The Don Restaurant and Bistro
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The Don and sister restaurant, Sign of the Don part of the renowned Bleeding Heart Group, have a variety of private dining options in some of the City’s finest restored historic dining rooms. Enjoy fine food, superb wine and an attentive level of warm professional service.
Private rooms of capacities from 8 to 52 can be hired throughout the day for both sit downs and standing events. The two restaurants are linked via the Private Dining areas, therefore spaces can be utilised across the two venues. Sandeman Room The stunning brick-lined Sandeman Vaults were the original bottling cellar of the eponymous port and sherry shippers from 1798 for almost two centuries. Perfect for intimate and atmospheric dinners up to 24 and when combined with the adjoining Sandeman Vault can seat 52 and 60 standing.
The White Room The main ground floor restaurant, with plentiful natural daylight and striking art, can seat up to 50 guests dining on round tables of 10. Pre drinks can be held in the Wine study, connected to the main dining space. Wine Study This secluded private area looks into the restaurant through a stunning glass wall of wine. The perfect setting for those that appreciates a fine bottle. The room seats up to 16 or 20 for an intimate drinks gathering showcasing The Don’s tempting variety of excellent wines. The Restaurant With large windows opening onto an intimate courtyard, The Restaurant – the original Drapers Hall, features a tower of wine available from the extensive wine list and original abstract art by the late John Hoyland.
Privately booked the restaurant can seat up to 44 dining and 60 for cocktails and canapés. The Blending Room This atmospheric vault was the Sandeman Port blending room. With its art décor black and white tiled floor and blue velvet soft furnishings it is both classic and characteristic for an intimate dining experience for up to 35pax. Weekend Exclusive Hire With the various spaces at the Don and Sign of the Don, we can cater for larger events at the weekend up to 50 guests seated in the one room – more if happy to split over two. Start with a drinks reception in The Restaurant then onto dinner in the White Room and ending the night in the Vaults for post drinks. Take exclusive use of the venues for a standing canapé reception up to 240 –even larger if taking over the two properties.