The Modern Pantry
Great brunch in LondonI loved this place - plain and simple! The food was amazing! Healthy, fresh and with a twist on some old breakfast classics! The staff made you feel welcome from the minute we walked in. If possible, get a table on the 1st floor, its a bit quieter. How to describe the interior? I wanted to move in and wished my apartment looked like that. Great ambiance. Overall, a great way to start your day with breakfast in London and well worth the visit! Only down side, it was a tad bit on the pricey side. Their home made ice tea, which was refreshing and had a great taste, was a bit pricey at 13 Pounds for a liter. But then again, you don't have to order it. :)11/05/2013 00:00:00A delightful explosion of flavoursI really enjoyed my meal. It's not often that you experience such wonderful ingredient combinations in both your starter, main and dessert! But there you have it - flavours that literally bounce off one another in your mouth to create something simply fresh and wonderful.
I wouldn't hesitate one second before recommending this restaurant!01/05/2013 00:00:00Superb modern fusion cookingWe came for a lunch with my husband, his mother and our new baby. Although Modern Pantry does not seem to bill itself as a child friendly we were treated extremely well. The food was delicious, in particular the deconstructed cheesecake with pomegranate and they offered a lunchtime set menu that was very good value.
If you like modern fusion cooking like Ottolengi, this is wonderful and thoroughly recommended.23/04/2013 00:00:00FantasticFantastic food!!!! Everything that came to our table I wanted to eat and wished I had ordered. My food was fantastic and the gluten free bread was great!21/04/2013 00:00:00Superb food but wine too priceyVery good food clearly prepared by a highly trained chef (indeed I understand she is a minor celebrity). Service was just right too. My only beef was that the house wine (well, they don't have a house but it's the cheapest) was £8 for a small glass. They call this a 'large' glass, but it really isn't. If they could put more in the glass for the same price, I wouldn't have any complaints.14/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect late lunchWe had a great meal here on a Saturday afternoon. We chose from the all day menu which only had four choices, but each of the 3 we selected was of a very high standard, well presented and delicious. The staff are friendly and don't get in the way. The upstairs dining room is light and airy and simply decorated. We spent approx £45 per head with wine, this was good value for money. Recommend highly.13/04/2013 00:00:00Best breakfast ever!We loved The Modern Pantry! Lots of people had recommended we had brunch here and we weren't disappointed. The menu has lots of different choices and something for everyone. Staff were really friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back to visit soon.13/04/2013 00:00:00Long, late lunch......at wonderful TMP only slightly marred by over enthusiastic waitress who came across as bossy rather than concerned...but the food as ever is wonderful and it is all just so much fun.12/04/2013 00:00:00Brilliant breakfastOnly ever eaten here for breakfast, but it is seriously great. Particularly the muesli with grated apple and yoghurt! Great service too, highly recommended.10/04/2013 00:00:00Best food I've had in a long timeThe food was inventive and absolutely delicious! Can't wait to come back!07/04/2013 00:00:00My wife and I and a friendMy wife and I and a friend went for lunch on Sunday - but in the end all opted for the breakfast menu (+ dessert!) - probably one of the most difficult choices I'd had to make in a restaurant, as everything on the extensive menu looked tempting! Highly recommended!07/04/2013 00:00:00NiceNice restaurant with tables on ground and first floor. Private dining on first and second floor. Bathroom on second floor.
Brunch was really good. The one with bacon and eggs was delicious. The pancakes were really fluffy and good.29/03/2013 00:00:00Dinner at The Modern PantryI have eaten many times at the Modern Pantry both with family and friends, and each occasion has been just wonderful. The latest visit was to belatedly celebrate my birthday and what a superb meal. I have to say that neither my son nor I recognised some of the ingredients which is part of the magic of the restaurant but the food certainly delivered. Starters of duck leg with chickpea curry and braised pork shoulder were both unusual and flavoursome but the mains were even better. My son chose the spiced rack of lamb - perfectly pink and tender - while I had the superbly cooked onglet. The portions were so generous we only managed to share a pudding and we waddled home very satisfied with the food, service and the final bill.27/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent afternoon teaI selected the Modern pantry whilst browsing the web before a recent trip to London. My wife and I wanted to book a treat, and looked at the usual famous hotels etc. but the better variety of this establishment caught my eye. We were not disappointed, the range of sandwiches, scones, cakes and small granola was exquisitely produced, using unusual combinations, moving beautifully from savoury to sweet via a tangy filled scone. Well worth the money, only £20 including an alcoholic drink to start.26/03/2013 00:00:00Unusual brunchThe Modern Pantry is a bright, simply decorated open restaurant. I went with a group of friends to try the brunch menu on Sunday. The menu has many unusual dishes: rendang mince, feta and curry leaf waffles and cornbread with grilled chorizo with a poached egg as well as the tradition English Breakfast. All the food was lovely and a nice sized portion. Service was efficient and the restaurant and amenities were well kept and clean. I would highly recommend the Modern Pantry.24/03/2013 00:00:00We had a great meal at theWe had a great meal at the Modern Pantry on Friday evening. The food was sensational and the wine and cocktails were great! Very much looking forward to going back a second time!22/03/2013 00:00:00Imaginative, cosy, good locationWe very much enjoyed our evening in the Modern Pantry - it was my second time there. The menu is innovative but not outlandish. The service informal but not overbearing. The surroundings are stylish but not overdone. When the bill came we were surprised (it was good value for a individual and very enjoyable evening)21/03/2013 00:00:00Top Quality FoodThe pancakes with ricotta & berries is to die for. Also the cooked breakfast is beautfully done with perfect poached eaggs!20/03/2013 00:00:00Great atmosphere and tasty foodWe had a breakfast brunch at Modern Pantry with six people. As suspected the Saturday morning time slot meant two of our friends were almost two hours late for our booking! The staff were really nice about it and were able to shuffle another booking so we had an extra half hour when our hungover friends finally arrived. The staff were all helpful, our waitress was new so there were a few little blips, but she made a real effort to look after us. The food was delicious, deciding on what to have was a reall challenge, as it is great brunch menu. My one real criticism is that the drinks menu is pretty expensive, they were all small servings and still more expensive than other similar brunch places I have been to recently.16/03/2013 00:00:00Modern PantryReally good menu at the Modern Pantry, many recognisable dishes but with an unusual twist. I had fish n chips, but with wasabi mushy peas and spicy batter and cassava chips. Really nice ambience and informal but classy surroundings. Breakfast is also really good here.14/03/2013 00:00:00Nice venue for birthday brunchI took my partner here for his birthday as he wanted brunch and we'd heard good things about The Modern Pantry, and they didn't let us down. It's a small venue, intimate but lovely. The service was good, the food was delicious and it's good value for money (we did only go for brunch though). I would recommend this place to friends.09/03/2013 00:00:00Great breakfast with a differenceHad a great breakfast at Modern Pantry, really unusual menu compared to the variations on the the full English you get in most places. The food was very good, well priced and I'd certainly recommend Modern Pantry to others. I'm certainly keen to go back to try a few more of the brakfast options and I'm sure it warrants a trip to the main restaurant as well.06/03/2013 00:00:00Although very friendly andAlthough very friendly and helpful, the service is a bit slow. However the food is phenomenally good, and so more than makes up for it.06/03/2013 00:00:00good lunch though I had togood lunch though I had to ask what half of the ingredients were in some dishes. Some of the lunch specials are rather limited though, so if you are the tiniest bit fussy about food, this place is not for you. Service is v good and v attentive . The prosecco is delightful and at £6 per glass is a steal!!06/03/2013 00:00:00A great lunch at the Modern PantryFriendly, efficient service, lovely bright venue. The food was outstanding and unusual. Special mention for the cod with endamame beans. We had the aperitif of the day which turned out to be delicious, a mandarin and rum concoction. And they produced a candle on the chocolate tart for the birhday girl, a nice touch. We will go again.05/03/2013 00:00:00Perfect surroundingsIf you like to spend a classy brunch and quality time look no further. Very cozy feeling as the setup is that of an original townhouse in the middle of the city. If you're in the area, definitely worth it02/03/2013 00:00:00Another great brunch at the Pantry!The Modern Pantry has become one of my favorite brunch destinations in London- the food is really great and there is lots of choice. I like that you have the option to pick proper main meals or a wide variety of brunches/ breakfasts regardless of the time of day. The place is always busy and buzzing but in a fun, never uncomfortable, kind of way. I highly recommend it - especially if you mange to catch a sunny day and get a table outside. Enjoy24/02/2013 00:00:00yummyWe had a dinner for three at The Modern Pantry and enjoyed every moment. The food was delicious and quite special; the deserts were outstanding. The price tag is high but this is a place for a special occasion.23/02/2013 00:00:00Exciting foodYet another stunning meal at The Modern Pantry. The food is creative with the most unusual combinations of ingredients but they always work and taste great. The service is competent yet relaxed and friendly. The wine list is international like the food with some good selections at the cheaper end. Overall a great dining experience.22/02/2013 00:00:00A Wonderful ExperienceWe had an great evening meal here with innovative, well-cooked food. The service was first class; friendly, helpful and attentive. There was a good choice of wine and teas. We were upstairs, where the ambience was superb with well distributed tables in nicely decorated rooms with high ceilings.22/02/2013 00:00:00Cosy hit-the-spot experienceDinner with a couple of close friends after work on a cold evening. Heard some good reviews and the experience did indeed meet my expectation. Nicely plated and delicious. Not pretentious, down to earth relaxing dining experience.21/02/2013 00:00:00Andrew's birthday dinnerWe had a lovely time at the Modern Pantry, our third visit. This time we were in the upstairs restaurant which gave us plenty of space around our table. The food was delicious, the wine great and service efficient and friendly. We would recommend it to friends.13/02/2013 00:00:00I went there for breakfast.I went there for breakfast. The food is very good and different from most breakfast places in London.07/02/2013 00:00:00Consistently excellentOne of my favourite restaurants in London - never had a bad dish yet, never mind a bad meal. Menu is not the most extensive or varying, but this is a plus - they keep it reasonably limited, and put the effort and variation into each dish rather than trying to do too many things. Every dish I've had has been fantastic. Always unusual spices and ingredients, presented well, and with friendly, low key staff. Lovely ambience too - various rooms and spaces on several floors of converted town house.05/02/2013 00:00:00Amazing brunchReally lovely restaurant and everything on the menu looked delicious! I will definitely come again27/01/2013 00:00:00Great food, service and ambianceGreat ambiance, cosy and classy at the same time. The service is great, the level of attention we get is just perfect. Dishes seems to have unusual combination of ingredients or a less common cut of the meat, we loved the food! The aperitif was very refreshing too.25/01/2013 00:00:00Super snowy brunch!Cosy and warm in the comfortable dining room we all enjoyed a delicious hearty brunch. Fresh pastries and juice followed by plates of tasty bacon,scrambled eggs, slow roasted tomatoes and mushrooms, feta cheese waffles, poached eggs with hollandaise, the list goes on! Copious amounts of coffee, peppermint tea and the odd glass of prosecco to complete a perfect late morning family brunch on a very snowy Sunday - fantastic !19/01/2013 16:00:00worth booking for weekend brunchGreat hidden gem for lazy Saturdays or Sundays. I have enjoyed few outstanding here. Definitely worth a tube ride if you're into good food in a relaxed ambiance.18/01/2013 16:00:00Went here for a differentWent here for a different take on Afternoon Tea for my Mum's birthday and it was one of the best I have had. The food was delicious and different, the atmosphere was lively, yet relaxing and modern. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend - even to my fussiest of friends!11/01/2013 16:00:00ExcellentThis was the best meal we can remember having in the last few years. Very original menu, we had 3 courses and absolutely loved every one!03/01/2013 16:00:00A unique little gemA really lovely place that I highly recommend - a really unique twist on Asian influenced European cuisine. A really lovely setting, especially if you eat upstairs.30/12/2012 16:00:00Value for moneyIt was one of the best lunches in London. Nice flavours and textures. Bravo for Anne (and Peter Gordon)!26/12/2012 16:00:00fantatastic!! one of my favourite!just wonderful experience. very nice real food. original and light. very good value for money. and a modern but cosy interior. service is also very friendly! a mini st john but more welcoming! perfect for every day and relaxed gathering with friends!20/12/2012 00:00:00Wonderful placeGreat place, the ambience, the food, the service - great for saturday brunch07/12/2012 16:00:00Breakfast in styleVery stylish food for breakfast, interesting food combos, friendly service, great coffee. Sunday brunch upstairs is particularly nice; weekdays downstairs is a wee bit canteen-ish but still nice.24/09/2012 00:00:00Fantastic for the weekendWe had a great Saturday lunch at the Modern Pantry. The outdoor space is perfect for sunny days. Service was amazing and the food was delicious as well. I would definitely be going back.15/09/2012 00:00:00DinnerThe Modern Pantry excellent as ever. Rendang mince was fabulous. Great service goes without saying!31/08/2012 00:00:00Fantastic all rounderI love the Modern Pantry! The food is wonderful, exciting combinations of flavours and ingredients, and the upstairs dining room in particular a lovely, stylish place to eat. Staff are v pleasant. Food is great value, and I love the fact that they do brunch. Shame it's no longer an undiscovered gem, as the only slight downside is that it can get noisy.25/08/2012 00:00:00The Modern Pantry is a greatThe Modern Pantry is a great place to dine, tucked away in the corner of St Johns Square EC1 the first impression is of a high quality cafe/restaurant. However when you step inside you will find that there are another 2 floors of restaurant which are well appointed and offer an airy feel to the place. For those that enjoy al fresco dining when the sun is shining there is also an area to the front to accommodate this and a lovely spot to watch the world go by. The food is of a high quality togther with the service and the menu although not extensive offers an ample variety of dishes to suit most tastes.14/08/2012 16:00:00Just spectacularOften restaurants do not live up their hype, but Modern Pantry was not such a place. Everything was amazing from the mood to the food.12/08/2012 00:00:00