The Restaurant At St Paul's Cathedral

3.8
516 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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A calm, contemporary space beneath the world famous cathedral where you can dine in style on modern British dishes inspired by the heritage of the magnificent surroundings. Head Chef Chris Terry’s menus take advantage of the best seasonal produce, much of which is sourced from local suppliers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Thursday & Friday 9am-11am

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12pm-2.15pm

Afternoon tea: Monday to Saturday 2.45pm-4.15pm
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Phone number
020 7248 1574
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Terry
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Private Party Facilities
Available for exclusive lunch hire. Please call for more details.
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Private Party Contact
Lucy Mears: 020 3206 7750
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Parking Details
It is possible to park nearby on weekends.
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Special Events & Promotions
Visit our website www.harbourandjonesevents.co.uk
Additional
Banquet, Cafe, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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EB
London
174 reviews
Reviewed on 3 April 2019
Overall 2food service ambience

Decent food in a very different location. I liked the venue but the food was very mediocre... so maybe coffee here instead?

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2015
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was rushed and service was terribleness reserved for two pm and on arrival were informed they were closing and we only had an hour to dine

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D
London
42 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A bit pricey for what it is, but the crab salad starter in particular was excellent. Mains less inspiring, and a very limited and dull selection of wines by the glass. Service was lovely though.

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L
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant tucked under St Paul's. We had Sunday lunch, beautiful roast pork belly accompanied by perfect roast potatoes, veg, fresh Yorkshire pud and a scrumptious Apple compote followed by a superb pear cheesecake. A lovely place for a quiet lunch and catch up with a friend, will be back.

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JD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been here a couple of times now and like it. The restaurant itself feels a little corporate but the overall venue is (obviously) pretty stunning and a great place to meet. Lunch was good, portions small-to-medium but enough for us (4 women, not sure how a hungry bloke would cope) and with plenty of variety even for vegetarians like me (well, 2 dishes is variety compared to most!). The bill was very reasonable. Will go back.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The venue was nice but not really what I had in mind, it was quite dated and seemed more for tourists who wanted a posher cup of tea. The bathrooms were are the other site of the basement so not very useful. We had the brunch menu and the portions were tiny! I had the Eggs Florentine and a friend the Benedict and we were starving afterwards! The only saving grace was the prosecco which was lovely and was kept topped up. So maybe only for those who want a couple of glasses of prosseco for an hour.

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B
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is consistent. I suppose I lunch there once a year, and it is thoroughly reliable without risky ambition. Pork belly has been a pleasure.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal business lunch venue in City of London, close to Paternoster Square.

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PD
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good restaurant for a delicious and sophisticated experience

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a very nice meal. We had the fish and some sides. The restaurant was quiet on a Sunday and the service was very good.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice afternoon tea at The Restaruant at St Pauls. We weren't hurried a bit and when we asked to change the tea to a lemonade for one of our guests there was no extra charge. Would like to go back for one of the lunches next time I visit.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the degustation menu with a couple of glasses of wine for a leisurely lunch. Food was excellent, as was the service. Great value for money, especially for such a central location. We will definitely be back, hopefully to try the afternoon tea. I would highly recommend St Paul's Restaurant.

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H
London
37 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Smaller menu than expected (the online menu had a lot more options), food was nicely presented enough but chef on the day was perhaps a bit heavy-handed with the salt. Otherwise a nicer dining option than the cafe next door.

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YJ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Located in an unusual location under St Paul's, convenient for tourists and city workers alike and a short walk from Tate Modern over the Millennium Bridge. Great value set lunch menu with limited but interesting food options - more available on the a la carte menu. Possible to be in and out within an hour or sit and relax a little longer without being hassled. Drinks by the glass and bottle are reasonably priced. The service was attentive by friendly staff and it was good to be able to see the chefs busy at work in the clean bright kitchen. They even picked up the phone when front of house staff were busy. Definitely would go again .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was very friendly. The Food was delicious, as was the tea. I would come back any time.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2015
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed a nice meal away from hubbub of the Cathedral.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals of my life. First of all, the historic venue was enough for me. However, the gnocchi was unbelievably fresh and tender yet it seems that they pan seared it because there was a slight browning to it which I have never tasted before. The vegetables were seasonal and complimented the dish perfectly.

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A surprisingly good find for a business lunch, but I'd happily eat here with family for a weekend City lunch. The entrance gives nothing away, feels a bit like a day out with the National Trust, and then you enter a wonderfully serene setting with stunning food. The pan-fried chicken is so moist and absolutely full of flavour. In my opinion, I have not had a better meal in the City.

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RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The setting was lovely and the tea was nice. The room is small but cosy and not too noisy. We were with a party of four and asked for sandwiches without meat for one, and he got a special plate. The service was very friendly. We were just a bit disappointed with the scones which were a bit flat and tasted too much of baking soda.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great tasting food only you need to savour each bite as there are not many available.

Very expensive if you want to try all courses. At least you would not leave hungry.

Have a big breakfast!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2015
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

I had read a lot of the previous reviews which were very mixed but decided to go ahead and book a table. It was for a friends Birthday so I wanted it to be quite special. We had already done the tour of St Pauls so we were quite hungry. The menu is quite varied and the staff are very polite and efficient.
We both had the same main course, belly of pork on a mixed salad. The pork was delicious but unfortunately the salad was practically invisible, the whole meal would have only filled a saucer so the fact that it was on a dinner plate made it look even smaller. In reality the main course was the size of a starter. We had a glass of wine each and no desert as we didn't want to risk more disappointment.
For two main courses and two glasses of wine the bill came to £49.52. Rather a hefty price for what we ate.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2015
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I had been taken to St Pauls and afternoon tea as a birthday treat and was looking forward to an excellent experience. St Pauls of course did not let down, it is spectacular. However the afternoon tea was marred by poor service. There was no one to serve us as we arrived and once we finally got a waitress it took some time to be served. After that the waitress once more disappeared so we could not request more drinks. We also sat for some time waiting to pay the bill in the end I stood up at the till in the hope of getting noticed. A manager finally asked me what I wanted. It made a special treat hard work and so took the polish off.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, but limited menu, in an outstanding setting. No parking but that is usual.

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SG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service, food ok. Location not as nice as we were expecting

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hidden in St Pauls is a great restaurant. Food is delicious and great service

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BU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had hoped for afternoon tea and sadly its not avail on Sunday our med platter was nice however

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had lunch in the restaurant a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. However, on my return last week I was disappointed. The restaurant had no set course lunches as it normally offers and I thought the main menu was limited, there were no specials and no side salads. I had risotto and thought it was poor value and a very small portion. I wondered whether the restaurant had new owners since my last visit.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2015
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

First off the food was top quality. The kitchen is going for real quality here. The service did not match this.

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F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Amazed at how quiet the restaurant below St Paul's Cathedral was. The risotto was very well cooked and tasty.

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AJ
London
98 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The Restaurant at St Paul's is a great little hideaway in the very heart of London. The food is great, and both cooked & presented to a very high standard. Prices are very reasonable for the combination of location and standard.

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Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous day out. The majestic tour of St Paul's Cathederal. A sumptuous traditional afternoon tea then stay for evensong. There was plenty to eat and plenty of choice too. Booking ahead is a must for this restaurant. Service with a smile and very helpful too. Asked for different flavoured jam and was bought out straight away.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2015
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We were three vegetarians, but were told that there were only two portions of the vegetarian starter left. Fortunately the waitress was able to obtain a third vegetarian portion, otherwise we would have had to abandon our booking and eat elsewhere. Not good for any vegetarians who arrived after us though. I suggest that the vegetarian options should be increased, and that sufficient vegetarian portions should always be available.

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B
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Visiting the restaurant reminds those who walk past St Pau's every day what a stupendous building it is. And we had a very pleasant lunch which got us through in the limited time we had. The downside was that our charming waitress was very inexperienced, and not yet at home in English.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

When visiting the Crypt we longed for a quiet restful afternoon tea meal. BUT, we were very disturbed of rather high "pop" Music on the radio! Totally wrong. Why not classical Music, chorals etc?

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely location to entertain two guests from overseas who were most impressed with the service, ambience and food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed with the afternoon. The scones were so tiny compared to all the others we had in a London, the sandwiches lacked flavor. Not wot he the price.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect Central London venue to meet dear friends on Christmas eve. Food and service were excellent. My only disappointment was not to be allowed access to the Christmas service that followed at 4pm without joining the expansive queue outside.

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A compact but nicely structured menu was offered and the food was both tasty and original. Staff were attentive and polite despite having to deal with a number of larger tables enjoying a pre-Christmas lunch.

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JL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have worked for Richard Caring therefore eaten at Scots, ect coupled with working for Marco P White, I live not so far away from Raymond Blanc's Le Manior - so I really do like good food. I was very pleasantly surprised to eat such an excellent quality of food, not only is the presentation a piece of art, its delicious and the right quantity of food.

I would not be surprised if I was told the chef was from Le Manior as the presentation and depth of flavour was on par.

The restaurant is small, and due to the old walls (which are very clean so its a new vibe inside but with an old vibe mix) so its modern but with a nice feeling.

Service was the best I have received in a long time, staff were smart and presentable and very knowledgable about the menu.

I had the set turkey meal, ordered extra's (without the hard sale) and finished off with complimentary coffee and warm mini mince pies - delightful.

I am going back to London soon with kids or else I would be in here like a shot, I am seriously thinking of when I can go back to have lunch - its been many years since I have felt this way about a place, always wishing to try something new.

I felt the bill was very reasonable for the quality of food delivered. The bottle of bubble was £21 which we were shocked how cheap.

My only advice is don't try and walk up the whole of St Pauls after consuming a bottle, by the time you walk down your be sober ! and you will feel 80.

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A
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

When we arrived the male waiter could not even respond to my 'good afternoon' let alone a smile.
The female oriental waitress was much more pleasant and helpful. The roast potatoes were so hard I could not get the fork in them. It was amusing watching some Americans picking up their Yorkshire pussings and looking at them ~ they were burnt on the top. My steak was pretty pathetic seeing it cost about £20. How can you serve a roast dinner with no gravy? I have had much better pub roast dinners at £8.95. Will not use again. It could be so much better.

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