Monday, 23 April 2012

London Love: The Modern Pantry

47 - 48 St John's Square, EC1V 4JJ

Ok buttercups, so this is another London brunch spot recommendation. But I like brunch. I like brunch on Saturdays, with the weekend stretching before you, or how brunch on a Sunday can keep the Sunday blues at bay, at least for a little while.

This was brunch on a Saturday, at The Modern Pantry. I'd had my awful assessment the day before, M had had a frustrating week at work with a rival experiment making a particle related discovery before his experiment had managed to (all a bit beyond me, but I get that these things can wear you down if you're a physicist). Waking up on a Saturday feeling glum is not the best way to start the weekend, so we took ourselves off to Clerkenwell (good things to be had in Clerkenwell) for eggs and Bloody Marys. It's hard to be glum when faced with a breakfast of poached eggs, toast, sauted spinach, grilled tomatoes and grilled halloumi, excellently well made Bloody Mary in hand. By the time we left we were both feeling decidedly more cheerful, and the larger than life swoon inducing Don Draper billboard en route to the station didn't do any harm either.

Of course I then had that afternoon in Kew, and then, just before Easter, the news that I had passed the assessment after all, and I needn't have worried. But, you can't know these things in advance, and in the absence of reassuring foresight, a Bloody Mary at the Modern Pantry is a very good place to start.


  1. Mad Men Obsessed.

    I need to start watching it.

  2. There is literally nothing like a good brunch; eggs benedict is my ultimate favourite but I love scrambled eggs on a toasted bagel too . . lush!

    This place looks amazing! Have duly noted the name for if I'm ever in that neck of the woods!

    One another note - I'm a fellow teacup obsessive and I can't believe I'd never come across your blog before!

    Jem xXx

  3. Looks yummy - love the lights too!