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1 Lombard Street

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Underground: Bank
Well-established, popular City restaurant is a haunt of lawyers and bankers.
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1 Lombard Street Restaurant Review

: Deep in banking territory, and opposite D&D’s Le Coq d'Argent, this is one of the many serious restaurants in the City, and one of the first to open in the area. It has pitched itself just right: at the front, there's a large, impressive (this was a former bank, too) brasserie where young traders come to down the bubbly and eat off a menu of robust dishes like crab, prawn and avocado salad with Bloody Mary sorbet, curried salmon fishcakes or confit of crisp lamb belly. The bar is particularly jolly (and noisy) and serves a useful all-day tapas menu. At the back, there's a smaller, more expensive and serious restaurant where heavier deals can be done in relative privacy. The menu here offers more complex cooking, as in starters of carpaccio of tuna or seared foie gras with sweet-and-sour chicory, followed by mains such as caramelized suckling pig with apple and Champagne sauerkraut and truffled green cabbage, or roast monkfish with Indian spices, lentil purée, ginger and curry leaf velouté. The bargain is at dinner when the City patrons have left work and the restaurant is much quieter. Patron-chef Herbert Berger has found his niche; long may he continue. Restaurant: set lunch 2 courses £32, 3 courses £37; set 5-course dinner £25. Brasserie: set lunch 2 courses £19.50, 3 courses £24.50; set 3-course dinner £19.50.

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