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The Brasserie on St John Street

#6,243 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Clerkenwell
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360-362 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NR, England
44 0207 837 1199
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9:00 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: Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent evening

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
jane134
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Swindon
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236 reviews 236 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited the Brasserie prior to a matinee at Sadlers Wells and although the cost was not cheap, around £70 for 2 courses and wine (3 glasses between us), the food was well prepared and very tasty. The portion sizes were not large, which suited us as a "pre-theatre" lunch and the service was very friendly and reasonably efficient. Overall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Five of us ate before the ballet at Sadler's Wells. Starters modest in amount. Fishcake seemed to have a large amount of mashed potato. Fish and chips had American style fries, with tiny amount of mushy peas puree but good fish in batter. Risotto tasty. Relaxed atmosphere, very pleasant waiting staff, food was prompt.

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Rickmansworth
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited this restaurant for a family meal and were very disappointed. Firstly, only the pre theatre menu was available which restricted the choice, though they were good enough to provide fish and chips for one member of our party who is very picky. Service was slow - took about 45 mins for our main course to arrive after starters... More 

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Shepperton, England
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Had booked for a meal with friends prior to going to Sadlers Wells this evening. Friendly welcome when we arrived. We had a particularly lovely young French waitress who looked after us. We had the set menu for £17.50. We were not expecting fine dining for that price but nevertheless we had hoped for better than we got. My starter... 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 - 62
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?