The Green

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94 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
The Green is a modern British serving British and European dishes made with a love of seasonal quality ingredients.

Situated just off Clerkenwell Green, on a south-west facing corner, the site boasts a ground floor pub and first floor dining room, both of which benefit from maximum sunlight with its ceiling-high windows.

The English Bistro style menu has a selection of British classics and European favourites, all designed to bring people round the table and enjoy the occasion. Working closely with the seasons, our chefs are constantly trying to source great products and show them in the way they can shine best, whilst being sympathetic to their region of origin.

The pub offers a changing selection of cask ales and draft beers from local breweries and a carefully selected list of 35 low-intervention wines. The team selects small producers whose ethos is in line with our own of simple genuine quality and who we are proud to support.
What 94 People Are Saying
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Katy
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Great service, very friendly atmosphere. Not too formal but food was way above average for a pub! Really nice decor and good vibe in general! Would definitely recommend.

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Midlands1
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Went for Sunday Lunch, very disappointed. Chicken was not cooked and the beef in the beef wellington was very tough.

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vipTHEWINEEDUCATOR
London
22 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Buzzy venue.....

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Richard
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Classic Sunday roast; we had beef Wellington and pork belly, and both were perfect. Accompanied by roasted veggies, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a decent wine. Fun place, mostly 30-somethings ( our youngest kid's age, so fine for the mature set, too).

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JaneB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great ambiance and staff were attentive and personable ,
We went for a Sunday roast - not much choice on the menu . The roast beef wellington was very tasty but not enough ( only one slice per person )

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DanielJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and food. Great location. Friendly service.

JB
JacquiB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn't actually get to take up our reservation. We were called 2 hours before dinner to say the restaurant had no power in the kitchen. Most disappointing and rather late to rebook another restaurant of choice

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast I have had in London! So hard to find a place that feels so homely and having such high quality. Couldn’t recommend more

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Bilnddate
London
55 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We booked Sunday lunch as it was convenient for something else we were doing in the area. The dining room was spacious, nice and quiet and cosy. The staff were lovely and the location was handy for lots of other things too. Wine list excellent and well-priced. But where was my beef Wellington?? The plate was groaning with great veg, but I was served a single small slice of a scant few millimetres of beef and my partner had a sole meagre slice of roast lamb. I get the ‘more veg less meat’ thing, and the meat was lovely; but my roast cost £20, so it felt really overpriced. And there was only one pud on. I’d like to go again when the full menu is on to see how it compares.

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vipBryonyM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyable lunch with the in-laws, delicious drinks and relaxed atmosphere. We’re def going back, the food was delicious, we shared tasting plates and couldn’t fault them.

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EmilyM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for a Sunday roast with friends. Booked but didn’t need to as lots of tables (apparently roast dinners are less popular in summer) but I imagine it’s best to book in winter months. Sat outside on a picnic bench in the sun and were quickly seen to by staff. Food was lovely, well cooked and seasoned, all with a home cooked vibe which is just what we were looking for. Vegetarian roast was a beetroot wellington, was a bit too salty for my taste and a lot bigger than I’d anticipated/needed, although I’d rather too much than not enough. Personally not my favourite vegetarian option but a welcome change from bog standard nut roast. Only real hiccup was that my vegetarian roast got mistook for the beef wellington, they quickly rectified and kindly took my drink off the bill to apologise for the error! Staff were really nice, attentive and friendly, seemed like nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend to friends in future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great professional staff, delicious rabbit!

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davidm
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a small place but nicely spread out. A really interesting menu, well cooked.

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hithergreener
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Menu too limited, items not available at 9.30pm. Food pretentious & uninspiring. Poor.

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LRLondon
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very average, slightly over priced food. Nice setting, but i would go over the road to the Eagle for better pub food and more of an atmosphere.

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Elizabeth
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second time eating at The Green and was not disappointed. The menu is not massive so not overwhelming. The food is innovative and really delicious. The service was very good and attentive. We were made to feel quite comfortable and the entire dining experience was enjoyable. I will certainly go again.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and an excellent wine selection! Took a bit of time initially to be welcomed, and we were a bit confused, but then everything went well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hesvy menu. Not enough salad or vegetarian options. Who wants mutton on a warm spring day?

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Jason
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch I've every had! The porchetta was amazing.

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FergusB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Almost criminal, my fiance is in tears! Booked the upstairs for our engagement party, only to then be threatened later on to pay an extra 625 pounds or they would cancel. Avoid

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Sofia
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab beef wellington for Sunday lunch!

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AMET
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious Sunday lunch of the Green's famous beef Wellington and all the trimmings plus a wonderful malt chocolate tart with amazingly thin, crusp pastry. Nice atmosphere and only slightly let down by some very nice but a little inattentive staff. Recommended.

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vipRM2018
London
129 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfectly serviceable Sunday lunch but not as good as sister pub Culpeper.

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vipVirginiaP
London
216 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is not my first visit to The Green, and I am glad to continue returning. The pull, on this occasion, was the beef Wellington served as one of their Sunday roasts - a rarity to find. I was not fully persuaded by the garlic thyme butter that came with the (delicious, crispy) sourdough as it felt a bit like eating a mushroom, without the mushroom - I think they might want to steal the sister Culpeper's anchovy butter, which packs greater salt and flavour. But the whole lunch was delicious: crispy, fluffy potatoes that leave you wanting more, beautifully char-grilled carrots that take any boring roundness out of the root to leave it infused with crunchy smokiness, and buttery threads of seasonal greens all surrounding the actual showstopper, a medium-cooked slab of been Wellington where medium still manages to retain juices and tenderness - a lovely lunch.
Lunch ended with a blood orange posset - delicious, but way too big even for two people - there is only so much cream you can spoon into your mouth without tiring of it. But this has nothing to do with flavour of texture - both fantastic - just with the quantity of rich goodness.
Wonderful place for a Sunday roast!

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JamesW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food in a relaxed pub setting.

Visited for a fairly early Saturday lunch and couldn't fault any aspect of the experience. Food was first class - melting lamb sweetbreads, succulent braised lamb and an interesting rhubarb nut crumble - and every element of the dishes was cooked perfectly.

Well-curated but manageable wine list along with a good range of cask and craft beers.

Service was flawless from start to finish - friendly, approachable and just what you want from that kind of setting.

Based on the reviews I thought it would be good but I was genuinely surprised at how wonderful the entire experience was. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast, highly recommend the beef wellington, great place to get together with friends for a catch up over the weekend!

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Emerald
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved this pub in the evenings after work. Now I've visited for Sunday lunch and look forward to having more meals there

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ChloeW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice Sunday meal - just wish there were a few more options. Our waitor was really helpful, had lovely beer and wine and all in all, a lovely experience

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MLLL
London
55 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Christmas set menu lunch here for my team. A menu that was ultra easy for them to prepare,less easy on our pocket and sadly rather forgettable.

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Carol
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We discovered The Green when I was working in the area and although now I moved I like to go back to the old Green, good food, great ambiance, I will go there forever

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vipSalena
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was great and the bar area was lively and fun. The ambiance is also light and pleasant. Sadly the food left a lot to be desired - the menu wasn’t diverse or thought out (no vegan options / all fish and red meat). The lamb dish was flavourless and oily, with beautiful presentation but sadly very poorly seasoned. The fish arrived bloody and veiny, something I’ve never seen before in my life - this we had to send back. If the menu were to get an overhaul, this would be a lovely spot for dinner and a drink after.

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RichardM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just ok, trying to be a high end gastro pub but not really delivering.

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rocketsocial
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I hear great things about this pub which is why I booked for my 5 mates. The food is good, but we had very undercooked beef wellington with not much veg for 6 people and also a very overcooked / burnt frangipani tart which was a shame as I'm sure its better. Maybe just an off day? I didnt say anything to the manager due to being out with friends and not wanting to ruin the atmosphere. Complaining isnt cool. You just want great food right... The pub is lovely and wonderful light and atmosphere. I eat out alot with friends / family so will try again maybe one day

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WillB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal - it's so rare to find a pub with such high quality food, and such a brilliantly designed menu. This is proper high end restaurant quality stuff, but in a relaxed, friendly, local pub setting. It's pretty much perfect.

JM
JohnM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wonderful beef wellington and good puds.
Only criticism would be that the service was distracted and seemed to expect that it is the customer's responsibility to catch their eye in order to ask for something rather than their responsibility to be vigilant to the needs of their customers.
A minor gripe but hopefully useful feedback.

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WillW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited choice of main courses due to a heavy lunch service, so some of the group had to be a bit 'inventive' with their food choices - some having a couple of starters instead of a main. Not a bad evening at the Green, but was expecting better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
32 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We love this pub when we first visited. The roast lamb was so tasty. Anchovy butter with homemade bread is a perfect match too. Unfortunately, when we visited again last weekend. The signature beef Wellington did not lift up the high expectations. The vegetables are overcooked as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I booked for my wife for her lunch in London. It was her first time to visit Green restaurant. She said that staff was really welcome and kindly. And Tiramisu super delicious!

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vipGG72
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food but service was lacking.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best Sunday roast around!

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