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Silk & Grain
Silk & Grain

Silk & Grain Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.silkandgrain.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 929 1378
  • Hours of Operation: Opening 12pm. Kitchen closes at 10pm, bar open until midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bank and Monument stations
  • Parking: No
A word from Silk & Grain
'Silk & Grain' is the City's latest restaurant and bar specialising in barrel aged cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went here had a nice meal. Surprised at some of the reviews here. Our portions were good size, we had steaks with the option of a sauce and a side for free. Nice cocktails too."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "Dined at Silk & Grain on Thursday evening. Food was delicious, very high quality and the cocktails were unusual and tasty. However, the service was poor. The restaurant wasn't that busy however to be able to get the attention of the waiting staff was hard work. We had to go and ask to order more drinks and on a separate occasion ask for the dessert menu. If the service had been more attentive, I would definitely recommend to a friend however this really impacted on our experience and I wouldn't suggest it to friends."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "ok.... the staff are very rigid and overly trained...as in 'computer says no'. My colleague wanted vodka in her cocktail instead of gin AND vodka and they couldn't do this or even find an alternative suggestion. They need to relax and enjoy the environment a little more and as they are very new they should be much more accommodating. |Afterwards we had dinner and although very nice I felt it was overpriced for the portion sizes. The experience was OK....nothing special."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "I took a client to Silk and Grain. First impressions were good, the decor is lovely and nice relaxed setting. However we were seated upstairs which was busy and they left downstairs quiet which I thought was strange, it would be better to walk into a busy restaurant then a quiet one. The service was a bit slow to start, we had to wait a while for any drinks, once we finihsed our drinks the waitress took them away without asking if we would like another one. It then took a while to order our food and then food then took a while to come out, the table next to us ordered roughly the same time and had eaten their starters and mains before only our mains just came out. The food itself was really good when it did arrive."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "1st time at the Silk and Grain. Went for dinner after work with 3 other friends who had never been. We tried a variety of cocktails (which is primary reason I chose the place) including Mohito's, the El Presidente and the Manhattan. Out of them all, I would recommend only the Manhattan - the rest were mediocre at best. For dinner we had a variety of starters, including the duck egg with asparagus, the scollops and the beet salad. The main disappointment was the steak. I had the medium rare 600g porterhouse with green peppercorn sauce and chilli butter while my friends shared the 900g Tomahawk cooked medium. The green peppercorn sauce and chilli butter were the only things worth eating. The steak was bland and a real let down!"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "I think that if you're paying good money for a steak it is a serious insult / cheek to then say it comes on it's own and you have to fork out an additional £4/5 for chips and then a further £1/2 for a sauce; I eat out 3-4 times a week and never before has a steak come with nothing else included - steak always comes with chips or a house salad as a garnish at the very least and then you pay for a sauce or further side. Also the selection of sides was poor - it was essentially potato, potato, oh and potato again in another form. Oh and the chairs downstairs are so uncomfortable - really shallow, hard backs and you feel as though you're going to slide off Waitress was lovely though and made us feel relaxed"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "Had seen a review of this restaurant so wanted to try it out with some friends. We were really impressed, there is a great ambiance and the food was delicious. Not to mention they have a great cocktails menu so will have to go back to try more! Would highly recommend."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Beer was warm, cocktails were poor. Food was average, main came first, sides 5 minutes later. No atmosphere or a/c"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Good food, good cocktails (Carney's Brew is amazing), friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Will return."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Bargain with the 2 for 1 cocktail offer. Nice food too, music was good, lively but not OTT."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Had a really good barrel aged cocktail and a great steak, my clients enjoyed it also, will definitely be back."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal here - staff were friendly and attentive. Steaks were really well cooked, sweet potato fries were very tasty. My only gripe was the £5 side of market veg. We got a tiny little copper saucepan with about 3 pieces of broccoli. I thought everything else was reasonable value (for a City restaurant) but that side was a joke. Overall, the meal was good so we didn't say anything but I wouldn't bother ordering a side like that next time. We didn't get around to trying the cocktails so we will be heading back to try them another time!"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "My friend and I work at RBS across the road and are so happy this is now in Bank. We really like what the new owners have done with the place. Cocktails were amazing and we both had food in the bar which was amazing. The staff were also so friendly and attentive, makes a change from many other businesses in the area. Will definitely be back!!"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Really enjoyed an evening here, I had the Scallops to start and Rib-eye on the Bone for main, both were fantastic especially the steak. No room for dessert however I was convinced to have barrel aged Manhattan that went down very well. I will be back and highly recommend."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Great new venue in The City of London. We were greeted by a friendly host and had cocktails at the bar before going to our table upstairs. The cocktails were amazing and the bar tender informed us that all cocktails are aged in house for a long time in oak barrels. I had a manhattan which was just out of this world. Upstairs in the restaurant is nice, we had a table with a view over the ground floor and a beautiful stag made from pennies - very impressive! The meal was great, as was the service. We had scallops and mackerel pate to start - both great. The steaks were also lovely, my rib eye was cooked to perfection. Will definitely go back again!"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "The food was good, eventually. However, I was first of all given the wrong meal. This was handled well, though. Oh, and the cocktails are superb!"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Service was abysmal. I understand that this is the soft opening period but when the food arrived, we were missing one main course of Sirloin steak, a side of chilli buttter and one cold Porterhouse steak. There was no explanation and when we asked, we were told that the sirloin was on its way from the kitchen and it would be 5 minutes. No apology either. Everyone else's main had already arrived. It took quite a while for the steak to arrive and by then, most of the group had already eaten their way through the main course. Unfortunately, the steak was overcooked. Not medium rare as ordered. We were offered a discount on the bill afterwards, so that was a reasonable gesture. It's good value because we had 50% off but otherwise not worth it."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Good choice on the menu, not just steak. Good value using the 50% discount offer. Otherwise quite expensive and portions on the small side. But the rustic and sweet potato chips were fantastic.."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Excellent meal - fantastic steaks! Would definitely recommend."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Even without the 50% off offer, the place is still worth a visit. Lovely chunky fries.. yumm"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "We had a fabulous lunch at Silk & Grain. All the food was delicious. It would have been extremely expensive at full price, but fortunately, we went on a 50% deal - so it was more acceptable. I would love to go again - but only on a half-price deal."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant on opening week where all the food was half price. Our group of 4 had a starter, a main and a desert each from the a la carte menu. Considering everything was half price the value for money was good, but I would never pay full price for that standard of food. Generally speaking, the dish was cooked well, for example the lamb shanks were quite succulent, but the seasoning was completely off for pretty much all the dishes, everything tasted of....well not much at all. There was very little flavor in any of the foods and to charge nearly Michelin star level prices for average tasting meals in a place where a rowdy pubcrowd is underneath the dining area is simply outrageous."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "We took advantage of the 50% off food offer, and wasn't disappointed. Being new we thought that there might be a few hiccups with the food and service, but everything was fine and couldn't fault either. Obviously with the 50% offer it made for great value, but I will definitely go back in the future and happily pay full price."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "The food was okay but we did not feel it was great value, even with the promotional offer. The music was very loud."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "We used to come here all the time when it was the door and it was a very laid back, no fuss kind of place. Firstly, the service was terrible. Secondly, the food was disappointing to say the least and the portion sizes were small. I get what they are trying to do with the barrelled cocktails here but I just don't think it strikes the same note with the city crowd."
    dined on 09/07/2014