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The Coach

26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom, EC1R 3DJ
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Opening Information

Monday to Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday noon to 10pm (bookings for lunch taken until 4pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Coach

Having been a drinking destination since 1790, this site is steeped in history. The team look forward to celebrating this through the design of the bar and garden dining room. An incredibly light and airy space, which overlooks its storied beer garden — toast its new incarnation over duck confit with lentil, walnut and beetroot salad or poached brill with violet artichokes and monk's beard in the dining room, or even with a side of pig ear crisps from the bar menu.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Enjoyable lunch with friends. Might be sure you have bread for our next visit!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

We read Jay Rayner review so were excited but it left us a little bit deflated to be honest as we have a good friend who lives locally who loves it Firstly we asked about cocktails when we arrived and guys behind bar weren’t really interested as my wife wanted something with Gin so they condescended to make a Negroni but they had NO interest in what we thought....or what else we wanted.... Secondly the tall bus boy dropped a knife on our friends shirt, marking it and showed no interest, whatsoever...was kind of embarrassing.....net net, good but not great and should have been better...we ordered the steak for 3 which was pretty good and a variety of appetizers and desserts

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

We came for the food, and everything made us smile. The salmon rillettes and pickled vegetables were savoury, sweet, a little acid, perfect. The confit duck leg blew us away, golden, crispy, melting and meaty. The service was kind and gentle, a lovely and relaxed lunch. We have been raving about The Coach. There is quality without pretension, and a real sense of caring about the right things.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Fantatic Restaurant As You would expect from Henry! Always the best in my humnle opinion! Acoustics need sorting out! Thanks again. Pete Jones

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Wonderful classic French cooking in a tastefully refurbished Farringdon boozer

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

A stunning experience. Wonderful food, drinks and service. Perfect ambience and a joy to be there. Can't fault the Coach in any way and will return for sure! Thank you to all the team for making our afternoon so special.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The finest Creme Caramels ever made by human hand.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Great new addition to Clerkenwell.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

What an incredible find. Food was wonderful service fantastic. Loved ambience inside & out. Can’t wait to return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Great lunch in a lovely pub. Very relaxed but attentive service. Mild criticisms might be that the starters appeared a little mean and the desserts a little expensive. Main courses very good. Interesting and fairly priced wine list.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

We were well looked after and the food was great.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Great food etc. Well worth the visit

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

really lovely food, atmosphere and service... couldn't fault it!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Unfortunately I was very disappointed with my evening at The Coach. Positives first - the food was excellent and so were the staff serving it - the 7 hour lamb was beautiful! Negatives - we were lucky enough to be sat outside in the little Courtyard - or so I thought - but immediately after our starters we were asked to move indoors as the outside area closed at 9pm. The indoor area was extremely busy and the tables are very close to one another, it was also very hot. After our main we asked if we could finish our wine on a table outside the front of the pub - we could - but only until 10pm when we were told to come in again. So food and service wise this table is great - but it's not in a great location hence the restrictions on sitting outside. The surrounding area is dead at the w/e and there is little atmosphere so sadly I am unlikely to return.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Very fresh, well balanced food. Nice place

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

A bit noisy inside but the patio outside is great in the warm weather and the food was great.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Very nice

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Katie and the team were great.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Absolutely great lunch. The waitress was ace.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Our waitress, Portugese I think (sorry don't know her name), was absolutely great. Friendly, appropriately attentive and had a lovely attitude.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Great experience that will be repeated. The staff, in this instance Carol and Katie, were friendly and knowledgable about the food and drink on offer. The quality of the food and drink did not disappoint. Four word summary: Unpretentious, chilled atmosphere, quality.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Friendly staff good food and wine making a most enjoyable and leisurely lunch. Thanks.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Really excellent dining experience at the newly refurbished The Coach. The food was a fabulous mixture of British and French classic cooking - beautifully tasty and beautiful looking. Venue looks great - good for both business meetings and date night. Staff were charming but lack of familiarity with menu items suggests still bedding in. Recommended.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

The best restaurant meal I have eaten all year. Wonderful food, a friendly and helpful manager and wonderful that The Coach offers corkage. We didn't want to leave and had another drink outside the restaurant after our meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Great food and a good atmosphere. I knew this place when it was a shabby pub (albeit that did a great pint) and I’m impressed by the way it’s been turned around. Would recommend

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