Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

London Restaurants - Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

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54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The Big Mamma group in Paris have had huge hits with their trattorias and now they're in London with Gloria, in a big space in Shoreditch. Expect Italian food in a classic looking space (as well as a hidden 80s-set dining room) and a buzzy vibe.

18 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4NU
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Small plates, sharers and snacks are on the menu here, at this venture from the team who ran Michelin-starred Hackney restaurant Ellory. Now they're Shoreditch-based with a more laid back venture that features their own Vermouth and wines.

Now reopened
38-40 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QE
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Macellaio RC have a few sites across London where the main event is the steak, and you'll see plenty of this hanging in the restaurant. It's all Italian-style steak from a female Fassona breed. There is some pasta available too - but you'll really need to be trying as much from the grill as possible to do the place justice.

28-30 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DA
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

The team behind The Clove Club are behind this restaurant, helping American chef Chase Lovecky open his first solo venture. American cuisine is at the heart of the menu - but with a specifically modern take.

41 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

This Shoreditch restaurants was conceived by James Brown & former Viajante chef Nuno Mendes and now has Executive Chef Edoardo Pellicano at the helm. It's best described as a hidden, permanent supperclub. There's one sitting each evening, with an inventive menu that is never the same.

Reopening 19 August 2020
27 - 31 Clerkenwell Close, Farringdon, London EC1R 0AT

This neighbourhood cafe in Clerkenwell is blessed with a hidden courtyard terrace which is a good-to-know alfresco option in this area. As for the food, they serve up ethically-sourced organic produce taking inspiration from both European and Californian cafes and a small regularly changing menu.

240 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4PH

This Clerkenwell pub has a long history in Clerkenwell and may only be second in line to The Eagle when it comes to pubs that went "gastro". Settle in downstairs for more traditional pub fare, or head to the upstairs restaurant if you're after something a little more fancy.

159 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3AL

The Eagle in Clerkenwell is often credited as the first modern gastropub - with restaurant-quality food being served inside a pub. Many years down the line, it's still a reliable spot for a good meal, serving up a seasonal menu in a faintly ramshackle pub. The steak sandwiches are some of the best in town.

171 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3AL

Hammer and Tongs specialises in serving up South African braai(aka barbecue). So expect meat, fish and vegetables cooked on a wood-fired grill, not to mention some local specialities including biltong, Cape Malay curry fish, braaibroodjie and more. And yes, there will be a lot of South African wine on the menu.

46 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QE

This is an offshoot of Josh Katz's Berber & Q, and is something of a cut-down version of the main restaurant. Here you can find a combination of mezze, hummus and plenty from the grill - including the lamb shawarme of course - as well as rotisserie chicken. And make sure to hang around for their desserts.

29 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0DU

In a quiet part of Clerkenwell, The Green comes from the same people who also run The Culpeper in Shoreditch. Either take it easy in the pub downstairs or head up to the first floor restaurant and you'll find the pub serving modern British food from an ever changing menu. Also look out for a Sunday lunch where they concentrate on Beef Wellington and one key roast dish.

147 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE

Previously Burger and Beyond were at street food markets all over town before they settled down in Shoreditch. Their best burgers are on offer here, all covered in execllent toppings lime marronaise and more. Their small plates action is pretty good too and the truffled tater tots are some of the best in town.

42 Osborn St, Shadwell, London E1 6TD

The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they've opened this pub and hotel on Brick Lane which has a residents-only rooftop terrace.

88-90 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

If you're a fan of Flat Iron's steak great value steak, then you'll be very pleased to hear they're opening a new branch in Spitalfields - which will be very handy for city-folk.

4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Former Kitty Fisher's chef Tomos Parry's solo venture features a mix of cooking on fire, Welsh and Basque cuisine, and a big focus on wine. It became an instant hit - and it doesn't hurt that the dining room is quite lovely too.

Now reopened
United Chip
5 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PA
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Forget your greasy local frier - Clerkenwell’s fish and chip restaurant United Chip’s all about the millennial pink, Bangkok prawn burgers and complimentary aioli. But there's fisn and chips too - with traditional or Belgian fries.

16 Playground Gardens, London E2 7FA
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

This is the original Rochelle Canteen, from chef Margot Henderson and business partner Melanie Arnold, and has been held up by almost every chef in London as one of the best places to eat at in town. Expect classic, seasonal cooking from Henderson. It's a little on the hard side to find - but well worth it.


This is the Shoreditch outpost of the Blacklock group - which has become famous for its piles of chops, cooked over fire. It's also great value for money - and that includes the cocktails. This East London branch also has a large bar area.

80 City Road, London EC1Y 2AS
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The team behind Foleys and the Rum Kitchen have come to Old Street with a pretty sizeable new restaurant, serving Italian-via-LA cuisine from 7am to midnight all week long.

22 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3DY

Award-winning chicken street food trader made its move from street food to bricks and mortar with the opening of this, their first place, in Shoreditch. Their fried buttermilk chicken sandwiches are the bomb.

97 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BS

We're not sure which bit of Rascals to tell you about first. There's the waterproof room, the bottomless pizza, or the Wheel of Misfortune with wooden stocks for the "losers"... plus creative cocktails, a mad menu and more for all your tableside flamb-ing needs.

153 Hoxton St, London N1 6PJ

?We want to keep pushing boundaries,? said Mr Lyan about his concept bar and restaurant. No problem there then - his new restaurant uses very (and we do mean *very*) creative ingredients in a special all-in-one kitchen and bar, reducing waste and keeping guests on their toes. Expect ambergris, Japanese knotweed and smoked compost carrot on the weekly changing menu.

Smoking Goat Shoreditch
64 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

The first Smoking Goat in Soho, and the follow up Kiln have both been huge hits so it was only to be expected that the larger Shoreditch branch would do well to. Whether you're sitting up at the counter or enjoying a group meal with friends, enjoy a range of Thai dishes that change depending on produce and a lot of Thai BBQ too.

Camino Shoreditch
2 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BL

This is the latest Camino, offering up a mix of Spanish tapas, a bar and more.

52 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP

Part shop/part restaurant, Shoreditch’s Burro e Salvia makes incredible pasta on site every day. You can take it away to cook yourself at home or take a seat up at the pasta counter and let them do the work for you. There’s a small menu of fresh pasta and antipasti that changes regularly, and if you fancy learning the secrets of great pasta making for yourself, they also run regular workshops.

301 Old St, London EC1V 9LA

Just off Kingsland Road, in an area with some excellent Vietnamese cooking, Cay Tre is held out to be one of the very best in London. Their pho is an obvious attraction here, but there's a broad menu of authentic Vietnamese cooking. (And you can pop across the street to try their Banh Mi shop Keu too.)

94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ

The Shoreditch outpost of the St John empire is almost like a finishing school for London chefs. This restaurant is the beating heart of seasonal British cooking in London and has spread that influence all over the UK. A cracking place for a weekend breakfast too.

Red Rooster Shoreditch
45 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Marcus Samuelsson's New York restaurant is hugely popular, and it's arrived at the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs are making it over here too.

58 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6JW
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

From their simple start on a Maltby Street stall to their permanent digs on Bethnal Green Road, Lahpet are introducing Londoners to the delights of Burmese food.

26 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DU
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This Italian restaurant is from chef Jonathan Lawson, who has worked with Theo Randall for five years and has opened his own place, with cuisine described as Italian with a touch of Moorish and Spanish.

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