Burdock

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Description

Located on the ground floor of the Montcalm Royal London House in Finsbury Square, Burdock is the ideal place to meet, drink and dine thanks to their seasonal roster of plates and plush, contemporary interiors.

Nestle down on modern furniture and take in the industrial-esque interiors as Burdock aims to create a comfortable drinking and dining space with a sophisticated and trendy twist.

From grab-and-go breakfasts and fresh smoothies in the morning, casual lunches courtesy of sharing dishes, all day spaces for creative work and meetings, to cocktails and copper tank beers for post-work drinks, Burdock covers a range of tastes and flavours. Our recommendations? The monkfish kiev, pork belly and lobster and the charred bavette. 

What's more, book one of our three shuffleboards and let the good times roll!

Info

None
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
City of London
18 For Alcohol
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 23:00

Location

Burdock
22-25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DX

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Liverpool Street (Tube)
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Menus

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This venue serves British, Bar Snacks, International, Breakfast and Gastro food.

Our Review

Burdock City of London - London Restaurant Review

Burdock City of London - London Restaurant Review

If you’ve heard of ETM, you’ve undoubtedly heard of their reputation for eclectically designed venues that serve high quality and seriously delicious food. From swanky bars such as The Botanist, through to little City pub The Jugged...

Read our full Burdock City of London - London Restaurant Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Burdock Juice Bar Venue Hire 100
Whole Venue Hire Venue Hire 200
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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We were very impressed with the service given, the environment and the food. The area we had reserved was spacious and comfortable. Our "hostess" looked after us completely and we could have wanted for me. A very good experience which would definitely lead to using Burdocks again and recommending to others. Visited Burdock on 2018-04-18
by on April 24th, 2018
5

The bar was nice but we spent the majority of our time outside as it was a lovely day. The shuffleboard was fun but I do not think there is any real technique to it. It would have been helpful if there were staff members available to show us how to play. It was a good experience but I do not think it is something my friends and I will play again. We may return to the bar however. Visited Burdock on 2018-04-20
by on April 23rd, 2018
3

Booked an area of the Tank Bar for an event. James at the Burdock was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was delicious and plenty of it. The only negatives was the booking process through the events team, it was difficult to clearly get across what was required and to get any help with portion requirements and alternatives for allergies, however on the day they were very accommodating and the staff that are serving and running the event are excellent. Visited Burdock on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
4

Booked a table here and when we arrived on time we were told that there was someone else occupying our table and they will kick them off once they've finished their game. We happily obliged and ordered some drinks at the bar, once we got our table we were kicked off after 20 minutes (even though I paid for 30), think it was unfair that we didn't receive the same service as the party beforehand. The people who were waiting for our table stood over us whilst we played which made us feel uncomfortable and I didn't fully enjoy the full shuffleboard experience (a sperate waiting area would be good or not telling people what table they're on and let the host deal with timings I would recommend. Overall it's a nice venue and the staff are great it just needs some work, when you're paying a premium for drinks as well you expect exceptional service. Visited Burdock on 2018-04-12
by on April 16th, 2018
2

Really nice place with friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Will defo go back to play more shuffleboard Visited Burdock on 2018-04-09
by on April 11th, 2018
5

Brilliant place with the games and drinks! Very classy bar! Visited Burdock on 2018-04-03
by on April 5th, 2018
5

I asked for a cancellation and refund before my appointment and have not heard back. I even went to the bar in person to ask for a refund and no one could help me. The bar was totally empty, so they absolutely were not losing business! Please contact me. Visited Burdock on 2018-03-30
by on April 4th, 2018
1

Great way to spend a wet Good Friday. Played Shuffleboard and had chicken burgers and beers! Really fun - and nice to be surrounded by helpful friendly staff too. We will definitely come again .. (may need to do some secret practicing too!!) Visited Burdock on 2018-03-30
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

The shuffle board is cool and the bar is really nice. They even had little creature pale ale from Australia on tap! Visited Burdock on 2018-03-29
by on March 31st, 2018
4

Really lovely evening at the Burdock staff were lovely and attentive from the minute we walked in. Shuffle board was lots of fun and the cocktails were amazing especially the ginger and thyme mojito. The atmosphere was buzzy for a Saturday night in the city and nice furnishings the toilets had lovely spa feel and luxurious soap and hand cream always a winner! Would defintly go back. Visited Burdock on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Such a great venue for our event. They staff were always attentive and nothing we asked was too much for them! The food was fantastic and they kept the drinks flowing and everyone glasses topped up all night. Our group really enjoyed the evening, The hire of the shuffle boards was fantastic, they used most of the evening, it was nice to have an activity anyone could join in with. Thank you so much to the team at the Burdock who made the night run without a hitch! We will definitely be returning the future. Visited Burdock on 2018-03-14
by on March 16th, 2018
5

I was so very impressed with Burdock, and had a fabulous party there. Everything was set up exactly as I'd asked, and the food was really lovely. The venue looks great and facilities such as the bathrooms were very smart and well-kept. Service was attentive and helpful on the night, and Emma in the events team was extremely thoughtful and organised when planning the event. All in all, I was thoroughly impressed and would love to have another party at Burdock. Quite a number of my guests also said they would too. Thank you Burdock! Visited Burdock on 2018-03-03
by on March 13th, 2018
5

The shuffleboard was good, but we didn't get on our table at the time we booked - we had to wait for the previous group to finish up, which cut our booked time on the table short. The bar service was absolutely terrible, very slow. It took 25 minutes to get 4 drinks made and pay for them. Would be understandable except for the fact that the bar wasn't very busy in itself. It's a shame, as if the service wasn't so bad it would have been quite a good night out. Visited Burdock on 2018-03-09
by on March 12th, 2018
1

Great fun. Shuffleboard addict now. Visited Burdock on 2018-03-02
by on March 8th, 2018
5

Beautiful venue, great service (pre-booking and during the event). The food was good, and everyone really enjoyed the shuffleboard game. Thank you so much for accommodating us so well. We'll be sure return soon! Many thanks! Visited Burdock on 2018-02-23
by on February 27th, 2018
5

Beautiful venue, booked this for Shuffleboard for my birthday and had a great time. Cocktails, food and staff were excellent too. Visited Burdock on 2018-02-24
by on February 26th, 2018
5

Amazing night thanks very much Visited Burdock on 2018-02-23
by on February 25th, 2018
5

I booked a Tank bar area with Shuffleboards for my retirement event at Burdocks. The Shuffleboard competition was a big hit with the attendees and certainly added something special to the evening. The area allocated was spacious with a good bar area. The ambience of Burdocks was great with good food and drinks with attentive staff. An excellent evening with many compliments from my guests. Visited Burdock on 2018-02-23
by on February 25th, 2018
5

The Burdock and Aviary hosted a surprise 50th birthday party for the CEO. Our event organiser Tanya and her team were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Tanya was well organised and very professional and has a great eye for detail. The actual event went without a hitch and was enjoyed by the birthday boy himself along with all the staff. A very lovely venue, great food and a great team of people, led by a very experienced event manager. Would highly recommend. Visited Burdock on 2018-02-07
by on February 22nd, 2018
5

Our company had a lovely day at Burdock with lovely food, and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The shuffleboard was fun too. The only down side was that we didn't quite reach the minimum spend, which wasn't dealt with very well. We had to argue the fact that we spent quite a bit of money and were good customers, as our office is across the road in Finsbury Square. We also spent money on the shuffleboard booking too. Visited Burdock on 2018-02-09
by on February 12th, 2018
4

Excellent evening. A lot of fun had by all playing shuffleboard. Great atmosphere. Visited Burdock on 2018-02-03
by on February 6th, 2018
5

We had a great experience with you guys - the shuffleboards were fab and the service was on point. Thanks so much! Our clients and staff had a great time! Thanks again Visited Burdock on 2018-02-01
by on February 6th, 2018
5

Great venue, friendly staff. Shuffleboard was a lot of fun! Visited Burdock on 2018-02-02
by on February 4th, 2018
5

Lovely place, great service but food quantity small. Food was delicious though but for the size the price wasn't adequate. Visited Burdock on 2018-01-03
by on January 5th, 2018
4

thanks for hosting a great party. Location was great and all of our team loved it. Visited Burdock on 2017-12-15
by on December 23rd, 2017
5

Great fun and my colleagues really enjoyed the shuffleboard experience Visited Burdock on 2017-12-18
by on December 20th, 2017
5

All my staff say it’s the best Christmas party ever! The service from the team at the Burdock was amazing. Looking forward to further event at the Burdock. Visited Burdock on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

we were looked after really well throughout the whole evening - friendly staff and the game of shuffle board was a deal breaker Visited Burdock on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Really great lunch, service was great and the food considering they were catering for lots of lunches was amazing. Great value for money. What was wrong was being charged a service charge for buying drinks at the bar. There is no service being provided for this. That's their job. Visited Burdock on 2017-12-14
by on December 18th, 2017
4

Staff were lovely! Very friendly and accommodating. We had an early booking and arrived earlier than the initially booked time and they let us use the shuffleboard tables from the time we arrived! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we are definitely already planning our next visit. Thanks to the team at Burdock for being delightful Visited Burdock on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

I had a lot of fun. The service from all the staff was amazing. Visited Burdock on 2017-11-23
by on November 25th, 2017
5

Great service, food and drink. Thank you. Visited Burdock on 2017-11-21
by on November 23rd, 2017
5

I booked two of the shuffle boards here back in Jan for 2hrs and we were half an hour late and accepted that we only had 1.5hrs left to use. However the staff were so friendly and let us have the extra 30mins in the end. This was a great gesture. We were allowed to drink whilst we played and it was a fun night. The price was really reasonable too. I came back with more friends a month later. Love shuffle board and love this venue!
by on October 13th, 2017
5

After visiting The Botanist Sloane Square a while back I really wanted to visit a couple of other places under the ETM Group - so off to Burdock I whizzed. They don't take reservations for smaller groups so Friday night last week I skipped out of work and made my way down to Burdock. First impressions - WOW! The restaurant is split across both sides of The Montcalm with dining tables on one side and a stunning bar on the other. It wouldn't be fair to write a review without the whole experience so drinks first it was. The Bar - The bar features huge copper tanks that house their delicious beers, however today was not the day for beer - it was all about the cocktails. The cocktail list is short and sweet with some great additions. My partner had the Cucumber Crusta, however the Bramble and Soda really took things to a new level! A bold and delicious infusion of blackberry, with the perfect ratio of gin to vermouth - DELICIOUS! The restaurant - After a cocktail (or three), we strolled (although some may say staggered somewhat) on through to the bar and took a seat in the window. The restaurant was filled with the gentle hum of guests enjoying their dinners. We were served by a lovely young man (wish we'd taken his name - always guilty of overlooking this part - must do better!) and he guided us through the menu and wine list and made us feel comfortable. Burdock seems to be all about small plates and sharing, so who were we to argue. I am surprised the table didn't buckle under the weight of all the delicious dishes that arrived at our table, each seeming to grow better and better with each mouthful. If I HAD to pick a favourite (which I always struggle to do when I enjoy good food), I'd probably say my top three are: Monkfish Kiev - Moist and tender, perfectly cooked fish Venison Meatballs - BURSTING with flavour! I do love game and these really will take some beating... Pork Belly & Lobster - Has a finer pairing ever existed?? For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the wine, yet the memory of its subtle fruity dry notes still seems to linger on my lips. Apres dinner we both slunk back to the bar and an hour later we found ourselves at the bottom of three espresso martinis - time really does fly when you're having fun. A quick hop, skip and an Uber made an evening that is well worth revisiting. After dining at both The Botanist Sloane Square and Burdock, I think it would be incredibly rude to not venture further into the other restaurants/bars that are part of the group. I hear Aviary has some stunning views....
by on January 6th, 2017
5
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