RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1

survey result

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Gastropub heaven!” – this basic boozer on the busy Farringdon Road is where the gastropub revolution started in 1991, and it’s “still fabulous after all these years”“no fuss, no pretence, just wholehearted focus, as ever, on simple yet perfect flavour combinations. Unbeatable!”. Head chef Edward Mottershaw celebrates two decades as head chef this year, and still chalks up the daily changing menu of Mediterranean-influenced dishes a matter of minutes before service, ensuring “simplicity and perfection without scary prices”.

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The original and still the best gastropub” – this no-frills boozer “just keeps churning out sublime, flavoursome food packed with punchy rustic flavours”. Set on an anonymous stretch of the busy Faringdon Road, it has never striven to go upmarket or cash in on its fame. “The Mediterranean menu changes on a daily basis and always features something interesting that you hadn’t tried before”. Many reporters have “never had a bad meal”. Any complaints? “It’s still too noisy and seating is pot luck, but the standard of cooking more than compensates”.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It may be the original gastropub but there’s no resting on its laurels” – 30 years since founding chef David Eyre chalked up a blackboard menu and launched a revolution, this Farringdon institution still serves up “tasty rustic food and great beer – what more could you want?”. The Mediterranean-leaning menu “changes daily”, and the “quality of produce is only heightened by how it is cooked”. It’s also “very reasonably priced, with a fun and lively atmosphere – all a gastropub should be”.

Summary

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This original gastropub still has amazing, genuine food with real flavours”. Entering its 30 year since launching near Exmouth Market in 1991, it’s still a “boisterous and scruffy pub” where “friendly chefs in the open kitchen talk about their food with love – they’re keeping it real despite the gentrification and hipsterfication of the entire area”.

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159 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3AL

Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
No dress code
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£7.50 £14.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
159 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3AL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑3:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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