Clipstone

4.6
536 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
As we are a very small restaurant, we will need your table back after 1 hour 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…

Larger Parties
Please note: for bookings of more than 8 guests, we offer a 3 course reduced menu. This is £26 at lunchtime or £45 at dinner.

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.

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

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KC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

DELICIOUS food... and the wine was really interesting!

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B
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at Clipstone on Saturday evening. The menu is small but covers all food groups and was both delicious and beautifully presented. It felt healthy as well as tasty. The staff were charming and, although a buzzy, quite noisy atmosphere, we could talk. The restaurant is very casual in decor, it has a real neighbourhood vibe. Enjoyed very much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but the wine not

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always superb never disappoints, busy , food always exciting and delicious, excellent service

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food as per last time but very disappointing how many times during phone confirmations of reservation and during table service itself, we were made aware and reminded over and over about how there was another booking at our table after ours. I understood the time frame the first time I was told. The repetition caused stress and sadly ruined my experience.

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OR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and wine list. Second time there, I would definitely go back.

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SH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I found my menu choices well prepared but small. After a starter and a main course I was still hungry, which is unusual for me. I found it quite expensive for the size of the portions.

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g
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and the service was efficient and friendly. It is a noisy restaurant. Lots of hard surfaces and not helped by loud, bass, thuddy music which, in our opinion, was unnecessary given the level of conversation.

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KT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was superb. Portion sizes were sufficient and waitstaff were really nice and friendly.

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch for the parents. Everything was exquisite. Will be returning again to try out the dinner experience 😊

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clipstone is now one of my most favourite restaurants. The food is delicious and the menu always well balanced and focused on seasonal ingredients. The service is efficient, friendly and charming. Great wine list. Lovely informal ambience. A very special experience every time. These people care about their customers and their food!

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WH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service really excellent. However noise and proximity of tables a problem.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. We not small complaint is, I think they gave us a custard tart that was a few days old and kept in the fridge. The tart looked beautiful with thin golden pastry but when we ate it, the pastry was soft and stale, not buttery, crisp or crumbly, but soft and stale! We went on a Monday night and it would appear we were served the leftover tart. The filling and rhubarb were yummy but again, pastry was huge letdown.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good and very refined.We have enjoyed our moment and will definitely come back!

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Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful food in a very relaxed atmosphere

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SJ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geth and Nadine run this place brilliantly.
Food, drink, service, ambience all 5*.
(But don’t tell anyone about this sensational restaurant - we don’t want everyone to know how good it is!).

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just great as usual , friendly efficient and most importantly great food

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MB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’d definitely revisit Clipstone, the food was lovely.

The service felt a little instrusive and hurried but I guess that might be because they were close to closing after the lunch time serice.

It also seemed pretty pricey (£156) given 2 of us had the 3 courses for £26 and 1 of us had 2 courses for £22. Yes, we all had a (single) glass of wine each, a nibbles plate, bread and 3 coffees but still seemed expensive given the set menu prices.

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S
London
35 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Nice and busy for a Monday night. Food is delicious! Portions are small but nice.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd or 3rd time we have just gone to Clipstone for an early evening dinner. Food is always good and they are dry welcoming. also choice of wine in half bottle carafes means easy to have bothe white and re wine for two of us. Staff always helpful nad atmosphere buzzy without being too noisy. Thanks

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PW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top rate British modern cooking, in similar vein to St John but much more balanced. Delicious and wonderful wine list, all available by glass, half or full bottle which is great, including the very lovely Au Bon Climat, which I've not seen elsewhere.

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable meal with very attentive service. One of those menus where you could have gone for anything and would have been happy. The chocolate mousse was outstanding!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. When serving a gin and tonic it would be preferable if the tonic was left unpoured, my gin was drowned in a whole bottle of tonic.

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K
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I’ve been to in ages. Food is incredible !!!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely supper after a matinee showing. Ther service was great and the food was delicious. The wine was also great and the price was affordable for such a smart place!

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m
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

exceljent menu and foid delicious. however my husband's wallet disappeared from the table during our meal.

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative cooking - beautifully presented. Enjoyed everything immensely.
Lunch set menu excellent value.
Restaurant rather cramped and a bit on the noisy side but food more than compensates.

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was buzzy and the food was excellent - everything we ate was delicious - service was very friendly.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice buzz, very smiley staff, very nice food, does corkage which is a huge bonus for me. Would have liked one more meat option on the mains... but thoroughly enjoyed it and very good value.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cheery service, interesting modern British cooking and good value. I can still remember the custard tart. A modest title for a simple but delicious confection.

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o
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend it. We chose a slightly odd wine but we were warned that it was different so it was our risk.

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SJ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sort of place you don’t want to tell anyone about.
A small neighbourhood style restaurant serving flavour-packed food, with exemplary service.
Can’t say enough good things about this total winner of an eatery. One of my favourite spots in the big city.

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MX
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday :)

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch, just need to vary the menu a little more. A little rushed at lunch, but the quality of the ingredients makes up for it all.

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EC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The design and ambience within this this restaurant is very nice and inviting. The menu is British New cuisine inspired. This could have been perfect but unfortunately too many details in the condiments were not; perfect fish accompanied with spinach with wood like stalks to (nice and soft) leaves, nuts (everywhere) too hard, and some signature tastes defining a condiment were not easy to detect. A bit pricy which means you should aim a bit higher.

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OR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent dinner. Imaginative menu, great wine list and attentive service. Can’t ask for much more than that.

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F
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch. A warm welcome, delicious food cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and full of flavour. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

would get more stars if it was better value for money.
slightly more meal choices on the menu would help also

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JH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just terrific - set lunch is inventive and delicious, as well as being great value. Hosting two Parisians who were equally impressed and insisted on dessert.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent: Food and service was perfect. I would have rated 5 stars if it wasnt for the horrible napkins which left white lint marks on both my and my friend black trousers. A small detail but it was annoying.

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