Restaurants, French Bank
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Probably the best (only?) restaurant in London to be named after an insect, this D&D spot in the Royal Exchange takes its name from the French word for the golden grasshopper (on the roof) – a symbol of wealth and prosperity since Roman times. And as you sit in the comfortably appointed mezzanine above the expensive shops and grand café below, it’s impossible to forget you’re surrounded by the rich and powerful. However, Sauterelle is far more than an expense-account client-impresser of a place – instead, there’s a calm and understated elegance about it, which makes it worth a visit from outside the Square Mile.

The set menu is good value at £20 for two courses, and offers many of the luxury ingredients of the more expensive menus (ham hock terrine with poached foie gras and pear and raisin chutney, for example, or aged beef with summer vegetables and red wine). Step up a level to the carte or ‘market menu’ to make the most of the modern yet circumspect French cooking. Service is polite and steady; the wine list is assembled to wow, but prices stay below the stratosphere.



Venue name: Sauterelle
Address: Royal Exchange
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-9.30pm Mon-Fri
Transport: Tube: Bank
Price: Main courses £17.50-£31. Set meal £20 2 courses, £23.50 3 courses, £45 tasting menu (£80 incl wine)
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so dynamic. At Royal Exchange & Sauterelle, you never ending to try new things.
Or simply coming back for the usual evergreen dishes & cocktails. Staff is amazing and charming


This is one of my all time favourites, with its 5 star service, exceptional food and beautiful plating. Sauterelle floats above the center court on the mezzanine level of the Royal exchange and is owned by one of my favourite chains the D&D group. It's ethos of sustainable food sources from both the Mediterranean and Britain ensures a fine dining experience. The set menu @ £20 evening standard proved to be a party pleaser with a little something for everyone including s glass of wine. From the refreshing chilled pea soup, succulent octopus with saffron crushed potatoes to the 60 day aged beef pave, every course was just perfectly cooked and plates (sadly my phone battery fails me) . The perfect excuse for another visit not that one is needed. Dessert sounded tempting but sadly time and space did not permit. Great for a cheeky city lunch

I think it is a nice place to spend a evening, the staff are friendly the food was tasty, small portions but i did not left hungry. if you are in the area its worth to go.