Had lunch here last Sunday after cycling past a number of times.
The food was awesome.
I started with English muffins with honey. I can't understand why the English serve their toast and muffins cold, and this was the owner downer to what was a large, fluffy delicious English muffin. Which reminds me, isn't it a bit weird that they are still known as English muffins in England. Surely everybody knows this??
I followed that with a sensational dish that was essentially two large gourmet felafel balls with a simple green salad. It was a really great dish. As I go back to jog my memory I notice that this Sunday's menu is quite different, which is great to see. While not that seasonal they certainly vary their menu.
Other members of our group had the eggs, soup, salads and the salmon.
The only query was with the salmon which was pretty good only.
By the highlight by far, the Ricotta pancakes, crème fraiche, green plum & gooseberry compote... man they were incredible. The pancakes were light and fluffy and the ricotta gave them a creamy and slightly sour taste and also a lightness that you don't usually associate with American style pancakes.
The three levels of the restaurant were absolutely packed all afternoon.
The Modern Pantry
48 Saint John's Square
London, EC1V 4JJ
020 7553 9210