The Modern Pantry

Anna Hansen at 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 per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

The Modern Pantry

47-48 St. John's Square
+44 (0)20 7250 0833

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 141 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Modern Pantry

5.0 out of 5
04 February 2018
by Michelle L.

While visiting London, a few friends treated me to a dinner at the Modern Pantry. I was very impressed with the entire meal.

Ambiance: 4/5 - it's fairly small and not too loud. Perfect for smaller groups.

Food: 5/5 - highly recommend the buratta salad and the ox cheek. Both were phenomenal.

Service: 5/5 - attentive staff that had great food suggestions. more

4.0 out of 5
30 January 2017
by Hattie S.

The restaurant is right across the way from where I lived when I was abroad! Not an eye-catching restaurant front but will not disappoint if you venture inside.

I ordered a Thai (??) espresso which was unique but delicious. It was an espresso shot w/condensed milk and an ice cube. Very small drink but packed a big punch.

I'm obsessed with eggs Benedict so ordered that while here. It was a... more

3.0 out of 5
08 May 2017
by Miko B.

The Modern Pantry is one of the more well-known brunch spots in the city. This restaurant, located in Clerkenwell, has quite the pleasant ambiance - bright, clean, and quaint. The staff is friendly and welcoming as well. Although it does get quite busy during peak hours, reservations on OpenTable are not difficult to come by. I would have wanted to give a better rating, but the food was... more

4.0 out of 5
22 October 2017
by Linn L.

Finally someone have figured out how to make something new and fun out of poached eggs! At The Modern Pantry the eggs are served on a traditional English muffin, but it's in the Hollandaise the fun happens; it is seasoned with miso. Yum. Reasonably priced brunch cocktails (a fiver), and bright, airy seating. Book week(s) in advance. Besides this, a keeper! more

5.0 out of 5
12 March 2018
by Matthew P.

Why a great breakfast find! Everything was quality including the freshness of the decor, the service, the food, and the coffee. Highly recommended for an early Saturday breakfast more

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