The Modern Pantry

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The Modern Pantry, owned by head chef Anna Hansen, is housed in two handsome Georgian buildings in St John’s Square, Clerkenwell. The Modern Pantry offers dining options in the form of a restaurant and ground floor cafe.

The first floor Dining Rooms (Restaurant) is comprised of two elegant, light filled rooms overlooking St John’s Square. Classic Heritage features are complimented with contemporary design creating an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.

The Ground Floor Cafe is a modern casual dining space serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week, with outdoor seating in the summer.


Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD33.09) per diner

£26 to £40

Venue Details & Map

The Modern Pantry

47-48 St. John's Square

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 134 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Modern Pantry

3.0 out of 5 14 October 2016
by Jesse M.

Got here after a long flight over to the UK, starving for breakfast or brunch. Staff was clearly under pressure and a little terse, didn't ask if if we wanted to wait for a table, just said they were full, so I asked if we could eat at the bar.

We ate at the bar, the food was good; a couple unique spins on waffles with a corn salsa and lime crème fraîche and semi-smoked salmon highlighted...more

5.0 out of 5 6 August 2016
by Alex S.

Oh, well this is awkward.

I told myself, time and again, that I'd try out The Modern Pantry. But then I dismissed it: seemed expensive, seemed busy, no room on the patio, didn't make a booking. Always a reason.


My vegetarian pal was visiting, and she had bookmarked TMP (acronyms for efficiency) as a place heavy on veggie-forward dishes. We didn't make a booking, but...more

4.0 out of 5 3 June 2016
by Jonny Q.

I've been here to sit in for breakfast way back (well 6 months ago...) but it's somewhere that I also regularly hit to get takeout and due to the overall awesomeness it's a place I'm not gonna stop going to!

Yes - tucked away behind the main restaurant is a secret door that takes you into a world of great artisan food to go, perfect for breakfast and lunch - just tucked away enough so as huge...more

4.0 out of 5 1 April 2016
by Sanj M.

I was ready for this place to be over-hyped but I have to say, I loved it! After a fire alarm had emptied nearby Workshop Coffee out onto the street, my brunch date and I decided to chance it here hoping most people had left the city on a sunny Good Friday.

We were in luck and they had a table free, and my guy let me sit by the window so I could happily bask in the sunshine. I liked the...more

3.0 out of 5 28 March 2016
by Jing Shyang Y.

We had a christmas team lunch here and it was a bit of a mixed bag. Decor was excellent. Food and service was mixed to disappointing.

We were here about an hour early due to mix up with the booking, however luckily they were able to accommodate us. We were seated and menus passed around. This is one of those places that tries to fancily list every ingredient to a dish in ways that mean you...more

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