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The Don

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

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

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

Jessica 05 January 2017
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 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

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Customer reviews for The Don

4.0 ((((* (based on 31 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • business (21)
  • dinner (16)
  • lunch (11)
  • private dining (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • value (4)
  • romantic (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 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

  • ((((( 17 June 2016 by Paul Baker from Edenbridge

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

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