The Crutched or Crossed Friars, a Roman Catholic order known for their crucifix-topped staffs, settled in London in the 13th-century. Dissolved during the Reformation, the Crutched Friars still give their name to a street and area of London between London Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill, and Aldgate stations. As with many of London’s curious place names, the designation persists due to force of habit. And along the Crutched Friars thoroughfare itself, downstairs at Friary Court, you’ll find Davy’s Habit, a wine bar and restaurant whose wine list and indulgent British cuisine would make the Pope blush, but set in cosy enough surrounds to make an Anchorite feel right at home.
True to the style of Davy’s London wine bars and restaurants, Davy's Habit at Friary
Court is decorated with antiquarian curios and oak wine barrels that double as tables
for casual barflies. Vintage port tempts from shelves lining the rooms, which are
many in number – and all can be reserved for private dining, business functions, or
parties. Smaller alcoves are ideal for a tête-à-tête, while the large formal dining area
known as the Boardroom suits gatherings of business people (companies of
crutched friars welcome) or special evenings with friends and family. Al fresco
seating is also available for you to enjoy a glass of fine wine from the cellar at Davy's
Besides the galaxy of international wines that Davy’s is synonymous with, Davy's Habit at Friary Court down Crutched Friars also boasts a great selection of draught and bottled beers. As for the food, the menus at Davy's Habit is typical Davy’s – classic British cuisine, featuring 5 grass-fed cuts from Royal butcher Donald Russell, all aged for a minimum of 21 days. With Davy's Habit, London has yet another quality, traditional wine bar and restaurant to enjoy.