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The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square - Permanently closed

4.0
4
318 Reviews
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic
Following on from the success of The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell, Anna Hansen has launched her second restaurant ­The Modern Pantry, Finsbury Square. Housed in the landmark Art Deco Alphabeta Building, the restaurant features an all day tapas bar, an elegant, light filled dining room serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. The stunning
private dining room seats up to 40 guests & al fresco dining is offered during the summer months.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: Breakfast 7:30am - 11.30 | Lunch 12 - 4 | Dinner 6 – 10 Tuesday - Friday: Breakfast 7:30am - 11.30 | Lunch 12 - 4 | Dinner 6 – 10.30 Saturday: Brunch 9 - 4 Sunday: Brunch 9 - 4 Tapas Bar Monday: 12 – 10 Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm until late Sunday: 12pm until 4pm

  • Phone number

    020 3696 6565

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Anna Hansen

  • Catering

    The Mobile Pantry caters for both corporate and private clients, creating eclectic delicious menus tailored to your needs. It offers a full service: everything from cocktails and canapés to lavish buffets, or even an intimate dinner with matching wines.

  • Area

    Moorgate

  • Parking Details

    An NCP Car park is situated in Finsbury Square and spaces can be booked via http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-finsbury-square/ On street Pay and Display parking is also available.

  • Public Transit

    Moorgate, Old Street and Liverpool St are a five minute walk away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 318 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely food - especially the rabbit terrine to start. Not sure about the nuts with the venison though. Steak looked great as did the lamb. Everyone really liked their food and I would go again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They only do brunch menu on Sundays, despite website suggesting an All-day menu applies. If I wanted brunch, it looks amazing, but I didn't want an omelette at 4pm on a Sunday, and despite their kind efforts to accommodate, we had to leave to find hearty food elsewhere.
  3. S

    Soozlovesfood

    Kent

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely tasty fresh food at our brunch, delivered with friendly service.
  4. DD

    DaveandDavefromLondon

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    really enjoyed the lamb and my colleague enjoyed the chicken. Starters were good and wine nice. Service was all right and I like the layout and style of the restaurant. I'll go again.
  5. ST

    ST76

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food arrived late. Meat was under cooked. It showed that the plates of food were rushed!! Had the plates taken back. Lunch became very late. Lamb dish had bones! Not impressed. Not going back! Staff were friendly but lunch was a disaster. Shame really because it was on my list for some time and I was really looking forward it.
  6. IB

    IanB

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2017

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Very disappointed after last visits. Off day in the kitchen possibly. Would go again but a little more warily.
  7. s

    sandyl

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    excellent tapas: artichoke hearts, shashima salmon, etc all goood and tasty unnecessary music and nice but slow service
  8. N

    Norbert

    London

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. Eggs benedict was amazing!
  9. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2017

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    V slow service - was there almost 2 hrs before mains arrived despite chasing several times. Food was fine though.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    food was good but service was very slow, it took 1h+ to get our mains. we had starters as well, those took 30 - 45 min.
  11. SE

    SELondonLady

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went for brunch with friends. None of us were impressed by the main course. Everything was a bit bland. But the desserts were amazing!
  12. H

    Hungryhettie

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was incredible but service was very slow!
  13. G

    Greeksmile

    London

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Went for the breakfast specials. The donuts are awesome too. The bellini could do with a bit more punch
  14. f

    franchit

    London

    148 reviews

    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely food in a nice setting, good cocktails in the bar at that front.
  15. IB

    IanB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive staff, good wine suggestions too (off the menu(
  16. PD

    PDS1

    London

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent food in the heart of the City of London - efficient service, clean, nice atmosphere, convenient - what's not to like?
  17. J

    Jade

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience, lovely restaurant and not too busy / loud
  18. IC

    IndulgenceChaser

    London

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious breakfast before work. Have been here a number of times and also their Clerkenwell branch. The ricotta pancakes are AMAZING! So fluffy! Other breakfast dishes are also ace. Lovely staff , lovely floral arrangements and bright and airy restaurant.
  19. RS

    RebeccaSaHo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I actually came twice during my short stay in London, not only because it was close to work/the hotel I stayed at, but also because the food was nice, the service was great and the prices were low. Over all a really good experience!
  20. n

    nelg

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2017

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We had much higher expectations on our Sunday brunch experience at the Modern Pantry Finsbury Square, but we waited too long to get service, when the food arrived the chorizo on one dish was coal black and when we complained they brought a side of chorizo but left us to eat out of the dish with the burned food. I did expect that they should have taken this instantly away and bring it back fresh and looking as it should. I really do not want to come across as picky, but when we paid £25 each for a brunch with out alcohol then I would expect for the whole experience to be equally worth it.
  21. a

    anyoneforlunch

    London

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    First time at this second Modern Pantry was interesting. It's much larger that the original with a slightly muddly layout. Good staff and the expected interesting menu.
  22. c

    camj

    London

    126 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I came to this restaurant for normal lunch with colleagues. Venue location is good, however they do not have enough waiter to serve hence you may have to be patience. Food quality is acceptable.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I was really disappointed with my visit. We waited 20 mins to get a hot drink, a further 25 mins for food which when delivered was cold, with partially cooked eggs, no one checked if we were ok, staff were obviously under pressure. We couldn’t get the bill even though we asked 3 times and the lady who brought it over eventually really looked like she was having a bad day.
  24. C

    Charlie

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as usual, lovely environment for Sunday brunch
  25. R

    Rebecca

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    So tasty and a great venue to catch up with friends. Friendly service.
  26. D

    Dom1

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely fresh food beautifully presented. Only issue is that the tables are very close together so not ideal for a romantic meal!
  27. NP

    NatalieP

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2017

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The restaurant looks is really gorgeous inside and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Our meal started off well with great wine and the delicious crab arrancini for starters. However, it all went sharply downhill when it came to our mains. We all ordered the rump steak but, even from the look of it when it arrived, I knew we were going to be disappointed. The steaks were very thin and looked limp, rather than nice and juicy. I asked for mine to be cooked rare but it was cooked all of the way through in some places and just slightly pink in others. The sides were basic potatoes and some greens, nothing to shout about at all. The potatoes had something like turmeric on them which made them taste really strange, in my opinion. Sadly, I didn't eat much of mine at all as I quickly lost my appetite. The waiter serving us was very gracious when he came to clear our plates and made the effort to find out why I wasn't happy with my meal. In the end, he took my meal off of the bill which was a very kind, goodwill gesture which I appreciated a lot. Overall, great setting and service but let down by the mains.
  28. TE

    TonyE

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu, excellent food and service. Highly recommended
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Very good food - but we were the table they forgot and we waited ages to be fed. Waiting staff and rather mortified by it. Would give it another chance though.
  30. w

    winemedineme

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popped in for breakfast on a Sunday with a reservation - plenty of free tables throughout our meal, so definitely not a necessity (unlike the Farringdon branch, which was booked solid from Friday afternoon). Waitstaff were on point all meal, filling up water and being incredibly friendly. Coffee was good, and the food stellar - I went for cornbread with chorizo, eggs and salsa, my girlfriend had poached eggs, bacon, tomatoes and spinach. I doubt there's a better breakfast in London. Small aside - although the original branch in Farringdon is virtually identical on a food front, this is a much airier, brighter space, with a lot more room. Love the place.
  31. HW

    HeresWhatIThink

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2017

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The main food didn't live up to the menu. But the waitress was excellent and the bread was superb.
  32. J

    Jessicalondon5

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice selection of brunch items, which deviate from your typical items. Good for catch ups
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely lunch at Modern Pantry. The food is extremely creative and you wonder how some ingredients could possibly work together, yet they do. We had a lovely table, excellent service and will most definitely be returning.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    While the staff were attentive, the overall service was very slow. We were in there almost 2 hours and only had one course. The restaurant itself was not packed either, so we were quite surprised. Food was tasty though.
  35. c

    cindylou

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A really outstanding occasion. The chef must have, or should have, some of the best credentials available The flavours were really subtle, went well together and marked each meal as special. It is one of those menus that has one unable to resist trying each course, and eating the plate clean!
  36. AT

    ATDining

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place. Terrific atmosphere, terrific staff , terrific food. What more does one want
  37. B

    Beanella

    London

    162 reviews

    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place for an unusual business lunch. Great combination of unusual flavours.
  38. D

    Danielle

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely airy space with innovative and delicious food choices. We had breakfast and it was quiet but very relaxing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Nice option for a business lunch. More formal than one of the wine bar chains but less so than the hotel restaurants in the area. Service needs improvement though. Greeting on arrival was less than friendly and service in general was a bit slow.
  40. N

    Nidrum

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are always super friendly and courteous. We have Sunday Brunch nearly every other week and it is always a pleasure, one gets the feeling one is part of the family in the interaction with the staff. They will also take time to deal with small special requests like less chilli in the "Bloody Shame drink" or less sweet apple juice in the green smoothy. All this makes a big difference. We cannot recommend them too much!

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The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square - Permanently closed is rated 4 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Moorgate

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: Breakfast 7:30am - 11.30 | Lunch 12 - 4 | Dinner 6 – 10 Tuesday - Friday: Breakfast 7:30am - 11.30 | Lunch 12 - 4 | Dinner 6 – 10.30 Saturday: Brunch 9 - 4 Sunday: Brunch 9 - 4 Tapas Bar Monday: 12 – 10 Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm until late Sunday: 12pm until 4pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    An NCP Car park is situated in Finsbury Square and spaces can be booked via http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-finsbury-square/ On street Pay and Display parking is also available.

  • Public Transit

    Moorgate, Old Street and Liverpool St are a five minute walk away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Anna Hansen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3696 6565

  • Catering

    The Mobile Pantry caters for both corporate and private clients, creating eclectic delicious menus tailored to your needs. It offers a full service: everything from cocktails and canapés to lavish buffets, or even an intimate dinner with matching wines.

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