Review on Three Cranes
The Three Cranes sits next to Mansion House, tucked away on Garlick Hill it can trace its history back to 1562. Named after the three timber cranes at nearby Vintry Wharf, where casks of Bordeaux wine were first brought into London, it was frequented by literary greats such as Samuel Pepys and playwright Ben Johnson. The townhouse has undergone an extensive renovation and now features a ground floor bar with a smart dining room on the first floor, featuring olive green leather banquettes set against chunky oak tables, and artwork paying homage to the site's history. The Vintry Ward is located on the second floor and is available for private functions, and above this The Three Cranes have two serviced apartments.
Former chef-patron Henry Harris of the well-regarded French restaurant Racine in Knightsbridge has collaborated with the founder of Harcourt Inns, James McCulloch to re-launch several of London's lost pubs. Start the ball rolling with Henry's signature steak tartare before moving on to a succulent steak from the grill, served with a choice of sauces and flavoured butters. For fish fans there's dishes such as grilled tuna loin, caponata and olive and oregano butter and you could finish with a refreshing apple sorbet and a shot of Calvados.
The wine list emphasises Old World wines, but there's also a selection of new and interesting producers, together with ales and draught lagers from craft breweries like Timothy Taylor, Portobello Brewery, Beavertown and Stiegl from Austria.
British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00pm through until