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Restaurants near St. Paul’s Cathedral

Imagine you are at St. Paul’s Cathedral and you’ve been exploring the attraction’s Crypt, Dome, and main floor for an hour or so. 

Suddenly, you hear a familiar rumble and growl that only keeps growing louder the more you ignore it. 

Well, it’s just your hunger pangs playing spoilsport and reminding you it’s food time!

There are many dining options to choose from once you step out of the cathedral.

From timeless classics to seasonal British produce to sophisticated all-day dining, this article is your ticket to a delicious meal or drink when you’re at St. Paul’s London.

Want to make the best of your trip to the cathedral and other attractions nearby?
We recommend the St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London & River Cruise ticket that whisks you around London’s iconic landmarks and a cruise along the Thames. Another equally interesting ticket is the Welcome to London Tour ticket; it includes a live English tour guide who takes you through London’s significant landmarks such as St. Paul’s and Big Ben.

The Ivy Asia, St Paul’s

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If you are looking for a restaurant with a clear view of the cathedral, the Ivy Asia is where you ought to be.

The first thing you’ll notice when you enter this pan-Asian, first-floor restaurant is its interiors, especially its dazzling green semi-precious stone floor and antique gold mirrored bar.

Located toward the East of the Cathedral, you can use St. Paul’s South or North entrance to cross the road and reach this pan-Asian restaurant.

If you are wondering what to order from the menu, we recommend you try sushi, sashimi, prawn dumplings, and Wagyu beef with glazed shiitake mushroom.

Ivy Asia is located at 20 New Change toward the East side of the Cathedral. Get Directions.

It is a 2-minute walk from the cathedral.

We are sure you would have already figured the cuisine here is predominantly Japanese and Chinese. 

Ivy Asia has a distinct A La Carte Menu, Weekend Brunch Menu, Desserts Menu, and Drinks Menu.

The restaurant is open between 11.30 am and 1 am, from Monday to Friday. 

It opens at 10.30 am on weekends and other holidays.

Tickets to St. Paul’s Cathedral

We recommend you buy the St Paul’s Cathedral Fast-Entry Ticket online in advance to skip the long queue at the ticketing counter.

With this ticket, you can walk directly into the cathedral and explore its magnificent interiors, Crypt, and Dome’s galleries.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (18 to 64 years): £29
Student Ticket (with valid ID card): £26
Senior Ticket (65+ years): £26
Child Ticket (6 to 17 years): £12
Infant Ticket (up to 5 years): Free

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza – St Paul’s

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza near St Paul's
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We bet you know who Gordon Ramsay is, and the pizzas served here are Michelin-Star quality too.

This restaurant, situated on the eastern side of St. Paul’s Cathedral, is legendary for its bottomless pizzas, takeaway pizza by the slice, craft beers, and cocktails. 

And on a long and tiring day, nothing cheers one up like a good pizza and excellent staff willing to serve you one slice after another!

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza is located on the ground floor of Bread Street Kitchen. Get Directions

It is a 3-minute walk from the cathedral.

We know you are here for the pizzas, but do try out the restaurant’s delicious ribs, pasta, desserts and more.

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza is open from 11 am to 11 pm, Monday to Saturday. It opens at 11 am and closes at 8 pm on Sundays.

Are you ready to embark on an authentic British food tour? Then, we have the perfect ticket that explores close to 15 prominent landmarks as you eat your way through London’s oldest food market. The Authentic British Food Tour lasts for 2-3 hours and takes you through some iconic eateries along the South Bank, ending at the Borough Market.

Paternoster Chop House

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Nothing gets more British than the Paternoster Chop House, previously housed in Paternoster Square

If you like the quiet and some ‘me time’, this place will definitely delight you as there’s a lot of space between the tables. 

Moreover, Paternoster has a bar and covered, heated terrace where you can enjoy an open-air dining and drinking experience.

Paternoster is famous for its beef, lamb, pork, and halibut steaks that are cooked in Josper ovens, spit roasts, or on open charcoal grills.

As the restaurant puts it, the aim is to introduce you to a time when ‘meat was king, portions were hearty, and provenance was everything.’

Paternoster Chop House lies toward the West of St. Paul’s London. It is located on the historic Old Bailey street. Get Directions.

It is a 4-minute walk from the cathedral.

The restaurant has quite an extensive menu with one even earmarked for kids too! You can go through its A La Carte, Children’s, Desserts, Bar & Wine, and Spring Set menus.

Paternoster is open from Monday to Saturday, and lunch is served from 12 pm to 3 pm, and dinner from 5 pm to 9.45 pm. 

The bar remains open from 12 pm to 10.30 pm on all days.

It is best to reserve a table in advance as the place gets pretty crowded during lunch and dinner. 

However, you don’t need a reservation for the bar; you can access a drinks table on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – St Paul’s

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar near St Paul's
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Another Gordon Ramsay restaurant on our list, the Bread Street Kitchen in St Pauls is a casual, all-day dining restaurant offering a distinct New York warehouse feel.

Housed in the shopping center One New Change, this first-floor space—you can find the bar on the ground floor—indulges you with some clever lighting and retro-esque architecture.

And yes, if you are looking for quality dining suggestions, we recommend Ramsay’s Beef Wellington and Himalayan salt dry-aged rare breed beef. 

The Bread Street Kitchen also serves a delicious Saturday brunch you wouldn’t want to miss and bottomless cocktails to keep your spirits high.

The restaurant is located on Bread Street toward the East of the Cathedral. Get Directions.

It is a 3-minute walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The Bread Street Kitchen & Bar has a rather exquisite menu that’s sure to tickle your tastebuds, no matter how young or old you are. 

Just like the other restaurants mentioned in this list, Bread Street too has an A La Carte Menu, Children’s Menu, Sunday Menu, and a Weekday Breakfast Menu.

Don’t forget to check out Ramsay’s specially curated Beef Wellington and Bread Street Kitchen experiences.

Ramsay’s restaurant stays open Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 11 pm. 

During the weekends, it opens at 11.30 am and closes at 11 pm on Saturdays, and on Sundays, it opens at 11.30 am and closes at 9 pm.

Note: The Bread Street Kitchen & Bar does not accept cash; payments must be only made using credit/debit cards.

We all like a good secret and what better way to explore London’s most famous treats that ends with a secret dish! Book this 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour ticket and explore some of Britain’s classic foods such as the award-winning fish & chips, sausage rolls and breakfast baps, and English cheeses paired with local beer/cider and try a classic British Dessert. And the best part is, you get a secret dish which you can only find out about on the day of the tour!

Côte Brasserie – St Paul’s

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Fancy something French in the heart of London? Well, make sure you find a vacant bentwood chair and table at Côte!

With dishes reminding you of everything across the channel, this restaurant is as classy as it gets.

If you’re wondering what’s the pick from the menu, we suggest opting for Côte’s decadent steak frites, baked ratatouille, crème caramel, and a bottle of Chinon or Picpoul to top it all off.

This all-day dining haunt is also popular for its rattan terrace furniture, patterned tile floors, and mirrored walls.

Situated West of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Côte Brasserie is on Ludgate Hill Street. Get Directions.

It is a 2-minute walk from the cathedral.

Côte’s very Francophile menu includes an all week A La Carte Menu, an exclusive Steak Soirée Menu, Children’s Menu, Brunch Menu, and Drinks Menu.

Côte is open from 8 am to 10 pm on all days of the week (Monday to Sunday).

In a hurry to grab a bite before you head to the cathedral? Well, there are numerous fast food, snacks and cafes around St. Paul’s London for you to indulge in. Toward the North-West of the cathedral you have Cafe Rouge, Pizza Express, Five Guys, and Farnco Manca. You have Paul, Artigiano, and Starbucks toward the South of the Cathedral.

Recommended reading
# Visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral Dome and galleries
# The massive Crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral
# Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral – which is better?

# Stpauls.co.uk
# Wikipedia.org
# Britannica.com
# Tripadvisor.com

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