The Drift in Heron Tower

We were a group of twenty at The Drift this Friday lunchtime. On entering this ground and first floor restaurant in the Heron Tower the first thing you notice is the sheer spaciousness: high ceilings, open kitchen, and glass front allowing in lots of light. It’s a pleasing space to walk into.


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Open plan kitchen


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Glass fronted Heron Tower – view towards Liverpool Street Station


Given it’s a Friday lunchtime in the City, The Drift isn’t especially busy yet service is slow.

And as it’s #FishFryday I order beer-battered haddock with chips and tartar sauce @ £9.95 (the fish is slightly soggy while the chips are dry – satisfactory but nothing special).


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Haddock + chips – served with tartar sauce


Others in our party order:
~ chicken club sandwich – chargrilled chicken, mayo, tomato,
bacon + salad leaves with chilli jam @ £7.50 (there’s disappointment that the chilli jam can’t be tasted in the sandwich, and a wonder if it actually made an appearance)
~ crab and crayfish linguine with a hint of chilli @ £9.95 (this was described as being nice enough but nothing outstanding)
~ double cheeseburger with guacamole, pineapple, beetroot,
mustard mayo + pickled gherkin @ £13.95 (a double burger portion – very meaty, but no cheese in sight)


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Double cheeseburger – double burger + pineapple ring, no cheese in sight


We asked for the bill several times and were kept waiting (for an extra half an hour – not ideal for a lunch break outing) even though many tables had been vacated by now and the restaurant was thinning out.

All in all, a pleasing light and open restaurant space, handy for Liverpool Street Station, with fairly average food.


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 2.5 / 5
~ Type: British, international
~ Address: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London
~ Postcode: EC2N 4AY
~ Nearest station: Liverpool Street Station
~ Website: The Drift website
~ Menus: The Drift menus
~ Photos on flickr: images of The Drift food + restaurant
~ Location: The Drift in Heron Tower map


RELATED LINKS

More City/East End dining:
~ Asta at Sozai – Japanese ramen, katsu, don etc
~ Fora – Mediterranean restaurant, City branch
~ Japanese Canteen – around the City / East End
~ Momo’wich – outstanding Thai + Malaysian
~ Needoo Grill – BYOB Indian grilled meats
~ Poppies – fab fish + chips, East End


Drift on Urbanspoon

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