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The Peasant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Boho pub on the ground floor; beautiful period restaurant upstairs, The Peasant is one of London’s original and best gastropubs. The lovingly-restored former gin palace keeps followers faithful with an accomplished blend of cosy, mezze-serving, mosaic-floored bar leading to a lavish, high-ceilinged dining room filled with circus memorabilia and Victorian candelabras. An adventurous, frequently-changing menu promises such elegant excitement as roast halibut, chorizo, and piquillo peppers with lemon rice. And Denham Estate venison haunch on a creamy parsnip mash with sage butter. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.
US$12 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well prepared food, very nice service, & reasonably well priced. Loved it & will go back. Small negative - espresso was nothing special.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gazza415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick and his team delievered us a faultless wedding reception, I can not recommend them enough. The service was friendly and efficient, the pre-organisation was excellent and Nick provided us with sensible guidance to ensure we got fantastic value for money. All of our guests...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tracey40a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect day, thank you Nick, Rasa, Danny and the rest of the team for making our daughter's birthday party awesome. So much care and attention went into every small detail. Both kids and adults had a wonderful time.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank readytofly1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cut well above your average pub grub, the food here was amazing and the manager Nick was friendly helpful and had the right level of banter to make our group feel specially looked after. Fresh tasty spring rolls, lovely cod and chips the fish...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank thehazelwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here for her 30th birthday meal. A great find right in the heart of Clerkenwell The food was delicious, with a great selection of beers and wine. The staff and in particular our waiter, Charlie, could not have been friendlier,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Warm, helpful staff and a really delicious meal enjoyed by all 8 of us. A rare thing nowadays, a gastropub serving excellent food. Highly recommend x

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 11 January 2019

The Peasant is an amazing setting for a winter wedding reception; I cannot recommend it highly enough for those looking for the perfect London wedding venue. We knew we had found our venue and the man to steer us through organising our reception when we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TM333W
Reviewed 22 December 2018

We had our wedding reception here in September. It was the perfect venue for a London wedding party.The food was amazing and everyone could order on the day rather than have to pre-order ahead of time. We loved the venue as soon as we walked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Charlotte O
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have been to The Peasant for our office Christmas celebration and it was the same incredible food, friendly and helpful staff and a cheerful buzz from all the other tables in the restaurant. We have been to other places...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Laurel N
Reviewed 7 December 2018

We had our company Christmas Party at The Peasant and it was excellent. The staff were totally amazing and patient with us taking care of our every need. The food was truly delicious and we all had a wonderful time. I cannot recommend them enough,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AppyImo
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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27 December 2017|
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Dog friendly. Had a guide dog their, obviously allowed upstairs.
Laura H
27 October 2016|
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Response from NJSR123 | Property representative |
Hi Laura, We do take reservations in the ground floor bar area and this has access for wheelchairs. We don't have a disabled toilet I'm afraid, but the toilets are all on the ground floor If you email me at The Peasant... More
2 February 2015|
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Response from NJSR123 | Property representative |
Hi Tim, children are most welcome at weddings at The Peasant. We have a special childrens wedding menu. If you email me at The Peasant, I can send you through some information Best wishes
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