Art Yard Bar & Kitchen

Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Rd

Artsy Hotel Restaurant
Opens at 12:00
££££
Blackfriars
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Dojo rating
8.5/10

Attached to the boutiquey Bankside Hotel, this swish restaurant offers a more modern take on the hotel-resto genre. Art and whimsy are everywhere - the decor is stylish but fun with quirky light fittings, curious paintings and geometric shapes meaning plenty to look at and lust over while you wait for your fruity but grown up cocktails. These, depending on which you order, may be garnished with a postcard to be sent wherever you damn please. The menu offers people pleasers: some fried starters, dips and breads, fresh seafood, pizzette, salads, pasta, lots of fish and a steak option too. Ours was a sweetly succulent scallop with Jerusalem artichoke; some lemony, buttery ricotta gnudi with pine nuts; and a pan fried cod flaking its way into our happy mouths. Sides were fairly heavenly too: from this point forth we will always request carrots in tahini and sesame seeds, and only ever drink Riesling. We finished with a classic and heartwarming soft-centred chocolate pud. These guys aren't exactly reinventing the wheel but they can bang out a right good meal.

Hours
Mon
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 22:30
Tue
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 22:30
Wed
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 22:30
Thu
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 22:30
Fri
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 22:30
Sat
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:30
Sun
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:30
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