The Door

Set in the financial district of London, it has a chic and classic feel as soon as you walk in without feeling too formal.  Bar is immediately on the right where you can have pre-dinner drinks, and bar food.  Greeted immediately by the maître d who checked our reservation and then showed us to our table (he did ask if we wanted to have a drink at the bar first, but we decided to get straight to it!).

Warm Wye Valley English asparagus, with duck egg
deliciously soft egg on 4 spears of fresh and crunchy asparagus!

Loch Duart Oak smoked salmon, 
with chive potato cake
Generous portion, potato cake full of flavour

Dorset lobster roll, lime and coriander mayo, fries
large, juicy chunks of lobster in a toasted roll; fries to die for, served in a little metal basket

Grilled yellowfin tuna loin, with jersey royal potatoes, samphire
very large and perfectly cooked – pink in the middle

1 apple martini (delicious; my new favourite drink!)
1 bottle house white wine (sweet tasting, and went down very nicely indeed!)
1 americano
1 cappuccino (informed by the waiter that this was the best cappuccino in the City, and I cannot disagree with him!)

We had no room for pudding this time around – which for myself and my dining partner, is pretty rare!  The last time I was there, however, I had:

Lemon tart, creme fraiche
beautifully sharp; a perfect end to a meal

Attentive without being overbearing; I never felt that we were being hassled or rushed at all, but there was always someone there if you needed to order something or had a question.  The staff were very knowledgeable, recommending dishes.

On this occasion, our meal came to a very reasonable £57, excluding tip.  I was pleased that the tip wasn’t automatically added; it annoys me when that happens when there are only 2 of you.  We gladly tipped in cash.

I have dined at The Door twice now, and both times have been wonderful.  Highly recommended, particularly with the current toptable deal of 50% off food.  And – as usual if you’re dining out – if you don’t want to pay for your water (because, lets face it, what’s the difference?!) then ask for tap water specifically.

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The Door Oyster Bar & Grill, 33 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND 

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