Tucked away in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Clerkenwell Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, Monday to Friday. We try to be as ethically sound as possible, sourcing ingredients locally, cooking seasonal dishes, and using organic and free-range produce. Every week day we prepare six lunch dishes and a selection of sandwiches freshly-made to order.

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Before opening The Clerkenwell Kitchen, Emma worked for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage in Dorset, and Laura was head chef at La Fromagerie in Marylebone. Both are passionate about sourcing the best ingredients and building relationships with local producers using traditional farming methods.

The principles of good home cooking are clearly reflected at The Clerkenwell Kitchen, which specialises in simple and well-prepared food, with jams, chutneys, pastries and breads, and fresh lemonade all made on the premises.

“For The Clerkenwell Kitchen being a sustainable company is absolutely central to our ethos. We are passionate about the quality of produce that we use and know that highest quality comes from small scale and artisan producers who share our commitment to traditional farming methods, animal welfare and fair trade. We have found working in this way extremely rewarding and have created over the years an amazing network of like minded producers, suppliers and contractors who share our values.”

Seasonal cooking with fresh food from sustainable sources.

Meat and dairy products are free-range or organic. Fish is line-caught, where possible, and always from sustainable stocks. We support small-scale farmers and artisan suppliers to ensure the highest quality and trace-ability of our food.

Suppliers are chosen because they offer the best quality and flavour, as well as sharing our commitment to traditional farming methods and fair trade.

  • Keith and Elizabeth at Chiltern Farm for lamb, pork and game
  • Rookery Farm for eggs
  • Billingsgate market for sustainable fresh fish
  • Chris Hazeldon for potatoes from Suffolk
  • Sally Clarke Bakery for artisan baked bread
  • Jack Coleman for hand roasted coffee beans
  • Nothing But The Grape for wines
  • Crate Brewery for London brewed traditional beers and ales

A unique private events space in Clerkenwell with a secluded garden terrace. Available for private hire any weekday evening and all day at weekends.

The Clerkenwell Kitchen is the perfect venue for canapés and cocktails, dinner parties, or corporate entertaining. As part of our events/catering service we devise a bespoke menu to suit your event and budget; we meet with you to discuss your event in detail; and we arrange wine and sample menu tasting. Menus are devised individually using only the best seasonal ingredients available from our chosen suppliers.

Capacity is 75 standing, 45 seated

Please visit our dedicated Events website, or if you would like further information just call us, email us info@theclerkenwellkitchen.dev (Website Enquiry) or pop in for a chat.

Outside Catering

The Clerkenwell Kitchen provides an outside catering service available at your chosen location. We source ingredients locally, and cook seasonally, using organic and free-range produce. With over 30 years’ experience, we bring attention to detail, the best suppliers and a highly professional team of staff to all of our events. Our approach is highly personal and our menus are always bespoke. We specialise in catering for weddings, art galleries, public institutions, corporate businesses, publishers, and many private clients.

Please visit our dedicated Events website for more information.

Our client list includes: Amazon, BBC, Art Angel, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council, Frith Street Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Hayward Gallery, Stewarts Law, David Chipperfield Architects, Thomas Heatherwick Architects, 6a architects, Etsy, Design Bridge, Edaw architects, Duchy of Cornwall, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Mathmos, Institute of Psychiatrists, Jessica McCormack, Michael Woolf, Faber Maunsell.

Wedding venues we have catered at include: Village Underground, The Rag Factory, 20th Century Theatre, Pill Box, St Stephens Church, Epping Forest, Westbourne Studios, The Crypt, Six Fitzroy Square (The Georgian House), The Tab Centre, Shoreditch Town Hall, Christ Church Spitalfields, Peckham Asylum.