The Courtyard, 20 St Swithins Lane, London, EC4N 8AD +44 2035899563
- Main course: £20
- Food spend: £45
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:00
food and service were great
20 November 2017
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 Courtyard, 20 St Swithins Lane, London, EC4N 8AD
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Customer reviews for The Don
((((* 10 March 2018 by Steven Blair from London
Good food . Could do with more variety on menu. Excellent wine list
((((( 19 February 2018 by J W from London
The restaurant is tucked away in a cosy side street just a minute from Bank station. The ambience was great and not too noisy as some City places can be which was much appreciated. We dined on the Bookatable offer menu which was tasty, well-presented and great value for money. However what really makes this place stand out is the staff-friendly and attentive; a real credit to the restaurant!
((((* 27 January 2018 by Sylviana Driscoll from London
The venue was very nice and business rendezvous
The food was up to standard so was the house wine
((((( 20 November 2017 by Julie from London
food and service were great
((((* 8 November 2017 by Martin Ward from Palma de Mallorca
(**** 2 November 2017 by Jill Williams from London
Good location and I quite liked the décor. Had been really looking forward to dining out in the city. We went for the 3 course and glass of champagne option for £30. Our starters were ok but nothing special. Our glass of champagne arrived which was very nice. We ordered a bottle of Languedoc Red (£29) which to be frank, was awful. The waiter offered to decant it so that it could breathe but unfortunately it did not. So, we were offered a different wine-one they recommended. Sadly, whilst this was a slight improvement it was not that good. I asked said waiter to try it and he said that he liked it-all a matter of taste I suppose. So, onto the food. I had the lamb which was fine and my companion had roast quail, again ok but to be honest, our evening was marred by a-mostly-undrinkable wine. We had desert, paid-about £53 each, and left. To be fair, I cannot fault the waiters-all male by the way (we thought that a bit odd!) who did try to help us by replacing he wine and then recommending something else. Sadly this was not enough to make us think that we would go back anytime soon.
((((( 30 August 2017 by Tanya Brown from London
The Don is becoming one of my favourite restaurants -- the food is always so interesting and beautifully presented, the wine list is amazing, and it's nice to dine in a restaurant without annoying background music or overattentive staff.
((((( 29 June 2017 by Michael Burke from London
I was entertaining a client and a supplier, also it happened to be my retirement that week. We had just come from a noisy bar elsewhere so we welcomed the quiet surroundings of the restaurant with no distracting music. The food, drink and service was excellent and we were very well looked after by the staff. I had the Crab & caviar starter, Fillet of beef main course, and Lemon Baked Alaska for dessert. All cooked to perfection. For the dessert the chef had put the words "Happy Retirement" in chocolate sauce on the plate so that was a nice touch. I suspect one of my guests told the staff. We had a good time and it was a great send-off for me.
((((( 22 June 2017 by Jon Ramsey from London
Great service and lovely food
((((( 5 May 2017 by Sheila Van den berg from London
Excellent value 3-course meal. Wonderful menu, champagne and the staff could not have been more attentive.
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