In the heart of the City, located at the foot of the iconic Gherkin building, lies the newly renovated Bury Court restaurant and bar.
I was kindly invited to come along and check it out, which I was more than happy to as not only do I conveniently work around the corner in the walkie talkie building, I’d heard good things about Bury Court so couldn’t wait to find out more.
One of the downsides to working in an office is that on one of the few days the sun graces London with its presence, I have to admire it from the window whilst I’m sat in an air conditioned room. We experienced one of those days a couple of weeks ago, so I made the most of my lunch time and took a stroll in the sun down to Bury Court and spent my time wisely eating delicious food and drinking wine. Perfect!
Bury Court has been a regular haunt for city workers for as long as I can remember. It’s prime location and bar is enough to attract thirsty workers at all times of the day.
The bar has a buzzing atmosphere with busy professionals popping in and out for a lunch time drink.
We were seated quickly at our table by the friendly staff and ordered a bottle of our favourite brouilly wine whilst we studied the menu.
The glass window in front of the kitchen enables diners to watch their food being prepared by the chefs.
The menu has something for everyone, whether you are feeling adventurous or if you just fancy something traditional such as ham, egg and chips!
I was feeling rather adventurous on this particular day so I ordered the black pudding and potato hash which arrived with a poached egg sat on top and covered in tomato hollendaise sauce. Yum! I’ve never been the biggest fan of black pudding whenever I’ve ordered it in the past, but I had a feeling I would enjoy it on this occasion and thankfully I loved it!
My friend ordered smoked salmon for starter and her plate arrived piled high with salmon along with buttered bread to accompany it. Simple and not particularly fancy but delicious nonetheless.
For main, I decided to order one of the daily specials which was the seabass in a creamy sauce with mash and vegetables. It was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth!
My friend ordered the ham, egg and chips.
With full bellies, we decided to skip dessert and slowly finish our bottle of red instead. We made sure we made the most of our lunch time before strolling back to the office mid-afternoon.
I had to stop and take a photo on the way back. You really cannot beat being in London with the sun beaming down on you, even when it’s just walking back to the office!
For more information about Bury Court and to make a reservation, you can visit their website here.
Bury Court also hold complimentary masterclasses that echo their new gin, whiskey and wine emporiums! This involves an hour of exploring and tasting your favourite tipples as well as learning the history behind each drink and the varieties available. This would make such a unique and impressive date! You can book a masterclass on their website here.
I highly recommend popping into Bury Court if you’re ever around the City, even it’s just for a quick glass of wine to soak up the atmosphere! I can already see myself returning on many occasions this Summer, especially when the sun’s out and everyone is in a fabulous mood! It would be rude not to…