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The Don Restaurant & Bistro

The Courtyard, 20 St. Swithuns Lane Send to Phone
020-7626 2606
Underground: Bank
Atmospheric dining in the former Sandeman Port building.
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The Don Restaurant & Bistro Restaurant Review

: There is plenty to like about The Don, which occupies the building that once stored Britain’s favourite sherries and ports. The downstairs vaulted cellar houses a charming bistro serving the likes of parsnip and apple soup and a grilled lamburger to an appreciative clientele. Upstairs, huge windows looking out onto a small courtyard make the main restaurant light and bright and here the serious business of eating and drinking is conducted. Try the cured and smoked duck salad with celeriac and apple, or smoked salmon mimosa on a potato waffle. Follow with salmon baked in a pastry crust with mushrooms and celeriac, or pot roast pheasant with roast beetroot, apricots and bread sauce. Quantities are generous, so all the more excuse to wash it all down with a seriously good wine. A 350-bin list trawls the world and also has bottles from the restaurant’s own vineyard in New Zealand. Go on a Friday and all wines over £50 a bottle are half price.

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