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The Brasserie on St John Street

360-362 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NR, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
44 0207 837 1199
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Ranked #3,256 of 16,890 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $69
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pros: Good location for theatre Lovely music & atmosphere Great wine list Cons: Food not fabulous Menu more enticing than the food itself Overall: Decent dinner but not worth a detour, other places nearby win

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I dropped in here for dinner after work and I'm glad to say it was good a good choice. My partner had fish and chips and I had smoked haddock. It was good quality food at reasonable prices. I'd suggest visiting if you find yourself in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Myself and friends dined here recently. Food was really nice. I had pate. Excellent. I had chicken for main. Chicken was very tasty. We ordered extra vegetables which we're well presented and tasty. Chocolate cake for dessert was excellent. The portions are quite small so extras need to be ordered. The only thing that disappointed us was they kept running... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We had eaten here before the theatre once, but yesterday we decided to try the Brasserie for Sunday lunch. What a great experience! Our starters included oyster, mackerel fish cake with yummy hollandaise,smoked chicken with salad that included avocado, and duck with a berry jus. Our mains were sea bass with roasted beet root, halibut and lamb. Two of us... More

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A friend and I ate here last night. We'd had an awful experience in a restaurant up the road. The waiter and waitress here were lovely and very accommodating with tweaking their menu (I can't eat garlic). The food was lovely. I had crab for starter, sea bass for main and a beautiful chocolate cake for dessert. Each course was... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Didn't book but offered seats at bar which I would choose again. Lovely atmosphere with excellent pianist. Good quality food. Service was excellent and with a smile. Will definitely go again

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Having arrived near Sadlers Wells for the show, we looked up a couple of the restaurants I had found online but could not get in as fully booked. Saw The Brasserie and walked in not expecting to get a table, the gentleman said no problem we could sit down and hastened to assure us that we should get our meal... More

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Haywards Heath
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This restaurant isn't going to win any prizes for it's amazing food, but it does the basics very well. virtually across the road from Sadler's Wells it's very popular, so I would recommend booking!

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Wells, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We phoned ahead to warn that we were being delayed by a hold-up on the road but were assured that this was no problem. We had an hour to eat before going to Sadlers Wells but once again we were reassured that there was plenty of time. There were 7 of us but the plates came to the table quickly... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Found this venue on Tripadvisor, very close to Sadlers Wells Theatre. Nice friendly staff, good food, although very fish biased, but with meat options as well. Very good set menu, £17.50 for two courses. Between the two of us we basically tried the duck/chicken, although my companion had the french onion soup to start which looked great. Bit shocked at... More

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