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The Sterling

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City of London
Bar, British
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30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF, England
+44 20 7929 3641
08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 08:00 - 00:00
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met a friend for drinks here and didn't stay for long as it was £24.50 for 2 double vodkas and cokes!

Thank Dollarentis
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I came down the Sterling bar with some friends last Friday after work, we just have a couple bottles of wine and some side dishes from their bar menu it was delicious. The waitress was very attentive and smiley. Never fail to refill our drinks without being pushy! I will definitely go back there as I had an amazing night... More 

Thank Johanna P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have had a few events at The Sterling and often pop by for drinks and it is by far my favourite venue in the city. The team manage to do everything right - delicious food, great service and there is always a great atmosphere. All events I have held here have run smoothly with my guests always being amazed... More 

Thank Louise H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Swung by on the off chance that they had a table. Lovely warm welcome and quick friendly service throughout. Tasty food and a good beer selection. Shall be back...again!

Thank ChapPoole
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Everything was ok but nearing the time the vouchers are to be cashed, we were told they needed to key in the codes. When we tried to order another drink we were told they were full price. The offer stops at 9 pm but this was 10 to. The waiter cheekily cashed our bill and told us we could continue... More 

Thank aeloygut
Colchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite with colleague. Simple Caesar salad with chicken. How hard is that? Minuscule amount of bland grilled chicken even less dressing and awful croutons. Now it was only just over a tenner but come on who can't make a decent Caesar salad. I was the guest but if I was paying I would have complained.... More 

Thank brennP
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place there's always a good atmosphere and the staff are really nice. Never had a bad time here so don't listen to those negative reviews I think some people do this for no reason as I've been so many times! Looking forward to going again soon!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was an office party & the whole event was a litany of extremely poor customer service. I Asked for a virgin cocktail and I was refused on the grounds that the staff could not go downstairs to get it. I later asked for a coffee & was again refused. However later on and after much fuss and undue stress... More 

Thank kroozby
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I came here with a group of colleagues for our Christmas Team Dinner after selecting at random as we had commitments in the City that day, and I am so pleased we did! We had to order in advance as we were a group of 8, however this was easy and a pleasant experience, our events manager Johanna was extremely... More 

Thank spinsister2015
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Visited this restaurant on hot summers day mid July, was rather ideal with the sun beaming down on us as we enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was good (and reasonably priced) with the service being prompt and efficient. The only downside was that our plates weren't cleared too quickly after we finished our mains, whilst this wasn't bad it was slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 19
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7929 3641
Housed within the magnificent Gherkin, The Sterling presents an airy setting with a stylish dining room, a spacious mezzanine dining area and a large terrace. An extensive selection from The Sterling menu includes crustacea, old-school sarnies to share, main courses and desserts. The venue is a popular choice for corporate lunches, large parties and events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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