Clipstone

4.6
410 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
Seating Types
We offer three different seating options: our tables, stools at our window counter or - weather permitting - bench seats at our larger outdoor communal tables.
Please be aware: Outdoor tables are available only if the weather permits. We may not have an alternative table available inside in some instances.


As we are a very small restaurant, we will need your table back after 1 hours and 30 minutes at lunch and 1 hour 45 minutes in the evening, which will be ample time to enjoy what we offer. Should you require a little longer or it’s a special occasion, may we cheekily suggest Portland (!) just around the corner…


Clipstone is a new neighbourhood restaurant located on the corner of Clipstone Street in Fitzrovia.


We offer the same focus on high-quality cooking, wine and service as our sister restaurant Portland but in a more informal setting.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 7637 0871
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Bolsover St
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Public Transit
Great Portland Street, Warren Street Station or Goodge Street Station
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
What 410 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was soooooooo good and the place is super cute

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BR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch menu. Very good value. Yellow beetroot, steak tartare, quince bakewell all particularly good. Friendly staff. A little on the cool side.

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M
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here, the service was just fab, they made an effort to make you feel special. The food was all 5* and decent portions. The mille feuille was incredible! Thank you

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Attentive staff, delicious cocktails, great wine list and food to die for. Loved it!

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TR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food just gets better and better. Fantastic service great wine list. The lunch menu is very good and great value

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JW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting London for our 30th wedding anniversary and found this gem! Greated with a hand written anniversary card on our table! Fabulous wine list. Ordered fresh tomato appetizer and also arancini. Both spectacular! Main dishes were haunches of venison and ravioli. My husband raved with every bite of the venison! Raviolli was andante and delicious! Shared a pear pithivier (tart) with ginger ice cream to die for!! Exceptional service, fresh bright setting...top notch!

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a favourite place in London, always reliable, great food for dinner with friends, friendly and helpful service

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A
London
68 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Second positive visit within a month. Consistently good. Set lunch menu good value. Lovely wines. Nice server. Tables so close together have to move them if need to get out.

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NE
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and very tasty menu from a short but varied menu. Bread fantastic. Dessert also very good

Good service and knowledgable staff

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all-round experience. Our lateness was dealt with exceptionally well and our outdoor table was a boon. Wine/service/food was all impeccable - and we're tough customers.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good foodie friend introduced me to this place and have been twice before with him and loved it. On this occasion I took a visiting friend who is also a well travelled gastronaut. My friend loved every plate and particularly enjoyed the lack of pretention on the plate, warmth of staff and backstreet ambience which collectively let all the the important stuff do the talking. Sublime.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would request more vegetarian dishes on the menu

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A
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very nice staff who clearly enjoy the job and know a lot about food and wine.

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu is always exciting. Just 4 starters and 4 mains to choose from, but always hard to pick just one of each. Fortunately there were four of us so we got a bit of a cross-section.

Starters were the highlights - Beef tartare and ceviche. Mains were good, but my ricotta and walnut ravioli lacked filling and the duck with cherry and apple was a little too tart. Hoggett was excellent.

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An outstanding meal, beautiful wine and fantastic service. Only slightly marred by a very loud foursome next to us. I am already planning my return.

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RA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food at a very reasonable price. Interesting wine list. Service was friendly and excellent. Rivals its big brother, The Portland, round the corner.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service, eith fresh seasonal food. A great lunch, and would recommend.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly, cool restaurant with good menu and excellent service. Good wine list and all quite reasonable for London. A trendy Amsterdam-style restaurant but in London!

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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed in Clipstone having eaten at other restaurants in this stable. Bread and desserts were excellent as was wine but service was very sluggish - maybe student holiday cover but indifferent and overcharged on the bill.
Main courses were both disappointing - Bream with overly sweet carrot puree and a limp, lime beurre blanc all tasted bland and sickly though fish properly cooked.
Walnut ravioli lovely but drowned in a strong tomato sauce so the walnuts were wasted though both were well cooked just not good bedmates. We gave this feedback to the waiter at the time.
Really needs somebody to taste these dishes and sense check the combinations!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic small sharing plates. Great ingredients.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with excellent food served I’m a very casual and relaxed atmosphere

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SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant.
Casual, upscale, senasational.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime food. Nothing else needs to be said!!

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although food was late the treatment was fantastic and the food was great.

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TR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the fourth time I have been to Clipstone and the food and service just gets better and better. A relaxed aproach but very professional. This is my favourite restaurant

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I use Clipstone for a nice lunch every week or so as a little treat to myself.

Lunchtime Menu is imaginative and great value and truly delicious; their Hoggart is just to die for.

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t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious place for dinner with friends, loved everything we had and enjoyed sitting outside

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BH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the keg wines : the food was spot on and enjoyed the happy service

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ZS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food OK (not for the price), VERY, VERY rushed service. Snack, starter, cocktail, main happened withing 25 minutes. Made me feel want to get out as soon as...

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and friendly service. Just what I was looking for in a restaurant!

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef’s palate is top notch. Inventive (which is hard these days) but not OTT. Classic flavour combinations with a little twist. Nicely plated, pretty but not overly fussy. Ambience is relaxed, you can go dressed up or casual and everyone feels at home. Fun wine, cocktail and soft drink specials. Even with just two dining you can try lots of dishes, for two I recommend 2or3 snacks, 2or3 starters and a main to share. I’ve tried perhaps 20 dishes here and only 1 or 2 have been anything less than excellent. One of my favourite London restaurants.

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f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really exceptional meal, in a lovely room. Very fairly priced for a venue of such quality. Highly recommend

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible value for money on the set lunch menu. Delicious food, beautifully presented. The cocktails were great as well. I would definitely recommend Clipstone for a relaxed, perfectly balanced meal in a great environment.

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M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food - they made my birthday dinner very special!

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F
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The hoggat sauce was burnt and all the dishes came out from the kitchen too quickly, it seemed a fast-food restaurant.

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v
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first meal in London while on holiday. Great dishes, fantastic attentive service and cozy atmosphere. Loved it!

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IC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit here, having loved our first time. Once again we found the food to be imaginative, interesting and consistently delicious. This time we loved the Octopus Croquettes, the Rillettes were top notch, the beef puffs mouth-watering, and we all loved the clever take on Saltimbocca. The friends I introduced to the place were chatting about when we could return as we left...

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NR
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The food was well prepared and interesting! We will be back on our next trip to London

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good relaxed place, for carefully cooked food that is a little bit different without being faddie.

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food , buzzy atmosphere & great service ....

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