A restaurant, bar and deli has opened on St John’s Square in Clerkenwell. At this neighbourhood spot serving breakfast through to dinner, the team starts the day with fresh-from-the-oven breads and pastries alongside bowls of organic overnight oats with British strawberries and honey; and sourdough pancakes with streaky bacon and homemade maple butter. Lunch sees salt beef bagels, smoked haddock croquettes, and courgette salads with smoked almond gazpacho and house pickled roscoff take centre stage. Dinner focuses on BBQ Cornish mussels with dashi broth, lovage and crispy shallots; pappardelle with asparagus, broad bean, fresh peas and ricotta; and grilled figs with honeycomb and fig leaf oil. Housed in the Victorian townhouse that used to be occupied by The Modern Pantry, the 30-cover dining room is decorated with blush pink walls, exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, marble-topped tables and dark green leather banquette seating. On sunny days, guests can drink and dine on the 30-cover terrace.
47 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4JJ