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The Brasserie on St John Street

#6,865 of 17,309 Restaurants in London
#7,372 of 18,231 Places to Eat in London
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Clerkenwell
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360-362 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NR, England
44 0207 837 1199
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This brasserie has a lovely atmosphere. It is ideally located as a dinner venue before going to the theatre. Sadlers Wells is a short walk away. The mezzanine is the nicest place to sit, intimate, cosy, looking out at cherry blossoms in the garden, or out over the restaurant below. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Lesleymeg12
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived at this restaurant at 6.30, went in spoke to maitre de and agreed to outside table... Ignored for 10minutes. Went inside to ask for a menu, waitress very surly when came outside, didn't wipe down the table (needed it) or take away the empty jug from previous occupants then proceeded to ignore us for another 5 minutes. When she... More 

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Shropshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Despite being practically the only group in the restaurant we waited a ridiculous amount of time for our food. When the main courses finally arrived, plates were brought out in ones and twos at a snails pace and mine was forgotten entirely. There was no apology or explanation until I went to find someone myself to ask what was happening.... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't bother to spend your money here. Dull food. Uneven service. Presentation on the outside high, but surely food can be more interesting. Fair to say that it was all eatable, and matched the clear and simple description on the menu. But there must be better places nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This brasserie has a lovely atmosphere. It is ideally located as a dinner venue before going to the theatre. Sadlers Wells is a short walk away. The mezzanine is the nicest place to sit, intimate, cosy, looking out at cherry blossoms in the garden, or out over the restaurant below. There is a "Pre- theatre' set menu, 2 courses for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When another reservation fell through we were looking for somewhere to dine hastily before a show at Sadler's Wells: at The Brasserie on St. John Street we were immediately shown to a table, had impeccable, speedy service and a tasty dinner in an elegant setting. The waiter managed to be both very courteous and extremely efficient in getting us our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great service! We were very pushed for time to get to a show at Sadlers Wells and they really pulled the stops out- it was great food too, especially the fish. Highly recommended.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Romantic evening, soft lighting and jazz great. The food was excellent too especially the fish. And a good cheese board. Great location too for Sadlers Wells and the Tube. Will go back and recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This restaurant is just opposite Sadler's Well theatre, close to Angel station, with several convenient buses (38, 19). It is quite elegant, both upstairs and downstairs. There is a good a la carte menu, and in particular there is a pre-theatre menu available both a lunch time and early evening (see there website for precise details). The cooking is essentially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Only a few minutes walk from Sadler's Wells, this is a good restaurant for a pre-theatre meal, with a good-value special menu, though it is wise to add some extra vegetables if you are feeling hungry. Good wine list, whether by the glass or buying a bottle, friendly staff and well-cooked food. Inevitably the availability of tables is linked to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went as a party of five after a performance at Sadler's Wells at 6.00p.m. I couldn't believe how small the portions were and Had to have a pudding to fill the hole but that was still tiny so left almost as hungry as we went in. How much does it cost to get another 20 chips? £17.50 for small... More 

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Additional Information about The Brasserie on St John Street

Address: 360-362 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NR, England
Phone Number: 44 0207 837 1199
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 63
Cuisine: French, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 360-362 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: 44 0207 837 1199

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 63
  • Cuisine: French, European
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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