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Giant Robot bills itself as a bar-café-diner-deli –a mouthful of a concept that makes perfect sense for fashionable young Clerkenwell types who demand what they want, when they want it. Open seven
days a week – weekend brunch is a blast – this split-level hangout is a 21st-century London fantasy of the dream Italo-American diner. Turkey meatballs, piadine, crisp arancini and crab spaghetti
are a world apart from your average ‘red sauce’ joint, while ‘delicious’ Cobb salad, Lucky Chip burgers and pecan pie are smart renderings of some all-American classics. Drink bottomless coffee and
curvy bottles of Coca-Cola during the day; come nightfall, most punters go for cocktails – think Big Apple-berry or a super-sized mojito. Giant Robot’s vintage get-up is cosy-yet-cool, while
service is hip, with a bit of London lip: ‘You’re not in LA, so no substitutions please.’
"Oh God, there's a GIANT ROBOT on Clerkenwell Road.""Ha ha, Steve, very funny."This, unfortunately, was the precursor to my second visit to Giant Robot. Part of the stable of restaurants that incorporate RedHook and Rotary Bar and Diner, Giant Robot is located on Clerkenwell Road just behind Farringdon Station...
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