Bank is a fast-paced and busy area of London, with a huge amount of fantastic restaurants and cafes for you to enjoy.
With a tube station that is the fourth busiest for interchanges in London, and based in the world’s financial business centre – the City Of London, Bank sees millions of commuters and tourists travel through it every single year. So whether you’re hot footing it to a cafe for a coffee on your morning commute to your serviced office, or you’re taking some potential clients out for a posh meal, you’re going to have lots of fabulous options to choose from in this exciting business destination.
Every area of London contains regular cafes and eateries designed to provide you with delicious refreshments on a budget. So if you need to take a client for a quick latte, or arrange a works night out on a tight budget, regular restaurants and cafes are the ideal choice.
Pret a Manger is a fantastic option if you want to treat your team to a healthy lunch on a tight budget. With delicious cold compressed juices and deep-filled sandwiches that change seasonally, there’s something for everyone here and the layout is always different depending on the area. Eat Cafe offers a similar selection of sandwiches and snacks and also offer a really excellent choice of hot soups if you need to warm your cockles while you write up a report.
For fast food with a difference, go to Leon where the boxed up tasty treats are fresh and healthy, and the interior is always stunning and spacious. To talk prices over pasta, opt for Jamies Italian where you can treat your clients to refined Italian dishes that are both delicious and well-priced.
If you need to WOW your client with an eatery that stands out from the rest, or you simply feel like dining somewhere with a bit of personality, you’re going to be spoilt for choice in Bank.
To take a trip back to the stone age, without having to don a loin cloth and scrappy hair, book in to Barbacoa and enjoy their self-proclaimed “cathedral of fire and food”. Here Jamie Oliver has crafted a sensory dining experience, using the finest meats around and an exceptional range of traditional fire and smoking cooking methods. Take a colleague or client here who loves their meat.
For snazzy surroundings and another celebrity chef in the mix, go to Bread Street Kitchen where dappled metal, chequered floors, chunky rich wood and super high ceilings create a very trendy and contemporary eating space. Here you can simply swing by and enjoy a tasty tipple at the bar, or book into the restaurant for a delicious selection of dishes designed by Gordon Ramsay.
For exquisite cocktails and some truly special steaks, go to Silk and Grain where you can share an aged Tomahawk Bone-in Rib-eye with your colleague in a gorgeous, warm and friendly setting. Other great eateries with a difference in the area are: Don Bistro & Restaurant, Simpsons Tavern and The George and Vulture.
When it’s time to celebrate in style, or your clients are expecting only the best Bank has to offer, you’re going to have fun deciding between the top eateries in the area – of which there are many.
For Chinese food in dark and moody surroundings, underneath exposed brickwork and on gorgeously laid tables, book into Imperial City where each meal presentation is truly stunning to look at, and incredibly delicious to eat. Expect to sample treats such as; Nonya sea bass fillet wrapped in banana leaf, crispy wasabi prawn with a sweet mango dressing, and stir fried ostrich fillet with garlic and black pepper.
For more of an exclusive eatery, with truly cutting edge food being served, opt for Royal Exchange Sauterelle, where crisp white tablecloths and modern luxurious surroundings await you. Even the cocktails here are above and beyond snazzy, so you’d be right in expecting your food to come out looking exceptionally beautiful. Expect to try dishes such as; violet artichokes, wild shellfish salad and red leg partridge.
And for truly unpretentious, delicious French food, book in at Raymond Blancs Brasserie Blanc. Here you can enjoy an exquisite selection of truly rustic French food in attractive, polished surroundings.