This is one of our most favourite restaurants. It has everything. Style, ambience, fabulous food and wines. Top service. Yet homely with all of that... we LOVE it all. With thanks, Bongo and Steve Cooke
Top in every way! A pleasure to see such a great classic restaurant in London which you can rely on overall and that hasn’t been spoilt by skimping on service and quality as many other “fashionable” restaurants have . Great value weekday lunch menu.
I think Clarke's is one of the biggest jewels Notting Hill/London has! They have a delicious breakfast that is both sophisticated and relaxed, a very nice lunch menu, and one of the best dinner experiences around. The food is amazing, the wine list is excellent, the service is sharp, friendly, and knowledgeable. The ambiance for lunch and breakfast is bright and cheerful while the dinner mode is romantic and feels like a very special treat. I love this place!
We were a somewhat chaotic table of 5 but all our requests were dealt with efficiently and with a smile. The food was outstanding; perhaps a tad too large servings but no one suffered for that. Baked artichoke and bottarga starters were well received and the veal fillet, duck, deer and John Dory were all superb. We found the ambience to be elegant with a few deft touches of humour and the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive throughout the meal.
The restaurant is always busy. The food reliably good. The menu perhaps not as varied and changing but I love the cuisine so perhaps I am happy that it doesn’t change very much as I keep coming back. The Fraud prints on the walls are fabulous.
I have been to Clarke’s numerous times but this was the first time I was sat in the back room and I think one must insist on the front room or not go at all.
Fabulous dinner as always, excellent service , relaxed and comfortable atmosphere
Always so delicious - from the Perfectly mixed martinis and blood orange Bellinis to the indulgent caviar and homemade blinis to the out of this world chicken and veal chops and fish to the decadent and delightful desserts. Sally knocks it out of the park every time!
Food simply done but lovely
Outstanding. One of the best meals I've had in a long long time.
Exceptional meal in all respects. Highly recommended.
I have not been to the restaurant for many years, and remember a set menu in a basement. We had a very good evening, with old friends, when the staff could not have been better, we could hear each other, and the set menu was excellent
First class in every respect
Still Wonderful After All These Years
I can't remember exactly when we first ate dinner at Clarke's, but it must have been 25 years ago. Yet, somehow, the standard manages to remain consistently excellent. Every detail, from just the right gentle light to careful acoustical design to control the noise levels, to using really boiling water for making tea is thought through and correct. The food, always seasonal, bringing out the excellence of the ingredients, is simply a delight. The wine list is excellent and ranges wide, but this is where quite a lot of the money has to be made. This is the restaurant where you can savour food, wine and conversation without waiters interrupting to enquire "how's your food". Many of the staff have been with Clarke's for a long time and they do their job well. Service was just slightly slow on this visit, as there was a large party booking, downstairs. Our waiter apologised for the delay, but it was but slight. I can think of few better places for an excellent civilised dinner in London.
Classic but not old fashioned restaurant with beautiful setting, fantastic fresh food and quality service.
We had a lovely evening and the food and service was excellent. We I appreciated being in the quieter room at the back as we do find the restaurant quite noisy which is probably because of the acoustics.
classy and classic. delicious food upscale vibe
Perfect from start to finish : delicious food , presentation , service, atmosphere, attention of the team to details
Amazing as always.
I had a delightful lunch with friends. The food, as always, was excellent and the service equally good. Very relaxing and wonderful experience!
Tasteful, understated and delicious food. Quality ingredients, generous portions,understated luxury, what’s not to like!!
Clarke’s is consistently outstanding — Sally Clarke knocks it out of the park every time, whether it is a deceptively simple yet sublime mushroom salad or an exquisitely cooked to perfection fish to her unforgettable chocolate truffles.
As usual Clarkes had an excellent seasonal menu choice. Food was delicious as always. Highly recommend the restaurant. Nice and spacious so conversations are private. Very good service although wine pourer a little scarce. Would definitely return.
One of my favourite local restaurants. We return over and over again. This week's breakfast was as delicious as ever.
We made a last minute booking at 9:30pm, having been to an event next door which left part of our group hungry.
The food was very good as usual. But it was late and half the table were not hungry and ordered only starters. The waiter told me this was unacceptable as he was seating us, despite the other half ordering full meals.
I would have left, but I was with visitors I did not know well, who were new to London, and I did not want to ruin the evening for those who were hungry. Odd behaviour at the end of a week night, with several tables in the restaurant empty.
What a wonderful find. This restaurant is a true representative of Farm to Table concept - delicious food with exceptionally tasty and fresh ingredients. Service was really nice and classy cozy setting. We will definitely come back again.
Every thing was perfect. Waiter explained each course we asked about and was excited about the dishes he made it hard to make a choice. The food was excellent and cooked just right. The wine list was full of treasures and the mark up was acceptable. A very enjoyable evening everything worked!!
Too exspensive. Food was OK. However, not value for money
Always fabulous food and great service - the food reflects the best of seasonal produce served up in a formal but easy going atmosphere
This is a wonderful restaurant. I come whenever I am in London. It has great ambience, great food and a terrific staff.
Sally Clarke was greating and actually clearing tables. The attention to detail and quality of ingredients really stand out.
Our experience got off to a bad start when we (2 women friends) were seated at a table next to all the traffic between two rooms and a hallway. We had a reservation and there were at least 4 empty tables at the time. We should have asked for the adjacent table out of the fray that was vacant at the time. Not surprisingly a male/female couple was seated there a few minutes later. Enjoyed everything we ordered. A salad with roasted figs and shaved parmesan was delicious as was the roasted halibut. The breads were all very good. Would return to experience more of their offerings.
Excellent restaurant! Lovely to visit again. Always stellar - solid fare and service.
Always brilliant with Sally keeping a close eye on evertything
Delicious food, great atmosphere and exceptional service. We loved our evening at Clarke’s and would highly recommend it.
Excellent menu, food and service - as always
This restaurant was an exciting discovery for someone from the SF Bay area. We loved the creative matching of foods and flavors which mirrors what you would find at the Greens or Chez Panisse. In fact, the owner and lead chef has clearly been influenced by Alice Waters and has moved forward with new interpretations of English cuisine. You must not miss an opportunity to eat at this fabulous restaurant.
Consistently good if not exceptional food, very pleasant and effective service. Not cheap, now about to be expected for better London restaurants
Good food. They did keep pushing us when our friends were late saying lunch closed at 2pm which doesnt happen anywhere not even Paris. But the food was excellent. They need to catch up service to the quality of food.