The Wilmington

4.6
868 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
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.

Please note that children are not permitted in the outside or bar area after 7pm or in the dining room after 9pm. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room.

Online bookings are for dining only.

If you would like to book for drinks only or for anything other than dining, please call us on 020 7837 1384.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 868 People Are Saying
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4.5
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Theresa
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A beautiful cozy pub with excellent Sunday roasts. My parents visited the UK and I’m glad could show them this part of British culture at its best.

The Wilmington
Responded a day ago

We really happy to hear that! Thank you so much! Team Wilmo!

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AmyD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We waited an hour for the food. The food was cold.

The Wilmington
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing it. We do have to say it was not our usual Sunday. We are training new staff and unfortunately you got to experience that. But brighter days to come! Team Wilmo!

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JulieE
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Such a shame as I’ve always liked coming to this pub for Sunday brunch but oh god what a disaster we waited an hour for food people were returning cold dinners people were so unhappy staff in restaurant area we’re going out to kitchen and dishing food out then to top it of dessert was put in microwave and tasted like rubber really a shame as I’m not sure that I will return

The Wilmington
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing it. We do have to say it was not our usual Sunday. We are training new staff and unfortunately you got to experience that. But brighter days to come! Team Wilmo!

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MSC207
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, attentive and knowledgeable staff. But of a wait during a busy service, but a great option if you want a nice long meal catching up with friends. Lots on the menu for veggie /vegan /pescatarian diners.

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MMarley
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure. Great food and amazing service always .

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, excellent friendly service, good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good food and pub but annoyingly, they sometimes run out of food towards the end of the day (for example, we had only one of the five starters on the menu to choose from today).

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Spacebar
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Had a really fantastic first visit here so was excited to dine again. Unfortunately this time not so good.

Great food but service woeful. First round of drinks took ages and plates were left on the table for well over 30 minutes once we were finished, with staff doing their best to avoid eye contact. Had to ask for the bill twice.

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AmberR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing roast - meat and vegan both great - and lovely atmosphere

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JasonL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Really over priced for a pub. Staff way too comfortable in terms of how they speak to guests. Overall waste of money and time.

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tellelle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and they made us a discount because we were going to Sadlers Wells!

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Pablo99
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

As ever the food was excellent. There is always a great choice and all sound delicious. There was a slight delay in our first course arriving but it was dealt with in a friendly and efficient fashion. It's a lively place and can get quite boisterous if you have a large table of people nearby/

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ZebaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely vibrant pub. We were seated promptly. Very attentive and friendly staff. The food arrived quickly. A nice range food items - suitable for both meat eaters and vegetarian. Thoroughly enjoyable and we are looking forward to returning soon.

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Pablo99
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal. Lovely food and nice surroundings.

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you so much for 5 ⭐️ We happy you enjoy visiting us. See you soon! Team Wilmo!

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skoss
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to be part of their birthday celebrations

Such a nice meal and great service as always

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you for your feedback and coming to celebrate with us!!! See you soon! Team Wilmo.

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PatS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good selection of food on the menu with portion size just right . Service efficient and staff pleasant and helpful . Standard of Food always good and delicious . Exceptionally busy and noisy Thursday evening .

The Wilmington
Responded on 17 October 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We glad you enjoyed your visit and looking forward to see you back soon! Team Wilmo!

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BarbaraR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We booked a pre theatre meal arrived just after 6pm the waitress was great and pulled all the stops out to serve us within an hour and 10 mins.
Great meal and good ambiance and friendly staff would definately go there again.

The Wilmington
Responded on 11 October 2021

Thank you for your review. We glad that we made it work in a short time. Hoping you enjoyed the show! We hope to see you again soon.

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FloD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always eat at The Wilmington when going to Sadler's Wells and have never had a bad experience. The food is great and the staff friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend it

The Wilmington
Responded on 21 October 2021

Flo! Thank you for such a nice words! It does give a boost to all of us over here! See soon! Team Wilmo!

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MaryD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Pre theatre meal. Over the road from the bustle of Exmouth Market, lovely dining room. Good menu with interesting vegetarian choices. Delicious food.

The Wilmington
Responded on 11 October 2021

Thank you for your review and we hope you enjoyed the show! We hope to see you again soon.

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GuyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and great value for money - thoroughly recommended

The Wilmington
Responded on 11 October 2021

Dear Guy, Thanks for your lovely review - We're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Team Wilmo

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RoyB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good choice of food and drink. We both enjoyed it all. Good service. Will go again when we next visit Sadlers Wells

The Wilmington
Responded on 11 October 2021

Dear RoyB, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us, and very much look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Best wishes, Team Wilmo

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skoss
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again another great visit to the wilimngton

Wonderful service x wonderful staff and very good food

Even though the staff were very busy they still are friendly and so great

The roast beef was great and I loved the crumble
Will definitely be back

The Wilmington
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you so much tor lovely words and 5 stars! We also enjoy having you. See you soon!

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JamieT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great meal. The Wilmington is a hidden gem. The service was great. Just a really enjoyable evening.

The Wilmington
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you Jamie for 5 stars. We very happy to hear you enjoyed your evening!

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Liveslocally1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious food, but very slow service on a busy Thursday night. We had pre-booked. We had to take our own seat and got our own menus! Once our waiter noticed us he was attentive. Would go back but not if I wanted to eat quickly.

The Wilmington
Responded on 6 October 2021

Thank you for your feedback and 4 ⭐️.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time at the Wilmington as always. Great staff lovely food good Choice of wines and the venues is a great place to meet up and eat drink and socialise.

The Wilmington
Responded on 4 October 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review and 5 ⭐️ We hope to see you soon!

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vipDiner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We arrived at 5.45pm to eat before going on to Sadlers Wells for 7.30pm performance. We had assumed that this would give us plenty of time but we did not get our food until 7.10pm meaning we had to ask for the bill when the food arrived, rush eating and then run. (We had asked for a food update at 6.50pm to be told it was coming in 5 minutes)

The Wilmington
Responded on 4 October 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you had to wait longer than usual standards. We had really busy night that evening with pre-Theatre dinners and also a lack of staff, it made challenging to run our usual service. We also advice pre-Theatre guests to arrive latest 5.15pm in case of longer waiting times. We hope you enjoyed your show and hoping you will give us another chance.

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OllyR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of my favourite pubs - food excellent as usual.

The Wilmington
Responded on 29 September 2021

Thank you Olly for the 5 ⭐️ See you soon!

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skoss
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love coming here

The service is warm and friendly

The food is great

Will be back again for sure

The Wilmington
Responded on 29 September 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We love having you! See you soon.

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AlisonWeir2019
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Noise levels horrendous - we would have left if we'd thought there was availability elsewhere for a party of 8. It did quieten down a bit eventually. Pleasant staff and good service. I enjoyed my burger, and everyone else seemed pleased with their meal, but the batter on my husband's fish was poor.

The Wilmington
Responded on 4 October 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We glad you enjoyed the food. Sorry to hear about your husband’s fish batter, shame nothing wasn’t mentioned when we did check back on food (can be easy fix). Noise levels on the busiest evening 8.30pm of the week - Thursday, with people back in a city and enjoying themselves at popular pub in the area is something that we can’t control and feels unfair to get 3 stars for it. Monday - Tuesday day times are quieter. Please visit us again.

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BjornB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, and very good value for money in terms of food and drinks.

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 September 2021

We're so pleased to see this and it's great you found the team so friendly! We hope we can see you back again soon!

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karen47
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roast dinners were delicious.
Waiters were very friendly & attentive, without being too intrusive.
Lovely warm atmosphere.
We love it here!

The Wilmington
Responded on 29 September 2021

Karen Thank you for your review and 5 ⭐️ We will see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a Sunday roast here and it is top tier

The Wilmington
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thank you for 5 ⭐️ We are happy that you love our roast! We take a pride of being destination for it. Looking forward to see you again soon!

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Grantus
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous old style venue, good service and amazing food.
Happily recommend!!

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

Grantus, thank you so much for your feedback! We looking forward to see you again soon!

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NicholasB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely pub restaurant , attentive staff , great atmosphere & lovely food will definitely be back .

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

NicholasB, thank you so much for your feedback! We looking forward to see you again soon!

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Jezza
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere! The staff is absolutely outstanding: friendly and professional! Definitely a place to go with friends and family!

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

Jezza, thank you so much for your feedback! We looking forward to see you again soon!

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tane1972
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic good and great service thoroughly recommend

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

Tane1972, thank you so much for your feedback! We looking forward to see you again soon!

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Claire
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Sunday lunch, with wonderful Yorkshire pudding. if you're going for additional sides, we'd recommend both the cauliflower cheese and the broccoli, though the portions are so big that neither was really necessary.

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

Claire, we happy to hear you enjoyed all of it! Thank you for 5 stars and looking forward for your next visit!

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DonnaW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were blown away by the greeting, hospitality and food. What a lovely experience and truly lovely staff

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

DonnaW, we are pleased and very happy to hear your compliments! thank you and please come back soon!

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JaneF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great service as ever, lovely food, in a relaxed attractive restaurant/pub. Thank you.

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

JaneF, we are happy to hear you enjoyed it! Please visit us again!

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doug
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

had a great pre theatre meal here . you get discount if you show your theatre tickets a nice touch . Great food great service . would happily revisit . Left the chef feedback on my plate .

The Wilmington
Responded on 15 September 2021

Doug, thank you and yes, visit us again soon!

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The Wilmington is rated 4.6 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.