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“Great Food with Great atmosphere”
Review of The Don Restaurant

The Don Restaurant
Ranked #2,268 of 24,439 Restaurants in London
Price range: $27 - $71
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tucked away in a tiny courtyard at the heart of the City of London, in the historic Sanderman Port Cellars, The Don is an elegant retreat with superb modern art throughout. Famous for its service and style, as well as its stunning wine list, The Don has won a Wine Spectator Award every year since 2000. Listed in the Hardens, Square Meal and Good Food Guides, The Don is recommended for its modern, quality Gallic cuisine accompanied by London's largest selection of ports and sherries. Bright and spacious, the restaurant's interior is highlighted by its stunning double height wine tower and seven large windows that open up on to the small courtyard. For a truly historic atmosphere, you can also wine and dine in the bistro, previously a wine cellar where Port and sherry were bottled for over 200 years. The cosy dining area has retained the authentic thick-vaulted brick walls and ceiling from this era, and along with its small bar, the bistro is an excellent destination for a relaxed lunch or supper with friends and colleagues.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

What a little Gem, Nestled away in the heart of Londons city Bank, a great location and this restaurant doesnt just have character and charm, but serves great food also,

we ate in the Bistro, down strairs where the original Wine cellars used to be, so much character down here with curved brick ceilings, this gave a great atmosphere and as one might expect it to be cold, it was actually lovely and warm,

Food was great, and the Assistant Manager carefully guided and matched a wine for us to go with each course,

I would recommend the cured Scottish salmon to start, followed with the ribeye steak, cooked to perfection, for dessert i had the sticky toffee pudding with home made caramel icecream.

Would definately visit again!

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Thank HanVincenti
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We booked a table for 7pm the staff were very efficient and friendly. We choose from the "menu of the day" my starter was a leek and bacon something or other which was excellent and i had the "award winning" burger, this was nothing special so i'm not sure why it won an award. My husband had the rib eye steak and he said that was fabulous.
I wouldn't come back here again.

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Thank MrsL1982
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant shares the same courtyard as the Travelodge Bank Central. It has a fine wine selection together with a good attentive service by the staff. There an interesting menu of both a la carte and table d'hote, the latter for a competative set price.

Thank Nick H
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

"Upstairs" - that is the ground floor - is great for discrete business conversations. Quietly confidant, good food served well and unobtrusively. The place to take your favourite head-hunter! Downstairs is a slightly claustrophobic cellar more suited for office outings.

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Thank OnehandEconomist
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Easy to book. Fairly standard menu but well presented aand very good quality. Particularly good fish selection in the mains. Desserts were well presented but a little pricey in comparison . Good selection of fine wines . Even the cheaper Pinot Noir was of good quality. Staff very attentive and polite. Three course meal would average around £40 before 12.5% service and drinks.
Would class it as a halfway house between traditional and cordon bleu .
Happy to return there again in the future

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