Goodman City
Goodman City

Goodman City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.goodmanrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 02076008220x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00 am - 10:30 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Oliver Bird
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bank tube station is within 1 minute walk (exit 9)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Goodman City
Goodman specialises in steak. Our chefs source the best beef from both sides of the Atlantic – from USDA ‘Prime’ corn-fed herds to grass-fed Scottish beef, grain-fed Irish Angus and rare breed Belted Galloway from Devon – to present a uniquely British interpretation of a New York grill. All of our meat is matured on-site – you can see it for yourself in our glass-walled dry-ageing room – then we cook it over charcoal for a fabulously smoky flavour. Couple that with one of London’s largest collections of American red wine and you’ve a match made in carnivore heaven. Our City of London venue is just round the corner from the Bank of England.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Goodman City reviews from OpenTable diners
352 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.4
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (253)special occasions (146)fit for foodies (125)group bookings (78)romance (37)pre/post theatre (15)sunday lunch (15)brunch (12)outstanding value (9)disabled access (8)child friendly (7)outdoor eating (3)good vegetarian options (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Succulent steak and relaxed venue
    DrTodd
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    I had first been to Goodman on Maddox street in Mayfair, but needed a booking for 7 pm and found the one on Old Jewry near bank. I was meeting friends visiting from Los Angeles and we agreed the menu looked great. The booking was easy to make and then comfirmed by a real person on the phone. The pace of the meal was relaxed, the service was impeccable, and the food was simply delicious. We chatted for hours and enjoyed the wonderfully welcome atmosphere. The advice on the food while ordering was excellent, and the service staff were fantastic. The location was very convenient for acces from Loverpool Street as I came in from Colchester.
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  • Chrissy
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Having visited goodmans on a number of occasions my last visit was not upto standard, not sure if it. Was the time of evening or it was having a off day , will definitely not put be off returning as we had many of great nights previously
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    First time to Goodman City. The lunch was a business meeting and food, environment all very good. Will use again.
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  • Fantastic steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I used this restaurnt fir our wedding anniversary . I and my wife enjoyed good service and fantastic steak. We will come back soon regularly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steak
    stklvr
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and wine were superb (grass-fed bone-in ribeye and California Cakebread Cab).. This was my second time at the restaurant and I'm about to book again for next Thursday. Overall very nice indeed.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • best steak in london
    robeade
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Love this restaurant. Best steaks and service in London.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best beef in London
    ABCDVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I love the beef at Goodman's. Put simply, it's the best you can get anywhere in London. That night, service was especially attentive and top quality. The only downside is the loudness - it seems everyone shouts, which is a shame.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Great food - but overpriced
    tony
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Main course (steaks) very good, starters overpriced, as was the wine. Service friendly, but fine-dining prices at what is really just a steak house.
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  • superb experience
    andyh
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    the best steak we have ever eaten. thank you to the chef for showing us around the kitchen and thank you to our wonderful waitress
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant evening
    EKWC
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Brilliant service and food. Staff were very knowledgeable with the different types of steaks. Will definitely recommend this place to friends and family.
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  • good value set lunch
    ClareDVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Quite an expensive a la carte menu but the set menu is great value. Consistently good, reliable, pleasant service.
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    business meals, Sunday lunch
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  • What a great restaurant
    Chris
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great restaurant, the steaks are first class and the wine list is comprehensive. Would definitely recommend and will without a doubt return. The lady who looked after us was terrific and extremely professional. Thank you.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodman top steaks
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Great to share a lovely Chateaubriand. Excellent. Tasty creamed spinach too.
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  • Too noisy
    GrumpyOfBradfield
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Excellent food but far too noisy. I think the lack of any noise absorption in the ceiling almost amplifies peoples voices.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladieswholunch
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    As soon as I walked through the rather impressive doors I knew I was going to enjoy eating there. It's a beautiful building with shades of yesteryear. The tables were not too close to your neighbours, nothing worse than listening into other peoples conversations unless,that it you are unlucky in your choice of dining companion. I wasn't I am glad to say. The staff were extremely attentive but not overbearing. Informative and helpful with the wine and the cuts of meat available. I started with tempura king prawns - delicious and my fillet was cooked to perfection and so tenders. However that was enough- sadly I had no room for their amazing deserts. But I will definitely be returning to sample all 3 courses next time!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cbtt
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Perfect steaks , friendly serice , wine list a little over priced
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  • Not for vegetarians
    SHIMVIP
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    I know it's a steak place but I think it was a bit much to ask for my vegetarian selection 24hrs prior to dining. I could chose between pasta and rice and that was it. Went for the pasta and it was undercooked and the taste was below average. We also felt it was too loud in there so conversation could only be had screaming at each other.
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  • Another mind blowing steak!!
    LovedUp
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Where do i start, this place is brilliant, it’s the second time we have been here and the food just gets better and better! The knowledge of our waiter was incredible! He knew about all the different cuts, the breads of cow and what they liked to eat. We had a 900 gram bone in Rib eye to share between 2 people and it literally melted in your mouth. The truffle chips and creamed spinach were both excellent too! A truly fantastic evening at a great restaurant! Can’t wait to go back again!!
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  • StrandStu
    StrandStu
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good table by the window; attentive waiter with good expalnation of dishes; good food but rather expensive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good - 10/10
    Fridayfun
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    its a favorite of mine - this place never fails the place its just the best in my view if you are a meat eater. 10 out 10.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak and creamy spinach
    JHSW
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The steak was juicy and good. But the creamy spinach side dish was heavenly. Highly recommended!
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  • juicy delicious steak
    yomama
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    on arrival the waitress brought us two glasses of champagne as she knew it was our wedding anniversary which was a nice touch. Love the blackboard of special cuts...we choose the aged rib eye which was cooked to perfection medium rare juicy bloody lots of flavour. The entree was average but the sides were delicious...crispy chips and truffle oil, creamy macaroni and cheese with truffle, ...highly recommended.
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  • Food and Service is always good
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food and service is always consistently good. Will keep going back
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  • Quality in the City
    ChiswellDiner
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    If you like steaks then you will love Goodmans. More class than other South American themed steak chains. There are also lots of booths and round tables ideal for business groups.
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  • Good food but not for the price
    Marekcyclist
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I had the rib eye, I was not that impressed with the quality of the cut, quite a lot of grissle and it just wasn't as nice as many other of the big name steak houses I have been to, where I normally have a rib eye. My colleague had the fillet and to be fair that did look pretty good. Chips were ok but at £5 for about 15 fat chips they should be amazing. I always assess a meal based on whether I would go back to the restaurant again and spend my own cash, and I am afraid that I felt that Goodmans was not one that I would go back to. We had a bottle of average Malbec at £42. The overall cost of a meal for two, we had starter, mains and one desert and two coffees came in at just over £170 which I did not feel was good value for money.
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  • Meat Amazing - Service Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    The quality of the meat is the best I have ever tasted. The salad's however are not as good (but I guess don't go to a meat restaurant and order salad!) For example one of the startes is literally a bowl of tomatos! Chips were ok but not great, but I have not had a better steak in London! Service was poor, the waiter swere attentive on drinks but that was it. They even started taken plates of food away when people hadn't finished their meal!
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  • Simply the best!
    Muffin
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Superb service only topped by the finest steak I've ever eaten. The choice is wide and the quality of the steak perfectly matched by the selected side dishes. Go for the salt and truffle oil chips for a truly memorable accompaniment to any dish!
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  • Exceptional steak in American style
    UKLA
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Outstanding range of steak, including USDA aged in their own ageing room. Also a large range of simple but delicious sides. All dishes prepared in the American style - thick cut and heavily seasoned - so not for the faint-hearted or salt sensitive. If you want high quality steak, aged and cooked to perfection, this is the place. Service also superb - knowledgeable and efficient. Mostly a business clientele in the week but still very accommodating of our family party, including young children.
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  • gone down hill.
    LadyGaga
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    I used to love this place - steak was always good. Service was excellent. But my visit last week was a disappointment - steak must have poorly seasoned during cooking thus tasted pretty average . Service was also very average if poor . As a former regular I may gravitate more towards the Hawksmoor which has proved more consistent over the years - when you're spending £250 on lunch it has to be half decent !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodmans Excellent
    Foodie74
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    I'll be honest, I had never heard of Goodmans until late July 2014. However, after going there I was not only blown away by the food, the service was quick and efficient. In my opinion...perfect. My sirloin steak was prepared to perfection.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great streak!!
    ClubSandwichandMayo
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Does what it says on the tin. Very good venue and dining experience for a meat-eating business lunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    AusEaters
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    We went with 2 kids aged 2.5 and 4 adults for my husbands birthday. Ordered a platter of 4 different meats and fish and chips and a few sides. The waitress Mirka came over to explain which was which when she realised the kitchen got the order mixed up and gave us a wrong cut. She immediately got them to cook us our order so we had so much meat! Lucky our husbands are big eaters. Our children got itchy feet after finishing their meals and played around and under the table as kids do, all staff were friendly and very welcoming to us dispite our children getting in their way at times! A lovely surprise of a huge slice of cheesecake with Happy Birthday and a candle on too for my husband to top it off. Fantastic, succulent meats and service!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Food was fantastic and cooked to perfection. Service was quick and very friendly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    bobby
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    I was impressed with the food especially, very high standard. Not cheap but worth the money.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tracy Benjamin
    Hungryhound
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    It was my first visit to this branch of Goodman's and it certainly won't be my last. either! The food and service were outstanding and it was a great atmosphere. I would highly recommended it for all important occasions and the odd moment of indulgence!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Late night dinner
    GemmaBVIP
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Had a fabulous Friday night dinner here. amazing burgers and great vibe. Expensive but it's the city...
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  • peevedpeas
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Disappointing, expensive and not spectacular. Had wine, lobster bisque, foie gras, truffle fries (barely any truffle) and two steaks. Lobster bisque was too salty and too rich Pan fried foie gras not crispy enough on the sides Steaks came in huge portions, thick, but wasn't great. Service was so-so
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  • Expensive for a steak
    JCBARGRILL
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    You know what you are getting with this place, great steak YES but at a price. Its VERY expensive for what it is, but its always full so they must be doing something right. Would you pay out of your own hard earned cash to eat there? Definitely not. There are far better places to eat. But convenience and the high standards set means it will always be full up. Dont let the price put you off if you are being entertained.
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  • I like this place, but...
    Beechside
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    ...its getting as pricey as anything for some quite average meat on occasion. great setting & service, but a bit hit & miss when I've been
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  • Still the best steak in the City
    HT11
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It simply is the best steak restaurant in the city. Compared to Mayfair there are some optimizations possible: Atmosphere lacks the Goodman style, carrots (side) are not properly glazed, bar space is not comfy, meat selection by 9.30 quite reduced
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    I would recommend this to a friend.