Housed in two elegant Georgian buildings in London’s St John’s Square, just off Clerkenwell Road, The Modern Pantry restaurant has become a firm favourite with the area’s fashionable foodies and local City types. The Modern Pantry’s relaxed all-day dining experience was created by Anna Hansen who found fame working at The Providores with Peter Gordon, so it’s no surprise to find innovative international cuisine and global wine list on offer here. The ground floor café is a bright and modern space, ideal for breakfast or brunch, while the stylish upstairs restaurant is divided into two airy and contemporary dining rooms overlooking the square. Popular dishes include the grilled miso-marinated onglette steak with cassava chips, chermoula baked sea bass with quinoa, and the unique and delicious kaffir lime meringue with vanilla mascarpone. Hansen’s culinary philosophy is driven by a desire to please and to excite the palate. The Modern Pantry succeeds on both counts.