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In the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, the latest offer from the Drake & Morgan chain (The Folly, The Drift, The Anthologist etc), is another bar/restaurant behemoth in the now-familiar ‘trying to please all’ style of its elder siblings. Busy but gimmicky postmodern decor, tricksy detailing and a modish menu may have been inspired by various established indie bars, but that’s the way its target young City clientele like it – think ‘mainstream with a twist’ or Ted Baker meets Jessie J. Order ‘scream if you want to go faster’ cocktails as you scream above the clattery acoustics, go skinny on low-calorie ideas or try brewskis (beer cocktails) and wine flights from an affordable list. Food kicks off with 'fully loaded breakfasts' before plundering brunch classics, roasts, small plates, sharing platters, burgers, ‘po-boy’ sandwiches and everything but the proverbial kitchen sink.


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  1. Published : Sunday, 21 July 2013

    Dancing In High Heels :: THE HAPPENSTANCE


    The latest site launched by Drake & Morgan in the newly developed No1 St Paul's Churchyard.
    Stepping through the main doors, I knew that this was my kind of place, with it's warm, welcoming ambiance, and lovely chic decor.
    First impressions always count after all.




    We were led through to the back of the building to the main dining area which had an open plan kitchen.




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  1. Published : Friday, 25 July 2014

    Foodie Force :: Happy Birthday Happenstance

    The Happenstance sits right next to London's most iconic landmark St Paul's

    A birthday wouldn't be a birthday without lots of surprise and treats. The first of which was a wonderful cocktail "Houdini Tini".

    Snow queen vodka, cloudy apple juice, vanilla and ginger infused syrup de gomme, grapefruit and lime juice. A perfect way to begin the celebrations...
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  1. The Happenstance, Drake & Morgan's year-old baby next to St Paul's cathedral, threw a rather interesting birthday bash for its grown up buddies. They seem to have ticked the checklist for a proper 1st birthday party:

    There was cake, bunting and goody bags...

    Beverage for the kids...

    ...and bevvies for adults too! Cocktails courtesy of Snow Queen Vodka were a hit...
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Private Dining at The Happenstance

The Happenstance’s glamorous private dining room, ‘The Curious Treasury’, is located in the vaults of the building and can be hired for private parties for up to 60 guests (30 seated). The space can also be booked as separate vaults for smaller parties.


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The Curious Treasury 30

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