Paesan is a rustic bar and kitchen serving simple, authentic Italian dishes. Paesan embraces cucina povera, the tradition of using simple ingredients to prepare honest and flavoursome food. Dishes include pappardella with wild rabbit ragu and mussels impepata with rosemary crostini. Open for lunch and dinner, the venue is split over two floors with a bar downstairs serving cocktails, homemade liquors and spirits.
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Venue Details & Map
2 Exmouth MarketLondonEC1R 4PX
- Public transport:
- Barbican, Underground
Quality has declined in recent months. I recently returned from Sicily and Paesan's sicilian themed menu was nowhere near the quality I had there. Specifically the pasta alla norma was made with spaghetti... it should not be. Furthermore the pasta was drowned in too much tomato and not enough eggplant. Sadly the ricotta salata was also sub par. It disappoints me to write this review since one...more
I've eaten in Paesan about 3-4 times. Initially I really liked it, but I have found it very hit and miss on subsequent visits, so it is now well down on my list of spots to eat in Exmouth market.
The menu format is similar to the popular Polpo chain with an emphasis on sharing a combination of smaller and larger plates. And in fairness, I would choose Paesan over Polpo any day of the week, as...more
I had a lovely meal here a week ago with friends. We had a nice 2 course meal, and we even got some complimentary garlic truffle shoestring fries from the chef. Great service!
We are definitely going to come back and try the cocktail bar downstairs!more
Paesan was recommended by a friend, and with a few hours to kill before my train back I decided to wander in with my dad and try it out.
The setting is nice... All exposed brick and an open kitchen which I love (it shows there is nothing to hide) and the service is fantastic. I didn't understand half the menu but the waiter was very patient and explained everything to us perfectly.
Paesan translated is a friendly greeting for your friend, buddy, homeboy.
Keeping that traditon, Paesan near to Exmouth Market, is a fun, easy pasta spot with exposed brick and filamented lightbulbs, run by a friendly crew of Italians who will make you feel right at home.
The upstairs is a corner view onto a street with dark woods and leather booths, while inside an open kitchen and a...more