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The Brasserie on St John Street

#5,920 of 17,159 Restaurants in London
#6,337 of 18,038 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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  • 22
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very pleasant

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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Tring, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've visited this restaurant twice now - both as a venue for a pre-theatre dinner before a show at Sadler's Wells - and have always found it a very reliable choice. The food has always been of good quality, although I think the portions are slightly on the small side, and the service, although a little patchy on my last... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One expects any restaurant dignified by the name 'Brasserie' to be something exceptional, like one of those marvellous places in Paris. Sadly the name seems a little misplaced here. It's a perfectly good restaurant, with tasty food and efficient service, but does not deserve (in my opinion) to be aggrandised as a Brasserie.

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Restaurant Details

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 40 - 61
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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