Arriving at The Trading House wasn’t like any other ordinary commute. StyleNest were instantly transported to a time once lost and were collected by no ordinary taxi…but instead, with a horse drawn carriage with a pop-up bar on board (the only way one must travel across the city in future).
As we sipped our Bellini’s (carefully) and immersed the city sights, our journey came to an end where we arrived at the mysterious new spot of The Trading House, located on Gresham Street, EC2.
Formerly the Bank of New Zealand, the Trading House immediately envelops you with its unique signature style. Retaining the grade II listed building’s architectural detail and period fixtures, the Victorian space features a stunning stone topped bar, whilst the wood panelled walls and parquet flooring all adds decadence to what is already a grand space.
As we were led to our table, the bar was bustling and the band was in full swing. StyleNest had a great feeling about this one. When we took a look at the menu, our feelings were confirmed. A menu offering pub food, fuss-free, but with a sprinkling of style, The Trading House offers a range of hearty British classics including pies, fish and chips, bangers and mash and burgers galore. It doesn’t stop there, the Rotisserie barbecue section includes; steaks and roasted chickens as well as the signature hanging kebabs made from a choice of meats.
Eliminating any chance of food envy, we shared our starters; Baked Camembert and Cumberland and Pork Chipolatas, followed by the steak and stout pie with a side portion of cheesy chips and sugar snaps (just to get our greens in). Just when we thought we were full up, the dessert menu arrived and Strawberry and Marshmallow kebab it was, with a healthy helping of chocolate sauce and ice cream.
The drinks list is comprised by a range of craft beers, ales and ciders and cocktails perfect to pick you up after a hard day’s work or help nurse that hangover.
The Trading House is located on 91 Gresham Street, London, EC2 7NQ