C&B Paternoster
C&B Paternoster

C&B Paternoster

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.corney-barrow.co.uk/bars/locations/paternoster-square/
  • Phone: 02076189520
  • 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

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  • Parking: No
A word from C&B Paternoster
This glamorous bar in the shadow of St. Paul's sets the scene for dramatic deals, exuberant celebrations and extravagant successes. It's busy day and night, attracting bankers, traders and property experts from the surrounding area. Sit on the balcony and listen to the bell of St. Paul's, hire out our lounge area for an exclusive event, or take control of your own cocktail bar in our private dining room. We'll even share our cocktail recipes with you.

In the summer, watch out for events that extend our terrace right into the middle of the square. Sit tight on a bucking bronco, test your sandcastle skills, throw your boss in the stocks or dress up for the Bond party.

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C&B Paternoster reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since 26 October 2013
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.3
    Value3.3
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (10)group bookings (7)outdoor eating (7)brunch (4)special occasions (2)good vegetarian options (2)outstanding value (2)pre/post theatre (1)disabled access (1)sunday lunch (1)romance (1)Show More
  • Drink yes, food hmmmmm??
    LollyLondon
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    I popped over to C&B Paternoster for an alfresco lunch on a Friday and we were really pleased that they could seat us outside, as it was a lovely warm day. I decided to order a large Chicken Caesar salad which I was hugely disappointed by. The dish was so small, a few lettuce leaves, 4 small strips of chicken so for £11.95 this dish was very overpriced. My friend who had the sea bream enjoyed her meal, but my other friend ordered the fish cakes with a side salad, and the side salad consisted of lettuce in a bowl! Not really what we would call a side salad. I would go back to C&B Paternoster for drinks, but I would not go for lunch or recommend.
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  • Reliable & consistently very good
    DD66
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have used the C&B Paternoster Square for many years and predominately for business lunches since you do get a consistently very good standard of food & excellent service. They are always very keen to help should anything not be to the standard that you want or expected it. The atmosphere is upbeat and lively and it is usually very busy so I would recommend that you book. Even though in recent years we saw the opening of many new restaurants in One New Change - this only saw things improve in Paternoster Square & C&B - with healthy competition.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Paternoster C&B
    StephVIP
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    Another great lunch at C&B Paternoster Sq. Great location especially if the weather is nice!
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  • disappointing
    foodcritic
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Asked for relatively quiet table due to business meeting. We were given a table in the corner, so that seemed to be ok at first sight but the music was very loud and the loudspeaker was right above the table. We ordered the salmon which was really tasteless as well were the squashed potatoes. The steamed broccoli was perfectly cooked. The cookie served w/ the coffee and tea looked nice but I couldnot find any flavor to it either. And my guests agreed to all of the above. Service was friendly but I had a sense she was still learning the job, which is ok, no body is born knowing it all. Would not go back, knowing that there are so many places where food is so much better.
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  • Excellent lunchtime value
    happyeaters
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food at excellent prices. Range of lunch options half price in Feb. would definitely go again
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C&B Paternoster
    Renata
    Dined on 22/1/2014
    I went to this restaurant based on the good reviews it had.I met up with my good friend to catch up on our news. I was so disappointed about this place. We were offered a table in the nicer part of the restaurant, but the table was either right behind the door or in the middle of a large ongoing private party. Not ideal at all. We opted for the option to take the table in the restaurant bar area.The environment,however it was not "busy" as the waitress told us, was very loud with the music playing. Menu very poor. We ordered a hamburger which we could have had in the Gourmet Burger Kitchen for the same money and better quality. This hamburger was awful.I would avoid this restaurant if you want a nice environment and good food.
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  • Good atmosphere
    jojo
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    Lively buzz. Held a business meeting here - a little noisy to concentrate, but as it is so noisy there was no chance of being overheard. Food and service were excellent. Will come back
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    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Attentive service
    Steakfan
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Decent food and very good friendly service. The wine was good but a bit pricey but hey it's the City.
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    business meals, disabled access, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since 26 October 2013
    • Average Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambience3.4
    • Service3.6
    • Value3.4
  • The following 64 reviews are from the C&B Paternoster reviews archive.
  • Not as good as I had hoped
    Trencherman
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    It was very noisy so not ideal for a business discussion. We ordered at about 1.15 and were surprised to be told that all the special had gone - and disappointed as we had both ordered it. The fish cakes were OK. The wine Bourgogne Les Setilles is one I know we'll and drink at home. Not as fresh as I would have liked and over chilled. At this price it should have been better. The cafetiere was stone cold and had to be changed. Nice, cheery staff but not the real deal. Left disappointed and will most probably not return unless someone else is paying.
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  • Terrible service!!
    Charlotte
    Dined on 29/8/2013
    I went for an early business breakfast. The menu looked great and I was hopeful but the service was appalling even though there was only us and another couple. Food and coffee was ok when it arrived and it was good value but the staff couldn't have made us feel any less important!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location, good food
    Harry
    Dined on 23/8/2013
    slighlty slow and organised staff but nothing terrible!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating
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  • Good afternoon in the sun
    CharlotteVIP
    Dined on 24/7/2013
    Booked and requested a table in the sun. Glorious afternoon, attentive staff and good food I still think the wine is wildly overpriced...
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  • Food was very good service
    Matilda
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Food was very good service was very slow but nice place to go when the sun is shining.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small potion, big price
    PDSRVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Visited with colleagues at lunch time. We ordered salmon croquette and burger with chips and salad as side. Great atmosphere and nice outside table but the potion of the food is quite tiny.. Tasty food i shall say. Great place and definitely worth a try if you are happy to pay far more than usual meals.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visited the C&B Paternoster
    LollyLondon
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    We visited the C&B Paternoster one weekday lunch time. We had only booked the day before and had requested a seat outside as the sun was out. When we arrived they had our booking for indoors however, I advised that I had requested a table outside and they easily accommodated our request. The restaurant was buy, especially outside, but we were seen to efficiently. There is a good selection available on the menu and at reasonable prices. I ordered the sirloin ciabatta which I didn't love (personal preference) but the rest of my party enjoyed their food. I would certainly visit here again.
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  • Business breakfast
    BiffaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Typical CB food which is always acceptable but service was awful and had to go and find them twice
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    business meals, brunch, outdoor eating, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for meeting after work;
    Ecclesiastes
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Good for meeting after work; especially when the weather is nice enough to sit outside - there is a good view of St Paul's. Bar snacks were fine. Inside looked slightly less exciting; and if we had arrived after 6 it would have been difficult to find a table; so get there early, and book.
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a breakfast meeting here.
    Chris
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Had a breakfast meeting here. Service was terrible - had to order drinks three times and still ended up with the wrong order. No acknowledgement or apologies from the waitress My eggs benedict were hard and the muffin was tough.
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  • Great place for breakfast!
    mountainbiker70
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    Great place for a team breakfast. There were 11 of us and we were given a private room with an oval table which was a wonderfully social shape and size. Food was very good, lots of options for the different tastes of the team. Would thoroughly recommend it!
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  • Good city chain pub
    RGGVVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Steak sandwich was nice and outdoor seating area is pleasant (on Paternoster Square).
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    group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer came
    CharlotteVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    so an excuse to sit in the sun and enjoy an lovely, but very overpriced glass of wine!!
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  • Corney & Barrow St Pauls
    Andrew
    Dined on 22/4/2013
    I took a client there for lunch. The food was fine and the service was ok and not really complaining or finding issue, but I think it just lacked something in a very competitive market. Not sure if it was the menu, or the venue as it was a little quiet when I went, and whilst I may go again, not sure if I would take a prospective new client. I think the one in Broadgate has a bit more pizzazzzz! Sorry I did note that the leather chairs looked a bit shabby and perhaps its time for a mini refurb
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime haven
    CAJO
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    I have enjoyed eating lunch here several times. Great wine list and good food with attentive and efficient service. Its a little haven in paternoster square which is close to St Pauls and away from traffic.They were great when I visited on previous occaision with a wheelchair.
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    business meals, disabled access, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub not a restaurant
    sharley2010
    Dined on 21/3/2013
    This is a public house not a restaurant. We were escorted to our table and asked if we wanted to open a tab. Instead of a menu our server asked if we wanted chips or not. Lively atmosphere but simply not a restaurant.
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  • Nice food, poor service
    Scrumpy
    Dined on 19/3/2013
    Booked a table for lunch on a tues, ordered food and it took over half an hour to provide a cold meat sharing plate. We had also ordered baked Camembert to come at the same time but when it didnt arrive and we asked where it was the waitin looked puzzled and then went and ordered it again so we had to wait for it to come. When it did arrive finally the toast was burnt so we had to ask for some more. Ambience was good but the waiters seemed pre-occupied and not bothered about getting our order right or to a good quality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meeting Venue!
    JakJakVIP
    Dined on 14/2/2013
    First class service, friendly staff, great food and wine make this an ideal place to meet for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great simple food with good
    davidv
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Great simple food with good portion sizes. good range of foods.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it was
    lovefood
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    This C&B is now more a business expense venue rather than a place to meet friends for lunch. Paying extra for chips with a burger is ridiculous. There should be more cheaper options to attract casual lunch guests who do not want to be paying £25 or more for one course (not very generous portions) plus a glass of wine (prices have gone up).
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  • Awful service & no food
    Scrumpy
    Dined on 29/1/2013
    Booked for a meal & was created at door when first arrived. Waitress then just walked off without saying anything but then waved to us from other side of room expecting us to have followed her without actually talking to us! We ordered drinks whilst looking at the menu and was just taking first sip of drink when another waitress came over and asked 'can you pay me for ur drinks!' We explained that we were eating but she stated that she still needed paying for the drinks which we said we would pay with the food and she said we couldn't-not good enough!! food options were very very limited-choice of 3 mains! Was a real shame as I had lunch back in the summer here and was really nice!
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  • Used to be good, shame it's so slow
    randomVIP
    Dined on 29/1/2013
    I've only been to C&B a couple of times over the last few months and have to say the service has really dropped. Very slow and the food isn't as nice as it used to be. Disappointing as it always used to be a good bet for lunch at work!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service
    Alison
    Dined on 23/1/2013
    Overall I was very impressed, the service was very quick and with a main course and coffee it only took 50 minutes
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    BiffaVIP
    Dined on 15/1/2013
    Quick and simple - good food for reasonable price and great service
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    business meals, brunch, outdoor eating, afternoon tea
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  • Lunch with friends
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    My friends were visiting London last week so I met them for lunch at C&B Paternoster. The food was good, but it was very noisy et we had the table by the door on a freezing day! Not a good table as people kept coming in and leaving so we were a bit cold. A part from that, we had a nice time.
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  • Not much choice......
    Emmielou30VIP
    Dined on 24/12/2012
    Went to C&B on Christmas Eve and understandably there was a limited menu. However, it would have been nice to grab a sandwich........of which there were a few on offer, but nothing for vegetarians. Instead, indulged in chips and nachos which were obviously pretty bland and not the healthiest of options! Good service though.
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  • Very loud and the service
    milney
    Dined on 19/12/2012
    Very loud and the service was a bit hit and miss. Guess it must be xmas!
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  • Ok for a business lunch
    Twistedmoose
    Dined on 17/12/2012
    Good for an interesting lunch menu compared to just having a sandwich, but nothing particularly special. The service comes with a smile but there are too few waiters and waitresses to cope with the amount of tables so you have to grab someone every time you need something like to order or the bill! They do sometimes have offers which makes the menu prices seem more attractive, otherwise they are quite high for what you get.
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  • a bit loud but good food, good serv
    CaroJVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Granted, it's the CHristmas season so the volume might be more about seasonal revellers than usual patroons but C&B provided good service, decent food and pleasant wait staff with a reasonably priced meal... need anything else?
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  • A great restaurant near my
    EyesBiggerThanTummy
    Dined on 16/11/2012
    A great restaurant near my office, fast service for lunch time business meetings. Great value for money with offers such as the Pearl and Ale which they send emails about.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and food quality
    BusinessDiner
    Dined on 15/11/2012
    My has browns were burned and the food was less than average for breakfast - the service was horrendous - extremely slow yet no one in the restaurant
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  • Terrible
    GoodGodfrey
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    The food was bland and not good value for money. We had the fishcakes and vegetarian burger neither of which were of a good standard although looked the part. Will not be returning
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