Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Clerkenwell
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best Clerkenwell restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 87 restaurants in Clerkenwell and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Clerkenwell restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. BAMI Vietnamese restaurant in Clerkenwell 10 Wakely St - EC1
At BAMI, all our baguettes are freshly baked and prepared to order, along with summer rolls, spring rolls, pancakes, salads, rice, vermicelli noodle, Pho and Bun Bo Hue soup bowls.
Our recipes combine the most common yet distinctive refreshing ingredients which are gastronomicall...
2. Bleeding Heart Tavern restaurant in Clerkenwell Bleeding Heart Yd - EC1
Dating back to 1746 the Tavern offers a traditional neighbourhood bar with real ale from Adnams and a light lunchtime menu for those pressed for time. Downstairs the Tavern Dining Room is an open Rotisserie and Grill and provides a warm and comforting setting in which to enjoy fr...
3. Bleeding Heart Bistro restaurant in Clerkenwell Bleeding Heart Yd - EC1
The busy buzzy Bistro, high ceiling and high windows, with its striking 19th Century French wine posters is the perfect place for an informal business lunch with a colleague or a jolly supper with a group of chums. Certainly, the bistroâs sunny terrace, shaded by a huge red awn...
4. La Ferme London French restaurant in Clerkenwell 102-104 Farringdon Rd - EC1
Near Exmouth Market, this new deli and restaurants rustique styling is laid on heavily with a pitchfork (one of the items adorning the walls). The Gallic cooking is more ambitious than its small premises might imply the odd disastrous meal is reported, but it can be very good.
5. Bleeding Heart Restaurant French restaurant in Clerkenwell Bleeding Heart Yd, Greville St - EC1
Described by Square Meal as "arguably the finest French restaurant in the City", the Bleeding Heart Restaurant offers modern French food, impeccable service, an award-winning wine list and above all a uniquely welcoming ambience in a wonderfully historic setting. The perfect Venu...
6. Sushi Tetsu Japanese restaurant in Clerkenwell 12 Jerusalem Pas - EC1
Having eaten in the fish market in Tokyo I know how authentic this restaurant is. Amazing! Harumi and Toru Takahashi are charming hosts and their very intimate Clerkenwell 7-seater serves astonishing sushi and other fare a mix of traditional and experimental dishes with perfect quality as the unifying factor. It invites some comparison with The Araki, although here you can enjoy Japanese-style seasonality without splashing quite so much cash. Booking is taken in one morning, two weeks in advance. Its a race. Follow the Twitter account for a chance to get a last-minute seat.
7. St John British, Traditional restaurant in Clerkenwell 26 St John St - EC1
A pioneer of British food Fergus Henderson & Trevor Gullivers austere but staunch Smithfield ex-smokehouse remains an amazingly consistent, ever-quirky source of honest enjoyment. Staff are so accommodating, the atmosphere is relaxed and constantly buzzing, and the focus is on the incredible dishes: be it outlandish stuff (all the bits of the animal that you didnt know about that you then think you could maybe eat); or something traditional done impressively well. Top Tip regulars go to the atmospheric adjacent bar, with its simple but perfectly adequate menu.
8. Moro Spanish restaurant in Clerkenwell 34-36 Exmouth Mkt - EC1
Gosh, its impressive when a restaurant can stay on form in this way! Samuel and Samantha Clarks Exmouth Market favourite holds many special memories for legions of reporters. The beautifully judged Moorish/Iberian dishes deliver wonderful flavours as does the unique selection of Iberian wines and superlative range of sherries. There is a but however ratings did ease off a smidgeon this year, with incidents of chaotic service and the remorseless noise-levels of this deafening, hard-edged room denting the happy vibe.
9. The Eagle Mediterranean restaurant in Clerkenwell 159 Farringdon Rd - EC1
The grandfather of gastropubs near Exmouth Market is still showing the way after all these years. The gastro dining experience elsewhere has become dull, but the Eagle remains true to its roots loud crowd, open kitchen, stubbly chefs, short Anglo-Med menu on blackboard, good beer: brilliant!
10. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Clerkenwell 14-16 Leather Ln - EC1
Theyre serious about their caffeine some of the best and smoothest coffee in London at these vibey haunts (also offering a small collection of delicious, simple cakes). The site listed is the original Leather Lane branch (a converted old ironmongers) a cool hangout for young media start-up types which contrasts with the old-school market traders outside.
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