Located in the uber-trendy Clerkenwell district, Bar 1920 is a stylish cocktail bar with a great party vibe. For the slightly famished 1920 houses the self acclaimed ‘greatest burger in London’. You be the judge as you sip gorgeous cocktails and play rounds of pool on one of their 8ft American tables.
Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V ODR T: +44 (0)20 7253 1920
‘The staff were charming, all smiles, very efficient and knew the menu inside out. *****’
‘There should be more places in London like this, but then again there should be more chefs in London like Bruno Loubet’
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ T: +44 (0)20 7324 4455
The long–established and extremely popular Bleeding Heart Restaurant offers superb French food in historical surroundings. The Restaurant takes its name from the yard where it is located which, according to the history books, was named after a 17th century beauty, Lady Elizabeth Hatton, who was found murdered there.
Bleeding Heart Yard Greville St, Hatton Garden, London, Greater London EC1N 8SJ +44 (0)871 971 3198
Cellar Gascon is one of the best specialist wine bars in London where you may sample a selection of small plate’s regional specialities and a showcase of Southern French wines.
59 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS T: +44 (0)20 7600 614
Well known for its fantastic cocktails and more recently for its tasty retro food served lunchtime and evenings, Ember is a great party venue with a function room that’s perfect for private events.
‘Really liked it here, nice cocktails and non-pretentious vibes!’
99-100 Turnmill Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 5QP T: +44 (0)207 490 3985
Grand Union Farringdon is an intriguing amalgamation of ‘City’ and ‘trendy’. The grand décor is testament to this, bringing together patterned wallpaper, exposed brickwork, dim lighting and funky lampshades to create the vintage chic feel.
The menu showcases the very best in bar food, with a great selection of burgers, pizzas, sharing platters and salads
55 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HA T: +44 (0)20 7251 5259
Amazing food and service. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was so tasty and one of the best meals I’ve had. Would definitely go back
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BN T: +44 (0)20 7017 1930
I work in Farringdon and just stumbled across this joint after work. Big thumbs up for me, it’s actually quite a cool American vibe, hot dogs were delicious and great range of beers. Cool comes to Farringdon in the shape of lazybones. LIKE!
Unit 5, Cowcross Street, London, EC1N 6DQ T: +44 (0)020 7250 3336
Paesan lies right in the middle of London many iconic areas meet near Spa Fields Park and Wilmington Square. Paesan offers an incredible drinking and dining experience for lovers of traditional dishes made with modern thinking. This stylish and rustic space offers a comfortable environment for catching up with friends and loved ones within a vibrant family ambience. Serving cocktails (some traditional, some not so traditional) made using classic ingredients and also those you’d usually find in the kitchen, Paesan offers a breath of fresh air to what most perceive as traditional Italian restaurants in London.
2 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4PX T: +44 (0)20 7837 7139
For a summer Sunday lunch, the top Floor at Smiths is to die for. The team are charming and attentive and create a relaxed atmosphere for eating, the surrounding and the view are wonderful and, of course, the food is excellent, imaginative without trying to hard. It’s an entirely suitable environment for couples and groups of friends.
67-77 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ T: +44 (0)20 7251 7950
Great feeling to this pub, from when we walked in. staff friendly and knowledgeable (for a pub) the mojito cocktails were as good as the west end but not west end prices and the beer smooth. We both had burgers (which are awesome). Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Farringdon / Clerkenwell area.
32 Bowler Green Lane, The City, London, EC1R 0BJ T: +44 (0)2078378340
Giant Robot is a bar-café-deli- diner in Clerkenwell serving brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from 10am till late seven days a week. If you like your lunch Italian, your brunch American, your dinner relaxed and your beer and cocktails icy cold, you’ll love Giant Robot. You’ll also love our balls and sliders.
45 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RS T: +44 (0)20 3119 3053
Discovered this fantastic London pub recently and my word was I swept away. It is quaint, traditional and feels like you are drinking in London back with Dickens and the rest of 17th century characters. Anyone visiting London must visit this pub! The ale’s are tasty!
55 Britton Street Farringdon, London, EC1M 5UQ T: +44 (0)1986 782322
Vivat Bacchus is a celebration of rustic, robust food, artisan cheeses and great wines. South African in origin with previous ventures Eagles for Steaks in Welkom and Klerksdorp, Roxy Rhythm Bar and Browns Restaurant in Johannesburg, Gerrie and his partners started looking for premises in London in 1998. VB eventually opened its doors in 2003 in Farringdon and 2008 in London Bridge.
47 Farringdon Street, Holborn, London, EC4A 4LL T: +44 (0)20 7353 2648