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Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar

Mezzanine Floor The Courtyard Royal Exchange | Royal Exchange , Bank, London EC3V 3LR, England
+44 20 7618 2480
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (7 reviews)
“risotto” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Mezzanine Floor The Courtyard Royal Exchange | Royal Exchange , Bank, London EC3V 3LR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am having run of bad luck these days, and I much prefer to write nice things that may help others have a good time when going out. So, what could possibly go wrong here? It's a quiet evening - tables free and we just...More

Thank gerardryan8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The private rooms at Royal Exchange are great entertainment venues. The food and service are sleek and of quality and the rooms are pleasant and look onto the atrium. The Grand Cafe in the atrium is also a decent business lunch venue. The food is...More

Thank Splendid C
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Splendid C, Thank you for your lovely comment. We are happy to hear you had a great time in the Cornhill Room. We hope to welcome very soon. regards, Olga

Reviewed 5 June 2018

After a mix up with the more than one restaurant on this floor, we were settled nicely on the restaurant booked over the phone. The set menu is excellent value, and four of us ate through the various courses offered and all were a success....More

Thank bpest080
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bpest080, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about your dining experience. Apologies if there was a mix up about the area you were booked in but I am glad it all turned up to be all good. I have passed...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Popped in for a business meeting had brunch, fast professional service, very clean and comfortable. Quite a wide selection available including drinks. Super location, just feels special. Surrounded by beautiful boutique shops. WiFi available & toilets. This is close to Bank tube, ideal place to...More

Thank Tony M
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Tony, Apart from being very practical in terms of access, I have to agree, this building is something special and it still takes my breath away every morning I walk in, like it did the first time. I am glad you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018

The restaurant is on the mezzanine floor offering a fine view of the central hall which contains smart shops and a cafe. I chose the fish dishes (octopus salad followed by seared tuna steak) which were well cooked and presented. I can recommend the Sancere...More

Thank Michael P
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Michael, What's better than enjoying delicious food, a bottle of rose (great recommendation!) in such an amazing building? Not much on a week day for sure. I know we will see you soon. Regards, Olga

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Sitting in the middle of the huge and historic place. View is just making you astonished, shops around is another story that adds luxury environment. Food is great and italian cousine just fabulous. WIll return

Thank tejas j
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Tejas J, Thank you very much for your feedback. Hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming very soon again. Regards, Olga

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Popped in here for lunch after visiting the Bank of England museum, and very glad we did! Jerk chicken was excellent, well seasoned, and very generous portion size. My colleagues club sandwich looked lovely - he assured me that it was! Great service, and very...More

Thank Davidfmn
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Davidfmn, What's best but an impromptu stop after a day of visiting London? We are certainly very glad you decided to have your lunch with us and even happier you will be coming back again. Hope to see you very soon, Olga

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

In short fantastic venue for breakfast great coffee, amazing orange juice and they know how to serve eggs benedict. Really good set up for the day ahead.

Thank Matt H
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Matt H, All the best things comes in small packages they say. Well we do love the short but straight to the point comments. Thank you thank you thank you. Hope we will see you very soon. Olga

Reviewed 4 May 2018

I use this place regularly for business lunches and find everything very consistent, the food, the service, and the friendly approach to customers. The menu changes regularly, and has a good variation of food and wine. The restaurant is set on the mezzanine level of...More

Thank Andy B
Olga G, General Manager at Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Andy B, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you very soon to experience one of the other restaurant and bar. Warmest regards, Olga

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This ex trading place has been transformed into a special social space. Spacious and luxurious atmosphere makes you forget where you are. Services are above average but it still manages to offer a special atmosphere. Prices are reasonable if one considers its primary location.

Thank NYLON_nomad
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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mezzanine Floor The Courtyard Royal Exchange | Royal Exchange , Bank, London EC3V 3LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7618 2480
Description
Located in one of the City���s most magnificent landmarks, The Royal Exchange Grand Caf�� attracts a mix of smart local business professionals, shoppers and tourists who use it as an atmospheric pit stop any time of day. Built in 1565, The Royal Exchange has survived two fires and its Grade 1 listed columns and arches are now home to a selection of luxury shops and this great restaurant. Situated in the original courtyard, a chic oval bar serves a superb selection of crustaceans. Head chef Oliver Prince has combined his passion and enthusiasm for cooking with seasonal ingredients to create a simple, tasty and elegant menu. Popular dishes include the roast lobster thermidor with new potatoes and salad; the chargrilled sirloin steak with chips and B��arnaise; and the chocolate profiteroles.
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