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Interior - Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, London,
Restaurant - Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, London,
Restaurant - Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, London,

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

3.9
3.9
690 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
We are excited to announce we are re-opening our doors after a refurbishment and will be ready to welcome all the foodies and cocktail connoisseurs in the City with our signature warm hospitality. Expect all-day dining on picture perfect plates of modern British cuisine, a wonderful collection of international fine wines and beers, and an innovative cocktail menu to explore in our light and airy bar, ideally suited for aperitifs, digestifs and everything in between.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 07:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 07:00–10:00
  • Phone number
    020 7614 0177
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Moorgate
  • Cross Street
    Milton Street
  • Parking Details
    NCP Car park<br />London Finsbury Square<br />Finsbury Square
  • Public Transit
    Moorgate & Barbican Underground Stations
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Express Lunch

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Nibble, main and a drink all for £30.00
    Express Lunch photo
  • Pre-theatre menu

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Two courses £25.00 or three courses £29.00 Table items and sides not included. AVAILABLE MONDAY - FRIDAY 5PM - 6.30PM
    Pre-theatre menu photo

What 690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

687 Reviews
  1. FernandaB

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced, bad food. So expensive for tiny portions that tasted like microwave ready meal. Very upsetting.

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  2. blaruss

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    High quality food but portions were small. Three courses were enjoyed by all ten people in our group and not a crumb left on any plate. Quality ingredients which were expertly cooked but many of us left hungry.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cena tra persone importanti per festeggiare la prima del maestro Gonzales al Barbican. Una ventina di persone dopo il concerto, abbastanza tardi ed in una sala dedicata. Ottimo servizio, cibo buono, tutto bene

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  4. CJMO

    London

    99 reviews

    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good pre-Theatre menu and service. Tables near the bar a bit noisy. We would go again before an event at the Barbican.

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  5. Thierry

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good pre theatre set menu although it's rubbish to not offer it to a guest who arrives at 18 32. Our friend was late and was told you need to go a la carte. In the end he just had a soup and had a sandwich at the Barbican later. So the restaurant made less money than if they had offered the menu. This is bad commercial practice and hopefully they will learn from my comment.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 25 February 2020
    Thank you for your review, we will be sure to address this with the management team.

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  6. JohnL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little noisy but excellent service. Starters were average but mains and dessert iurstanding

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  7. CollinCP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre theatre dinner for 4. Restaurant only opened at 5:30pm but many guests arrived early for drinks at the bar. Olive bread of the day arrived freshly baked which went well with my pumpkin soup starter. My main course was pork cheeks which was beautifully tender. Would certainly return to try the a la carte menu.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 25 February 2020
    Thank you! We hope to see you back again soon

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  8. Fiona

    London

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I asked if there was a pre theatre menu, to be asked if I wanted to see it! We ordered starter and main but the main came out. After that didn’t feel like the starter so had ice cream and were not charged pre-theatre Never seen anything like it
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 25 February 2020
    Dear Fiona, I am so sorry that your experience was such a bad one. Please get in touch as we would like to make this up to you. Best wishes Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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  9. GSLondon

    Melbourne

    184 reviews

    4.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a really delicious chicken pie special on Monday night. Would very much recommend that dish and the friendly, professional staff in a comfortable, easy to get to setting.

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  10. Marina

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner before a Barbican show. Great value for two courses - pork terrine starter and a really nice braised pork main (lots of pork, by choice!). Good house red wine and friendly waiter. Bathrooms a bit of a walk through the hotel, but all very pleasant.

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  11. Noni

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A delightful greeeting and attentive service really made this evening for us. We received helpful advice when we asked. The meat for one meal was a little dry and when we mentioned this immediately an extra serving of "jus" arrived which did the trick. Sadly I cannot recall the name of the young Spanish woman who was in charge of the dining room that night but she was excellent in her anticipation of our needs.

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  12. joee

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was quite poor. Restaurant was empty and they couldn't find us a table then jammed us next to another table.

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  13. SteveN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've visited the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms many times for breakfast & lunch and it never disappoints. Great setting, excellent food & service and very good value for money. Highly recommended.

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  14. Lucy

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service as always. Definitely a favourite restaurant for a last minute midweek date night

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  15. PunterSe1

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I've visited this place to eat and have to say will be back as it was a great place for a business lunch and my guests really enjoyed the food and services. We will be back.

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  16. SquareMileOmnivore

    London

    200 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great rabbit offal salad starter is a menu fixture for which I returned and will do so again. Equally good special guinea fowl with harissa & sumac (medium hot). Outstanding cocktails especially the white chocolate espresso Martini. VVG cheeseboard with unusual all-UK selections. Very decent reasonably priced 2015 Barolo. A find.

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  17. Steve

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was good resuarant but we went on a Thursday after Xmas late, 22:30 and there was only one other group apart from us. The web site said it was open until 01:00 am. but we encouraged to leave at 12:00 midnight, as we were the last ones left, I see there point, I chose the veue based on on information opn the web site. On a more typical night I am sure it would be great?

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  18. MarkD

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Xmas dinner

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not worthy of the venue nor my prior experiences here or at the neighbouring Jugged Hare. Service was pleasant and in line with expectations. CSDR has lost its edge based on this visit

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  20. Localmeal

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Floor staff where very busy as there didn't seem to be enough to cover a full restaurant. Our waitress was brilliant but was stretched. I was often chasing staff for service which becomes frustrating.

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  21. Thierry

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great post theatre set menu! "............................................m

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  22. LaContessa

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve walked past here many times and always thought it looked nice. Assumed it would be very expensive but it’s not. The staff were lovely and very attentive. We chose the a la carte burger which was nice enough but not that special - so I’m not able to judge the menu overall. The bar area was very full of noisy men in smart overcoats and it does always seem to be quite busy there. It’s popular, obviously. I don’t think I’d go there for a peaceful dinner but a good choice for a quick tasty meal or to join the After-work drinkers I guess. We were there Early evening - next time I’ll try daytime!

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  23. philipr

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good Quality food, Easy Friday lunch where we had classic Fish and chips , and the house Ravioli. Excellent attentive and non pushy service in an efficient happy method.

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  24. Coral

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined from the set / theatre menu which was very good value for money with some lovely options. The food was beautifully cooked and service was very good; polite and attentive but not overly attentive. Recommended.

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  25. Rosie

    London

    184 reviews

    2.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good service and a nice interior. We had the pre-theatre menu which was substantial but fairly average food with some flavours that didn't quite work for me. Low cost though and an OK option if you are off to the Barbican for a show and cannot get into Cote. Very nice people. Shame it is a bit 'meh' in terms of food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly polite and attentive staff, excellent food and service in relaxed smart surroundings. Highly recommended

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  27. JuMo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pre-theatre menu - 3 courses for £18. Excellent value and very friendly service.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 14 October 2019
    Thank you JuMo

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  28. PutneyJohn

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There is a lot of choice of places to eat in this part of London. We were staying at the Montcalm hotel so decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food, service and ambience were great. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We had a starter and a main course, both of which were delicious and nicely presented. It was a bit pricy but ok for London. My only gripe would be that there is a bar area at the entrance which was noisy. Fortunately, we were able to sit well away from the entrance.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 14 October 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We hope to see you again

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  29. Happyeater

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but awful service - had a late lunch starting at 2 and after 2:45 staff disappeared to set up tables for evening service. Did not get out til 4pm and had no time for coffee. Fine if you go early but avoid later in the day.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 14 October 2019
    Thank you for your review Happyeater, I am sorry that your experience wasn't an amazing one. I have passed your comments to the management team to review and I do hope we see you again. Best wishes Gemma

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  30. amandab

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Cod swapped for hake and portion very small. Pie was ok but not impressive. Fish cake was nice. Service was lacking something: not as attentive as could be, could have been smarter or more coherent company outfits, didn’t connect with us. All in all was ok but wouldn’t go back. Hope this is constructive criticism as it could be really great with some attention to detail.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 30 September 2019
    Hi Amandab, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so sorry we were not able to 'WOW' you on this visit. I will pass your comments to the team but if you do have a chance, do drop me an email gemma@etmgroup.co.uk many thanks Gemma

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  31. SirLunchalot

    London

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable lunch at the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms. We are both allergic to garlic, but the waiters had noted this and were very clear as to the two options that we could not choose, all others being fine. My fish and chips was particularly good.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 30 September 2019
    Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the fish and chips!

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  32. RussLondon

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic and has been consistently so over the years. Service was attentive. Would recommend the restaurant for a business lunch.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 30 September 2019
    Thanks so much RussLondon for some great feedback. We hope to see you soon

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  33. RitaD

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We (2 people) ate there on Friday night. We arrived at 9.00pm. We were the only people eating there and only 2 more people had arrived by the time we left. The menu was good and the food itself was good. We ordered one beer, a bottle of sancerre, bread and duck samosas, fish and chips and hake. All were well prepared and tasted good. The service was attentive and friendly. The total bill £123 (£50 of which was for the wine).
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 2 September 2019
    Thank you for your review

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  34. SophiaM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service, staff are very friendly. It was my mums birthday weekend and they brought out a lovely little chocolate cake on a nicely decorated plate.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 27 August 2019
    Thank you for your review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit!

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  35. Gerard

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great working lunch location. Good food and you can be in and out under an hour. And the people know that is what you want. Speed but wrapped in quality food
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 22 August 2019
    Thanks so much for this

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  36. SquareMileOmnivore

    London

    200 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were drawn in by the BYOB Monday offer, and indeed this is great value, as there is not even a nominal corkage charge. My rabbit offal starter was brilliant and the main course lamb almost as good. Service was keen, but a bit stretched in terms of the number of waitrons for the number dining - perhaps the BYOB offer brought in more people than they thought, although the waiter told me by no means everybody was using that offer. Similarly the kitchen was clearly working on a slightly overstretched "get it right rather than get it soon" basis ... which was no problem for us, given the quality of the results, and with two BYOB bottles, a fine Prosecco and a 1990 red Chateau de Beaucastel, to savour. I did buy a couple of Espresso Martinis made with white chocolate, which were also brilliant. The decor is fairly bland corporate hotel style, but pleasant enough. May upgrade to 5* overall on a subsequent visit - which there will definitely be - particularly if the food quality is sustained. The value would be good to very good for the area, even without BYOB but with that offer, no question, outstanding.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 27 August 2019
    Thanks so much for taking the time to give your feedback, we do hope you join us again soon!

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  37. IngridS

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time and we loved it. The meal was lovely and service was fantastic!
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 22 August 2019
    Thanks Ingrid, look forward to seeing you again soon

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  38. london26

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and a real bargain. Service was really slow unfortunately. It took almost 90mins for two courses and as we had a show at the Barbican at 7.45 we didn't have time to order dessert which was a real shame as I'm sure it would have been amazing. Would go again, when I don't have a show to catch
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 22 August 2019
    Thanks so much for this review

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  39. Ashton

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Classy food on the Summer Set Menu. Very good value. The only complaint is being given the a la carte menu without the fixed price menu (though our booking had specified fixed price preference). We had to ask for it.
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 22 August 2019
    Thanks for this, we hope to see you back with us again soon and we will pick up the comments around the menu that was presented to you

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  40. JulesT

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food on the set menu and a fantastic price!
    Chiswell Street Dining RoomsResponded on 12 August 2019
    Thanks JulesT, we hope to see you back soon

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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is rated 3.9 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

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56 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Milton Street
  • Area
    Moorgate
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 07:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 07:00–10:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    NCP Car park<br />London Finsbury Square<br />Finsbury Square
  • Public Transit
    Moorgate & Barbican Underground Stations
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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