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The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square

The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square

The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square

NOTE: Sadly, The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square has now closed. You can, however, still feast away at The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell.

We hereby grant you three wishes.

The only catch being that we’re going to attempt to guess what your wishes are before granting them.

So for your first wish we’re going to go with “A second incarnation of Anna Hansen’s The Modern Pantry, located in Finsbury Square”.  Consider it granted.

Here’s what you’ve won: a restaurant housed in the brand new art-deco Alphabeta Building, which – having been designed by New York based AvroKo – features more than 40 hand blown pendant light fixtures, contains a kitchen headed up by Anna’s protégé, chef Rob Mcleary, and is very different to its Clerkenwell sibling…

And here’s how:

1) They’ve swapped the Clerkenwell brunch for a Finsbury Square breakfast. Opening at 7am (and 9am on weekends) and serving breakfast – as well as lunch and dinner until late – you can now get coffee AND dhansak spiced rose veal mince omelettes with crispy shallots in one fell swoop. Finally. Breakfast meetings. Check.

2) They’ve swapped Clerkenwell’s outdoor courtyard for a 24-seater private dining communal table, a collection of smaller, more intimate places to perch, and an 18-seater oak wood tapas bar… a tapas bar that sits just in front of the open kitchen, which also opens at 7am serving a menu of fusion small plates alongside a range of sherry based cocktails, and which allows you to pop in for just a snack and tipple, if you so fancy, anytime at all.

Now the good news here is that the original Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell is still open, so your second wish (“To always be able to visit the original Modern Pantry for Saturday morning alfresco brunch and intimate eating”) is granted.  But the even better news is that the Finsbury Square incarnation serves not only breakfast and fusion tapas, but also classic Modern Pantry dishes like smoked mussels with avocado on seaweed and brown crab mayonnaise brioche buns, and marinated lamb rump with pea lemon verbena puree, caramelised baby gems and pickled tomatoes.

So your third wish is granted, too.

 

NOTE: Sadly, The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square has now closed. You can, however, still feast away at The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell.


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The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square


4 -18 Finsbury Square, Moorgate, The City and East London, EC2A 1BR

£££££

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