The Happenstance in Paternoster Square | Restaurant Near St Paul’s Cathedral


The Happenstance by Drake and Morgan, which as a new home in the iconic Paternoster Square, set just a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral. [Tel: 020 7618 9520]

With impeccable interiors and a stylish al fresco terrace, Drake & Morgan’s latest venture is the perfect spot to enjoy creative cocktails and an inviting all-day seasonal menu, whatever the weather.



Complete with vibrant furnishings, potted botanicals and bundles of soft blankets, the massive terrace that fronts The Happenstance is a perfect suntrap. Glass doors smooth the transition to the open bar area, filled with neutral greys, cream and parquet woods and delicate piquants of copper. Polished concrete, soft leather and faux-fur detailing bring the sophistication and luxury of Mayfair to this City destination. Discerning drinkers can pull up a stool at a bar-side high table, while those looking to dine can luxuriate in the dedicated dining space or relax with friends in the lounge area – there’s something to suit every mood.


Unwind after a long day at the office or get the weekend started in style with The Happenstance’s signature cocktail collection. Expertly mixed by London’s best mixologists, must-tries include the Peruvian Pisco Sour (Macchu pisco, lime, sugar syrup & egg white); Head Over Heels (Tanqueray, Celery Juice, Sugar Syrup and Celery Bitters); and Bees Knees (Botanist Gin, Cointreau, Lemon Juice and Honey Syrup).

With over 60 wines available to choose from, there really is something for everyone at The Happenstance. From pale, Provencal rose?s to deep, plummy reds, the wine selection is varied enough to cater to all tastes.


Open seven days a week, the restaurant’s all-day dining menu is sure to satisfy every craving. Begin with a chorizo scotch egg with paprika mayonnaise or perhaps some padron peppers and a Napoli flatbread to share. Take things up a notch with the juicy wagyu beef burger with blue cheese and tomato relish, or try the refreshing chargrilled tuna with green papaya, cucumber, peanuts & lime dressing. For the traditionalists, you can find pub favourites bangers and mash with red onion gravy, as well as the decadent fish pie with a cheddar potato crust – and the more exotic can indulge their wanderlust with a loaded Mezze board or perhaps a Thai coconut curry with basmati rice.

Kick back and relax with the all day Saturday brunch menu. Breakfast classics such as the Full English (eggs any style, bacon, sausage, black pudding, baked beans, field mushroom and grilled tomato) sit alongside more contemporary choices like buttermilk chicken and waffle with avocado, grilled tomato and hash browns. While away the weekend with a classic Bloody Mary or, if you’re feeling virtuous, a Radiant Roots zero-proof (apple, carrot, ginger, celery and fennel).

For those looking for a little more privacy, The Happenstance’s 11-seater private dining room is separated from the main bar by a stunning statement coloured glass screen, and comes complete with its own private bar. Whether you’re hosting a smart business meeting or an intimate party, the private dining area offers an elegant hideaway from the main bar area.

Come in, stay a while and escape the everyday at The Happenstance.

The Happenstance

10 Paternoster Square
London EC4M 7DX

Tel: 020 7618 9520

Twitter: @TheHappBarPS Instagram: @drakeandmorgan Facebook: @thehappenstancebar

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