Review on The Don Bistro and Bar

The Don Bistro & Bar 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 restaurant. 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.

Modern British dishes with influences from Spain and Portugal can 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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Modern European


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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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The Don Bistro and Bar
21 St. Swithins Lane
Central London

Nearest tube station: Bank

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