Coq d'Argent




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Venue details

  • Address:

    Coq d'Argent No.1 Poultry
    EC2R 8EJ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7395 5000

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  • Opening hours:

    Brasserie Lunch served 11.30am-3pm Mon-Fri. Main courses £15-£26. Restaurant Breakfast served 7.30-10am Mon-Fri. Lunch served 11.30am-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-3pm Sun. Brunch served noon-5.30pm Sat. Dinner served 5.30-10pm Mon-Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bank

  • Price:

    Main courses £19-£37.50. Set lunch (Sun) £25 2 courses, £28 3 courses. Set meal (lunch Mon-Fri; dinner) £26 2 courses, £29 3 courses

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3.3 / 5

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I had reserved a table for 10 for Sunday lunch one month before the date since it was to be a very special occasion. The whole party arrived at 2 pm and all orders were taken by 2. 30 pm. Unfortunately the experience was not a good one, poor service and food. Be careful going as a large group!

There were 5 main problems with our experience:

1. The food arrived 1.5hours after our orders were taken! At 4pm!

2. Only NINE of us actually received our meals at 4pm...the other one waited an extra 15 minutes, only to be told his order had run out and then was given an overcooked small piece of lamb which seemed to be re-used from beforehand. We then saw this same dish being offered to another lady on a different table, who also refused to accept it.

3. From the nine who received their meals, 7 ordered meat dishes with according to the menu should be served with Yorkshire puddings. 3 of the plates were missing ingredients! Only 4 the plates arrived with Yorkshire puddings! When we asked, we were told that there were no more left so they decided to give the Yorkshire puddings to only half of us and leave the other half of the plates empty with just the meat and some vegetables! 

4. The sauce did not arrive with the food, we waited more for this and the meat was not of the expected quality not the full rib eye steak expected, very small pieces.

5. On complaining, the manager response was not very hospitable at all, not understanding and not willing to accept the errors made!

Of course we received some discount off our meal but this does not make up for ruining a special family occasion for which we had higher expectations from such a good reviewed and expensive restaurant. We will not be going there again which is a shame because the location and atmosphere is otherwise very nice.


We wanted something special for our Christmas lunch get together, and affordable. This place was a good choice for that. Really, really lovely, very relaxing and friendly, great buzzy atmosphere. Spacious tables, no banging elbows. The three courses set menu for £29 was very good value - for sublime masterchef food - had a lot of choices, which also included the dish of the day. We all had a different dish, and it was all delicious, all really nicely presented. I had the 63 degree free range British egg, smoked haddock and spinach for the starter, and it was perfection, followed by the almond and cacao nib venison, parsnip puree and amaretto sauce, which was also very tasty. All rounded off with some sublime desserts which included a Christmassy Yule Log. The wines were affordable, we chose the Chenin Blanc at £26 to accompany our meal. They even had gluten free bread when requested. Service was friendly, welcoming and unobtrusive, We had a table near the window, so saw some beautiful views. Would definitely recommend and need to go back when the weather is warmer to dine alfresco on the rooftop terrace. Great place for a special occasion.


This is a great place to hire for company parties or large private functions like weddings. My steel drum band covered a couple of events here and the acoustics are fantastic, the views are stunning, the service is fluent; it ticks most boxes.


I booked this restaurant for a romantic meal with my partner knowing nothing about it. I had seen an offer on toptable for a spring/summer set price menu. When we arrived we were worried there would be too many City types there, there were a few but we were pleasantly surprised as it was very busy with a mixed crowd (possibly because of the offer). The staff were really attentive and the sommelier was very helpful (even when there was a mix-up over the wine we ordered). The spring set menu we had was lovely, although the portions were small, and so was our wine. The wine was very pricey but this is to be expected from this type of restaurant. There was a great terrace which we weren't able to use as the weather was bad but this would offer great views in the summer I'd imagine. All in all we had a great evening so I would recommend it!


Coq d'argent, good for a drink on the terace when the weather is nice, but I wouldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone! My friends ordered foie gras for starters and steak for main, foie gras was nice, but the steak was very dry and cold, the chips were undercooked. I had tuna for starter and coq au vin for main, tasteless, very disappointing! Value for money is an absolute rip off! PS: Really avoid to go if you have any food allergy or are a vegetarian!