The Glean Restaurant & Bar. 

A peaceful refuge in the heart of the city.

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The Restaurant

This charming listed building with its sense of history is a haven for good food & drink, exceptional service and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. On a fine sunny day, you can enjoy an aperitif or two seated in the tranquillity of the surrounds of our front court yard, now a popular meeting place.

Situated on two levels, ground floor and basement plus the front yard, there is ample space for private party hire.

Contact us on 020 7248 3225 to organise your event at the Glean.

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Private Dining at the Glean

Our restaurant is an ideal venue in the city for a private party. The main floor of the restaurant accommodates up to 45 people seated and 75 standing for canapés and drinks. In the Green Room of the basement there is capacity for 20 seated, 25 standing.

The Green Room in the basement offers a more intimate setting and can be hired by itself. The entire restaurant can be booked for private use with dining on ground level and a dance floor in the basement for example.

From birthday parties & weddings to corporate gatherings we can help you organise a truly memorable event.

Summer is here and with the days getting longer private parties can also be held outside in the front courtyard with a capacity of 44 people.

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What our patrons are saying about us on Google

4.8 based on 75 reviews

I recently had the pleasure of dining at this charming restaurant and pub that quickly became one of my favorite spots in town. The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming, with dim lighting and rustic decor that gave the place a warm and inviting vibe.


Found this little gem for lunch. We were immediately welcomed and shown to a table. The service was excellent. The food was lovely. We will return.

Gordon Runcie

Beautiful food, nice atmosphere, very friendly and accommodating staff. We came across this hidden gem as we were staying that side of london and looking for somewhere to go for dinner and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend.

C Rose

Such a lovely find, off the beaten track. Delicious food, great staff, reasonably priced for the quality.

Rachel Woods

Lovely square to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. Delicious food and great service.

Tom Holscher

A quiet find on the “back-streets” a short walk South from St Paul’s Cathedral.
On a lovely warm May evening we met under the trees (surprising, given the area) of their casual garden to enjoy surprisingly spicy Negronis.
Then headed into the main restaurant for our 8:15 reservation.
The welcome was inviting and the atmosphere, with our window seat, was nice (good for conversation)

Don R Campbell

Nice restaurant near Blackfriars station. Recommended to us.

Paul Marsden

Nice range of good food. Excellent service conveniently close to Blackfriars station.

Deborah Sanders

Anwar and the exceptional team at the Glean truly exceeded our expectations, leaving us with an unforgettable experience. We recently had the privilege of hosting a private dinner party for the finalists of the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales 2024 at the Glean Restaurant and Bar.

Frank Eijkman

Such a great place to eat! Wonderful service, delicious food with variety of choices, and quick! Would recommend!!!

Catherine Williams

The Glean Restaurant is pretty close to the Air BnB we stayed in so we gave it a shot and it was really good. The staff was very friendly and the food is delicious. I strongly recommend the Glean Burger with cheese but the brownie is even better. My wife had a steak that looked a little bit lost on the plate but also was very delicious! If you are looking for a nice little restaurant with a great atmosphere then this is the place to go – trust me.

Lucas Edelmann

Brilliant find – excellent food and service, great value for money.

Joe Coffey

I live in London and needed an early dinner mid week on my own. It was excellent. Chicken teriyaki. The service was superb and the atmosphere just right. Spoke to a lovely lady who worked there. Just so disappointed that I had no space for dessert.

Nadya x

Great food and even better service!

Ben H

Our waitress was lovely and the food was great!

Clemens Hagleitner

It was our first time there. The staff were incredibly friendly and pleasant. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was laid back and relaxing. We will be back.

Keith Lawrence

Amazing food, absolutely wonderful service complete with stories about the building from the owner. It’s tucked away but bright, clean and modern. The owner had me sampling all the wine to see what I liked and made some wonderful suggestions. We stumbled on this amazing gem looking for someplace else and we are so glad we did.

Ivie S

Absolutely stunning, we came here for a meal and we were pleasantly surprised! Under the busy bar up is a quaint restaurant with impeccable service. The waiter was very attentive and lovely! We ordered a starter which was gorgeous and we had the surf and surf steak for main, which was cooked to absolute perfection (medium rare) the sauce that came with it was delicious! Most definitely a place to come back to!


We had a wonderful dinner for the retirement of a colleague – 30 people, and everything was really excellent. From the communication in preparation of the event, to the service on the evening, the food, the atmosphere…


Absolutely amazing food, we were on a hunt for some fish and chips and beer as my parents decided they wanted some but because of big crowds in pubs we ended up in this amazing place, the food was stellar, from bread served on arrival to filet steak and fish chips everything was high quality and tasted amazing…

Trylock “Trylock”

We went for a team lunch, 20+ ppl, the food was lovely and the service was good, we were downstairs away from the main bar in a private area and they had staff regularly checking to see if we needed more drinks etc. I’d go as far as to call this a hidden gem in blackfriars.

Lucy Clarkson

A secluded alternative to many other pubs and bars nearby. Great little outdoors. But Madrid beer is not exactly Spanish. Try Cruzcampo or else.

Drago Indjic

We ate here tonight while the restaurant had a large party to serve alongside us.
We were welcomed from the start by Mandy, service, food and wine could not have been better. Beautifully presented dishes and perfect flavours…

Deborah Pryce

A really nice place and excellent food. Friendly service, very efficient.
Quiet as a Friday and not so many in town but would recommend highly.

Peter Marsh