31 July 2014

The Happenstance

020 3355 1570

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  • Wine: £13.95
  • Champagne: £37.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am-12M (Sat 10am- ) Sun 10am-6pm

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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. The Happenstance

    1a Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AA
    Overall rating:
    Pam H.

    Happenstance - excellent


    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  2. The Happenstance

    1a Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AA
    Overall rating:
    Pam M.

    Lovely place great atmosphere


    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Friday, 25th 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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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 Treasury30

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