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The Sign of The Don

21 St. Swithins Lane, City of London, London, EC4N 7AD +44 2035899571

(((** British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:30.

A comfortable atmosphere, Great food and good service. The Warm smoked salmon salad and Beef brisket.

Ashley Glover 18 January 2017
from London

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On the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry Cellars, The Sign of The Don offers British cuisine with a nod to Spanish and Portuguese heritage. The Sign of The Don Bar and Bistro complements the more formal Don Restaurant next door and is a sibling of the famed Bleeding Restaurant, Bistro and Tavern in Farringdon.

Take a seat in the atmospheric dining room and enjoy a selection of European bistro dishes, followed by a sweet treat from the dessert menu or a selection of 5 farmhouse cheeses.

The décor emphasises The Sign of The Don's Iberian heritage, with specially commissioned pieces including a cork bar, reclaimed port-barrel banquettes, and a 3-metre corkscrew carved from metal.

The Sign of the Don in The City is a 2-minute walk from Bank Tube Station.

The Sign of The Don

21 St. Swithins Lane, City of London, London, EC4N 7AD

Contact +44 2076262606
Reservations +44 2035899571

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Customer reviews for The Sign of The Don

3.2 (((** (based on 13 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (9)
  • business (7)
  • dinner (4)
  • large parties (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • value (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((*** 13 February 2017 by Anthony from London

    Food and service quite poor unfortunately as reflected in the overall reviews. Food came out either boiling or lukewarm. Salmon salad starter was dreadful and pretty sure the main of beef brisket gave us the runs. Service started off well but derioreated - orders getting mixed up despite there only being one other small group dining. 50 percent off bottles of wine on a Friday softened the blow somewhat

  • (**** 23 January 2017 by Helen Gill from London

    The food and ambience were great, but sadly when the bill arrived we found we had been overcharged. This was resolved after some waiting, but it spoiled the evening to some extent.

  • ((((* 18 January 2017 by Laura Juniper from London

    Friendly staff, good atmosphere and the food was very nice. We sampled the three course set menu so also good value.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Ashley Glover from London

    A comfortable atmosphere, Great food and good service. The Warm smoked salmon salad and Beef brisket.

  • (((** 21 December 2016 by Billie Croan from Edinburgh

    Enjoyable experience in a very pleasant atmosphere, very busy and not enough staff on for the amount of diners.

  • (((** 22 November 2016 by Rebecca Brown from London


    I'd booked the 2 courses for £17.50 offer but was given the standard menu. I had to ask for the offer menu. The offer menu was very limited so I ordered from the main menu anyway.

    The food was average but expensive.

    The staff were quite helpful and friendly, a little clumsy, and later in the evening anxious to close the restaurant when there were only a couple of tables left. One lady got the hoover out; a chap was in the ladies bathroom cleaning the mirrors; and we were told it was last orders if we wanted anymore drinks (I've never known this in a restaurant before).

    The lighting in the downstairs area where I was seated was quite harsh and bright, which I don't like.

    The location is very good for Cannon Street station, but I won't be going again.

  • ((((* 8 October 2016 by Phil Edwards from London

    Great service and good value

  • (((** 27 April 2016 by Richard Parkin from Crowborough

    Overall OK but nothing special. Fish soup was good but not amazing. Rib eye was supposed to be between MR and Medium but was hardly pink at all. Not much sign of The Don here for me.

  • (((** 16 April 2016 by Simon Davies from Saint Albans

    Food good, service and speed of preparation good (important for a business lunch). Table small and cramped and was disappointed when told this was the only available, having booked in advance with Bookatable, when it clearly wasn't (judging by the occupation). Prices reasonable for the quality.

  • ((*** 20 February 2016 by Nancy Armand from London

    Food was good, service prompt and pleasant and ambience lovely. Only snagging issue is that they had a mouse that made itself visible during desert. While they tried to catch it and offered the deserts for free. - still unsettling.

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