The Modern Pantry


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.

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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD37.61) per diner

£26 to £40

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The Modern Pantry

47-48 St. John's Square
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 125 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Modern Pantry

4.0 out of 5 20 December 2015
by Liam R.

Enjoyed a winter afternoon tea here. My wife and I split the afternoon tea.

Highlights were the mini turkey sandwich (for me) and the sweet scone (for baby girl). We also enjoyed the goats curd scone. Other things were also very good, except the marshmallow thing which was a bit funky.

We would highly recommend this afternoon tea for a couple reasons:

1. It is splittable(no one really...more

4.0 out of 5 29 October 2015
by Elizabeth W.

I have been waiting to come here for ages but never in the area. Their brunch menu was top of my list so after a Sunday visit to Museum of London we wandered over. It was about 12pm and fully booked inside! Luckily the weather was lovely and the queue wasn't too long for a seat outside. We waited about 20 minutes and were seated. The building itself is lovely from the outside with a cute area...more

3.0 out of 5 12 October 2015
by Heather B.

Sadly, I was a bit disappointed with my first visit to Modern pantry, after much hype and excitement.

Two friends and I made a Sunday booking for brunch at the new-ish Finsbury square location. The restaurant itself is lovely, very bright and clean, with a friendly welcome from the staff.

We did sit around for what felt like a bit too long before anyone approached to take our drink order,...more

4.0 out of 5 31 May 2015
by Ningxi X.

Ah, so good. I got the tea-smoked salmon with poached eggs and English muffin, and matcha latte for my birthday breakfast here. The salmon was really tasty; I could definitely taste the tea, and it went well with my latte as well. The space is sleek and modern, and you can see the chefs working behind the counter in the kitchen. There are plenty of enticing-looking beverage options on the menu...more

4.0 out of 5 28 April 2015
by dawn v.

The food was easily five stars! I see others disagree so specifically:

Pork belly! Crisped on the outside to form it's own thick skin of fresh, mouth-watering, pork rind but soft and juicy meat inside, paired perfectly with sweet purple cabbage! (We also ordered a side of potatoes as two people had the pork)

Hake! OMG! Tender, fall apart, pillow soft hake with a large square, (looks like a...more

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