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Kench & Bibesy  

 
 
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50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
 
 
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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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Barbican Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  22% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
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50-52 Long Lane, EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Kench & Bibesy, Fore Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Kench & Bibesy, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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