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
Great service and lovely food
22 June 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
((((( 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.
((((( 8 March 2017 by Christiane Rosen from City of London
Absolutely fantastic. Dined here a few years ago for my birthday.... came back & still as beautiful & amazing
((((( 28 February 2017 by Mike Hide from London
Outstanding service, excellent food but overly expensive wines. The
((((* 23 February 2017 by CNew from London
Visited The Don for the first time last night. It was a good value set menu and the food all looked good and was very tasty, my dessert of pistachio crème brulee was nutty with a lovely crunchy top to smash through. My only criticism was with our sea bream main course, the filet was quite small and came only with vegetables, if we had known that, we would have ordered a side of potatoes/chips as an accompaniment - not a deal breaker I know! The staff were all very attentive and friendly.
((((( 3 February 2017 by Esther Dusting from Swindon
On arrival we were greeted by a receptionist who took our coats etc we were then lead down to an interesting overflow basement cellar area as there were to be two large parties dining upstairs. An attentive waiter appeared and gracefully brought our champagne and menu book confirming we were booked for the Star Deal. The Somelier was brought over to assist with our wine choice to complement our food. The Starters arrived shortly after and looked spectacular. The Ham Hock Terrine came with choice of delicious warm rolls, pumpkin chutney, warm spiced beetroot and a generous garnish of micro leaves. My husband enjoyed his tuna very much. The attentive waiter kept refreshing our glasses throughout the proceedings. Then our mains arrived, a lovely succulent cut of salmon with Pak Choi and hubby had a tender piece of beef cooked similarly to the set Star Menu but with a slightly different cut of meat. Desserts were fabulous, I ordered the cheese board and following an animated chat with the waiter about the cheeses and my preferences, they arrived on a block with sweet grapes, crispy crackers etc after completing his Creme Brûlée with raspberry coulis my husband declared that our wine seemed to be bottomless as the waiting staff still continued to top up our glasses!
Overall a lovely way to spend an evening, especially as it was to celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary!
((((* 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
£29.50 deal excellent value
Great post work restaurant (we all work in the city)
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