London Wall
London Wall

London Wall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.londonwallbarandkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 02076007340
  • Hours of Operation:
    11am-11pm Monday - Friday
    Food served 12-3pm and 5-9.45pm Weekends 12 pm to 4pm
    Available for Private Hire at the weekends and some evenings
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Olivier Dhainaut
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: If you require off site catering our events team are always willing to help out. Please call regarding off site catering on 020 7600 7340 and ask to speak to our events organiser.
  • Entertainment: We are available for Private Parties, please call us to find out more - from a hog roast on our terrace to a team building quiz night or just a celebratory drinks party - we can host them all.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: By tube: Barbican, St Paul's, Moorgate By bus: 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 25, 172, 242, 521.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking: Paid parking nearby: There is an NCP Car Park underneath the Museum and coach parking meters can be found just off Moorgate.
A word from London Wall
London Wall Bar & Kitchen is located next to the Museum of London in the City of London. It is on the upper level of the wall and accessed through the Barbican centre or from the escalators on St Martin's Le Grand below. The bar and restaurant has 45 covers in the main restaurant area, 60 covers in the lounge space and an expansive 60 cover outside terrace.

London Wall Bar & Kitchen belongs to the award-winning portfolio of restaurants and cafes created by Ben and Hugo Warner. The brothers’ restaurant group currently includes Hyde Park’s Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, the Café at V&A, Ashmolean Dining Room in Oxford, The Restaurant at Natural History Museum, and – at BFI Southbank – benugo bar & kitchen and The Riverfront.

The restaurant and lounge boasts a traditional British menu devised by executive chef Olivier Dhainaut.
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London Wall reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating3.5
  • Food3.4
    Service3.5
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.2
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (14)group bookings (12)good vegetarian options (10)child friendly (9)brunch (9)outdoor eating (9)fit for foodies (7)pre/post theatre (5)afternoon tea (4)sunday lunch (3)outstanding value (3)special occasions (3)disabled access (2)Show More
  • London Wall - Barbican
    pgs123
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Informal bistro suitable for a decent lunch without breaking the bank. service somewhat haphazard but perfectly pleasant. food is something along the lines of a gastro pub. there's a wood fired pizza oven which may mean pizzas are worth a try. my salmon nicoise was ok though the salmon was somewhat over done.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising Outdoor Venue
    Wanlady
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    A very relaxed lunch eaten outside - something not that easy to achieve in this part of the city - a real hidden gem. Simple but well thought through menu with lots of things I could have chose. A very good salmon nicoise. Friendly, relaxed service.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • Low cost lunch
    Wazzamatter
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    A good venue for a low cost business lunch in the City. We went on a Thursday at noon. The restaurant was virtually empty (not a good sign) but were pleasantly surprised. The service was prompt 9as you'd expect) and friendly, the food was tasty if unimaginative and, best of all, at less than £15 per head for mains plus drinks, the value was exceptional. Not a place if you're looking to impress clients with a fancy menu etc. but if you're seeking a low-cost unpretentious eatery tucked away in the City for an informal lunch/dinner with friends, this is the place.
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  • chain food
    notafoodie
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Owned by a chain. similar to other chains. It says British food but it seemed more piza exprs style. Service was friendly and location great but the food is not value for money.
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  • Near to the office
    Sassnech
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Just returned from having lunch. A bright and breezy place. Plenty of room. There wasn't any people in there so my immediate thought was that the three of us would be able to sit back and have a nice chatter. How wrong I was. The staff are really noisy. We were seated in the middle of the restuarant but near to the bar/kitchen. The noise coming from there was awful. Lots of crashing and banging. I was jumping every couple of minutes. It's a shame because the office is located next door and it really is a convienent place to get a bite to eat. Food is lovely but our plates were sitting on the side, under the heater for quite sometime and we had to point this out to a waiter. It would have been quicker to collect them ourselves.
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  • Great location, delicious lunch
    BostonMom
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is the ideal spot to have lunch when visiting the Museum of London. Despite some confusion finding it (it's above ground level, hence a taxi will not be able to locate it), we had a delicious meal that pleased even our picky young travelers. I would definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food and value
    Edward
    Dined on 23/6/2014
    Once you find the restaurant it's a nice enough to place to meet friends but, on a Monday evening anyway, it was completely dead and had no real atmosphere. Food was fine. Staff were friendly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great surprise
    Vicky
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    I don't know why I didn't know about this restaurant right next to the Museum of London. A relaxed friendly atmosphere and good healthy food. I especially liked the fresh English country style flowers everywhere
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near the Museum of London
    franny2
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    If you havve kids who like one of he pizza options then this is the place for you but my goats cheese salad was a disappointment - limited goats cheese with bunches of watercress with the odd yellow leaf. my companions's burger and fish & chips were acceptable.
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  • Poor service and disappointing food
    Bowbelle
    Dined on 31/3/2014
    We often eat in the benugo restaurant at the BFI where the food and service is excellent therefore,this branch in London wall was a huge disappointment. The waitress seemed to spend more time chatting to the manager than looking after customers. We were not told about the specials. The food when it eventually arrived was very disappointing, it stayed on the service counter for a long time before being brought to our table. The salads were soggy, smothered in dressing and the roast potatoes stale and gravy congealed. Perhaps, Monday is not the best day to go!
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  • Lunch meeting with a work colleague
    Lynne
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    Social atmosphere. Good food, simple menu, effieicnt and friendly srvice. Enjoyed the experience andwould return if back in that area again.
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    fit for foodies, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty
    charles
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    I think that was the best battered fish I have had in years. service was polite and friendly but they did bring us the wrong wine (quickly replaced). despite it being in an area with a lot of schools visiting the museum, the restaurant was almost child free and a pleasant place to spend an hour.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service;
    nick
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    excellent food and service; good value, especially considering that it is close to the City we will look forward to going there again!
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  • Chosen for its position, otherwise
    Mimi
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Chosen for its position, otherwise would have found somewhere cheaper as £45 for a glass of wine, dish of salad and pot of tea for two people is a bit on the high side! But the food was good, plentiful and tasty and the service friendly and attentive.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was part of a group of six
    gark
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    I was part of a group of six who ate at London Wall on a Saturday lunchtime in late February. At the time we sat down, the restaurant was about half-full. Service was cordial, but slow and ineffectual; we waited some twenty minutes between placing our drinks order and our food order, despite trying to attract the attention of the waiting staff. The real ale on tap (Deuchars IPA) was clearly off - cloudy and vinegary, with floating particles - which should have been picked up by competent bar staff. The beef and marrowbone burger, specifically ordered medium, turned up very well done; it wasn't clear whether or not the request had been passed to the kitchen. We returned the beers and the burger, and they were replaced reasonably promptly.
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  • Staff very helpful but wine
    group
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Staff very helpful but wine and presecco very expensive and the service charge was a lot considering there was 10 of us and the bill was over £300.
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  • London Late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    We went for the London late valentines event at The London Museum and we had a wonderful time.
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  • pre-barbican theatre meal
    ccjames
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Booked up front restaurant menu sent to us and choices made. All worked really well. Cost of prosecco at £35 a bottle excessively steep. Otherwise costs reasonable and food nicely done. More pub than fine dining. Will certainly book again.
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    business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant to have lunch
    Flash13
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Very convenient and excellent value while visiting London Museum. Service very efficient and pleasant Wonderful teardrop chillies in the salmon dish.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive airplane food
    johnmcjohnson
    Dined on 28/11/2013
    Airplane quality food for an expensive price. It took 3 hours to cook our food because they were having difficulties in the kitchen. Of course they waited to tell us until after we were committed to 30 pounds worth of a set meal. At least half of our group became sick from the food. The terrible food and service was all covered up by a pomp attitude.
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  • Lunch at London Wall
    Toptone
    Dined on 21/11/2013
    We chose this restaurant for its location at the Museum of London. It's just to the left of the main entrance. The food was fine, the restaurant has a pleasant ambiance, I'm not sure what to call it, shabby chic 1960s? Anyway it was a pleasant experience and the prices weren't to bad in view of the location.
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    business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burger
    Diner
    Dined on 19/11/2013
    Very convenient after a visit to museum of London. Our waitress was wonderful !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    schoolfriends
    Dined on 19/11/2013
    Staff very helpful and we were allowed to enjoy a leisurely lunch before going to the Museum. Food was very good. It did get very noisy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • London Wall
    Lizzie
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    I love London Wall - great venue that not too many people know about!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient but not outstanding
    Museumgoer
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    We went to this restaurant because it was right next to the Museum of London. What we had was of good quality, although they had run out of draught ale and bread of any sort! Service was a bit patchy and our dessert order was taken wrongly. Corrected promptly however. Over all not bad but not outstanding.
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  • delicious food & good service
    de1ighted
    Dined on 28/10/2013
    Couldn't have been more accommodating as we changed the time of our table at least twice. Friendly and helpful staff. The menu was good and varied....all 4 of us chose something different and it was all delicious and interesting. Would definitely recommend it even if you are not going to the Museum of London.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since 24 October 2013
    • Average Rating3.5
    • Food3.4
    • Ambience3.5
    • Service3.4
    • Value3.1
  • The following 102 reviews are from the London Wall reviews archive.
  • nothing special
    KatB
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    A convenient spot for an informal business lunch, sat outside on the terrace (above a busy roundabout, although you would not know it). However - service virtually non-existent; we were not even greeted by anyone so seated ourselves; - the "industrial chique" metal topped table outside rapidly became burning hot to the touch in the lunchtime sun and overly-reflective; - the day's "special" was a rather pathetically mean looking salad and yet it was priced the same as other main dishes.
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  • Really good food and lovely decor
    Alice
    Dined on 30/7/2013
    I had my post graduation meal here, although it was quiet as it was a bit out the way, that was a calming break from the manic that was in the barbican. Lovely food, and very filling, the menu isn't excessive but that didn't bither us and what we ordered was delicious. Would definitely recommend
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • London Wall and Kitchen
    DebSteve
    Dined on 19/7/2013
    Very disappointed, booked a table well in advance of dinner only to be left a voice mail (good job I was in the office) that there was a private party going on!
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  • A simple menu at reasonable
    topteach
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    A simple menu at reasonable prices. Food looked appetising - we both had the salmon with the wild rice - when it arrived and we were served by a very friendly waiter. We were not rushed and it seems a perfect place for a quick meal or a leisurely catch up with a friend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place close to the Barbican
    drmatt
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Fine. Nice service, we had an hour there prior to a concert at the Barbican. Barbican only 5 min walk away (walk through walkway on 1st floor - much nicer than street level. Burgers great, food and bill all in time and easy. Not a place for a top dining experience but does just fine for catch up, nice food and pre-Barbican dinner. Burgers about £13 or so and wine about £6 a glass. Not cheap but fine for this part of London. Happy to go again pre another concert.
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  • nice food, shame about the service
    bruceeboy
    Dined on 28/6/2013
    The food was very well prepared but the wait was unforgiveable, particularly given the menu is already quite limited. It took 30 mins for our drinks order to arrive (just wine) and a further 20 mins after that (i.e. 50 mins after arriving) for our starters to arrive. Our mains then turned up at the same time as our starters and had to be sent back. When we were ready for our mains, the same ones that we turned away were brought to us rather than freshly prepared ones. This meant some of the diners' meals were over cooked. Very disappointed and I am unlikely to return.
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  • Best beefburger
    Wybo
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    We had the best beefburger I think I've ever had here. Chips were were superb too. Service easy and friendly. Will definitely go back
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  • Very professional and understated.
    James
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    Very professional and understated. A great restaurant in an area with few good restaurants nearby.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed with London
    EdHunter
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Very impressed with London Wall B&K. Very friendly service and paced about right...not slow but not rushing you either. Food delicious and on a lovely sunny London afternoon, a very pleasant place for lunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Londonfoodie
    Dined on 17/4/2013
    The food was frankly sad. The charcut' plate was the only dish the 4 of us would order again. We tried 3 types of burgers and a pasta dish. The burgers were dry, small and tasteless. We have had many burgers lately from a variety of new players and these were not only the worst, but the most expensive! The pasta was overcooked. Go for a drink as the wine list is good.
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  • Tucked away on London Wall
    TheBigMan
    Dined on 15/2/2013
    Been here a few times and the ambience is always relaxed. Food is always good when it arrives and there is enough to satisfy your appetitie. All three of us were satisfied with the portion size. (two burgers and fish finger butty). The pint of sausage rolls was a nice treat and was well received. Very informal, and I like the decor and the large glass windows that let you watch the passing visitors to the London Museum. Service could be improved by being sharper and making sure that menus arrive quicker to the table and then ensure that requests are followed up - a request for desert menus did not materialise, so we paid and left as on a schedule. Overall a good meal, and I will revist because I like the relaxed nature of the place
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprisingly atmospheric offering
    DottyShaw
    Dined on 15/2/2013
    London Wall Bar & Restaurant is unfortunately located, right next to the Museum of London, but in a spot which must discourage casual passers by. It's a shame, as inside it has a lovely atmosphere, great wines, really helpful staff and good food, with some seriously creative options to the normal City lunch (lobster mac and cheese anyone?)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    BCityD
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Great atmosphere, and tasty food. Lacking in Service. Went on a Friday lunchtime, surprisingly not too busy, but still took a few minutes to be noticed at the door. It then took 10 minutes for a drink order, by which time we were ready to order mains. The drinks arrived very quickly and the sparkling wine was lovely and cold. The food took about 30 minutes to arrive, thus had to eat very quickly. That said, the food was hot, plentiful and delicious, and when we asked for the bill it was done quickly and finally with a smile. Just a more attentive service needed and please change those awful white chefs shirts the waitresses wear! Would go back, but not with clients.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited evening menu, reasonable
    perrymason
    Dined on 20/11/2012
    Limited evening menu, reasonable ambience, slow but pleasant service.
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