Winter Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 8am – 11am
All Day Menu
Monday: 12pm - 9pm
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday: 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Afternoon Tea is served Friday & Saturday, 3pm to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm - we ask that you make all Afternoon Tea bookings by phone
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Modern Pantry
Modern comes from the Latin term modernus; pertaining to, or characteristic of the current period. It conjures up the excitement of something new, fresh and original.
Pantry comes from the Latin word panis, meaning bread. A pantry is a cupboard or room which houses the necessities of life...
Together, these two words embody The Modern Pantry's philosophy: the desire to please and excite the palate by fusing everyday cooking with modern ingredients.
The Modern Pantry is housed in two listed Georgian townhouses in historic Clerkenwell.
The Ground Floor Café is a modern casual dining space serving breakfast, lunch & dinner throughout the week & weekend. This beautiful, informal space has an extensive menu featuring our unique style of cooking as well as a small bar serving an eclectic selection of wines & unusual cocktails to accompany our food, which can also be enjoyed from our spacious outdoor terrace on sunny St. John’s Square.
The first floor of the town house is comprised of two elegant, light filled dining rooms overlooking historic St John's Square. Classic Heritage features are complimented with contemporary design creating an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the same menus throughout the townhouse, with a more formal setting when booking for one of the dining rooms in the restaurant.
Also an ideal space for larger groups, the North and South dining rooms offer flexible options for Private Hire to fit your requirements.
The place wasn't buzzing, maybe our waiter could've looked a little happier. Thee food was really good.
Excellent little spot for dinner. Great food and cosy atmosphere (meaning not very private but very cute). Amazing service
Lovely breakfast and great service. A super way to start the day.
One of the best breakfasts I have ever had! The waffles have been in my food fantasies ever since. Lovely staff and beautiful surroundings. A little slow to take our order but we arrived along with a lot of other diners. Going back next week.
Lovely brunch spot, especially on a sunny Sunday morning.
Great place, always a treat to go there. Excellent food and an imaginative menu.
The food tasted bland to me, not a lot to it. But I appreciate that my gluten-free friend could eat here.
The space is unpleasantly stressfully noisy. Do something to soften the clatter chatter and shrieking of semi drunk young women on their 3rd glass of prosecco. But don't bother. We won't be returning.
lovely lunch with excellent service
The food was okay, unfortunately the break/toast was very tough and hard to cut. I brought a client here and it did get a bit awkward when we were both trying to crop up our toast. Other than that it was nice
Amazing food as always! Such a mix of flavours and colours.....loved it.
Delicious and cute spot for brunch with friends
It can get a little loud with the music on top of conversations. Tables are already close together so it would be good if the music was slightly lower
Such lovely brunch, menu was delicious, atmosphere is great and staff were all incredibly friendly!
On a night when there were about four tables eating, service was disinterested and slow. Drinks were not brought. I had to pursue staff to get my bill, one of whom, was too busy checking his Instagram feed and vaguely waved me in the direction of another staff member. The staff were mainly busy on their phones in the corner enjoying themselves. No apology was offered for forgetting our drinks. Food was adequate. The noise in the restaurant from just two tables talking very loudly was not helped by the shocking acoustics of the space. For the money.... not worth it.
We waited our food for 45 mins, the table next to us came in much later but had already finished before us. It turned out that the waiter forgot to put my order onto the till. The manager apologised to us sincerely and gave us a big discount on our bill. Generally, the ambiance and the quality of food were fabulous. I would definitely go back again and would strongly recommend this place! Thank you for giving me such a lovely time to dine here with my mum.
Arrival set the tone. My companion was already at the table upstairs and I was directed not taken to the table. The only thing that went well was that I asked for our table to be moved and this was accommodated. We had to ask for everything; to order, for water (a couple of times). I had to ask my companion if he wanted something to drink when he ordered his main, as the waitress didn't and was walking away. At no point were we asked how things were or whether we wanted to order anything else. We had to ask for cutlery for our pudding. The food was luke warm at best, but we were both quite hungry so just ate it. the cornbread was really dry and the halloumi side. I was bringing my companion who was visiting from out of town, which I've done with several others. I doubt I will again if this is what I can expect.
very good vegetarian dishes
Thanks for having us. Amazing food. Will see you again.
It's a super cool place for breakfast. The food is tasty and portion size is very reasonable. Service is always good too, staff is friendly and attentive. It gets pretty busy very fast, so better book in advance :)
Lovely food, very attentive service. Very much recommend!
Great experience all round with delicious food.
Flawless service and food for large group, catering for multiple dietary requirements. Would highly recommend.
Friendly staff. Wonderful food and drinks. Fantastic as always. We will return. thanks Team xxx
Lovely setting in the sunshine, good service and great brunch options!