The Clerkenwell Kitchen

27-31 Clerkenwell Close , London, EC1R 0AT

  • The Clerkenwell Kitchen, Clerkenwell, London
  • The Clerkenwell Kitchen, Clerkenwell, London

SquareMeal Review of The Clerkenwell Kitchen

More of a daytime drop-in than a full-on restaurant, this soothing space on quiet Clerkenwell Close is what's modishly referred to as a ‘kitchen'. Limited weekday-only opening times suggest that it’s aimed primarily at locally based architects and media types, who regularly take advantage of the cafe’s neat wooden tables and sunny terrace out back. Shelves of cookbooks and a ‘homemade' ethos emphasise serious foodie intent, which shows in a modest daily roster of unintimidating lunch dishes such as watercress soup followed by char-grilled squid with roast potatoes, green beans and marjoram, plus poached pears and pannacotta for afters. Cakes, pastries and classic sandwiches on organic sourdough flesh out the offer, while drinks run from homemade lemonade to a fistful of wines. Note that the café is now open for supper on Thursdays.

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The Clerkenwell Kitchen is recommended for

Breakfast | Outside Seating | Dog Friendly

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Farringdon Tube Station 412m

Farringdon Station 458m


Address: 27-31 Clerkenwell Close , London EC1R 0AT

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (Thurs –11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

London Metropolitan Archives 218m

Smithfield 597m


Telephone: 020 7101 9959


Cuisine: Cafes


Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Alice H. bronze reviewer 24 February 2010

This restaurant is well hidden and off a lot of peoples radars due to the location but not only is this place packed everylunch time it is wonderful in the evening. It has wonderful seasonal dishes and as it all has a home made kind of feel you feel very healthy eating here. They have a great outside space to the back for the smokers and an earthy relaxed feel inside. Well worth a visit you will not be disappointed

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