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The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at Royal Exchange, London,

The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at Royal Exchange

4.6
4.6
206 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Two iconic destinations come together as we bring Fortnum’s to the City for the first time. The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant will serve up a seasonal and contemporary menu from within the al fresco-style surroundings of the Royal Exchange’s spectacular central courtyard – and we are taking bookings now! The menu – which goes from breakfast through to dinner – allows metropolitan traditions to meet modern London. A luxurious offering of caviar, shellfish, and hand-carved smoked salmon will be served in addition to light, raw, and vegan options; while Fortnum’s most renowned dishes, including Welsh Rarebit and the Knickerbocker Glory will also appear, alongside fresh produce from our famous Food Halls, such as our exclusive Glenarm beef. Food will be served alongside an extensive and expertly curated wine and Champagne list, in addition to cocktails, floats, and digestives.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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What 206 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Afternoon Coffee

  • City of London

    Brunch

  • City of London

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • City of London

    British

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  1. LA

    LondonAunt

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Delicious food, charming service, brilliant atmosphere.
  2. RL

    RobL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was very nice, and the service good - the only issue was that because of the acoustics as waiting staff pass by speaking it was interruptive - as it seemed they were speaking to me or one of the guests - I suggest that the staff make way to their colleagues to speak with them and not as they past diners towards where their colleagues are to avoid the confusion to dinners and disrupting a business discussion - It was unintentional and the service and food great - but it did disrupt and pause discussion on numerous occasions during the breakfast meeting.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    English muffin was hard as a rock
  4. LR

    LRonTT

    Kent

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast becoming a firm favourite for client meetings. First time I've had breakfast here (usually I'm doing coffee, drinks or lunch) and just right - quality, speed and friendliness of service, ambience etc. Eggs Benedict done perfectly, as was the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Fresh orange juice and of course a wide selection of teas! The manager was super-friendly, having to serve himself as they were (inevitably) understaffed, but it really didn't feel like it was.
  5. LA

    LorraineA

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lunch with friends food good
  6. n

    nanda

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute outstanding experience to start your morning. When you order things that's not in the menu they go that extra mile to make it.
  7. TS

    TomSmith

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The meal was not great and service was slow. The coffee could have also been better
  8. L

    Lisboa1978

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Not the cheapest but worth it for good quality food and drink in a unique, beautiful setting.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday, it was great
  10. L

    Lara

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was very slow. Couldn’t find anyone to ask for the bill.
  11. TT

    TonyaT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was fine, service fine but I expected it to be something special, which it wasn't
  12. AJ

    AndyJ

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent service and food. I very much enjoyed breakfast.
  13. DW

    DinnerWinner

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was ok the service was a bit haphazard and the table dirty not what you would expect deil Forthjma
  14. AT

    ATS1

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to have a few drinks after work.
  15. KR

    KRSMouse

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Attended for anniversary meal. Amazing cocktails, and great atmosphere in restaurant space. Couldn't fault the service. Food lovely but more considered vegetarian options needed, only one choice of main course! The Dusty Road dessert went down a treat. Overall very good!
  16. CB

    CityBroker

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for a meeting, tea and meal. Clean and tidy. Staff are very polite. Recommended to all.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The blonde lady that regularly serves us makes the whole experience enjoyable She knows how to keep all the customers happy at the same time and works incredibly hard
  18. FM

    FMe0121

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, we took fish based dishes, it was a bit noisy at the end of our lunch, but that’s expected. The place is exquisite.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly team
  20. RB

    RebeccaB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous the manager Florent , was fantastic and would return just to see him impeccable service 5 stars
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food, great service, magic, can’t wait to return
  22. JP

    JayP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Restaurant was good but as expected with bit high end restaurants portion size for food was small
  23. d

    dianae

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing, we were seated outside with the sun beaming and also heaters as it cooled down. I was really impressed with the value for money, the oysters were extremely fresh and delicious and the lobster spaghetti was to die for. Service was brilliant, nothing was too much to ask for. I will certainly be back soon, thank you!
  24. TC

    TiaC

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    What lost the restaurant points for me was the fact that 3 days before the restaurant manager called me to say they were not going to honour the booking via open table and that they reserve the right not to. We could secure a time 30 mins later but still I thought the manager had an attitude of “take it or leave it”, which really put me off. Once we were there everything was great, but given the price tag they could have had more heaters. Only two for the entire area and if you weren’t close to one they made no difference.
  25. SM

    SimonM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Unless you are near one of this heaters or in direct sunlight it was pretty chilly.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, view, ambiance- it was all an experience! While waiting for 17th May and indoor dining to resume, highly recommend when the weather is good!
  27. SA

    SarahA

    London

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great setting, food was good and service was great.
  28. L

    Linda

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy it! Better than I expected! Would definitely go for it if there is a chance in the future.
  29. S

    Spenny

    Sydney

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast and have really missed this place, always really really good
  30. SS

    SS89

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. I didn’t want afternoon tea but was craving scones and they kindly arranged this even though it’s not on the menu. It was delicious & my husband had the Lemon tart which he enjoyed. Stunning venue - highly recommend you going!
  31. MA

    MAusten

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant even though I would change the wood tables. It looks a bit cheap compared to the marble of the bar. The food was really good, and the service was outstanding. We have been well advised by Florentin and spent a charming moment lunching there.
  32. K

    Kimmy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good ambience, service and friendliness of the staff
  33. NH

    NicolaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service. Live music in the evening that is not too intrusive. Seating can be a little draughty depending on location.
  34. EH

    EmmaH

    London

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent breakfast spot in the city. Good menu and very good service. Thoroughly enjoyed this start to the day.
  35. G

    Gina

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place for quiet Friday dinner and drinks. Very interesting architecture, good selection of drinks and food but slightly pricey for what it is.
  36. AF

    ArunaF

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a beautiful venue, less chaotic than Piccadilly, and with the same quality of food. The teapot has a structural flaw tending to leak as you pour. I would have liked the possibility of refilling only the sandwiches I liked, rather than the whole plate. However I would certainly come back, and strongly recommend this place to my friends.
  37. C

    Chris

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely breakfast. 2 had full breakfast and 1 kedgeree and all were perfectly cooked. Service was great and they were able to accommodate our need for a slightly larger table.
  38. FS

    FilipaS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Exceptinat environment and fancy dining. Food was good but not was execptional!
  39. JV

    JulieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tea for One at the Royal Exchange was a fabulous treat for the lonely traveling business person.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue in the City. Last minute booking with my husband (his first visit) for a pre-theatre dinner. Great, attentive (not in too attentive though!) service. We order a cocktail each - not from the menu - which was outstanding. Food was great. Nice, relaxed ambience. Shame we couldn't stay for the live music - next time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at Royal Exchange does offer delivery in partnership with Supper London.

The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at Royal Exchange is rated 4.6 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Supper
Google Map for The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange Bank London, EC3V 3LR

Additional information

  • Area

    Bank

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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