The area of St Paul’s offers a fantastic selection of restaurants – from high-end venues serving fine-dining taster menus, to affordable canteen-style restaurants offering delicious food from around the world. The area also has an impressive variety of drinking venues on offer where you can relax with an expertly-made cocktail or craft beer. Let’s look at some of the best food and drink options in St Paul’s:
The Paternoster – This popular pub is located opposite St Paul’s Cathedral and offers a great selection of local beers and wines which you can enjoy in the venue’s relaxed, informal surroundings. The interior has been designed in a traditional British pub style with vintage wallpaper and comfortable wooden furniture. You can choose from a great menu of British dishes served with a twist and there are plenty of excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans – from jackfruit tacos to vegan fish and chips. There is also a beautiful outdoor seating area with incredible views of St Paul’s Cathedral, making this an excellent place for after-work drinks.
Chao Now – This casual restaurant serves up a delicious selection of Vietnamese dishes includes Banh Mi, Pho and noodle salad. The dishes are full of traditional flavour and great value, making this a popular lunch spot with nearby businesses. The restaurant also offers a delivery service, so you can choose to have lunch delivered direct to your office or home.
The Madison – This Manhattan-style restaurant is an excellent choice because of its award-winning rooftop terrace and incredible sweeping views of St Paul’s Cathedral. There is a delicious European menu on offer along with an extensive cocktail menu served at the restaurant’s lively bar which offers in house DJs and dancing in the evenings and on weekends. The restaurant offers great value set menu deals which makes it a popular spot for business lunches or early after-work meals with colleagues.
Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen – This is another great dining spot in St Paul’s. This popular restaurant has been designed in an award-winning warehouse space with floor-to-ceiling windows and New York loft-style interiors. The open plan kitchen serves up a European menu with delicious British-inspired dishes created from locally sourced ingredients. Some popular menu choices include rare breed cuts of steak, fresh lobster, and beef wellington with truffle mash. There is also a popular bottomless brunch served on weekends with free unlimited prosecco!
Searcys Champagne bar – This impressive bar is perfect for special occasions and offers the ultimate sophisticated experience. The bar is famed for being home to Europe’s longest Champagne bar and features an extensive selection of Champagnes, wines, cocktails and local craft beers which you can enjoy with views over the entire station terminal of St Pancras. You can also take advantage of the famous ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons at the tables to make sure your glass is never empty. During winter months, the partially outdoor bar offers soft individual blankets, fan heaters and heated leather seats to keep you cosy on cold winter evenings.
Burrito Mama – This relaxed canteen-style restaurant serves up come of the best burritos and Mexican dishes in the capital. All meals are freshly prepared to order and served up fast, making this the perfect quick and affordable lunch spot in St Paul’s. The restaurant has the option to pre-order food via an app and order with self-service machines which makes the service even more efficient – ideal for if you’re in a rush and want some quick, tasty food on the go.