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The Happenstance

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

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

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

Gordon White 08 April 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 105 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (63)
  • trendy (50)
  • lunch (42)
  • large parties (37)
  • value (34)
  • business (24)
  • romantic (18)
  • private dining (15)
  • entertainment (9)
  • luxury (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • views (2)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((( by from Hertford

    We had a lovely meal here. The location is great and the decor and atmosphere inside the building is lovely. We had a 2 course set menu with a glass of bubbly, there were 3 starters and 3 mains to choose from and everything looked good. Our food was delicious and the service was fantastic. I'd definitely come here again if I was back in the area.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great location next to St Pauls, a surprisingly large venue, with beautiful decor, and a great ambience. Lovely food and great service. Will go again.

  • ((((* by from St Pauls Happenstance

    Nice environment food was quite acceptable. Overall good. Would eat there again

  • ((((* by from London

    Both enjoyed our meals abd cocktails..thanks!

  • ((((* by from London

    Really enjoyed our meal , had a sharing platter to start followed by a steak - service was fine and staff very pleasant booking was easy online

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