Betjeman's Wine Bar and Restaurant

About Betjeman's Wine Bar and Restaurant

Tucked away behind St Bart's Church and around the corner from Smithfield Market, if you look hard enough you will find Betjeman's. Named after Sir John Betjeman, the former poet Laureate who once lived above the restaurant, this place is a real gem. The restaurant comprises of two small but charming rooms with stripped wooden floors, old dark wood furniture and plain cream walls. While the décor is understated the food is anything but. We love the potted crayfish with poached quails egg to start; followed by the sausage & mash of the day. No meal here would be complete without trying the one of the delicious puddings and sampling some of the fantastic wines available by the bottle or by the glass.

Sample a la carte


- Potted crayfish, poached quail's egg £6.50
- Salad of cold roast beef & red onions, horseradish dressing £11.50
- Smoked Scottish salmon, lemon dressing £6.50
- Seared scallops, crispy bacon, mint & cucumber salad £12.50

Other starters are available

Main Course

- Roast suckling Pugh's pig, dauphine potatoes & spinach £14.50
- Grilled halibut, herb, potato & vegetable salad £15.50
- Sausage & mash of the day £10.50
- Herdwick lamb 'Lancashire hotpot', braised red cabbage £12.50
- Leek & caerphilly pasty £9.50
- Grilled chicken breast on Caesar salad £12.50
- Smoked haddock 'rarebit', poached egg & spinach mash £13.50
- Galloway beef burger, Monterey jack cheese & bacon, potato wedges £9.50
- Smoked salmon & cream cheese, potato wedges £6.50

Other main courses are available


- Chocolate mousse, honeycomb topping £5.00
- Strawberry & pedro ximenez sherry cheesecake £5.00
- Treacle tart, clotted cream £5.00
- British regional cheese selection £7.50

Other desserts are available

Additional Information


44 Cloth Fair, EC1A 7JQ

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12pm - 9pm

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