In the Square Mile, visitors and City boys alike have but one thing in mind when events call for an ostentatious treat. Champagne and oysters go together like Posh and Becks and the financial quarter is dotted with some of the finest oyster bars in the capital. Gow's has an unbroken 125 year tradition of serving fresh seafood accompanied by the finest selection of champagnes. They are owned by Balls Brothers which is something of an institution around these parts and ensures exceptional service at all times.
Lobster, langoustine and crab are all on offer, their top quality makes cracking open a bottle of bubbly, a forgone conclusion. In this area, there is yet more scope for experimentation as Gow's offers Bollinger, Verve Cliquot, Louis Roderer and Krug. There is no better way to escape the bustle of the City than to have a relaxing late, late lunch here, just around the corner from Liverpool Street Station, before making a leisurely journey home.