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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
 
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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  36% 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
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
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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
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  42% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Ask For Janice
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50-52 Long Lane, EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
Smithfield restaurant and beautiful breakfast spot Ask For Janice is big on brunch and gin, but not necessarily at the same time. Brunch favourites include hash ... More
 
 
 
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S&M Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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LINO
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90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A | 1 minute from Kench & Bibesy
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69 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
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60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Amico Bio
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44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Kench & Bibesy
Head chef Pasquale Amico and his two cousins bring to you the first vegetarian-organic-Italian restaurant in London. The menu at Amico Bio is 100% vegetarian-organic, with ... More
 
 
 
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Beasts of London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th April 2019 to 5th January 2020
Kench & Bibesy, 150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective of the animals in the city. ...More
 
 
 
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Geoff Dunbar: Art Into Animation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th July to 30th September 2019 - Various Times
Kench & Bibesy, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Christeene: The Lion The Witch And The Cobra
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 22nd September 2019 - 8pm
Kench & Bibesy, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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St Bartholomew the Great
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Farm Collective
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LSO St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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City Journalism
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Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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The Old Red Cow
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Jerusalem Tavern
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
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50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | Same location as Kench & Bibesy
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Simmons Farringdon
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105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
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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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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The Rookery
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Kench & Bibesy
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