News and reviews
One Moorgate Place Restaurant
Housed in a grade || listed building which is home to the Institute of Chartered Accountants', the restaurant exudes a wonderful dining ambience. It is the ideal atmosphere for a working lunch, a long lunch that will impress clients or simply a place to enjoy quality cuisine in the city.
Our new Executive Chef, John Beattie brings over 25 years' experience to the restaurant and his love for organic cooking is reflected in the seasonal menus.
Ideally located in central London, One Moorgate Place Restaurant is only minutes’ walk away from Moorgate, Bank and Liverpool Street stations. It is the perfect pit stop to break up your working day or to treat yourself to a tasty lunch away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Our staff deliver exceptional service as a standard and always aim to please. Here is what some of our customers has to say...
Charles Campion is pleasantly surprised
“If there is such thing as an instant response, the one you get from lunching at One Moorgate Place is that of surprise. Surprise that the cooking is so accomplished. Surprise that the restaurant exists at all, hidden away in the basement off the beaten track. Surprise that the service is so polished. And surprise that the prices are very reasonable.
Presentation on the plate is elaborate and dishes have multiple elements. One of the starters is braised oxtail lasagne with Morteau sausage and puy lentils – admirably delicate home-made pasta discs interleaved with rich oxtail.
A glazed game terrine is billed as coming with ‘fried parsnips and winter truffle’ – a sound terrine with a heavy aspic-like glaze. One of the accompaniments is a genuine show-stopper: the parsnip element comes as small croquettes filled with an amazing runny parsnip cream. Imagine those self-indulgent croquettes in your favourite tapas bar and then remake them so that they contain rich, gooey concentrated parsnip.
Mains also impress, particularly the visual aspects. Loin of roe deer with suet dumpling, curly kale and heritage carrots is perfectly cooked. Roast free-range chicken with thyme gnocci and pancetta shows how important careful buying can be – a good big chicken that has lived a bit and tastes of something, is well-balanced by chunky gnocci that have been fried to a crisp on the outside.”
Charles Campion, writing for FSM magazine, Feb 2012
TripAdvisor ratings give us 4.5/5 !
"Elegant, professional setting"
"Very smart restaurant. Went with colleagues and professional advisers...The decor was suitably modern and smart...All seven of us were very complimentary about the food. I had sea bass starter which had the best crispy skin followed by a sea trout main with gnocchi and an unusual pea, radish and samphire dish. Service was discreet and top notch. - very impressive." Rolo65, May 2014
"The restaurant is extremely well decorated and laid out...All food was delicious and beautifully presented. The wine list was also very reasonable and a very good Californian Viognier came in at under £23. Service throughout was very good and nearly all the tables were taken so it was quite lively...prices seemed very reasonable. Couldn't go wrong from what I could see!" Peter T, May 2014
"Excellent meal and attentive staff"
"An excellent meal, well described by the waiter, and attentive yet unobtrusive staff which is necessary for a business lunch. No pressure to leave but prompt when asked for the bill. Quiet enough to discuss business but tables separated enough for privacy." Traveller7979, March 2014
OpenTable reviews rate us 4 out of 5
"This basement restaurant is a hidden gem, just off London Wall. It has a limited menu, but it is creative and the cooking is always good. Service is attentive and professional." Dined August 2014
"This is the best value and the best ambience of anywhere. Food is consistently good; the staff are excellent and discreet; the restaurant itself is perfect - tables very well spaced and large. And the best bit is the price!" Dined August 2014
"This restaurant is perfect for a business lunch. One can talk peacefully; minimal risk of being over-heard; food is excellent and to a high standard not typically seen in the City; the service is exemplary; the prices work for typical cost conscious budgets!" Dined May 2014