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12.06.2015- On the Menu: The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

Indulging in a spot of leisurely weekend brunch is undoubtedly a new favourite pursuit of mine, and a little while ago I caught up with Hannah and Lily over tea and a succession of perfectly presented plates at The Modern Pantry. Nestled away in the gorgeously picturesque (and blissfully quiet!) surroundings of Clerkenwell, The Modern Pantry had been on my dream dining out list for ages, so when a free Saturday morning slot appeared it seemed like the ideal opportunity to get to grips with their much talked about menu:

Marrying together traditional, homely food with a seasonal approach to ingredients and a dash of unconventional ingenuity, this is a menu which is an excellent all rounder- whether you're looking to try something completely new or are after those all important comforting classics mixed up with a selection of freshly imagined favourites. Their weekend brunch menu encompasses all areas of the tasting spectrum, from sweet treats like coconut waffles and raspberry pancakes to excellent staples such as smoked salmon and classic eggs. Needless to say, I opted for tea straight away (Earl Grey of course!), swiftly followed by scrambled eggs with streaky bacon, slow roasted tomatoes and buttered mushrooms. Heavenly without feeling anywhere near as unhealthy as a conventional fry up! To round things off on a decidedly sweet note, I plumped for the rosewater and sour cherry chocolate brownie- which I'm sure is about as close to heaven on a plate as anything which I've experienced to date. Exploring a bit more of the city outside the boundaries of my usual haunts was also lovely- and Clerkenwell is such a beautiful corner of town that I'm sure it won't be long until I find myself heading back there for a second helping!

Have you ever been to The Modern Pantry?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)


  1. The rose water and sour cherry brownie sounds INCREDIBLE! Adding this to the list of things I need to try... Haha!

    - Elodie x

  2. Loved this brunch! When I can chew again that brownie will be mine! x

  3. This looks incredible!

    Maria xxx


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