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The Brasserie on St John Street

#7,338 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#7,866 of 18,677 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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8:00 am - 4:00 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
  • 39
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  • 24
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  • 13
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  • 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
What it does it does well

We have only used this restaurant when visiting Sadlers Wells, which is very close by. It does fairly simple meat, fish and veggie dishes. Service is quick and pleasant. The food is well cooked and well presented. Prices are reasonable for central London - especially the pre-theatre menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have only used this restaurant when visiting Sadlers Wells, which is very close by. It does fairly simple meat, fish and veggie dishes. Service is quick and pleasant. The food is well cooked and well presented. Prices are reasonable for central London - especially the pre-theatre menu. There is a sensible wine list of wines which go well with... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a reasonably early pre theatre lunch. The welcome was not particularly warm, but the waiting staff more than made up for it. A fairly small set menu, about 4/5 starters and mains as I recall but all tempting. A good selection of wine by the glass. Not sure that I would want to spend an evening here having... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went after a trip to sadler's wells. It was very quiet so not much atmosphere, but it was quite late. However, both starters and main courses (scallops and lamb respectively) were very good. We also thought the wines by the glass were pretty good value. We had a different wine with each course, so managed to try a few-all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went on the day of a tube strike so had a good walk to get there. Thebresteraunt is shown to be open all day. Our booking was for 5.00 p.m. We arrived 10 minutes early. We were hotband thirsty and requested some water. We were totally ignored for a good 10 minutes until another couple came in who were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Brasserie is a stones throw from the theatre on the way back to the Angel underground station. It has a good fixed price menu that comes quickly and with a smile. Staff are helpful and attentive and are well aware of the time scales that people are working to. We have visited on a couple of occasions and were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We did not book but they managed to find us a table. The service was first rate, welcoming and professional. The menu choice was good and the choice of wines varied and reasonably priced. The food was well presented and very tasty. Very good experience Thank you

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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

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Clerkenwell
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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