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.
We had afternoon tea in a private room. Very delicious and interesting flavours.
First time to The Modern Pantry for dinner - great food, coupled to friendly and unobtrusive service. Will definitely go again!
Had a lovely baby shower, such nice food in the afternoon tea and so much of it we couldn’t finish it! Thanks for letting us stay for quite a while to finish the baby shower games! 😊
All good :)
Such a lovely venue - been here a few times and service and food is always fantastic! Definitely recommend and will definitely be back!
Modern Pantry catered so well to our gluten-free and vegetarian preferences. The whole experience was great!
Everything was lovely, four out of five dishes we had were exquisite, the fifth one (salmon sashimi) lacked seasoning. Service was quite good, except I had to ask for water twice. All in all, very pleasant experience.
I booked a table at The modern Pantry for my colleagues meeting. The feedback I got was really great. They said the restaurant is really nice, staff are really nice and friendly and the breakfast was great! Thank you for providing an excellent service for my team. I will certainly consider to book here again for another meeting. Thank you!
The food was very good but the service was pretty terrible - staff were pretty inattentive and we had to get up and walk over to them to get their attention several time.
We came of Monday for my wife’s birthday. We booked for 10:45 and were told even before we sat down that we needed to order quickly as the kitchen was closing - unsure why you would be able to book a 10/45 booking then, but not especially a big deal. This was then repeated to us As soon as we sat down, by the barman who seemed quite unhappy to be there. In general the service was distinctly average and the waitress didn’t know what a few items were on the menu. The food was delivered to our table quickly which was nice, however, our cooked breakfasts were cold. When I got home and looked at my receipt I realised I had been undercharged, which I don’t mind but epitomises the whole experience. All in all, a big shame after it was highly reviewed on time out.
Super fast service and wonderful food as always.
I came with a friend and got the brunch special. The food was really good - poached eggs and fried halloumi. The berry smoothie and chai latte were delicious!! The toast was a bit of a shame, would prefer it buttered. I'm not sure if it was? The service was really good, staff were constantly topping up our water glasses which was nice. They took our order promptly and food arrived in good time. The tables were situated a little too close to each other and the chairs should be more comfortable. It was quite loud so a bit difficult to hear each other. I would've preferred a more intimate and quiet atmosphere, like upstairs. I loved the natural light coming in to the restaurant. It makes picture taking so much better!! Toilets are 2 floors up. We had an issue with payment where my friend and I were paying for our own meals. I was almost charged £5 over including the service charge but luckily I spotted it first before I paid. Staff need to be better at calculating payment. My friend was the one who calculated how much to pay including service charge!!! Other than that we enjoyed it.
I went for brunch and not only The location is very handy, the restaurant atmosphere was absolutely amazing and the food really good!! Excellent value for money, highly recommended, will surely be back!!
Great food, interesting and delicious combinations of ingredients and flavours. The service was attentive and charming. My friends and I throughly enjoyed the evening and well worth the money. Would definitely recommend it, and would definitely come again.
The worst service imaginable by all members of staff. So rude, so unhelpful and completely disinterested. We felt like we were a burden for ordering. Food was lovely but completely overshadowed by how unwanted we felt. Have since spoken to others who felt the same and refuse to go there now. A real shame
Hadn’t been for awhile and was delighted by the quality of the cooking and range of dishes, absolutely delicious. The choice of deserts was particularly impressive, could and wanted to, eat every one of them. Service professional and friendly, will definitely go back.
Convenient location for us. We ordered a very light meal which you can't do at every restaurant
Menu de Jour was excellent and good value
Fantastic venue and service. The food is delicious. We had a most enjoyable lunch. My only gripe is that The Modern Pantry is quite cold and I had to leave my jacket on throughout lunch. That aside, everything was super!
We were a group of 9 people and we did appreciate the effort to accommodate us (we had booked in advance). We had the table at 13:45 and we got quite surprised that on top of having an already reduced menu due to the side of the group, we were told that 4-5 items were not available (most of the muffins and hollandaise items were out together with the equivalent items on the "sides" part of the menu), without offering any substitutions. This sort of limited our choice to 5 savoury dishes and some granola and yogurt. It would have been nice for the restaurant to have opened the full brunch menu for us to order. We had a good time, but it could have been better if less limited
Rarely do I go to a restaurant twice while on holiday, but the service, food, and drinks at The Modern Patry were so good, I had to have breakfast there twice. I highly recommend!!
Everything delicious and nicely presented. Loved the green juice!