- What is it good for?
Bright, light, contemporary and gently buzzing with a mixture of Clerkenwell creatives and City types venturing further afield. No pomp, just a focus on delicious and original dishes, using unusual and exciting ingredients with a global influence.
- Signature dish
My favourites include the chorizo scotched quail egg and the unusual spiced prawn omelette. I defy anyone not to be tempted by dessert here, including cinder toffee ice cream and maple syrup panna cotta.
- Who's the boss?
Head chef is Anna Hansen, previously one of the founders of Marylebone staple, The Providores.
- Tips please
Upstairs is best for lunch and dinner while the downstairs cafe works for a business breakfast or informal bite. The service is always good and knowledgeable.
- What's the damage?
There is a two-course lunch available for £19, including a good range of signature dishes. Otherwise, mains range from £14-£20.
The Modern Pantry, 47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ. 020 7553 9210.