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Clerkenwell Kitchen, London

The Clerkenwell Workshops
27—31 Clerkenwell Close
England EC1R 0AT
Tel: 44 20 7101 9959's insider take:

Airy and open-plan with smiling staff and an ever-changing seasonal menu, Clerkenwell Kitchen has a lot going for it. Chef-owners Emma Miles and Laura Hearn pride themselves on creating long-lasting relationships with local suppliers and sourcing fair-trade, free-range, and organic produce. Many items—jams, chutneys, pastries, puddings, and breads—are made on the premises. The decor is warm and clean, with an open kitchen, brushed concrete and wood floors, and exposed brick walls (in warmer weather, they also open a large courtyard terrace). Reasonably priced dishes such as fresh linguine with purple sprouting broccoli and Lodigiano cheese (similar to Parmesan) and tasty fish pie made with organic Glenarm salmon and smoked pollock are simple but well executed. A great lunchtime stopover if you're exploring Clerkenwell.—Giovanna Dunmall

Open Mondays through Wednesdays 8 am to 5 pm, Thursdays 8 am to 5 pm and 6:30 to 11 pm, and Fridays 8 am to 5 pm.

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