59 Exmouth Market , London, EC1R 4QL

SquareMeal Review of Santore

Part of Exmouth Market’s foodie enclave, Santoré does its stuff as a busy, noisy and cramped neighbourhood trattoria with utilitarian brown furniture, a showpiece pizza oven and legions of ebullient waiters. Generous plates of antipasti from the buffet could precede Neapolitan-style pasta (linguine with clams, pappardelle with wild mushrooms) or a traditional secondi – perhaps calf’s liver with gnocchi and crispy onions or sea bream fillet with mussels cherry tomatoes. However, most people look to the oven for familiar-sounding pizzas (sold by weight or length), calzone and panuozzi (baked dough with fillings such as smoked mozzarella, sautéed aubergine and rocket). To finish, tiramisu and sorbets are par for the course. Handy for Sadler’s Wells.


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Santore is recommended for

Buzzy | Cosy | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 636m

Farringdon Tube Station 733m


Address: 59 Exmouth Market , London EC1R 4QL

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

London Metropolitan Archives 123m

City University 445m


Telephone: 020 7812 1488

Cuisine: Italian

Lunch: ££9.95 for 2 courses


Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 1.0

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 0.0

the stranger silver reviewer 15 June 2015

Inattentive, slow and indifferent service and food that lacks taste. You'd think that a place that fits that description would be empty. Wrong. It was packed and they were queuing to get in! Seriously, it took ages to get served drinks and food and this was despite the fact that they had loads of waiters/waitresses (all very disinterested). Once ordered, it took ages for drinks to arrive. The food was, at best, average. My companion hardly touched her main but this was, I assume, considered the norm as no one asked if there was anything wrong with it. There was. It just wasn't very nice. I won't be going back here. Its possibly the worst restaurant on Exmouth Market. However, judging by the people queuing to get in, I'm sure it'll do just fine.