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The AmbassadorThe Ambassador is one of the more special among of the gastro pubs in Exmouth Market thanks to its short but eclectic menu. It also owes it's success to owner Clive Greenhalgh whose background at the front of house at The Brackenbury (now closed) and Bank have stood him in good stead. Backing from Michael Belben, one of the men behind the Eagle in Farringdon, variously described as 'the original gastro pub', has clearly only helped to ensure that this place remains resolutely down to earth, in a good way. The simple decor is all you need to enjoy all-day dining, from waffles with banana and marscapone in the morning to slow-cooked Herdwick mutton with creamed parsnips for supper. Nearby restaurant Moro also adds to the reputation of the pedestrianised Exmouth Market as a destination for fine dining.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  27% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from The Ambassador
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
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89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Ambassador
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London > Shopping > Markets
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Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Ambassador
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55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as The Ambassador
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43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as The Ambassador
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Bleeding Heart Tavern
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Museum of the Order of St John
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The Enchanted Interior
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Guildhall Art Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Ambassador

Works by over 50 artists that draw upon the historic depiction of women in enclosed and ornate spaces, including contemporary ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2020 

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square 3 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 15 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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Arctic: Culture and Climate
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

British Museum 17 minutes walk from The Ambassador

On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British ...More

 
Tom Of Finland: Love And Liberation
Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2020 

House of Illustration 19 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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Quentin Blake: From The Studio
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2021 

House of Illustration 19 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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Theatre | Until 23rd January 2021 

Aldwych Theatre 19 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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Theatre | Until 1st July 2020 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 19 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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Shaftesbury Theatre 19 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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The Woman In Black
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Fortune Theatre 20 minutes walk from The Ambassador

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