Coq d'Argent

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Gold Award

Few London restaurants enjoy the enduring popularity that surrounds Coq d’Argent. A long-time favourite in business diaries across the capital, the restaurant has been pulling in the corporate crowds since 1998, in part thanks to its “brilliant location” right by Bank tube station.

The restaurant is accessed via one of two dedicated lifts found at street level and once you’ve reached the rooftop, you’ll have the chance to explore Coq’s various crowd-pleasing attractions. In the summertime, the stunning roof gardens are the place to enjoy views of the Gherkin and Walkie Talkie with a cocktail in hand, while the wraparound terrace is perfect for alfresco dining. The outdoor space isn’t just for sunnier days though – look out for fun installations in the winter season too, such as faux ski lodges.

Inside, the dining room’s gleaming surfaces resemble a cruise liner in all its pomp. We’d be inclined to agree with those readers who reckon that the dark interiors could do with a refresh, although there is an old-school charm to the aesthetic.

The French-accented menu touts fastidiously sourced, luxury ingredients with price tags to match. Tuck into the likes of pasta ribbons with a glossy egg yolk at the centre and a handful of black truffle shavings on top, or 28 day-aged beef Rossini served alongside wild mushroom duxelles and a gamey Perigourdine sauce. Come dessert, Coq’s signature Pomme is the must order, an ‘apple’ that reveals itself to be a white chocolate shell concealing cream, apple chunks and chocolate crumb.

A gluten free menus is also available, as well as an impressively mature children’s offering. The restaurant’s wine list is another draw, overseen by a sommelier who knows what he’s talking about, while old-school service (suited staff, tablecloths dusted off between courses) is a hit with diners, all culminating in what one reader describes as a “faultless dining experience”.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fine dining, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop, Terrace
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Coq d'Argent

Updated on 30 Jun 2021

Beyond COVID-19, new dining experience
Operations Policy

D&D London understand that the health, safety and well-being of our staff and our guests are paramount
whilst co-existing with COVID-19 in the new world.
We have a duty of care to all stakeholders and have developed new ways of working based on advice
and guidance provided by the government, industry bodies and our safety consultants.

Read more on their website

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Location for Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8EJ

020 7395 5000


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun Closed
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun Closed

Reviews of Coq d'Argent

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59 Reviews 


Good to be back
18 April 2021   - Verified Diner

Sitting outside on a cold April afternoon may not be everyone's idea of a good day, but it was most timely and great to be back! All necessary COVID-19 precautions were in place, staff were attentive but not intrusive. The rack of lamb for two as a special was cooked to pink perfection. Welcome back Coq D'Argent.

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08 July 2019  
Good food, beautifully presented. Brilliant location. Great service. The restaurant opens out in summer to amazing roof terrace with great views across Bank Junction to the Royal Exchange and Mansion House.

Claire H

02 July 2019  
Faultless dining experience. Delicious food.

Stephanie B

28 June 2019  
Good food, fab view.

Alison H

31 July 2018  
Amazing views, delicious food and attentive staff.

ben D

27 June 2018  
Great food and ambience.

Kate W

27 June 2018  
Great for dinner after work. Very good value set menu and impeccable service.


27 June 2018  
Brilliant restaurant from the D&D stable. A great place for a business lunch in the City. Food is excellent, ambience great, service top notch and the whole experience enhanced by the big terrace area with views over the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange and the Mansion House. Really comes int its own in the Summer months.

Rachel M

27 June 2018  
Ambience food service.

Neil S

27 June 2018  
Brilliant location, wonderful ambiance , great food.
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