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The Brasserie on St John Street

#7,288 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
#7,820 of 18,458 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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pre theatre satisfaction

We have been to the Brasserie twice in the last fortnight before crossing the road to Sadler's Wells theatre. On both occassions the pre theatre meals were excellent. Very fresh sea bass last week and a delicious rack of lamb with dauphinious potatoes this week each cooked to perfection. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
StJude28
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Booked a table before a Sunday matinee at Sadlers Wells, expecting to choose from the ala carte menu when we sat down about 5 pm, but we were given the "pre theatre menu". In the end with some reluctance they gave us the ala carte menu which was pretty much the same menu. When we came to order we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch (1.30pm) and after ordering the staff came back and said "unfortunately we've been really busy his weekend and run out of all but 2 mains". Food ok but nothing to write about. Staff brought the bill, took my card, passed me the pin machine, gave me my receipt and left without saying a single word or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant primarily because of it's proximity to Saddlers Wells, but also because the menu looked interesting. We arrived very early, 5 15 pm ( only 2 couples already there and eating) so that we didn't have to rely on the pre theatre menu and our order was taken very promptly . Our first disappointment was that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went here for a pre-theatre dinner. It is very convenient for Sadlers Wells - only 4 minutes walk. The meal was served efficiently, even though we did not have any sense of being rushed. We both had salmon gravlax starter which was excellent. My friend had the sea bass main. I had the battered fish & chips, and it was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

From reading previous reviews on TripAdvisor, I was very pleasantly surprised. This is a restaurant that acts on constructive criticism! Service was wonderful (and our table was put right by the bar so we could always get attention!) and we started our meal with beautiful bread. I had the fish which was beautifully cooked and the potion was just the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were a party of 8 Sunday lunchtime. What a disappointment. Only a truncated two course theatre menu available and even then some mains had run out. Even run out of fizzy water. Service was slow, had to wait 15 mins for a glass of water on a hot day, no air con in our part of the restaurant. Food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have been to the Brasserie twice in the last fortnight before crossing the road to Sadler's Wells theatre. On both occassions the pre theatre meals were excellent. Very fresh sea bass last week and a delicious rack of lamb with dauphinious potatoes this week each cooked to perfection. Service was quick and friendly so no need to rush. Highly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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 40 - 62
Cuisine: French, European

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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 - 62
  • 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 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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