About City Boot
About the restaurant
Tucked along Moorfields High Walk beneath the towering Brutalist skyscrapers of London’s Barbican, and a pebble’s throw from Moorgate station, you’ll find a London wine bar and restaurant that looks as if it never saw a slab of poured concrete in its life. Davy’s City Boot is named for the leather sheath that a bottle of wine was once gently placed in before being flogged – before having its cork bashed in to get at the Dionysian contents within, and Davy’s wine bar empire is all about conserving London’s old world charm in terms of decor, classic British cuisine, and well-stocked and dusty cellars of fine wines from around the world.
Emerging from Moorgate station and heading up to the Moorfields High Walk, your surprise at encountering an old-school British pub would be forgiven considering this outpost of Davy’s London wine bar franchise, Davy’s City Boot, is at the foot of the Barbican Centre, whose béton brut edifice would seem to obviate any sense of traditionalism that one might think adheres to this covertly historic quarter of the City of London. But that’s what Davy’s is all about. Popular with business people looking for a place to meet and lunch, Davy’s City Boot is a place to relax in charming, wood-panelled and whitewashed brick surrounds. There’s extensive outdoor seating for balmier days, and enclosed dining rooms are available for more intimate, or private, rendezvous.
Breakfast, grazing, dining, and dessert menus are available at Davy’s City Boot, featuring the usual Davy’s offering of classic British cuisine, with a few European flourishes designed to remind that one is indeed in 21st-century rather than Victorian London. Of course, this wine bar and restaurant, up on Moorfields High Walk above Moorgate station, features an incredible wine list, with old- and new-world vintages served by the bottle or by the glass. There’s even a selection of their Davy’s-branded house wines for those indecisive or on a budget. Davy’s City Boot is perfect for private hire, too, so book in advance for your next party or function.