Name-checked in Oliver Twist by Dickens – and until the 1920s one of the largest courthouses in the UK – this Grade II Clerkenwell pile now incorporates an events space and restaurant on its fourth floor. It’s a 60-seater with a 20-seat terrace and rooftop pool. Planned since 2019 and open from July 2021, it’s run with input from various creative studios, St John co-found Jon Spiteri and well-known artist Jonny Gent. Expect lots of artfully distressed Victorian interiors and Med-inspired food from chef Florence Knight (ex head chef of Polpetto, et al).
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Name-checked in Oliver Twist by Dickens – and until the 1920s one of the largest courthouses in the UK – this Grade-II listed Clerkenwell pile now incorporates an events space and a restaurant on the fourth floor; a 60-seater with a 20-seat terrace and rooftop pool. Planned since 2019 and open from September 2021, both the lofty, distressed Victorian interior and the Med-inspired food from chef Florence Knight (ex-head chef of Polpetto, et al) have delighted early press reviewers.
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"Florence Knight is a genius. Somehow she can combine ingredients that appear unpromising and end up with the most delicious food. Yet the restaurant is relaxed and the service is freindly and helpful. In a fabulous room that has always been full every time i have visited to date. It is a restaurant that has everything."
"As you enter the restaurant, you get a feel of excitement as you view the amazing room full of diners thoroughly enjoying themselves even if, because of the popularity of the place, you are forced to eat at an early sitting (Americans would love the time of 6pm - and good for the digestion!) But it doesn't matter at all. Started with 2 fabulous cocktails - blackcurrant negroni and a tomato vodka spritz. The food mainly consisting of small plates was mostly delicious- in particular, the rabbit, cabbage, cotechino & mustard although the squid, tomato & calamarata needed some colour as difficult to tell the pasta from the squid. The Redlove apple & toffee pudding was ambrosia. Can't wait to go again although difficult to book as so popular - deservedly so."
|Wine per bottle||£27.00|
24 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0NA
|Tuesday||5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|