Review on The Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry is set in a Georgian townhouse and defunct steel foundry that has been transformed into a multi-purpose venue incorporating a casual ground-floor cafι/bar/deli and takeaway, plus two more formal dining rooms upstairs.

The interior has been given a fashion-conscious mix of subdued grey walls, leather banquettes and raw copper piping tempered with antique glass candlesticks and old coffee pots. Passers-by drop in for eclectic breakfasts, brunch and all-day fill-ups from a menu that ticks all the right boxes; racy ideas and weird ingredients abound.

If you fancy starting your day with Feta and spring onion waffles or poached tamarillo with Greek yoghurt and Manuka honey that's fine. More substantial - and challenging - nourishment comes later, in the form of krupuk quails' eggs with lime and chilli dipping sauce, chermoula-baked sea bass with quinoa, tomatillo and preserved lemon salad, or grilled miso-marinated onglet steak with cassava chips. Wacky desserts (Kaffir lime meringue or Earl Grey pannacotta with Maury jelly) round things off in style. New Zealand wines get top billing on the global wine list.

The Modern Pantry is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Robert Mcleary

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 11.00am Mon-Fri (9.00am - 4.00pm Sat & 10.00am - 4.00pm Sun Brunch)
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm Mon-Fri (3.00 - 5.00pm Afternoon Tea Mon-Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm (10.00pm Mon) (6.00 - 10.30pm Sat) (6.00 - 10.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Modern Pantry

  • Alfresco dining
  • Partial disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 96 covers


WiFi is available

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The Modern Pantry
47 - 48 St John’s Square
Central London

Nearest tube station: Farringdon

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