For a viable alternative to those heaving West End bars where a crisply folded tenner pointed at the barman can go unnoticed for hours, take a look at the many exciting and rewarding Bank bars in London. This is where the financial heart of the country beats, strewn with reputable venues. Our recommended list of Bank bars is a helpful guide which will highlight those pubs and bars that should not be limited to just the City boys and girls.
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Addendum Restaurant and Bar features fully opening, floor to ceiling windows which make this a light and airy venue. This stylish restaurant serves a extensive choice of Modern European cuisine which is complemented by a choice of world wines and cocktails.
Apex City of London Hotel, 1 Seething Lane, The City, London, EC3N 4AX
(020) 7977 9500
The Anthologist is a multi-purpose eating and drinking venue by Drake and Morgan. Situated in the hear of the City, the venue boasts a cocktail lounge, deli, basement wine cellar and chef's table.
58 Gresham Street, Bank, London, EC2V 7BB
The Anthologist offers a variety of cocktails, beers and world wines as well as an all day food menu featuring a wide selection of British and International dishes made using locally sourced produce.
0845 468 0101
Banker offers a choice of alcoholic beverages including beers and spirits. Traditional pub food is served. Entertainment includes background music, a pool table and major sporting fixtures are screened on a large TV. In fine weather you can sit out on the terrace.
Cousin Lane, London, EC4R 3TE
(020) 7283 5206
Be At One Monument is the largest of the groups bars with a capacity of 340. The award winning group has fully trained staff serving a comprehensive choice of both classic and signature cocktails.
28 King William Street, Bank, London, EC4R 9AT
(020) 7621 0400
The Cellar is a classy underground wine bar with a wonderful choice of wines matched with an equally chic atmosphere that keeps the stylish crowd happy.
Downstairs, 25 Moorgate, Bank, London, EC2R 6AR
(020) 7330 0951
Corney and Barrow at Lime Street is a contemporary bar that offers an all day dining menu. Dishes are created using British traditions and seasonal produce. The wine and champagne list is extensive including over 90 by the glass and the venue also offers a choice of real ales.
25 Fenchurch Avenue, Bank, London, EC3M 5AD
(020) 7398 5870
The Counting House is a spacious pub located a short walk from Bank tube station serving British food to City workers. A selection of drinks are also available from this City pub including beers, wines and spirits.
50 Cornhill, The City, London, EC3V 3PD
(020) 7283 7123
Open on the former Clause site, Dirty Martini brings excellent service and a great choice of both classic and signature cocktails to the City's Lovat Lane.
1 Lovat Lane, The City, London, EC3R 8DT
(020) 7632 2089
The Fine Line is a popular bar that serves a variety of Modern European dishes prepared using fresh, seasonal produce. In clement weather enjoy alfresco dining or drinking in the patio area.
1 Bow Church Yard, The City, London, EC4M 9DQ
(020) 7248 3262
The Folly is a stylish venue offering a variety of food and drink highlighting seasonal produce. The expansive venue is divided into separate areas including a deli and a flower shop.
41 Gracechurch Street, Bank, London, EC3V 0BT
0845 468 0102
Forge is a trendy venue with a modern interior that gives it an exciting atmosphere. The menu at Forge has a modern twist on classic dishes, including coca-cola glazed gammon, 'Forge' burger and Scottish salmon whole food salad.
24 Cornhill, The City, London, EC3V 3ND
(020) 7337 6767
The Lamb Tavern is a bustling Young's pub offering a wide choice of drinks and a food menu of British cuisine. A typical menu at Lamb Tavern may include Young's signature London bangers, haddock and hand cut chips and a Sunday carvery.
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Bank, London, EC3V 1LR
(020) 7626 2454
The London Stone is a basement pub in the heart of the city on Cannon Street. Alongside a variety of drinks, typical pub grub is served at London Stone.
105-109 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AD
(020) 7626 8246
Brought to you by the same people who created Mint Leaf Restaurant and Bar in Haymarket, Mint Leaf Lounge and Restaurant serves authentic yet innovative light Indian food and an impressive range of drinks at the stunning bar, including five hundred spirits and over a thousand cocktails.
Angel Court, Bank, London, EC2R 7HB
(020) 7600 0992
With a spectacular riverside setting, Northbank Restaurant and Bar is attractive to city business people as well as London tourists. They offer a menu of good honest British food with a Cornish influence, along with great wines, a selection of real ales and West Country ciders.
Millennium Bridge, One Paul's Walk, The City, London, EC4V 3QH
(020) 7329 9299
The Old Bank of England is a bustling City pub that serves a variety of drinks. The food menu offers a variety of classic pub food but specialises in pies such as steak and ale or steak and venison.
194 Fleet Street, The City, London, EC4A 2LT
(020) 7430 2255
111 Old Broad Street, City, London, EC2N 1AP
(020) 7638 9308
The Otherist is a sleek bar and restaurant by Drake and Morgan that offers creative cocktails and an all-day seasonal food menu.
80-84 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850
Patch East is a Shoreditch style cocktail bar located in the heart of the City, with a gateway to vibrant East London. Like its sister venue Patch St Pauls, Patch East boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.
With award-winning DJ's, a late license, happy-hour deals and monthly food and drink specials, Patch East is a venue to relax, unwind, drink, eat, dance and rock till the early hours all in one night and in one beautifully decadent space.
Revolution Leadenhall is located in the heart of the Square Mile. The venue is spread over four floors and features a 60 foot long bar serving food and cocktails, wines and beers and offering over 100 ways to enjoy vodka.
140-144 Leadenhall Street, The City, London, EC3V 4QT
If you're feeling blue you can chase away the clouds with 'Real Sunlight' at Revolution Leadenhall. Favoured by celebrities, Real Sunlight is a totally safe system that emulates rays of heat and light which, when combined with a beach setting, recreates the ultimate holiday experience.
(020) 7621 9955