miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

Restaurant The Modern Pantry in London


Modern comes from the Latin term modernus; pertaining to, or characteristic of the current period. It conjures up the excitement of something new, fresh and original.

Pantry comes from the Latin word panis, meaning bread. A pantry is a cupboard or room which house the necessity of life...

Together, these two words embody The Modern Pantry's philosophy: the desire to please and excite the palate by fusing everyday cooking with modern ingredients.


The Ground Floor Café is a modern casual dining space serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. As well as the 40 seat informal dining room, there is a small bar serving an eclectic wine and cocktail list and outdoor dining for 24 in the Square.

It’s a great place to enjoy a three course dinner or lunch or maybe something a little lighter after the theatre. You can kick start your day with a healthy breakfast on your way to work or linger over a substantial brunch at the weekend. Ideal to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry or a glass of wine and a snack at any time of the day.


The first floor is comprised of two elegant, light filled dining rooms overlooking St John's Square. Classic Heritage features are complimented with contemporary design creating an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Together, they can accommodate 60 diners.

“Diner´s Choice Winner 2010” by OpenTable.com


The Pantry  a small, modern traiteur is housed on the ground floor of the townhouse, entered either from the Square or from the dining room. It serves an enticing range of inspired delicatessen dishes, sandwiches, soups, pies and pastries, cakes, coffees, teas and juices to take away.

The Mobile Pantry caters for both corporate and private clients, creating eclectic delicious menus tailored for all the customers needs.

It offers a full service: everything from cocktails and canapés to lavish buffets, or even an intimate dinner with matching wines.


Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, Anna studied business management before venturing out into the world of food.

Anna first trained as a chef under Fergus Henderson (St John) in 1992 at his first restaurant venture, The French House Dining Room. She then worked with Peter Gordon (The Providores) in 1994 at Green Street and again in 1998 at The Sugar Club, Soho. She also spent a year in Melbourne, Australia working for Stephanie Alexander as well as stints in New Zealand.

In 2001, Anna, Peter Gordon and partners opened their award-winning Marylebone restaurant, The Providores. Awards included the prestigious Catey's "New Comer of the Year Award" 2003, two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence in 2002 through 2005, and Square Meal 'Best New Restaurant Award', autumn 2001. Anna also acted as consultant chef to the award-winning Michelin starred New York restaurant Public.

In 2005 Anna left The Providores to focus on developing The Modern Pantry which opened its doors to critical acclaim in August 2008. Since opening The Modern Pantry has gained two AA rosettes and been listed as a "Bib Gourmand" in the Michelin Guide 2009.

Late last year Phaidon published "Coco", a book showcasing 100 of the world's top up and coming chefs of which Anna was one.

Anna's culinary philosophy is driven by the desire to please and excite the palate by renewing everyday cooking with modern ingredients and global inspiration; The Modern Pantry, in fact.

Anna Hansen has been awarded: “UK New Zealander of the year 2010”

The Modern Pantry
48 St. John's Square  London EC1V 4JJ, UK

Tel. 020 7553 9210
Web: www.themodernpantry.co.uk

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