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The Drift Bar & Restaurant

Heron Tower | 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, England
+44 845 468 0103
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (6 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, International, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Heron Tower | 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was ok but nothing spectacular! Menu choice is very boring and limited. Staff were very friendly and put a candle in my son's cake for his birthday. Overall for the money I wouldn't rush back.

Thank SarahW42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cocktails were good, service was not. Took ages to order at the bar even when we had a tab, the staff were rude when we asked to pay for part of the bill when some of the group were leaving and the bill was not...More

Thank Ledders93
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ledders93, Firstly thank you for letting us know your feedback, as without this we couldn't continue to improve our offer and build our business. Delighted to see that you enjoyed your cocktails and the selection of which we offer. On the other hand I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of our friends held their birthday brunch here and it didn't disappoint! We were a group of 8 in total. It made a lovely change to have a choice of cocktails for those partaking in the bottomless brunch. There were a couple of times...More

Thank Bex192
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bex192 Thank you for taking the time to get in touch and let us know about your recent experience with us at the Drift. We are delighted you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed the bottomless brunch with us. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff. Took a while to catch someone’s attention to pay bit otherwise great service. We had the “innocent”- steak, prawns and greens with a glass of prosecco which was delicious and felt very virtuous!More

Thank katie26
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Katie26, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we are delighted that you enjoyed our "innocent" reef & beef offer with the addition of bubbles which we were running over the month of January. Keep an eye on our website as we...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018

A group of friends and I came to the Drift for an early Christmas dinner. We were looked after by Jess who was amazing and helpful throughout the whole night! Great experience.More

Thank ngm94
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ngm94, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us in early December. We are delighted you had a good time with us and i will ensure your feedback is passed on to the lovely Jess. Please do let...More

Reviewed December 26, 2017

Had a 9am team breakfast here just before Christmas. Very specious place easily allowed us to have a table for 12, varied menu choices and a good selection of drinks. The service was quick so convenient and the food was very tasty and great value...More

Thank SiandSteve5
DrakeMorgan, General Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hi SiandSteve5 Thanks for joining us for breakfast. We have a solid morning team here to deliver what's commonly known as 'the most important meal of the day' A winning combination for us would be Bubble and Squeek offset by a 5 a day smoothie...that's...More

Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic evening. Holiday season and so quite busy, but staff, timing and food excellent. Had pan fried salmon with lentil garlic sauce. Cooked to perfection. Others had fish pie and meat pie. Cocktails creative and served with style. We all had desserts - great local...More

Thank Paul H
DrakeMorgan, General Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hello Paul, What a glowing report, thank you so much! We are very happy to have hosted so many wonderful people over the holiday season and I am so glad to hear we managed to deliver your evening. We hope to see you back in...More

Reviewed November 29, 2017

Chef Simon Andrews delivers on his promises (and more). I cannot recommend more highly the food cooked by Simon. For the fourth year in a row Simon has cooked a Thanksgiving turkey for me and my friends. This year he outdid himself with incredible mashed...More

Thank Tyler H
DrakeMorgan, General Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Good Morning Tyler, The kitchen are delighted to read your comments and particularly Simon the Head Chef. We are proud to have such an amazing group of chefs in our kitchen who are passionate about food and full of fun aswell. Always a pleasure to...More

Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Only visited here for a drink, but it was a lovely bar - staff friendly and drinks reasonable. I had a rhubarb and custard ‘candy bar’ cocktail which was delish.More

1  Thank laurenkelsey21
DrakeMorgan, General Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Hi Lauren! Thanks for the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed our rhubarb and custard Candy Shop cocktail. One of our bartenders at our sister venue The Anthologist created it a couple of years ago and it has stayed on the menu ever since!...More

Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Awesome food! Awesome service! Laura, Lisa and Jess very attentive and helpful. Couldn’t recommend it enough!More

Thank Tamas W
DrakeMorgan, General Manager at The Drift Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Hello Tamas! More excellent feedback for our dream team of girls. They'll be famous on bishopsgate soon! We'll have to get them their own instagram page to join with driftbarlondon (which you should definitely follow by the way - some great shots and vids from...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heron Tower | 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 845 468 0103
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Description
Escape to a bar & restaurant that wants you to stay, linger, explore & quite simply drift... A sanctuary in the heart of the city, the drift brims with quirky collectibles, hidden alcoves, a mixology table & fine dining nook, whilst offering a seasonal menu & innovative cocktails. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner & drinks, the drift can meet your needs any time of the day. Quirky cocktails & a wide selection of wines sit alongside a carefully crafted seasonal menu, whilst music & a late license until the early hours on thursday & friday make the drift the perfect place to start & end the party
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