The Wilmington

4.7
780 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
Welcome to The Wilmington, a listed 19th century public house, situated in the heart of Clerkenwell.
The honesty and quality of food is very much our focus, with an emphasis on imaginative, modern British cooking, using fresh produce sourced by local suppliers.

Please note that children are not permitted in the outside or bar area after 7pm or in the dining room after 9pm. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room.

Online bookings are for dining only.

If you would like to book for drinks only or to watch the Euros please call us on 020 7837 1384.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 780 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ImogenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food & good wine list, they also do an excellent espresso martini! I’d recommend the fish & chips.

The Wilmington
Responded a day ago

Thanks for your kind words Imogen. We are really glad you enjoyed your time at The Wilmington

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Natalie
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful!

Great service & friendly staff

The Wilmington
Responded on 7 June 2021

Thanks Natalie. We are really please you enjoyed your food. Please visit again soon

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vipJacquelineH
Aberdeen
45 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As excellent as ever!

The Wilmington
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! we glad you enjoyed! Team Wilmo

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Laura
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The pub is really nice and the staff is super friendly and helpful! Nice selection of drinks and food - unfortunately the fish & chips was definitely too heavy and oily for me. Aside from that, would definitely recommend it for a quick drink after work. The table outside are spacious and quiet, and inside the atmosphere is really nice too.

The Wilmington
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thank you for the review Laura and your nice comments. We will take all your feedback onboard. This Fish and chips are normally a big hit so I will certainly look into it Hopefully we will see you again soon

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hnhptr
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and drinks. Always a nice time

The Wilmington
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thanks for the great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your time at The Wilmo. Please visit again soon

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Bethanrees
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and speedy service, we didn’t eat but I have before and the food is good!

The Wilmington
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for the nice review Bethan. I will be sure to pass your comments to the team. Please visit again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in this lovely restaurant/gastro-pub. Such an amazing evening! The pie and the ravioli we had were simply delicious. The atmosphere and the friendly staff gave us an outstanding experience, a big thanks to Vytune and Alesia for the suggested wine and food. Will definitely come back!

The Wilmington
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you for the lovely comments. We will be sure to pass them to the team. we are so glad you had a nice time

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Bob23
Warwickshire
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disinterested service and very average food. Didn’t live up to the glowing reviews.

The Wilmington
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Bob. I am extremely sorry you had a disappointing experience at The Wilmington. It sounds like we might have fell short on our normally high standards. I hope you can give us another try in the future

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Scott
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleased with the food and service. A really nice place to visit and a generally nice area to be in.

The Wilmington
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Scott. Thanks for the review. We are really glad you enjoyed your time with at The Wilmington. Please visit again soon

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made the experience very enjoyable with their excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble and we were very well looked after. The food was beautiful. Thank you

The Wilmington
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi Jasmin. Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Wilmington I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team

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RMBloomsbury
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sunday roast

The Wilmington
Responded on 3 June 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your Sunday Roast. We will aim for a 5 stars next time. Please visit again soon

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johnc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice pub, good food, excellent service, very accommodating.

The Wilmington
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thanks for the full 5 stars and great review Please visit again soon

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Jarvik
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Pictures made it look quite atmospheric, but in the flesh it was all quite tired-looking and bare. We asked if we could go on one of the nicer booth tables by the walls but were told not possible even though there was at least one available during the rest of our stay so were stuck in the middle next to the noisyish family. Towards the end when ordering pudding another waitress said there might be a dessert wine available and went off to investigate, never to return. Halfway through eating them we saw another person and was told there were dessert wines available. Overall the food was ok but ambience-wise it was pretty dead so 120 pounds seemed quite a lot at the end. The person serving the wine seemed quite embarrrassed to offer me a try, as if it was pretentious to do such a thing. No biggie but another thing that points to this being a place that seems like it's still deciding whether it's a boozer with tables or a gastropub restaurant. Currently it seems like the Wilmington is the former with pretentions towards the latter. It's a unpretentious (plain) pub on a main road, serving some adequate food. Had worse but won't hurry back.

The Wilmington
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Jarvik. We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at The Wilmington. We will certainly take your feedback on board and hope that you give us another try in the future

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

The Wilmington
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thank you for the full 5 stars

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michaeld
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All round good. Food fresh and hot, service excellent

The Wilmington
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thank you for the nice review. We are really glad you enjoyed your time at The wilmington

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PaulG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a booth, great service, incredible food and very nice atmosphere.

The Wilmington
Responded on 29 May 2021

Thank you Paul G. We really appreciate the great review and are glad you enjoyed your time at the Wilmo. Please come back soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service

The Wilmington
Responded on 29 May 2021

Thanks for the Big Five Stars. Your few words are much apprciated

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Loophole
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always receive a warm welcome at the Wilmington. It was very quiet at our lunch visit as business has not yet returned to pre lockdown levels. A very good gastro pub.

The Wilmington
Responded on 27 May 2021

Thank you for your feedback and visiting us :) Yes, we are hoping to return to our busy pre lockdown. Fingers cross! We hope to see you again soon!

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Jessicaw
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the vegan roast was lovely! Definitely recommend it here, the staff were lovely and so was the atmosphere!

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thanks for the great review Jessica and the big 5 stars. I will pass your feedback on to the team. Please visit again soon

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vipMMarley
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend it. Relaxed and comfy atmosphere.

The Wilmington
Responded on 24 May 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars and taking the time to write a nice review. Really glad you enjoyed your visit

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Gaarge
London
38 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Sunday roasts at the Wilmington are excellent. The best in the area in my opinion. Prices have gone up a bit after the pandemic which is a bit annoying but then everyone is doing it. So can't really be avoided. I should say it was also mildly annoying being told on arrival that the booking was only for 90 minutes and not 2 hours (which is what was agreed upon booking). In the event we were able to stay for 3 hours anyway and we left in out own good time so it wasn't a big deal in the end -- I wonder why they brought it up in the first place. Anyway, this was a minor wrinkle in an otherwise excellent meal. I strongly recommend the Wilmington to all, especially if you like a good Sunday roast.

The Wilmington
Responded on 24 May 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars, recommendation and taking time out to write a review. We appreciate it We will take your feedback on board. Sunday's can be extremely busy and there is a little bit of pressure to turn tables as they are often rebooked. We have fewer tables in Covid land too. We will always try and accommodate guests for longer if at all possible and they wish to stay

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DebbieR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lively atmosphere with staff very eager to answer any questions. My companions said their burgers were up there with the best they had had.

The Wilmington
Responded on 24 May 2021

Thanks for the review Debbie. we are glad you enjoyed your time at the Wilmington. Our burgers are always a hit. Thank you

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simonkos
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so nice to be back in the wonderful Wilmington
Staff gave us a great welcome back and they were really nice and friendly

Great burger and definitely had a nice time

The Wilmington
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback and 5 stars! We are looking forward to see you again soon.

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HernanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly management, great food and cold beers. All I could ask :).

The Wilmington
Responded on 19 May 2021

Thanks for the great review Hernan. Great food and cold beer is always a winner. Please visit again soon

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JoannaW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food - better than pre-lockdown. With lovely, fast and attentive service.

The Wilmington
Responded on 19 May 2021

Thanks for the big 5 stars Joanna. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit with us. come back soon

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Paul
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly well cooked Sunday roast. Sounds simple, but often messed up. Juiciest Turkey I've ever had.

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you Paul for the great review. We pride ourselves in a great Sunday Roast. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you can return soon

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AaronTyson
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely pub with a relaxed vibe and excellent food!

The Wilmington
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thank you Aaron. We appreciate the 5 stars and taking the time to write a nice review. We are really glad you enjoyed your time at The Wilmington

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

The Wilmington
Responded on 13 December 2020

We are really pleased you enjoyed your time at the Wilmington. Thankyou for the great review

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AliceR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so helpful - lovely food. Need to support local business right now.

The Wilmington
Responded on 13 December 2020

Thank you for the big 5 stars and taking the time to write a nice review. We appreciate the support

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KateM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not THE best roast dinner we have had in London. Pork, beef ans vegan were all ordered for our party and all delicious! Only downside was that they ran out of the sticky toffee! Will definitely be coming back to try it though!

The Wilmington
Responded on 13 December 2020

Thank you for the big 5 stars KateM and for taking the time to write such a great review. Please come again soon

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vipMPLStransplant
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roast at one of our fav local pubs! Great ambiance and food as always!

The Wilmington
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the big 5 stars. We are really glad you enjoyed your time at the Wilmington

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a friendly and welcoming pub - the staff provided lovely service all evening and really looked after us. I was quite nervous about what the COVID restrictions would mean and how we might not be able to enjoy our meal as much, however the staff made us feel at ease. The food was delicious and we would love to go back soon!

The Wilmington
Responded on 8 December 2020

Thank you for the big 5 stars JamesK and for taking the time to write such a great review. Please visit us again soon

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Ring
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good choice of food including good sunday roasts, friendly helpful staff.

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Ricky
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday Roast and great service, many thanks to amazing V, who was friendly and welcoming

The Wilmington
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thanks Ricky for the great review and the big 5 stars. We are really glad you enjoyed your Sunday with us at the Wilmington. Please visit again soon

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MilesG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place for an informal family meal, informal, relaxed and friendly service.

The Wilmington
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thanks for the big 5 stars Miles G. We are really glad you enjoyed your time with us at the Wilmington

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Gaarge
London
39 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday roasts in London. We both had lovely pink roast beef with crispy potatoes and a nice few pints.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best pub in Clerkenwell.

The Wilmington
Responded on 30 October 2020

Thank you. We love The Wilmington too. Please visit again soon

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RonB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Been going for Sunday lunch now and again for a few years. Never had a bad time - food and staff always top notch. Atmosphere lovely.

The Wilmington
Responded on 23 October 2020

Thanks RonB for taking the time to write such a great review. We love Sundays too. Please visit again soon

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NatalieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent roasts, warm and cosy atmosphere, very relaxed

The Wilmington
Responded on 23 October 2020

Thank you Natalie for the nice review. Please come again soon

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Stephennn
London
22 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Baked camembert, brocolli soup (half a mark lost as paoched egg overcooked). See bass. Tempura crab and a great piece of steak. Good size portions. Arrived 8pm but No time for dessert due to 10pm curfew and ‘unhurried’ service. Very friendly staff. Friday evening was just a little louder than i would like for a dining experience but overall very happy and would return.

The Wilmington
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review The Wilmington. Really glad you enjoyed your evening with us. W'll aim for a perfect egg next time

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The Wilmington is rated 4.7 stars by 780 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.