Review on The Sign of The Don
The Sign of The Don opened in November 2013, the latest offspring from husband and wife team Robert and Robyn Wilson, the founders of the critically acclaimed Bleeding Heart and The Don restaurants. Situated next door to its older sibling The Don, this new venture is on the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry Cellars, a short walk from Bank tube station.
The interiors reflect the restaurant's Iberian heritage with a specially commissioned bar made of solid cork from the Portuguese company Amorim, and seats in the downstairs bistro fashioned from reclaimed Sandeman Port casks. Walls feature a 3-metre corkscrew carved from metal and sculptures created from the iron hoops of ancient Sandeman barrels.
The kitchen is the domain of esteemed chef James Walker who trained at The Ritz, worked in Paris at Alain Senderains and more recently as Head Chef at Le Pont de la Tour. He has created modern British dishes with influences from Spain and Portugal to be enjoyed in a relaxed and informal setting. Kick off with grilled octopus, chorizo and chickpeas before a main course of veal steak, fried egg, potatoes and Romesco sauce or hake, baby gem, heritage tomato and salsa verde. Finish with desserts in the shape of warm rice pudding and Damson jelly or Oloroso trifle.
The wine list is a cracker featuring Spanish and Portuguese wines together with selections from the Wilson's award-winning vineyard, Trinity Hill, in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, as well as European classics. Details of the wines are displayed on an interactive system on wall-mounted LCD screens and can be ordered by a touch of a button. There's an extensive range of single malt whiskies, zingy cocktails and craft beers from Adnams of Suffolk.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express