Ask For Janice


Ask For Janice is a dynamic restaurant and bar located close to Barbican and Farringdon stations. Step off Long Lane to encounter a bright and breezy restaurant area, filled with contemporary art from the likes of Kid Acne and Damien Hirst. There's room for 70 covers (seated), who tuck into scrumptious grub from breakfast right through til night. The venue lays on a spread of pastries and heartier breakfasts in the morning, fresh & light lunches and a choice of larger plates once dinner time rolls around.

This atmospheric bar & kitchen is really only half the story though. Locate the secluded speakeasy style basement bar and you're in for a real treat. It's smaller than the main bar and the dark, atmospheric vibe is noticeably different to upstairs. You'll have the chance to pick between a really strong spread of draft & bottled beers and over 40 gins, and every glass of wine is priced the same so there's no need to base your choice on cost. A bustling and eclectic music policy is the one constant throughout the venue.


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  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 7:30 0:00
Tuesday 7:30 0:00
Wednesday 7:30 0:00
Thursday 7:30 0:00
Friday 7:30 0:00
Saturday 10:30 0:00
Sunday 10:30 17:00



Ask For Janice, 50-52, Long Lane, EC1A 9EJ


City of London

Nearest Station

Barbican (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Breakfast, European and Brunch food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Made with only fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the UK the menu is designed to deliver simplicity and quality all at once.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Ground Floor Private Room 60 100 - - -
Basement Bar Basement Space 30 50 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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