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The Sterling

  • Shoreditch
  • All day
  • ££££

Located at the base of the iconic Gerkin The Sterling serves up gastro-styled pub food and cocktails in a modern venue.


30 Saint Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BF
+44 (0) 20 7929 3641
Opening Times
Mon-Tue 08.00-23.00
Wed 08.00-00.00
Thu-Fri 08.00-01.00


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    Love it or hate it, The Gherkin is now one of London’s most famous landmarks and Sterling Bar is located at its base. There’s a large terrace that is full-to-bursting on hot days when local office workers want an alfresco drink and the upstairs mezzanine Champagne bar affords drinkers great views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Cocktails, a good wine menu and Champagne are popular choices from the lengthy drinks menu.

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  • Design My Night

    Design My Night Says…

    Ideal for enjoying between sips, the food platter was tasty to say the least. My personal highlight had to be the mini-cheeseburgers, which were far nicer than full size versions I’ve eaten elsewhere. We opted for classic cocktails in a bid to see what the standard was like, and The Sterling’s bartenders delivered perfectly... If you’re looking for somewhere to have a drink in the heart of the city, you can’t get much better than The Sterling. Smart and classy, but with subtle touches and friendly staff that set it apart; it really is a delight, and comes highly recommended by this happy customer.

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  • Square Meal

    Square Meal Says…

    It’s a lively spot, curving around the base of the building on two levels with smart livery & a huge glass area for impact. There are 50 wines & Champagnes on the wine list, from sub-£20 Italian offerings to a bonus-busting Louis Roederer Cristal ’02 at a cool £222.50. Cocktail sippers are also well served with an assortment of classics (with or without a ‘twist’) & more outré concoctions such as the monster ink (Bacardi, Archers, Eristoff Black & Monster energy drink).

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