The restaurant decor was clean, fresh and modern and the atmosphere was casual, relaxed and busy at the same time. The staff were friendly and warm as we arrived. We were 10 minutes late for our booking but our table wasn’t ready yet anyway.
Once the table was ready, we were seated upstairs. The restaurant is set in a Georgian listed building, which felt homely and welcoming. It’s definitely a nice place for friends to catch up at.
To drink, I had organic apple juice (£3.00) which was nicely presented with a slice of apple in it. However, it tasted a bit weak after a while because of all the ice that was in the glass. To eat, I ordered a cooked breakfast. I chose two poached eggs and toast with smoked streaky bacon, slow roast vine ripened tomatoes and buttered mushrooms (£8.50).
Unfortunately the food took over an hour to arrive, it was like they forgotten about us! They did acknowledge this and when the food came, they said there was no charge for the food which was really nice.
The food was nicely presented and really tasty (not sure if I was just very hungry though!). The poached eggs and mushrooms were perfect, the bacon was nice but wasn’t a great fan of the bread which was very oily. All in all, it was a nice breakfast treat!
In the end we only paid for the drinks and service charge. The service could have been better, but if I’m in the City again, I would definitely go to The Modern Pantry again as there are other things on the menu I would like to try!
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