City Café at the Doubletree by Hilton London

7 Pepys Street , London, EC3N 4AF

SquareMeal Review of City Café at the Doubletree by Hilton London

Grained woods, cool greys and clean-lined minimalism create an impression of stark elegance at this spacious modern restaurant, which stretches along a glassy wall of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel fronting Crutched Friars. The kitchen works to a seasonal repertoire based on carefully sourced ingredients, with both the carte and ‘market menu’ ringing the changes week by week. To start, try sweetcorn velouté with corn bread and basil butter or smoked salmon and English crab with fennel and citrus salad. Various aged Hereford steaks from the grill are served with hand-cut chips, watercress and portobello mushrooms, or you might prefer something showier such as herb-crusted fillet of cod with crushed peas and sauce vierge. More informal grazing and sharing platters are available in the SkyLounge and lobby bar.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tower Gateway Tube Station 157m

Tower Gateway Station 157m


Address: 7 Pepys Street , London EC3N 4AF

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7am-11.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Lloyds Register of Shipping 171m

Clothworkers' Hall 208m


Telephone: 020 7709 1000


Cuisine: Modern European

Lunch: ££14.95/18.95 (2/3 courses)

Dinner: ££18.95/22.95 (2/3 courses)


Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Broome F. bronze reviewer 20 November 2012

Our biggest disappointment with Skylounge was the fact that those in control of the hotel, have decided that because someone attempted to jump from the terrace, they will keep the doors to the terrace, firmly closed from now on. The only reason why we decided to go, was to admire the cityscape, On a more positive note, the bar had a convivial vibe for a Sunday evening, due to the fact there was a corporate function in one half of the bar. We stuck to cocktails, having had some expertly made drinks at The Soho Hotel earlier in the evening. The drinks at Skylounge were fine. Martini's and Long Island Iced Teas, had the desired effect, but lacked the finesse and attention that we experienced earlier that evening. There were no complimentary nibbles which I believe should be standard in an establishment such as this. Amiable staff and prompt table service, with staff having the time to speak to customers. The views are fantastic, which really is the main reason why people choose this bar.