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The 5 best lunch spots in Bank

When visiting London, unless you’re here for business you wouldn’t be likely to spend time in the Bank area. Full of City workers Monday to Friday, it is quieter at the weekend, which is why it has become a bit of a midweek lunch hotspot.
Here we count down the top 5 places to grab a quick midday snack in the area.

Coq d'Argent

This City favourite French restaurant, its spectacular rooftop setting and outdoor terraces and gardens. Serving classic a contemporary French cuisine, it is the perfect place for a business meeting or leisurely lunch.

Where: No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ

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City Cáphê

If you want to eat at this famous Vietnamese café, be sure to leave yourself plenty of time. With queues often spilling out of the door, this express lunch eatery close to Bank Station is renowned for its tasty dishes at reasonable prices. From Vietnamese baguettes (bành mì) to noodle soups (pho), every meal is full of flavour and certain to fill you up for the rest of the day.

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1 Lombard Street

Looking for something a little more special? Whether it’s an important business meeting or special occasion, 1 Lombard Street is a fantastic choice. This fine dining eatery is the Square Mile’s most established restaurant and its Brasserie is a perfect lunch choice. Here you can enjoy European cuisine under high ceilings and follow it up with a cocktail in the Dome Bar under a dramatic domed skylight.

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Bangalore Express

This Bank restaurant is especially famous for its incredible Indian breakfasts, but their lunch offering is equally as enticing. Choose from Indian tapas and tandoor dishes or larger main courses which cater for vegetarians and vegans as well as the meat eaters among us. Don’t forget to book, though, or be prepared to be disappointed.

Where: 1 Corbet Court, 3-6 Gracechurch St, London, EC3V 0AT

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When looking for a top class fish and seafood restaurant, Chamberlain’s is usually at the top of any Londoner’s list. Situated in the historic Leadenhall Market, Chamberlain’s has been operating for 16 years and is owned by fourth generation fishmongers. What they don’t know about fish isn’t worth knowing, and this is reflected in their incredible food.

Where: 23-25 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

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