The City is jam-packed with amazing restaurants and it can be a little difficult at times to narrow down where to go. Whether you’re in the mood for some fine dining or something a little more casual read on to discover our pick of the best places to eat on the day of The Lord Mayor’s Show.
If you work in the City, then it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t heard the hype around Brigadiers. This Indian restaurant opened its doors in May 2018. Inspired by the army mess bars of India, where military regiments go to eat, drink and socialise. The menu is split into six sections, starting with moreish beer snacks and working through chhota chatpata, rolls and buns, sizzlers and kebabs, steaks and chops and, finally, the rotisserie and wood oven. Brigadiers is exceptionally good – if you’re in the mood for an Indian feast then this is the place to try.
Sushi Samba needs very little introduction. Located a short walk from Liverpool Street Station and situated in Heron Tower this Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese joint truly does live up to the hype. Located on the 39th floor, this stunning restaurant impresses with ease and features the highest outdoor terraces in Europe. The main dining room overlooks the amazing views of London – prepare to be amazed. Whether you’re in the mood for a feast or just drinks – there really is something for everyone. Each dish is presented beautifully with a great level of detail having gone into each plate. One thing to note about Sushi Samba, is the consistently impeccable service from the staff. Not only are they attentive but they equipped with great knowledge for their diners. This restaurant boasts incredible food with delicious flavours, some of the finest views in London, an army of highly trained staff and delicious cocktails. If you’re looking to indulge in classy cocktails or simply in the mood for some exquisite fine dining, then this restaurant should be at the top of your list.
Hithe + Seek Afternoon Tea
If you’re looking for an afternoon tea that delivers on picturesque views and impeccable service – then this is the place to try for afternoon tea. If you’re in the mood for some delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and perfectly presented pastries then this is the place to go. Enjoy some delicate finger sandwiches, which include Dorset beef with horseradish crème fraiche with a charcoal bun, burford egg and black truffle served on fresh rolled brown bread. The cakes are beautifully presented but the real star of the show for us, is the mouth-watering Nutella and berry tart. Afternoon tea is served daily 1pm to 5pm, priced at £45pp or £60pp with a glass of Taittinger Champagne.
Chinese Cricket Club
If you are looking for a great Chinese restaurant to dine at on the day, then Chinese Cricket Club is a great shout. Located within Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars this sophisticated and classy spot is sure to impress with ease. Influenced by the best flavours across China, Chinese Cricket Club’s unique and exotic menu celebrates Chinese cuisine through traditional techniques.
The Smoked Peking Duck served with Cucumber, Spring Onion, Hoisin Sauce, Pineapple, and Pancakes is spectacular and a must-try. Not only is the duck presented superbly but it also tastes incredible. The extensive menu of handcrafted dim sum is outstanding. Each dish is presented beautifully and generously portioned with a great level of detail ensuring that everything looks perfect. The service is also great – and the cocktails, well they’re a winner too. The restaurant is open from 12-2.30pm and 5.30-10.30pm every day.
19 New Bridge St EC4V 6DB
M Threadneedle Street
Yes, we know, we bang on about M Threadneedle Street but with good reason. This restaurant is the perfect place for a bite to eat on the day. Whether you’re in the mood for drinks and nibbles or a full-blown three course-meal these guys are huge players in The City of London. They’re best known for their beef offerings, but the vegetarian dishes are pretty darn good too. The perfect place to stop for a bite to eat this weekend.
60 Threadneedle Street EC2R 8HP
Located just moments away from Liverpool Street Station is a real hidden gem for sushi lovers. Miyako, serves freshly hand-made sushi and rolls, sashimi, teriyaki and more. For starters, the crispy tofu which comes in a warm dashi sauce and is delicious. However, if you’re more of a meat lover then the prawn gyoza’s are a great shout. The menu hosts an overwhelming list of sushi dishes to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. The restaurant also offers a large selection of bento boxes and a great list of mocktails that are worth a try. In a hugely competitive scene, this restaurant is certainly one to try.
40 Liverpool St EC2M 7QN
If you’re looking to try a modern European restaurant and wine bar on the day then be sure to check out Crispin. Located in Spitalfields, this restaurant serves low intervention wines and seasonal plates.
The kitchen is led by head chef Lewis de Haas offering a broadly European menu. Not only is the wine menu superb but the service here is pretty good.
Pavilion on The Corner E1 7NF
Crispin – all-day restaurant and wine bar in Spitalfields, London