The Wilmington

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596 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Welcome to The Wilmington, a listed 19th century public house, situated in the heart of Clerkenwell.
The honesty and quality of food is very much our focus, with an emphasis on imaginative, modern British cooking, using fresh produce sourced by local suppliers. Our menus change monthly to reflect this. Our signature dishes include 6 hour braised beef ribs for two to share, and our bun & cheek - ox cheek braised in Worcestershire sauce, served in a brioche bun with hand cut chips and dipping gravy.
Drinks also celebrate in our entrepreneurial spirit, with 14 draught beers and ciders, and 5 changing guest ales, with a focus on London cask producers. Highlights from our wine list include Gamay "Thirst" with a vibrant pink hue, yet striking strawberry and cranberry aromas, or the Gifford’s Hall Bacchus Vintage, from Suffolk, England, a Riesling/Sylvaner cross. This variety has a distinctive aromatic, slightly flinty quality though each season brings its own individuality.
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LT
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service were good but it was incredibly noisy with the post work crowd.

RB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was truly outstanding and excellent value for food of that quality. Good service in pleasant surroundings.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is the ideal place for supper before going to Sadlers Wells. Delicious food and good service.

JW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked not knowing the place, just because it was near to Sadlers Wells theatre. I would say it was a very lucky choice. We were there early evening, the staff were welcoming and the food was beautiful. Have already recommended it to others

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We are big fans of the Wilmington so I think this must have been an off day. Sunday roast came with a massive jorkshire pudding but hardly any veg, order was taken wrongly, and food prepared incorrectly. It’s not the best value for money

The Wilmington
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Norbert Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience, i am saddened to read it was not up to its usual standard. We had an exceptionally busy day on Sunday, which did catch us out a little bit. I have already had a de-brief with my team on this and i will report your feed back also to ensure we maintain the high quality of food and service, we are so proud of in delivering. I hope your experience has not put you off coming back again, i hope to see you again soon.

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DR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service and delicious food. Javier even arranged a taxi pick up for us

The Wilmington
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you for your lovely feedback, I look forward to letting Javier know how such a good time you had. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Sunday roast no more no less ,wine expensive .Pleasant staff ,nice ambiance ,pleasant to sit outside with a drink.

CP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious Sunday roast and relaxing ambiance. We will definitely go back!

FC
London
25 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place; cosy yet perfect for a special occasion, the food is brilliant and the service friendly.

MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday roast favorite, never disappoints and the staff are awesome

EV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service, just a bit noisy on a Saturday night, no doubt due to its popularity!

AM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Wilmington was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. We had Sunday roast which was delicious, if anything, there was so much we could not do it justice. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely service and food ...

VG
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, one of the best Gastro pubs in London.

MB
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could not fault this place. Relaxed but attractive decor, lovely server. Felt very welcome .
Loved all the food we had.. great salad, chicken pie, sticky toffee pudding- perfect food for two jet-lagged people.

SR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was excellent, nice place, good service, good location. Quite a bit pricier than I had been expecting though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and really lovely friendly service! The woman with short blonde hair in particular really made it a great experience, thank you!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Father’s Day

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only feedback was it smelt strange that day - a bit bleach like, which isn’t their normal smell in there

RC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Entertained friends from Moscow and we were extremely well looked after by all staff especially the kids. The food was wonderful and i will be back for the slow braised beef ribs.

LV
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, friendly service. Lovely food at very reasonable prices.

M
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious Sunday roast

TC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. Starter of Onion Bhaji was excellent as was the main of Chicken Kiev. My friends had excellent meals as well.

L
London
28 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been here several times and it's always a great experience. Wonderful grown-up food and service. The goat cheese and mushroom Wellington, for Sunday Roast, is absolutely delicious. Fab Bloody Marys, too.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely, incredibly fabulous Sunday lunch at the Wilmington. Our waitress was fantastic and the food just perfect, including huge Yorkshire puddings, crisp and fluffy roast potatoes and superb pork and rib of beef. The room is just right too - not too big, not crowded. I will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff, lively but not overwhelming atmosphere and very good food. Recommend this one!

JS
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent lunch in this pleasant pub before visiting the nearby Postal Museum. The barman/waiter was helpful, polite and friendly and the food we had was good value, nicely presented and tasty. Sadly there were very few customers when we were there. Would thoroughly recommend!

GS
London
159 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The bright, airy environment with friendly, professional service makes this place a real gem. With good food, a wine list to suit all budgets and tastes, as well as the bar itself, this is an easy place to wile away the hours on a Sunday afternoon.....

p
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great staff, food and atmosphere experienced on a Sunday when the pub quiz is on. We felt rushed at the end though after being offered the dessert menu and then by the time someone came back to take our orders we were told the kitchen would be closed so its not possible for hot puddings. Puddings came anyways and they were delicious! Chocolate fondant with coconut ice cream was insanely good.

H
Oxford
26 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Was alright, nothing to write home about. Fish stew was reasonable but needs serving with some chunky bread so that it is actually filling. Sticky toffee pudding came so quickly I’m convinced it came out of the microwave!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very good meal it a decent price. Efficient friendly service, and a wine list that doesn't inflate the overall bill. There could be more specials on the board I guess, the choice is not fantastic. One the whole though it was a great overall experience, and I'd visit again without hesitation.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very good experience in a nice friendly pub with good food.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A really great Gastropub with superfriendly staff, fantastic food and such a great ambiance.

FL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful selection of roasts on a Sunday. Lovely staff and good vibe

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quality of food is excellent. The beef rib was so tender. Service was very good - efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Nice decor, large airy pub.

T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal...very good food and excellent service... recommended..

LH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food. Staff were really pleasant and had taken note of the fact we were going on to sadlers wells so made sure we ordered and were served quickly so we had enough time to eat. A vibrant atmosphere. Really nice pub.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Good Sunday roast, generous portion and quality ingredients. Worth the £25 a head.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family visiting from LA who love British Ales and pub food. They were delighted with our choice and asked us to keep it in mind for next time they visit.

PT
Buckinghamshire
17 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great place for a pre-theatre drink or meal. Great atmosphere, freshly cooked food and a friendly, knowledgeable server!

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