C&B Old Broad Street
C&B Old Broad Street

C&B Old Broad Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.corney-barrow.co.uk/bars/locations/old-broad-street/
  • Phone: 02076389308
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Tuesday: 7.30am - 11pm


    Wednesday - Friday: 7.30am - 12am


    12am opening subject to demand
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from C&B Old Broad Street
From the early morning breakfast rush to late night parties, there's always a buzz in our Old Broad Street bar. Right opposite Tower 42 and on the route between Liverpool Street and Bank, it's a favourite spot for City workers. Light floods in through large windows at both ends of the bar, which leads off to a secluded restaurant area.

This bar is special for C&B because it's on the site of our first restaurant. We've kept some mementos of the old place, though. Beside the bar you'll see a series of nine cupboards made of wood from the original restaurant. Regulars can keep their favourite spirits or cigars in there. If cupboards could speak, what tales would they tell?

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C&B Old Broad Street reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since 3 June 2014
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.3
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (27)brunch (14)group bookings (9)fit for foodies (5)special occasions (5)disabled access (4)outstanding value (4)good vegetarian options (3)romance (2)afternoon tea (1)pre/post theatre (1)Show More
  • Pleasant venue for lunch
    theorandallfan1
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Good menu and very well trained staff. My colleague wasn't very happy about the lettuce in her salad - a couple of very large leaves that didn't appear to be very fresh. She pointed this out to the staff and, to their credit, they apologised profusely and deducted the salad from the bill. They also offered us a couple of complimentary drinks as recompense. I was very impressed with the way they handled the complaint. Well done.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ideal for a tasty & quick lunch
    Jules
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We needed a relatively quick lunch. The service staff were very attentive without being in your face. We chose the sandwiches which were nicely packed with fillings - no stingyness there! Sandwiches were served with a delightful Chablis. Wish we could have stayed longer. Music was a little loud, though, for a lunch time...
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    ladyH
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Having eaten here twice now, in the hopes that the second time we would get some better service, it quickly became apparent upon arrival that this would not be the case. The food is good, albeit a tad expensive for what it is, the location is prime for business lunch and the atmosphere is quite nice. The major pitfall is definitively the lack of service, attention and any kind of care from the restaurants serving staff. Barring this, if you don't mind an exceptionally long lunch this is a decent dive.
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    business meals
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  • Dissapointing
    BurgerLover
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    We visited C&B for a work team lunch. Some of the meals were poor and not as expected. Service was very slow for food - the starters were not served for 30mins (bread and oil). The air conditioning was also up too high where we were sitting. I would recommend C&B Old Broad Street for drinks but not for lunch.
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  • Great Service, and food
    Mads24
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    The service in here is always excellent. A friendly and warm atmosphere.
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    business meals
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  • a regular portion.....
    bish
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    stalwart city lunch. buzzing. friendly service. great steak. microscopic tuna starter.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The re-fit has changed little,
    botdg
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The re-fit has changed little, but this is a popular city wine bar offering standard fare. Service is generally good and the surroundings are very pleasant
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    business meals, brunch
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  • Brilliant food in the city
    ABGvw
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was excellent and good value, portions were very reasonable, the service was also very good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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  • Extremely Dis-appointed!
    January
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were all very dissaspointed that your 'limited' menu that was on offer did not include your simple sandwichs! Therefore, we did not order any food and just had a drink. We did not want a great big meal or the small appetisers (which are very over priced for what they are) that you only offered that day.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Lunch Venue
    matty63
    Dined on 30/12/2013
    I love the relaxed yet professional service at this restaurant. The menu is eclectic, ranging from simple but tasty sandwiches to a range of fresh seafood options, complemented by an excellent selection of wines.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    star1
    Dined on 18/12/2013
    We had a large group booking for a Christmas Lunch - everything was excellent and we could not have asked for more
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    business meals, group bookings, good vegetarian options, afternoon tea
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  • Good food and friendly service
    Marjolein
    Dined on 18/12/2013
    We were happy to be able to book a table for lunch during the week before Christmas. Despite many people having pre-Christmas lunch, service was very friendly. The food was good and everyone was happy with their choice: Fish pie, Salmon fish cakes and Cornish Pollock. We would go again.
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    business meals, brunch
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  • Christmas spirit
    Anna1London
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I booked this restaurant because of the location, and it is a large venue. When I visited it was full of people enjoying the Christmas spirit, no one was eating in the ground floor bar area.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening ambience at
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Great evening ambience at C&B. Perfect place to stop for a bit and a drink amongst other lovely revellers. The staff and service was friendly and fabulous!! They looked after us when things weren't going quite right and we had a ball as a result!
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    group bookings, brunch
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  • Positive
    Thacker
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I booked a table very late on the day (12.15 for a 12.30 table!), but was pleasantly surprised to get confirmation. Was made to feel an individual rather than just a booking reference. Very courteous and professional staff. Attentive, prepared to suggest options for lunch! Service very good during the meal, food was very well prepared and presented. Also very quick to respond when the bill needed to be paid. All round good experience - will return, I am sure!
    Special Features:
    business meals, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since 3 June 2014
    • Average Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambience3.7
    • Service4
    • Value3.4
  • The following 39 reviews are from the C&B Old Broad Street reviews archive.
  • Thankyou
    georgeM
    Dined on 20/8/2013
    As good as always. terrific lunch - enjoyed every part of it. Thankyou.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an office breakfast
    Daisy
    Dined on 14/6/2013
    We had an office breakfast here. FOod was excellent and service very friendly and efficient. Would recommend.
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    group bookings, brunch, afternoon tea
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  • Enjoyable lunch - good value
    MarkinusaVIP
    Dined on 21/5/2013
    Had an enjoyable meal. C&B can always be counted on for reasonable quality food and a good atmosphere, without being overly formal. It's a great choice for a business lunch with people you know pretty well and can have a more relaxed time with.
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    business meals, brunch
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  • C&B
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 28/3/2013
    Sausage and Mash was ok, swimming in a thin gravy but nothing special to be honest. Generally I find the food to be good but very standard stuff.
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  • Great for Lunches
    Vonney
    Dined on 22/3/2013
    My colleagues and I always enjoy lunching here because the staff are always friendly and attentive, the lunchtime food service is quick and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The ambience is bright and the atmostphere buzzy.
    Special Features:
    business meals, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short, swift lunch. Fairly
    NB2013
    Dined on 31/1/2013
    Short, swift lunch. Fairly ok menu, nothing exciting but we had a deal so made it worthwhile.
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    business meals
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  • Standard Pub Grub at a good price
    annabelp
    Dined on 30/1/2013
    C&B was always a good choice as it is well located to the City and serves very standard, but good value pub grub. Great way to line the stomach before a night out!
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good value (as
    ACOOP
    Dined on 18/1/2013
    Great food, good value (as on deal for January), staff very friendly although hard to get attention at times (but very friendly when they did arrive). Over door heaters were broken so restaurant was very cold (it was already snowing outside). Were offered to move table but already had our food. Thank you - will come again.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service slow. Chips forgotten
    james
    Dined on 17/1/2013
    Service slow. Chips forgotten and when added on separately, and delivered very late, we got charged more than we would if put through with the original order. Not great value.
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  • Friday lunch
    1SteveNorty
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    A good place all round - and take advantage of the special offer they have for January to get great value! The fish and chips special on Fridays is always worthwhile.
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    business meals
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  • we had a good lunch the food
    pc123
    Dined on 20/12/2012
    we had a good lunch the food is always good but not much of a veggie option
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  • * The waiter refilled my water
    Nicky
    Dined on 13/12/2012
    * The waiter refilled my water glass before I even noticed it was empty * Great food, served quickly * All staff were very attentive
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    business meals, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good value and tasty.
    DavidC
    Dined on 13/12/2012
    Food is good value and tasty. The service is a little too light touch in my opinion although it is reasonably friendly.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for a maternity leave
    georgelaVIP
    Dined on 29/11/2012
    We went for a maternity leave send off lunch - just the girls. Our food was delayed and quite cold but luckily most were sandwiches. The staff were pleasant and apologetic and gave us a free bowl of curly fries which was forgotten about from the original order.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick business lunch
    Cindy
    Dined on 26/11/2012
    We went for a quick business lunch outside of the office - good staple meals and very quickly delivered as well.
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  • Good value but not outstanding
    DinermoVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Dined here for a breakfast meeting and we were placed at the back of the restaurant as it seemed to be the only area with a table large enough to accommodate more than five people. There were no other diners around us, so the ambience wasn't lively, and the staff focused their efforts more towards the front of the restaurant, so it was sometimes difficult to get their attention. The food was okay and, for the City, represented fairly good value. I would recommend this restaurant for quick, informal breakfast meetings. Being seated near the front of the restaurant may have yielded a better experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch experience
    HappyDays
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    This was a quick business lunch. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was ok though the red meat in the sandwiches (small platter) was tough which made eating in a non-embarassing way, difficult. However, this will not stop me from going there again. I just won't have a meat sandwich. The chicken was fine though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Team Lunch
    LA20
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    Overall a good experiance, service was a little slow, and some of the order was missed
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good business lunch in the City
    HG1985
    Dined on 15/5/2012
    Interesting menu selection and good specials. Main meals priced from around £10-£15 each, not bad for The City. We had a business lunch there and would return.
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    business meals, group bookings, brunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corney & Barrow Old Broat
    SonSonVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Corney & Barrow Old Broat St is fab for lunch not overly busy and good service
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  • Corney & Barrow, Old Broad
    Toffee
    Dined on 20/3/2012
    Corney & Barrow, Old Broad Street. Usual C&B decor and menu. No great surprises but food good standard and service consistently good. Good for a business lunch.
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  • Good place for a quick lunch,
    michellethekiwiVIP
    Dined on 13/3/2012
    Good place for a quick lunch, food was fine, bit pricey for some things though.
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    great for lunch
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  • Marked down on the basis of
    BKershawVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Marked down on the basis of slow service and the fact that I ordered a burger with cheese and bacon but instead they served just a plain burger with fries. The waitress did apologise but then they tried to charge for the cheese and bacon. I think they were struggling generally due to it being very busy, but then they should be ready for that on a Friday lunchtime.
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  • As always, C&B consistently
    fran
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    As always, C&B consistently good service & food means I am happy to come here for lunch during the working week knowing that the food will always be good the service efficient.
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    great for lunch
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  • Really like the new menu but
    michellethekiwiVIP
    Dined on 29/2/2012
    Really like the new menu but can't believe you have to buy chips separately with a burger!
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    great for lunch
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