The Don Bistro and Bar

20 St. Swithins Lane City of London, London, EC4N 8AD
British

Average

Main course: £15
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

On the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry Cellars, Don Bistro and Bar offers British cuisine with a nod to Spanish and Portuguese heritage. 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 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 Don Bistro and Bar in The City is a 2-minute walk from Bank Tube Station.

Customer reviews for The Don Bistro and Bar
3.6
(based on 20 reviews)

85%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • entertainment (1)
  • romantic (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • dinner (11)
  • trendy (1)
  • private dining (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • business (10)
  • value (7)
  • lunch (14)
  • By Christopher j C from London
    25 January 2018

    Very good Cod fish was delicious

  • By Jane C from London
    16 August 2017

    Excellent informal bistro in the City, ideal for meeting friends or colleagues as well as business meetings. We all had the set lunch - good value at £19.50 for 2 courses and food interesting and service efficient and friendlly. Waiter also recommended well priced wine .

  • By Gary F from London
    27 June 2017

    Very good food, and nice attentive service. The champagne was very nice.

  • By Nickie R from London
    30 May 2017

    We had a great meal at The Sign of the Don. The special offer was really good value - a glass of champagne and then three courses for £25. We all enjoyed our food a lot - portions were really good and everything was cooked well. And the service was very good too - attentive without being overbearing. Would definitely recommend.

  • By Jonny H from London
    23 March 2017

    The venue is very cosy & welcoming. Throughly impressed with the whole menu, especially the beef brisket.

  • By John D from Hatfield
    16 March 2017

    Everything was absolutely perfect

  • By RA A from Saint Albans
    8 March 2017

    Excellent evening. Food delicious. Attentive staff. Good value.

  • By Anthony T from London
    10 February 2017

    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

  • By Helen G from London
    20 January 2017

    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.

  • By Ashley G from London
    17 January 2017

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

Restaurant Location Map
The Don Bistro and Bar
20 St. Swithins Lane City of London, London, EC4N 8AD

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