The Wilmington

4.7
755 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Top tags:

Sunday Lunch
Casual
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 our festive set menu or you have any children or dogs in your party please give us a call. 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 755 People Are Saying
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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
8 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
6 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
38 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
1 review
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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Josh
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast at our favourite pub in London! The staff are so amazing and the food is always great 10/10

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Daon
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good roast and good service as usual. The only thing I would add is maybe some gluten free options- like gluten free gravy.

The Wilmington
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you for the review and your constructive comments. Ill certainly feed this back when developing our menus. Please visit again soon

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GrantN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sunday roast in London. Took friends and they loved it too

The Wilmington
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you Grant. We are really happy you and your friends enjoyed your visit. Please come again soon

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LesleyP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for a casual lunch. Nice booths available. Food pretty good!

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viprichardl
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pork belly roast.

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BeckyJ
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lush food, recommend the Camembert it was delicious. We had a great night x

The Wilmington
Responded on 5 October 2020

BeckyJ, we happy to hear you had a great time at Wilmington. Camembert is definitely a hit! Thank you for your feedback and high rating. We looking forward to see you soon again. Team Wilmo.

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AliceH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good experience and very good at making you feel safe with strictly following covid rules whilst also maintaining a cosy pub feel. Good service.

The Wilmington
Responded on 5 October 2020

Alice, we are so happy to hear you felt safe and cosy. We hope to see you back very soon. Team Wilmo.

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EleanorK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and also decent veg/vegan option so thank you for that. Friendly staff and generally a nice atmosphere. Me and my friends had a lovely time.

The Wilmington
Responded on 5 October 2020

EleanorK, great to hear that all the girls had good fun! We also loved having you too. Thank you for your review and please be back soon. Team Wilmo.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Roast and staff !!

Highly recommend the roast, the service and the procedure with COVID-19. Well done guys! We will be back soon for sure !

The Wilmington
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thank you for your review and we very happy you like the roast and service. And so important that you felt safe. Hope to see you back soon! Team Wilmo.

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Rach
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good and came very quickly, great friendly service and good vibes.

The Wilmington
Responded on 5 October 2020

Rach, Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Team Wilmo.

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AndrewP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday Roast Beef! Very friendly and welcoming staff.

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karen47
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place.!!
As usual, the food and service was excellent.
I had the roast pork and hubby had the chicken. Both yummy!
The waitress kindly gave us a free glass of Prosecco for my birthday, which was really nice.

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, We are really glad you enjoyed Birthday with us at The Wilmington. Come back soon

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JuliaL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A favourite of ours for Sunday Lunch. Each time I wonder if its really going to be as good as I remember...and it is!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great for Sunday lunch
look no where else

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 September 2020

Thank you for the great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your Sunday with us at The Wilmington

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timborubio
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent Sunday roasts, good beer, reasonable wine list. Starters a bit light, and service just a little scatty on the day we’d visited.

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Outtolunch
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Always consistently good food and service.

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vipGary
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pub, really good food, excellent service every visit. And good beer!

The Wilmington
Responded on 23 October 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Gary. we really glad you enjoyed your time at the Wilmington

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vipjamiek
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing. The manager and waiter were so helpful..

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

Jamiek, thank you for your feedback. Means a lot to all of us that our guests are happy. Please visit soon. Team Wilmo.

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Nina02
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a fab place for a great meal. Delicious food - had the sea bass which was melt in the mouth.

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

Nina, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy you enjoy visiting us. Looking forward to see you again soon. Team Wilmo.

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MMarley
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always ! Staff are very friendly and very efficient. I would highly recommend.

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for your compliments and high rating. We are always happy when our guests are happy. looking forward for you to come back again. Team Wilmo

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vipRM2018
London
131 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Super Sunday lunch , table outside. Roast pork belly brilliant. Roast chicken scrumptious. All the trimmings. Will go back definitely.

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

When shall we book your table :) ? Thank you so much for such great words. We always happy to hear about our guests great experiences. See you soon! Team Wilmo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food for Sunday lunch. Careful service, felt Covid safe.

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

And it's fantastic to hear it from you! We very happy you felt safe and also enjoyed food and service. We looking forward to see you back soon. Team Wilmo.

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vipJezza
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is getting better and better which is great!
Very friendly and professional staff!

Excellent food and impeccable service!

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

Jezza, How great is to here such nice words from our costumers. We definitely will pass on our team - it means a lot to all of us. Please be back soon! Team Wilmo.

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Localresident
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub. Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We happy you enjoyed yourself while visiting Wilmington again. You know we waiting for you to be back! Team Wilmo.

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JaneF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We had a really great time at The Wilmington, so highly recommend.

The Wilmington
Responded on 16 September 2020

Jane, so happy to hear that you had great time while visiting us. We work hard to make our guests feel welcomed and deliver the best food and the service. Please come back again soon. Team Wilmo.

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FAQs

The Wilmington is rated 4.7 stars by 755 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.