Office workers need a variety of restaurants on offer, for lunchtimes, general dining and special occasions. Clerkenwell offers all three. Many of London’s top Michelin starred restaurants are situated around Clerkenwell, offering classic cuisine paired with exquisite wines. They are relatively expensive, but the immaculate presentation, wonderfully rich food and impeccable service make the experience well worth the money.
Clerkenwell also has a selection of reasonably priced yet interesting offerings. In recent years, it has become known for its ‘gastronomic’ public houses, serving top-quality cuisine without sacrificing the atmosphere of the traditional British pub environment. There are also a number of local and relatively unknown restaurants that have developed cult followings due to their traditional flavours and emphasis on good quality service. For lunch there are both the regular chain companies but also some independent cafes with unique selling points such as ethically and locally sourced produce.
Club Gascon, 57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS
St. John, 26 St. John St, London, EC1M 4AY
Potemkin, 144 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DP
The Larder, 91-93 St. John St, London, EC1M 4NU
The Chancery, 9 Cursitor Street, Holborn, London, EC4A 1LL
Cock Tavern, East Poultry Avenue, London Central Markets, London, EC1A 9LH
The Clerkenwell Kitchen, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AT
La Cucina, 2 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6DR