About Paesan

‘A place to share simple and honest food’? Well, Paesan at Exmouth Market sure don’t let on that there is something very extraordinary about them. Serving you true Italian peasant dishes, lovingly prepared and created, and in a most inspiring place. Paesan were nominated for Restaurant & Bar Awards as well as shortlisted for menu of the year, doing it all with the simple yet magic formula of aperitivo, small plates, pasta, carne and pesce.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm


2 Exmouth Market, Farringdon
London EC1R 4PX

Menu Highlights



Pecorino toscano


Whipped lardo


Chargrilled artichokes


More about Paesan, London

Italian food was meant to be enjoyed by everyone. There’s nothing fancy about a plate of wonderful hot pasta – just culinary bliss. And for all you true lovers of authentic Italian cuisine there is Paesan, a restaurant at Exmouth Market that manage to show their true colours in the name (paesan meaning peasant in Italian). Serving you a tantalizing array of ‘simple and humble food’, Paesan will wow you with a stripped-back, truly rustic Italian experience as well as a culinary experience that’s nothing short of wonderful.

Paesan at Exmouth Market are proud to have a passion for both family and food. The menu of Paesan is inspired by people’s favourite family dishes, the history behind these meals and what they mean to them. That’s why at Paesan, you will feel that your hosts love looking at food, eating food, cooking and sharing food with friends and family – it’s an absolutely immersing atmosphere, and the exceptional design earned them a nomination for Restaurant & Bar Awards, their menu earned a shortlisting for menu of the year. About all that being simple? Well, you know…

212 Paesan Reviews

212 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Caio L.20 days ago · 1 review

Amazing and lovely place. The food is so tasty and I would definitey go back more times. The service is very good too and the location is great.

Rowern W.6 months ago · 1 review

It was pretty good. Here are some utterly pointless filler words to get to the minimum required in order to post this review. Good night.

Nadia G.9 months ago · 3 reviews

As always, super food and great staff. The menu had changed since the last time I was there but still very good. If you are looking for authentic Italian food with decent wine and great service, Paesan fits the bill.