The Modern Pantry

Open Hours: Mon 8:00AM-10:00PM; Tues-Fri 8:00AM-10:30PM; Sat 9:00AM-10:30PM; Sun 10:00AM-10:00PM

Address: 47-48 St John’s Square


Phone Number: 020 7553 9210

Tube: Barbican station

I know, I know, this is a long, over-due review that should have been posted a month ago when I actually made the trip to this restaurant, but nevertheless, let us proceed…

Since brunch goers seemed to mention this place quite frequently, I decided it was worth the hike to Clerkenwell for our weekly Sunday brunch.

Started off with some coffee and hot chocolate.

Nice to note that their coffee beans are supplied by Caravan Coffee Roasters.

Nice to note that their coffee beans are supplied by Caravan Coffee Roasters.

We had their Sugar-cured New Caledonian Prawn Omelette with Toast.

Omelette was seasoned with green chili, spring onion and coriander and finished off nicely with a distinctive spread of smoked chili samba. Never had prawn in my omelette before, but this was A-OK with me. Highly recommended.

Their Spiced Chocolate Chip Waffle.

Waffles came with orange poached cranberries drizzled in Greek yogurt sauce and sprinkled with gingerbread crumbs (tis the season indeed). Waffle itself was a bit too soft, but we appreciated the warm, melted bits of chocolate chip infused in the batter.  

Overall highlights of this place include the smart, clean-cut interior and the interesting selection of fusion brunch entrees available (quite substantial in size as well). Next on the list to try next time I stop by will be their much talked about tea-smoked salmon eggs benedict.