Breakfast East London


Sophisticated but laid back brunch spot


Situated in Clerkenwell – this spot opened its doors in 2007. In August of this year, they opened up a new Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square, so they’re expanding but not at rapid pace.


In a nice bright, modern open space in Clerkenwell; there are two rows of tables, one is long and communal and the other is in a row but made up of individual tables, so as to allow for a slightly more private dining experience. I believe they also have separate dining rooms that are available for private hire.


I found this receipt from 2010! So yeah it’s been a while since I’ve been here. However, I remember the experience vividly and it was a fun and a very satisfying brunch. From what I recall all the produce tasted fresh and high quality. We had a couple of lychee bellinis; I ordered the prawn omelette which I remember being very pleasing, followed by an equally good piece of orange cake. Hopefully standards haven’t slipped. They also have an all day dining menu with some interesting sounding dishes. I would like to revisit for sure


Modern and laid back. Well it was the last time I was there…


We had a breakfast plate each, 4 cocktails between us, a hot drink and a cake each which came to about £35 quid a head. The cocktails deffo pushed up the price so I guess one could have a less boozy less expensive brunch here if one wished



Cuisine: Modern ‘fusion’ / a bit experimental

Cost: c.£35 for brunch incl.  a few cocktails

Address:  47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, Greater London EC1V 4JJ

Tube:  Barbican / Farringdon

Reservations: Yes (but walk ins also welcome)

Hours:  Open Mon-Sun (see website for full deets)

Phone: +44 (0)20 7553 9210 


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