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Dion St Paul's

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The bankers’ champagne bar has had as difficult a year as the rest of the City, leading to the closure of the Canary Wharf branch. Just off the Paternoster Square developments, Dion St Paul’s inhabits a long, low-ceilinged room with the choice between banquettes and high wooden tables.

Beige is the colour and City professionals the game; the drinks list is geared towards groups buying bottles (only three champagnes are sold by the glass). The likes of 2000 Cristal (£350) and 1999 Dom Pérignon (£160) on a Grand Marque-dominated list provide ample opportunity to flash the cash, and this is the only bar in London with a room officially sponsored by Krug. 

Jacquart Brut Mosaique (£9.50 a glass) or Louis Roederer Brut (£9.95 a glass – ours was served far too cold) provide some slightly more accessible options. 

The menu wanders through the usual wine-bar clichés, from chicken caesar salad to a range of sandwiches and wraps. Salmon fish cakes and cottage pie are typical main courses.

Venue name: Dion St Paul's
Contact:
Address: Paternoster House, 65 St Paul's Churchyard
London
EC4M 8AB
Opening hours: Open noon-midnight, meals served 5-10.30pm Mon-Fri
Transport: Tube: St Paul's tube
Price: Main courses £4.95-£17.95. House wine £16 bottle, £4.75-£8.50 glass

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Avi

HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!!! Not a very happy customer !!!!!

Jerry Adams

Similar story here....lacks any sense of class and relies on catering for the tacky, clueless bankers. Staff all walking around like they're on holiday and horrendous food. Don't bother...toss pot city

Charlie

Check your receipt before you pay - they tried to charge us £12.50 service charge on a £37 meal! Oh and the waitress was rude.

Jacqueline  de Gier

The problem with so many places in London right now is that they have become cavalier. This is not the most tastefully decorated of bars and the menu, ah well. ( the champagnes are cliche City, Essex and Formula One; who cares.) But it is in a good spot - St Paul's, next to Citi Bank etc. - and it has a few good wines on the list. I would be forgiving if the tables were clean and the service nice and good. Instead, twice now, I had to ask a waitress to clean the table; she wiped one corner and tried to flog me olives instead. The problem is clear: softie management. The staff are all too busy walking around with a buzz, ignoring people and on their phones. Stop texting and pull up your pants. And perhaps check out how like minded bars in Geneva and Beirut work.