried. The panettone finished my friend off, homemade but heavy after the rich steak. The cheeseboard also looked a great choice. Let's not forget the service. Polite, unobtrusive and very professional.

  • ((((* 5 January 2017 by Jessica from London

    Attentive staff
    Great food
    £29.50 deal excellent value
    Great post work restaurant (we all work in the city)

  • ((((* 27 October 2016 by Chris Blackwell from Oxford

    Good quality food and service.

  • ((((( 22 October 2016 by John Eltham from london

    Usual very high standard

  • ((((* 26 August 2016 by D F 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.

  • ((((( 11 August 2016 by Tanya Brown 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.

  • ((((( 15 July 2016 by David Nethercot 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.

  • ((((* 14 July 2016 by Cameron Marr 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

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions associated with it.


Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant


There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant