A while back I had booked a lunch at One Moorgate Place, a restaurant which promises a 2-course lunch in 30-minutes or it’s on the house. My first impression when I heard it was wow, that’s a very brave statement! Due to my work schedule, I’m far too familiar with the time pressure of trying to squeeze in a restaurant visit in one hour.
From the moment we walked in we were greeted by welcoming staff. They had two menus to choose from, the A La Carte menu and the 30 minute menu. As we weren’t in a hurry we went for the A La Carte menu. The 2 course menu looked nice as well but is more simplistic.
We had aged fillet of beef carpaccio with Sichuan pepper, winter vegetable salad and a salmon starter. The presentation and flavour of both dishes were great.
For my main course I had the supreme of Banham Suffolk chicken, pearl barley & truffle risotto. From the moment the dish arrived I could smell the beautiful truffle. The dish definitely did not lack in flavour. On top of this we tried the Truffle Chips with parmesan, also delicious. The dishes look small but do not be fooled!
The chocolate and hazelnut delice is their top seller dessert which had finished by 3PM, which I guess is a good sign. I had the banana caramel panna-cotta and ginger shortbread. The panna-cotta tasted nice but was quite simple, which is suitable for those who don’t like rich desserts.
The service was so attentive and they timed the space between the dishes perfectly. I love to prove people wrong but I couldn’t this time! 2 Courses for £16.00 in 30 min (Starter and Main) / 3 Courses for £19.00 is a true bargain for the quality of service and food they offer. Even with the A La Carte menu they lived up to their fast service with our 3 courses, making it a great place for a city lunch.
Sadly since my visit, the restaurant has shut its doors. One Moorgate Place is still operating as an event venue. Our chefs will still be delivering high quality delicious food through our banqueting menus at your next meeting, private dining or conferencing event.
One Moorgate Place, London. EC2R 6EA.
020 7920 8613