Coq d’Argent

I recently went to Coq d’Argent for a client lunch. Coq d’Argent is one of the restaurants in the City of London that comes alive in the Summer – especially Friday evenings – as it is unique for 2 reasons. The first it is a rooftop restaurant with a bar that has great views of the City of London and the second is the spectacular roof garden which is the place to be on a nice summer’s evening.

Having booked the lunch, I let the classically French restaurant know in advance that I was a coeliac and thus ate gluten-free. As soon as we arrived, I didn’t even have to mention that I was gluten intolerant, our waiter already knew and asked which one of us diners ate gluten-free. The waiter then took some time out to go through the menu with me explaining what was gluten-free and what could be modified to be gluten-free. I really felt like the restaurant made a big effort to accommodate my dietary requirements. I was also offered gluten-free bread which I gratefully accepted (and, as usual, ate too much of!).

We ordered from the a la carte menu and for an entree I had the seared scallops with mussel in saffron, broad beans and coral aioli and for my main I had baked stone bass with baby artichokes, fennel, courgette, tomato and saffron stew – both of which were absolutely delicious! As it was a work lunch, I didn’t quite have the opportunity to take pictures of the dishes.

Other than the a la carte menu, they also offer a reasonably priced (for the City) set menu being £25/2 courses and £30/3 courses.

I would definitely return here being it for lunch or dinner.

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