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The Happenstance

1a Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7AA +44 8455970228

((()* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

The sea bass was delicious!

Irina Musteata 18 August 2016
from London

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Combining eclectic interiors and floor-to-ceiling views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London, The Happenstance is something out of a storybook. Here, mixologists conjure up colourful cocktails and rich flavours mingle to create a menu of wholesome comfort food.

Fresh ingredients are used to produce dishes bursting with flavour. Favourite starters on The Happenstance menu include prawn lollipops or broad bean & ricotta bruschetta, while delicious mains include wagyu burger with stilton & tomato chutney, or a juicy roast rump of lamb with caponata & mint jus. The dessert menu includes a classic Eton Mess, or a salted caramel & plum sundae with honeycomb crumble.

The mixology table takes centre-stage at The Happenstance, where a list of original cocktails are created. Inventively-named mixes include the ‘Princess Rossini’, ‘Reina Cubano’, and ‘Flight of the Cucumber'.

Shimmering chandeliers, geometric patterns on the floor, and exposed pipes on the ceilings lend a dreamlike ambience to The Happenstance in St Paul’s. This quirky retreat is a 5-minute walk from St Paul’s Tube Station.

The Happenstance

1a Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7AA

Contact +44 8454680104
Reservations +44 8455970228

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Customer reviews for The Happenstance

3.5 ((()* (based on 110 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (67)
  • trendy (54)
  • lunch (45)
  • large parties (39)
  • value (35)
  • business (26)
  • romantic (18)
  • private dining (15)
  • entertainment (9)
  • luxury (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • views (2)
  • ((((* by from London

    Food was very nice, particularly the pecan pie. Waiters were possibly a bit TOO attentive but service good as a result. Would definitely come back here again.

  • ((((( by from London

    The sea bass was delicious!

  • ((*** by from London

    Service is extremely slow

  • ((((( by from London

    A very buzzy environment with great music and vibe. Food and service was great, definitely a place I'd go again!

  • ((((( by from London

    Great service, good food and good location!

  • ((((* by from London

    Great experience food was lovely as was service

  • ((*** by from London

    Lunch menu is t available till 1 pm. Breakfast menu is very limited

  • ((((( by from London

    Good value for money - food was contemporary and modern - fast service , fresh produce

  • ((((* by from Royal Leamington Spa

    Great bar service with the barman providing good suggestions. Good service at the table and a nice ambience with music played at just the right volume to chat.

  • ((((* by from london

    Nice open dining area away from the noisy music but enough atmosphere and able to hear the music.Plenty of space between tables.Food OK, my friends veggie starter delicious.Service a little slow with drinks but food accurately ordered and delivered.

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