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Clarke's Restaurant, London,
Clarke's Restaurant, London,
Clarke's Restaurant, London,
Clarke's Restaurant, London,
Clarke's Restaurant, London,

Clarke's Restaurant

4.9
4.9
357 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
Opened in 1984 by passionate chef Sally Clarke, this local legend on Kensington Church Street has become a firm favourite with professional critics and amateur gourmets alike. For 21 years, Sally served a four-course ‘no choice’ set dinner, but now there is a daily-changing menu that showcases her passion for high quality seasonal produce. Herbs and vegetables come from organic suppliers in South East England; buffalo mozzarella is flown in from Naples twice a week; and shellfish is sent overnight by rail from Scotland. Popular dishes include loin of Balmoral roe deer with apple and sage sauce; baked fillet of Cornish brill with datterini tomatoes and flowering thyme; dark chocolate and chestnut tart. Clarke’s is quite simply an unforgettable experience.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:30–14:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 7221 9225
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michele Lombardi

What 357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

357 Reviews
  1. RobertP

    London

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutely fabulous restaurant, outstanding dishes of real food tastefully made in a very pleasant environment

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My London favorite for 18 years! Sally Clarke is a culinary hero. One feels immediately welcome in the gracious, intimate and understated elegance of her restaurant home. The menu never misses. Nobody does better with fish, potatoes and delectable sauces. The vegetables are sexy! I would eat anything she sources and prepares. Thank you Sally and your lovely staff. PS the new GF bread is extraordinary.

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  3. Pcadry

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sally Clarke’s is everything you could hope for in a fantastic meal. The cuisine is intelligently sourced, carefully prepared, and gracefully served. I have often dined here and always wonder why I would dine anywhere else with equivalent flavours and cuisine. To dine here is to experience Art, in all the senses. After years of visiting this establishment in Kensington when in London on trips from the U.S., I specifically chose this neighbourhood when we relocated to London to be within walking distance from Sally’s restaurant. Sally’s has never failed to provide a top-notch dining experience for me and my family and our closest friends.
    Clarke's RestaurantResponded on 23 January 2024
    Dear Pcadry - how incredibly kind of you to write such a lovely review - please come back soon!!! with best wishes Sally and the Team

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  4. Michael

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptionally professional, polite and well-dressed service. Excellent food. Not noisy so one can easily have business or social conversation. I put it on my list of go-to restaurants.
    Clarke's RestaurantResponded on 23 January 2024
    Dear Michael - so kind of you to take the time to write such a lovely report - we look forward to seeing you again soon! with best wishes Sally and the Team

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  5. Jill54

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food fabulous service. We live in the North and therefore don’t get down to London that often. Hadn’t been to Clarke’s in a while but it was as good as ever. Well he back!
    Clarke's RestaurantResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hello Jill54 - great news! thank you for your lovely words - see you again very soon with best wishes Sally and the Team

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  6. DaphneD

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always and so consistently, Clarke's is a haven away from the bustling world, a calm, beautiful space where one always feels welcome, relaxed and treated with great care and unstuffy elegance. The food is delicious and showcases the flavours of each dish to perfection. I have been a loyal customer for years, and still always very much look forward to each visit with enthusiasm. Bravo Sally, you are running a great show and making many people very happy!
    Clarke's RestaurantResponded on 23 January 2024
    too kind Daphne D - please come back soon - we are here to welcome you!! with best wishes Sally Paul and Taddeo

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  7. OMCO

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal at Clarke's. Very nice service.
    Clarke's RestaurantResponded on 23 January 2024
    Dear OMCO -great news - we love hearing this! see you soon with best wishes Clarke's

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  8. Jacksonvilleregular

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal. All the way around (Best espresso I’ve ever had!)
    Clarke's RestaurantResponded on 23 January 2024
    wow - that's so kind!! please come back whenever you are in town. with our best wishes Sally and the Team

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  9. AlexandreM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife always wanted to try Sally Clarke's and we were not disappointed. Very nice atmosphere, no background music for a change, excellent or top service and nice food. Excellent combo for one very nice evening.

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  10. Greg

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. We were referred to your restaurant by friends from Texas. Will return when back in London.

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  11. Fifi

    Bath

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favourite for over 30 years Clarkes never disappoints. A class act.

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  12. RobertP

    London

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant, food is delicious , pure and of amazing quality. Service outstanding and the atmosphere is calm, sophisticated and pleasant throughout

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  13. TimC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What to say about my favourite restaurant in the whole of West London? It is perfection on a plate, served with charm and aplomb!

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  14. JonathanT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, excellent cooking, great wine and personal service.

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  15. Primula71

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food - fresh, seasonal, lovingly prepared - and attentive service. Always a pleasure to get back!

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  16. Andy

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food and service. I tend to have small business lunches here where I know I can guarantee quality, discretion and frankly a calm and unhurried meal.

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  17. MarthaG

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clark’s is one of our eternal favourites and never disappoints. Three of us with quite different tastes, all found something to love for every course!

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  18. CarolineR

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We were put by the doir and were very cold. The first course was excelkent, but veal chop thick and tasteless, we took half hone forr the dog. My turkey was large slabs, no potato, just carrot puree and some green cegetable underneath and wasnot nice.zabaglione cake was a victoria soonge a d quite nice. Not what one would hope fir for 100 pounds a head

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  19. JSone

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Service and experience.

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  20. pebbles

    London

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent always

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  21. CarolineB

    Devon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice classical and relaxing surroundings. Very good all rounder from business to friends or just couple a attentive service, good food with excellent ingredients

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  22. HappyintheHood

    New York City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a special occasion to be in Sally Clarke’s and her team’s oh so capable and expert hands. The food offerings are fresh and delicious, the setting is warm, fun and has some pretty nice art!

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  23. JohnL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clarke’s Restaurant is now in our top bracket of restaurants in London. From the moment you arrive you can feel the service and attention which flows through the food. With an excellent wine selection and privacy at the table this place has all the attractions.

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  24. MarkL

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clarkes never fails you! Always superlative on all counts.

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  25. Redhead2

    San Antonio

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the most original and creative dishes, with exquisite service— a classic and yet fresh and inspiring dishes!

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  26. Andy

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very civilised restaurant. Impeccable service. Impeccable decor. Slightly formal but not overbearing. Recommended for business lunches and romantic dinners

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  27. RovedaN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversario

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  28. MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All aspects of our visit to visit were excellent in every way but we would mention in particularly the food was outstanding. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Normally it is one of my favourite places in London. This time I was very disappointed. We got a table next to the bar where they were doing the dirty dishes. We asked for a table in the main area, they said it was full. We were sitting all by ourselves in that area. We ordered white wine for with the starters and red for the main. 5 min after we ordered we already got our starters. They cleared our plates and we immediately got our main (5 min after we finished the starters). It was too quick, we didn’t even had time to finish our white wine and they gave us the red. We didn’t enjoy the waiters passing every 2 sec as the bar was next to us, sound of them doing the dishes, sitting there by ourselves and having the food very quickly served. No good experience at all this time

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  30. yttastes

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a reliable staple for clean un-fussy cuisine cooked perfectly. I have had breakfasts and lunches here and they have always been great meals. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and I like the ability to converse with my dining companions without having to raise my voice. A lovely relaxed atmosphere!

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  31. FoodieSanDiego

    London

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food presented beautifully. Very expensive! Stingy with bread.

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  32. ladywholunches

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite London restaurant for I know I am always going to get the best quality food, cooked perfectly and with excellent service. It is not an inexpensive restaurant but the standard of quality and service at Clark's is very high.

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  33. StephenC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we have visited Clarke's twice in the past 6 months and it has been consistently excellent. Food and service are fantastic and it is a shame restaurants like this seem to be dying out in London

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  34. HilaryB

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, very attentive staff, delicious food in a very relaxed atmosphere

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  35. HK88

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favourite restaurant dis not disappoint as we hosted a family visitor from the US. The welcome and service was very good and all courses were delicious to create a well balanced lunch

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  36. 59cathy

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    . The restaurant hasn’t changed over the years in that it remains professionally run. Sally Clark always seems to be there keeping an eye on things which is probably why the restaurant remains on top form after all these years. We all ordered different things on the menu and everything was presented exceptionally beautifully and was absolutely delicious. I particularly liked my tuna which was the most succulent I’ve ever eaten. It did not taste meaty or tough in any way and had a delicious flavour. The pea soup was absolutely divine. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting and we will always return.

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  37. troyj

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunnig use of exceptional ingredients. Fantastic service. Excellent knowledge of cuisine. Fun atmosphere.

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  38. ladywholunches

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clarke's is usually my first restaurant of choice and so I go there frequently. Over the many years I have been eating at Clarke's the restaurant and menu have grown from almost no choice to an excellent a la carte menu as well as a very reasonably priced, but equally excellent, set menu. The quality of the food has always been and continues to be outstanding, as is the service. Clarke's remains my favourite restaurant in London.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sally is a dream

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Superb! Great service, Great food and wine recommendations.. Exactly how a restaurant should be. Thanks to all! Neil x

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Clarke's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Clarke's Restaurant

124 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BH

Additional information

  • Area
    Notting Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:30–14:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Notting Hill Gate tube station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michele Lombardi
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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