This Clerkenwell boozer was one of the first venues to jump aboard the gastropub train, and today the same ethos applies. That means poshed-up pub grub alongside dishes with a more adventurous bent: the former mostly downstairs, the latter in the dining room proper, upstairs.
Dishes, therefore, range from Denham Estate sausages and mash, pulled pork baps and fish and chips with pea puree and tartare sauce to glazed and braised ox cheek with parsnip mashed potato, spinach and crispy shallots, or grilled plaice mariniere with a brown shrimp and caper butter, garlic potatoes and purple-stem broccoli.
Draught beers include drops from Camden Town Brewery, Flowers, Caledonian, Battersea and Timothy Taylor.
240 St John Street
|Opening hours:||Bar Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Meals served noon-10.45pm Mon-Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun. Main courses £8.50-£14. Restaurant Brunch served noon-3pm Sun. Dinner served 6-11pm Tue-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Angel tube or Farringdon tube/rail|
|Price:||Main courses £9.50-£16|
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