Kench & Bibesy

 
 
ADDRESS
50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 11am-00.30am, Closed Sat & Sun
 

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Kench & Bibesy is the Farringdon bar and restaurant by the team behind Evans & Peel Detective Agency with Michael Harrison leaving Chelsea to head up the Kench & Bibesy kitchen. During the day it serves sandwiches, soup and salad, and by night it's a great place for a cocktail and small plates of tapas style food. Furnished with recycled and recovered material, there's old mahogany parquet flooring and tables from a disused hospital. The menus are brought on old clipboards along with fresh bread rolls while you decide which small dishes to sample, from steak tartare to "rare breed" carrots, served with sorrel hollandaise, buttermilk and black pepper. Cocktails are a must - once you've found the 'hidden' speakeasy cocktail bar downstairs you'll be tempted by a blend of Redemption Rye - whisky stirred with Angostura, Peychaud, sugar and smoked salt and served in an absinthe rinsed glass - or the ginger-based The Buck Stops Here, all served by the knowledgeable barman who clearly has a lot of love and enthusiasm about this place.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Jerusalem Tavern
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The Longroom
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18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Vinoteca
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Fabric
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77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th September 2014 

Fabric 3 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

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LSO Singing Day: From Bach To Beatles
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2014 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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Nomad 7 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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Singing Day: From Bach To Beatles
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

LSO St Luke's 9 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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The First World War and the Bank of England
The First World War and the Bank of England
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

Bank of England Museum 11 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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London's Lost Rivers - The Geek Off
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2014 

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Exhibitions | On 20th September 2014 

HMS President 13 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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Exhibitions | On 20th September 2014 

HMS President 13 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

HMS President 13 minutes walk from Kench & Bibesy

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