The Trading House

89 - 91 Gresham Street, The City, London, EC2V 7NQ
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Address
89 - 91 Gresham Street, The City, London, EC2V 7NQ

Telephone
020 7600 5050

Region
The City

Nearest Station
St. Paul's (0.17 miles)

Category
Bars

Website
http://thetradinghouse.uk.com/

Opening Summary

Mon - Weds: 12:00 - 00:00
Thurs: 12:00 - 01:00
Fri: 12:00 - 02:00
Sat: 16:00 - 00:00
Sun: closed

Venue Facilities

Food Served

Live Music Played

Set in the Victorian building that was once the Bank of New Zealand, The Trading House is an impressive new addition to the City's drinking and dining scene evoking the spirit of the East India Trading Company. Offering an impressive list of signature cocktails as well as a huge range of craft beers, ales and ciders, drinks connoisseurs are sure to find something to their taste. As for the food, the focus is on great pub-style food prepared using quality, fresh ingredients – the signature dish is scrumptious ‘hanging kebabs’ made with a choice of grilled meats, prawns or halloumi!

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All In London Review

Explorers welcome with quirky décor and eclectic food

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The front door is almost hidden so you could easily miss this place. But it opens into an intriguing space. There’s a dark wood theme with lots of interesting and quirky decorations – a white peacock atop the bar, mounted zebra and rabbit heads, amazing wood wall carvings, old bric-a-brac and curios on shelves that partition the bar from the restaurant and old maps. Very Phileas Fogg.

It’s Old City. Another banking hall returned to its former glories. And probably best in the winter – although our miserable summer means it’s a hit at the moment regardless. And I loved the iron spiral staircase – complete with twinkly lights – up to the Minstrel’s Gallery.

We had a couple a glasses of Sauvignon Blanc (£6.95) but there was an incredible selection of cocktails. There’s an impressive wine list of new and old world wines.

We skipped the starters although were tempted by some including baked camembert (£7.25), smoked haddock fishcake (£6.25), chicken liver and rum pate (£6.25) and sesame coated falafel (£5.50).

My companion choose the deli board (£11.50) where you could select four items from homemade, meats, fish and cheese options. Her camembert with fig syrup and honey glazed ham were excellent as were the chargrilled courgette and aubergine.

I opted for the Malaysian curry with coriander rice which was £11.50 for the chicken version (£9.95 for vegetable). It was presented well and subtly flavoured.

Other options on the menu included chicken from the rotisserie, steaks and burgers from the barbeque and home comforts (including seabass fillets - £15.95, pork schnitzel - £9.95 and various pies with chips or mash (from £11.50)).

But we both admired the handing kebabs (£12.75 for chicken, £13.25 for lamb and £13.95 for beef – there are also halloumi and seafood options) as they arrived at nearby tables.

So much so that my companion felt compelled to order one for dessert. The rocky road kebab (£5.50) was a triumph of strawberry, hazelnut brownie and marshmallow over which a biscuit and chocolate sauce was poured from the top.

I chose the delicate elderflower jelly and red berry pavlova (£5.50) which was served with raspberry ripple ice cream.

Reviewed by KimT
Published on Jul 5, 2016


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