ClerkenwellItalian, Drinks, European££££
215 Reviews
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About Paesan

‘A place to share simple and honest food’? Well, Paesan at Exmouth Market sure doesn’t let on that there is something very extraordinary about it. Serving you true Italian peasant dishes, lovingly prepared and created, and in a most inspiring place. Paesan was 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

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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
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm


2 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
London EC1R 4PX

Menu Highlights



Pecorino toscano


Whipped lardo


Chargrilled artichokes

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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 manages to show their true colours in the name (paesan meaning peasant in Italian). Serving you a tantalising 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.

The team at 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 incredible atmosphere, and the exceptional design earned them a nomination for Restaurant & Bar Awards.

215 Paesan Reviews

215 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Martin H.5 months ago · 10 reviews

Lovely atmosphere, great service, and food was delicious. Highly recommended for couples, groups, singles and young or old. Lovely restaurant. Close to hotels and worth the 5 min walk.

Naomi V.6 months ago · 1 review

Paesan is an excellent restaurant, good atmosphere and even better food. We went for a birthday celebration and they did everything right and even sung happy birthday!

Caio L.8 months 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.