By locating your business at Kaleidoscope, you’ll become part of one of London’s most historic and exciting districts. With one of the city’s best food and drink scenes on your doorstep, and a growing network of high-performing businesses all around you – this is a place where a very 21st-century kind of history is sure to be made.
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For years now, Farringdon and Clerkenwell have been culinary trendsetters – a favourite destination for in-the-know foodies. Today the area’s food and drink scene is better than ever, with an array of amazing options throughout the workday, and long into the night.
This quirky, minimalist bar and restaurant has a DIY gin list that includes 50 gins and a wide array of tonics and garnishes. Its food, coffee and cocktail menus also have a big following.
Chef Pascal Aussignac’s Smithfield restaurant, Club Gascon, was instrumental in igniting the small plates trend that has redefined how Londoners eat. Club Gascon was one of the first French restaurants anywhere in the world to present a “design your own menu” tapas concept.
Chef Fergus Henderson redefined British cooking and London’s food scene by returning it to its waste-nothing roots. His revival of British pies and bread, offal dishes and traditional ingredients at his flagship restaurant St John put Smithfield on the international food map.
Clerkenwell’s The Jerusalem Tavern regularly appears on lists of London’s finest pubs – and for good reason. Pubs rarely come more characterful than this one, with its 1720s tiles and snug corners. It’s the only London outpost for Suffolk’s lauded St Peter’s Brewery.
Mark Hix has taken British cooking in all kinds of new directions. His latest opening is a collaboration with the art world’s enfant terrible, Damien Hirst, on the Southbank. The restaurant where it all started? Smithfield’s Hix Oyster and Chop House, which continues to be acclaimed by critics.
Chef Anna Hansen’s The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell serves everyday food with a seriously modern twist. For 10 years, it’s been setting the standard for relaxed and nourishing weekday eats serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week.
This new offering from the team behind Michelin star-winner The Clove Club focuses on modern Italian, with up-and coming chef Robert Chambers at the helm (taking inspiration from his Italian grandmother’s food).
The Zetter Townhouse has transformed a quiet, cobbled corner of Clerkenwell into one of London’s best spots for a late-night drink. The unassuming exterior of this Georgian townhouse gives nothing away. The fantastical cocktail bar inside has been described as Victorian apothecary meets gentlemen’s club.
London pubs don’t come any more ‘proper’ than this. The Fox & Anchor is a Victorian jewel so well kept that it’s almost as if Dickens himself might saunter out of the gents. On offer: after-work pints drunk from an antique pewter tankard, plus delicious pub fare. Or try their new wine bar, The Vestry, next door.
A recent refurb has given this landmark of all-day eating and drinking a whole new look. Spread across four floors, Smiths of Smithfield includes a café, a cocktail bar, a grill and a top-floor restaurant with views across Farringdon and beyond.
In a subterranean space under Smithfield Market, Oriole is an award winning Netherland of a cabaret bar, which serves some of London’s most inventive and expertly assembled cocktails. The FT says each drink is ‘a little work of art’.