Coq d'Argent
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SquareMeal Review of Coq d'Argent

Gold Award

Found on a street called Poultry, and a long-time favourite in business diaries across the capital, Coq d’Argent is still near the top of the City’s pecking order – “a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds” just a few minutes’ walk from Bank station.  

The venue’s considerable clutch of attractions includes gorgeous roof gardens (with fabulous views of the Gherkin and the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building), a charming wraparound terrace, a diverting wine list and a restaurant whose gleaming surfaces resemble a cruise liner in its pomp – although we think the interiors could perhaps benefit from a refresh.

Open from breakfast onwards, The Coq is a mainstay for business meets, although it accommodates all palates and preferences (note the gluten-free and vegan menus as well as an impressively mature children’s offering) – all overseen by a brigade of “impeccable” staff.

However, the main emphasis is on luxurious French-accented dishes ranging from a zesty crab salad served with crunchy melba toast to dry-aged USDA Black Angus sirloin steak with béarnaise and frites or indulgent, creamy wild mushroom risotto, topped with black truffle, chervil, smoked celeriac and Parmesan crisps. Meanwhile, those wanting to share can feast on chateaubriand, fruits de mer and gigot of milk-fed lamb with suitable accoutrements. 

Desserts are equally tempting, with options ranging from warm chocolate fondant paired with a scoop of pistachio ice cream to fruity raspberry tart topped with white-chocolate ice cream. Plenty of readers describe Coq d’Argent as an “old favourite”, and eating here certainly feels like stopping by to visit an ever-reliable, life-long friend. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
French
Ambience
Fine dining, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop
People
Group dining [8+]

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Special offers from Coq d'Argent

Set Menu: 2 courses £29.50 / 3 courses £34.50 per person

From: 1 April, 2019
To: 23 November, 2019
Max: 6
Set Menu available in the Restaurant: 2 courses £29.50 / 3 courses £34.50 per person Available for lunch and dinner, Monday – Friday, 11.30-15.00 / 17.30-23.00 / Saturday & Sunday lunch 12noon - 15.45 Available for Saturday dinner, 17.30-23.00
Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:45PM,Mon-Fri 11:30AM-3:00PM 5:30PM-11:00PM,Sat 12:00PM-3:45PM 5:30PM-10:30PM

Truffle Tasting Menu £95 or with wine £145

From: 4 November, 2019
To: 30 November, 2019
Max: 6
£95.00pp or £145pp with wine pairing. available for the whole table only
Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM 5:30PM-10:00PM,Sat 5:30PM-10:00PM

Le Grand Dejeuner Weekend 2 courses £33 / 3 courses £38

From: 21 September, 2019
To: 29 December, 2019
Max: 6
Le Grand Dejeuner Weekend : Choice of ten Starters and Mains, Crustaceans, Fruit de mer for two, sharing dishes for two
Availability: Sun 12:00PM-4:00PM,Sat 12:00PM-4:00PM

Location for Coq d'Argent

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

020 7395 5000

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Opening Times

Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Reviews of Coq d'Argent

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42 Reviews 
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Mr. Christopher B

Downhill
03 February 2018  
I have not been back for a while and found that some of the staff had no idea how the restaurant and bar worked. It took a long time for us to order and when we did order, the wrong order for the main course came to the table. We sent it back and then the staff brought it back and insisted that we had it. The starters were good, quail but the main course was poor, the food over cooked and to add insult to injury for not bringing the right order. The desert was supposed to take 15 to 20 minutes for a hot tart tatin, 5 minutes later it arrive, cool-not impressed. At the end the staff lost our coats and we spent time trying to find them as we walked around the cloak roomst. They were hidden beneath other coats and our number tag bore no relationship to the location of the coats. Such a shame
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Belinda L

Great buzz and excitement
25 August 2017  
The restaurant has a great buzz and excitement to it – as soon as you arrive you are made to feel special. The food is very well presented and tasted divine, however, the prices are not cheap and the bill can easily escalate with sides etc.
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Ms/Mrs. Rita G

Good food
27 November 2015  
Lovely evening out with clients, great food and service. Wine is expensive but worth the visit.
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Simon R

The Coq d'Argent Experience
18 September 2014  
I met a friend for lunch at Coq d'Argent one sunny day in September 2014. The signs at street level could be clearer, but after finding my way to the exclusive lift I was greeted by the staff and shown to my table in the rooftop garden, under a quiet shady tree. It seems difficult to believe that Coq d'Argent is located in central London. The staff were very courteous and discrete as I would expect. The menu is well thought out and the food is prepared to a very high standard. My friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed lunch and it is surprising how time drifts by in such pleasant surroundings.
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Ms/Mrs. Rebecca L

21 July 2014  
I'd been to C'oq D'argent a few times for after work drinks in the summer. It's got gorgeous large terrace, quite unlike anywhere else in the City with lots of greenery that separates the tables so you feel quite secluded. It really makes you forget you're just above Bank station. It's worth just popping up for a cocktail. However, I'd never been for dinner and wasn't sure what to expect as I'd heard a great deal that the food is overpriced. It certainly isn't cheap and the menu is far from ground breaking but the two dishes I had – a steak and chocolate fondant were utterly divine and well worth the money. The service is good and although the restaurant does look a little ‘City’ and stuffy on site, it's actually got quite a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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Ms/Mrs. David T

12 July 2014  
This is a very nice restaurant, in a great location, in the very heart of the City, with a delightful ambience, particularly in good weather. The food is good but not spectacular. We had two starters, chateaubriand, a very drinkable, actually delicious NZ pinot noir (the cheapest on the list at £45) one desert and coffee. The bill, with 12.5% service included, was £195. If I were a banker making mid six figures or upwards, I'd probably go there all the time and expense-account the meal without thinking. For those less well healed, paying privately, be prepared to ‘fork out’!
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Sandra S

30 June 2014  
Had a wonderful evening having had drinks on the outside terrace and we booked a table for 4 using the 2-courses for £26 meal deal. Although the food was excellent we didn't realise that vegetables were not included and had to order those after. Peter, who was serving us, was a delightful , accommodating young man as are so many of the other waiters. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone
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Ms/Mrs. Jasmin C

27 May 2014  
Absolutely great restaurant, went there on whim as a last minute thing and would definitely recommend it. The Food was fantastic and varied and the wine lit was superb. On arrival, I couldn't decide whether to sit outside or inside and they swiftly assured me that either way, they would happily move me. I chose the outside, but when the weather took a turn for the worst, even though we were completely covered I decided I wanted to sit inside, the staff rushed to seat me within the inside of the restaurant. The atmosphere and garden was unique and trendy, yet elegant and I would recommend for both couples and large parties.
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David P

28 March 2014  
Had pleasant lunch with former colleague. Snails and rump for me. Champignon terrine and salmon for her. Food all to a high standard and the service as good if a wee bit frenetic at the height of the lunchtime rush. This for me is a London staple for business lunches and dinners. It's reliable, you know what you're going to get and as they say ‘it does what it says on the tin’. My guest from New York also liked the views, the location convenient for the City and the ambiance so we were both happy.
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Rachel B

13 March 2014  
The food and service was excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I would definitely recomment a visit.
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