The Fable

- His 'N' Hers Handbook

We had a lovely time at The Fable...The cocktails were really out of this world.

- Superfuture

I had a great time and our host Anca was amazing - totally went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The food was great.

- ImALondoner.Com

Really enjoyed it - they looked after us well. The venue was spectacular and the food (especially starters!) was superb.

- Chartwell Journal

Dinner at The Fable It was wonderful! Really loved the atmosphere & food. The best crème brulee in London. The cocktails were amazing too!

- Fabulous Magazine

It was lovely at the Fable and the staff were helpful and kind.

- Square Meal

An unusual collection of all-day spaces with a sprinkling of fairy dust

- Design My Night

Honestly, if ever there was a bar brand to invest in Instagram shares, it's likely to be Drake & Morgan

- BarChick

Join the city's after work crowd and sip of skinny cocktails out of jam jars while talking stocks, visit the flower shop, buy some wine to take home or flip through the vintage story books in the library. Maybe you'll even find your Prince Charming!

- The Handbook

All the princess sipped on skinny cocktails, and all the guests lived happily ever after

- Blue Tomato

A magical and mysterious eatery awaits you

- Marie Claire

Housed in a 15th-century building - think cocktails, masterclasses and a vintage typewriter - it's a place I'll definitely be making a beeline for

- The Times

For serious cocktails and even better people-watching try The Fable Bar

The Happenstance Bar

urban junkies

love living the high life, but would rather do less damage to your credit balance? then opt for drake & morgan’s reef, beef & bubbles offer throughout august and indulge in a luxury edibles without the a-list price tag. dine like a king or queen and tuck into half a lobster, steak, sides and a glass of bubbly for just £15.

wj london

dine like a king or queen and tuck into half a lobster, steak, sides and a glass of bubbly for just £15.

hot brands cool places

giving the ol’ surf and turf an update comes drake & morgan’s latest offering – reef, beef and bubbles. think half a lobster, steak, sides and a glass of bubbly for just £15.


for £15 you can eat half a lobster, a 4oz steak, chips, salad and a glass of prosecco. the catch? aside from the lobster, there isn’t one.

hot dinners

dine like a king or queen and tuck into half a lobster, steak, sides and a glass of bubbly for just £15.


"the newest drake & morgan baby may just be their best yet. happenstance is the new hangout in st paul’s where you can drink cocktails, eat delish british grub, grab coffee and deli treats, brunch it up, and buy flowers from the in-house florist. something for everyone, even granny."

view london

"a chic addition to the city and the latest in the drake & morgan fold of stylish after work venues, the happenstance lives up to its twee name in décor but isn’t quite so demure when it comes to food and drink. this should please many after a long slog at the office."

just opened

"each room sporting its own little personality; the opulent bar with imposing views of the cathedral and statement chandeliers adorning the ceiling, the monochrome deli, the industrial dining room with exposed ceilings, reclaimed timber floors and pendant lighting. so, whatever your wish the happenstance is well worth a visit before, during or after work."

daily telegraph

"as with other d&m venues, the happenstance will aim for a sleek and stylish look, with exposed brickwork, reclaimed timber flooring, pendant lighting and an open-plan kitchen all part of the framework. floor-to-ceiling windows at ground level, meanwhile, will make the most of the view towards the cathedral, while an on-site deli and florist should add an extra dash of vibrancy to the venue."

blue tomato

"good company, good food, and good drinks made this restaurant and bar yet another drake & morgan success with its own personal twist."

the upcoming

"overall, everything in this place just falls together, making the name happenstance particularly appropriate. as well as a bar and dining area, there is also a deli, a mixology table and a florist, and for some reason it works. it is certainly worth a visit for those looking for a little wonder over lunch, or a great cocktail bar that won’t cost a fortune."

The Drift

International Life Magazine

Walking in with no expectations and walking out with them more than surpassed is how every restaurant experience should be and with The Drift you will NOT be disappointed.

Urban Junkies

We're impressed by the cocktail list at this new bar.


The Drift promises to be the prime place to let the work day dissipate away.

Square Mile online

CityBird has a new favourite bar. Given the amount of places she goes to drink, this is a very big deal.

City AM

The Drift is angling to please the City's palate with a variety of innovative drinking options. Cocktails are impressive or purchase a wine flight to quench your curiosity.

View London

Well priced and stylishly presented, it's definitely worth a visit.

Here is the City

The Drift is the sort of bar that you might find in Manhattan. And that can only be a good thing.

Evening Standard

Throw in excellent service and Europe's largest private aquarium into the mix, and there's enough reason to stay until the early hours.

The Handbook

The Drift invites Square Mile workers to escape the cut and thrust of fast paced city life and to stay, linger, explore and quite simply drift...

The Folly

Tatler Restaurant Guide

The Folly is the most exciting thing to have happened in the Square Mile since Big Bang - perfect for hydrangea rangers and hedgefunders.

Where and Now

It's great value for the fine food that is served, a quirky environment and guaranteed friendly atmosphere.

Living Etc

Secret garden, meets slick boutique hotel. Birdcages, foliage and giant floral motifs, courtesy of Sanderson wallpaper and Harlequin fabrics, mingle with glossy booths and neo-industrial lighting.

We Heart

Aesthetically unique, without forgetting what really matters, The Folly is most certainly one of London’s hot new dining destinations...

Vogue Brazil

For serving delicious brunches, lunches and dinners, the restaurant The Folly, in the heart of London's financial district also has a deli, wine shop and flower shop.

Elle Decoration

Bringing a touch of the great outdoors to London's Square Mile, The Folly is a new all-day restaurant and bar rolled into one. Its natural theme encompasses botanical murals, a beehive-inspired bar and even a few trees scattered here and there.

Blue Tomato

Whether you’re looking for cocktails and nibbles, or a board laden with antipasto and hearty, fresh main courses – you’d be mad not to try The Folly restaurant and bar.

Daily Candy

Get in touch with nature at The Folly, the new and incredibly versatile - dining spot/bar/florist/deli opening... this secret garden of epicurean delights will breathe life into the City.

The Anthologist

Bar Chick

The Anthologist. Brought to you from the guys behind Drake & Morgan, this perfect industrial space is the answer to any of city life's worries; it's big with lots of home style touches, wine racks and a little deli shop.

Elle Decoration

Have a leisurely brunch... at new east London bar-restaurant The Anthologist... Gorge on eggy bread and mushrooms, then pick up a bottle from the 'wine to go' list.

Company Magazine Online

The food is to die for, with a varied and interesting menu and a price range to suit all budgets. The staff were knowledgeable and very attentive. It's my new favourite city haunt and definitely worth a visit.

This Little Lady Went To London

Wanted: destination bar and restaurant... must be funky and fresh, inspirational but affordable and cater impeccably for a diverse and fun starved City clientele. First impressions of The Anthologist are that this is a brief that is well-placed to fulfil.

Time Out

The deli at this restaurant may be small but it's perfectly stocked and will soon be expanding. Browse home-made seasonal products from the chef and other delights such as Chase Vodka and Teapigs Tea.

Square Mile

It's quirkier that your average City haunt - there are branded Oyster cards on the tables (props to the marketing department, I'm still using mine) and mint plants sprouting around old copies of the FT - but it stays true to its roots, serving up decently priced pints and a dazzling selection of wine.

The Parlour Bar

The London Word

The newest place to get a Sunday roast with all the trimmings is The Parlour, a chic venue that is light and laid back.

Foxtons Area Magazine

With the clue in the title, there's no better parlour in which to feast on boisterous flavours and vibrant atmosphere in Canary Wharf's foodie grid.


The Parlour wouldn't look out of place in the west end... it's spacious and relaxing yet with a vibe that screams office outing.

Square Meal Restaurants & Bars

The Parlour is even more achingly fashionable than its neighbours.

Families online

The parlour is a thoroughly relaxing has that laid back cool with casual but attentive staff, who are clearly dedicated to your pleasure. The food is stylish, not too ambitious and there is a flair for presentation.

An ideal place for a fun lunch, dinner or just drinks, The Parlour has a trendy, laidback and fun atmosphere - ideal for couples or groups. Watch out for their fantastic range of 'skinny cocktails' - tastes like the real thing but only 86 calories!

Canary Wharf magazine

Great design through to the food. The rib-eye was cooked as requested and was a tasty sizeable treat. It is a wine fan's heaven with a wine list the same size as the oversized menu, not to mention a reserve list, inventive sparkling options by the glass, and the ultimate skinny cocktail. As we headed home, The Parlour was still buzzing, and remains the design-led favourite.

The Refinery Bar

Southwark News

I always get excited when The Refinery has a new season of goodies because they are always good and always exciting, so it was no different with the launch of their new flambe menu.


The Refinery is a nice place to go on a weekend for a relaxing lunch with friends and given the area and settings the prices are pretty damn reasonable too.

Harper's Bazaar

A sleek and spacious new addition to Southwark's eateries... A great range of wines by the glass make it perfect for after-work drinks and dinner with friends.

View London

Where the venue really shines is with its weekend brunch menu, particularly excellent is the refinery Fully Loaded - a full English breakfast, complete with your choice of eggs, sweet cured bacon, grilled sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast. It's extremely filling and excellent value for £7.95. Whatever time you go, the staff are friendly, professional and efficient, which only adds to your experience.

Square Meal online

Agreeable mishmash of styles (gothic, industrial, postmodern & 1950s kitsch) attracts a crowd of youngish, modish punters.


It boasts an excellent selection of beers and wines, more than ample seating and, most importantly, the music is at the perfect volume. The service was nothing short of excellent, the atmosphere was perfect for both wining and dining, and the menu had enough choice to demand a second visit.


If you find yourself in SE1, it's worth venturing away from the perhaps better known spots closer to London Bridge or Waterloo, and spending some time at the refinery.