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The Art of Brasserie Dining at 1 Lombard, Central London

Set in the heart of The City, 1 Lombard Street is a central London brasserie designed to offer an exceptional dining experience. Just across from Bank Station, our restaurant is housed in an impressive former banking hall, exuding grandeur and elegance. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion with a luxurious three-course meal or prefer a light lunch, our diverse menus curated by head chef James Holden ensure something for everyone.


Central London brasserie

We provide a unique atmosphere for fine dining, combining traditional and contemporary elements to create a memorable experience. Our blog will explore the history of our establishment, the culinary expertise that goes into our menus, and the special features that set us apart. Join us as we delve into the art of brasserie dining at 1 Lombard Street.


Culinary Expertise by Head Chef James Holden


At 1 Lombard Street, our culinary team is led by the experienced head chef James Holden. His extensive culinary background spans over two decades, specializing in European cuisine. Under his guidance, every dish on our menu is crafted with precision and care. He sources local ingredients to ensure freshness and flavor, working closely with local farmers and suppliers.


Our diverse menu reflects his commitment to quality and innovation, offering classic dishes with a modern twist. We take pride in providing a dining experience that delights the senses. We invite you to join us and taste the difference at 1 Lombard Street.


Diverse Menus for Every Occasion at our Central London Brasserie


At 1 Lombard Street, we offer diverse menus curated to suit every occasion. From business lunches to intimate dinners, our culinary options are versatile. Transitioning from lunch to dinner, our menus cater to varied tastes and dietary needs. We use fresh, local ingredients to ensure the best quality in every dish.


Seasonal changes bring new flavors and innovation to our offerings. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in each course, from starters to desserts. Chef James Holden’s expertise ensures a consistent dining experience. Join us for an exceptional meal that meets every expectation.


Interior Design and Ambiance


Expect lavish interiors at 1 Lombard Street, with the brasserie's impressive circular skylight casting sunlight over the bar below and giving the entire dining room a bright and airy feel. The walls of our Central London brasserie host stunning artworks, including pieces by notable British artists Antony Gormley and Steve Claydon.


Central London brasserie

Hanging mobiles add a unique touch to the ambiance. Our interior design creates a comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for both casual dining and special occasions. We invite you to experience the elegant setting that complements our exceptional menu.


Signature Dishes and Must-Try Items


Starters have included English asparagus, steamed and served with a velvety Hollandaise sauce, and perfectly poached Burford brown eggs. Guests can also enjoy Severn & Wye smoked var salmon served on rye with capers and dill. For the main course, choices might feature Loch Duart salmon with a spring vegetable salad and herb mayonnaise. Additionally, 30-day Himalayan salt-aged steaks from breeds native to the British Isles are available.


Diners can also opt for a lamb Barnsley chop with crushed Jersey Royals, wild garlic salsa verde, and lamb gravy. Desserts include a springtime Yorkshire rhubarb crumble, dark chocolate dome with amarena cherry, or a classic sticky toffee pudding. These dishes embody our commitment to quality and culinary excellence. We invite you to taste these exceptional offerings.


Wine and Beverage Selection at Our Central London Brasserie


Our extensive wine and beverage menu features selections for every palate. For bubbles, we offer Prosecco Brut Via Vai from Italy and Deutz Classic, Brut Champagne from France. English sparkling wine options include Lyme Bay Brut from Devon and RB32 Brut Reserve from Exton Park. Our white wines range from Chenin Blanc by Paul Mas to Riesling "Reserve Particuliere" by Andre Scherer.


You can also enjoy our rosé wines such as Domaine de la Navicelle from Cotes de Provence. Our red wine list includes Merlot from St-Emilion, Chateau de l'Anglais, and Tempranillo from Psi, Ribera del Duero. For rare wine enthusiasts, we have selections like Quarts de Chaume from Baumard and Hermitage La Chapelle by Paul Jaboulet Aine. Magnum and large format options include Chateau Latour and Deutz Classic, Brut Champagne. Join us to explore this carefully curated selection at 1 Lombard Street.


Conclusion


At 1 Lombard Street, we are dedicated to creating an unforgettable dining experience that seamlessly blends culinary excellence, versatile menus, and exquisite interior design. Under the expert guidance of Head Chef James Holden, our dishes are crafted with exceptional precision, using local ingredients to achieve the finest flavors.


Central London brasserie

Our diverse menus are thoughtfully curated to cater to any occasion, ensuring that every guest finds something to savor, whether it's a business lunch or a celebratory dinner. Complementing our culinary offerings is our sophisticated interior, characterized by an airy ambiance thanks to our striking circular skylight, and a gallery of stunning artworks that enhance the overall dining experience. Visit us in the heart of Central London and immerse yourself in the art of brasserie dining at 1 Lombard Street.

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