Clipstone

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
629 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Modern European
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Clipstone is a neighbourhood restaurant located on the corner of Clipstone Street in Fitzrovia.

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.

What 629 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
C
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and freshly made. It was nice to enjoy such high class food in a casual atmosphere. The service was very attentive.
The only downside was the noise levels - it’s difficult to have a quiet conversation.

RV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was slow and it was loud. But it was busy which is great and the food as always was terrific.

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

Food was absolutely superb. Wine selection offered everything from cheap tap wine to decent Barberas but all was thought out and well chosen. Casual ambience but the food was definitely the star.

s
London
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Clipstone- sublime cooking and taking the freshest ingredients and turning into something extraordinary. The highlight of the evening was the radishes with anchovy cream...

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was about eh 5th time I've been to Slipstone and I have really enjoyed every visit. The food is inventive and delicious and the staff are just brilliant.

J
London
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place. It’s a relaxed, calm restaurant with a very good level of service which was efficient but not rushed.
The food is great, really tasty and you can tell they care about the quality.
Would have been nice to have some wine as the selection looked great but it was one of these sensible days.
Definitely will be going back

I
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciousnfood. Creative but not too out there. Really fresh ingredients.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

true to form , great in all respects

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delish food as always, good wine and atmosphere. Perfect to a catch up night with friends

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! Brilliant food, good service, not pretentious at all.

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, really tasty, well presented, good sizes. Product was high quality. Ambience is relaxed and nicely decorated. A must try in Fitzrovia.

TT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and lovely staff. A marvellous lunch.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional and such great value.

BD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is casual but the food is very special – which is my favourite kind of restaurant. I've been there for lunch with friends twice and each time the food has (pleasantly) interrupted our conversation. It's a cut above. And of course, like all great restaurants, the menu is small but that just means it's all fresh, good and inventive. If I had a criticism, it's that some of the tables for two are a little close together, but space is limited. If you're offered one of those, I'd opt instead for the stools looking out onto the street – great for people watching. I'll go back.

t
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, non fussy environment, perfect

FR
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s OK but nothing great-we were sat cheek-by-jowl with another couple-the entrees were good, the pork in the main dish was lukewarm

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch, we had the very reasonably priced set menu. Excellent food and flavours, with enough veggie choice. Fish was a key stand out. Service was impeccable. Not to mention the most delicious apricot and thyme martini. Couldn’t recommend more

RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was swift and discreet. Food was outstanding.

NC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clipstone always delivered - the food was delicious. I'd like them to have some more interesting non-alcoholic drinks - ginger beer was fine but I'm sure a couple of options to match the food could be created.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly balanced delicious luncheon, portion size perfect for me did not need sides.

N
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing.. good quality and executed well. Service was good too. Refilled wine glasses when empty. Totally would recommend my foodie friends

CR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Clipstone is just excellent. Interesting combinations, super fresh ingredients, lovely preparation and presentation. Compact and very interesting wine list, with plenty of very nice options at reasonable prices. And the best thing about the wine list: every single wine is available by glass, carafe or full bottle...I've never seen that before, and it's brilliant, allows for mixing and matching different dishes for different people at the table. On the mild downside, the service was a bit rushed, and we felt the wait staff were pushing us along a bit, when we wanted to relax and enjoy. Also not great, the place is pretty noisy, lots of loud people packed into a fairly small space. But, oh, the food and the wine!

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The only downside of this place was it got quite noisy, so hard to hear others at the table

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, tasty food, the service ai nice. And also a very minimal, Nordic design.

LF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food particularly recommend the brill which is beautifully presented and the ravioli which is amazing. We ordered both the chocolate delice and the blackberry sorbet for pudding and both were out of this world! Lovely helpful staff generally a great atmosphere would absolutely recommend.

SJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nadine, Freddie, Danni and Claudia, as usual gave us impeccable service. Anchovy cream, fennel tempura and pasta all to die for. But then came the chocolate delice (and we needed to be resurrected). It was the best desert ever.
Special shout out for the Tom Collins & the Champagne cocktail. Both excellent. This restaurant never fails to deliver with its service or food. 5*.

N.b. Im not a fan of the new outdoor seating. Too cramped.
But that’s the only complaint. Love this place.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service, nice staff. Impressive food and a solid wine list.

B
London
52 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow - fabulous food - chose the restaurant based on location but what a wonderful surprise. Yummy!

JC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Second visit to Clipstone was as good as the first back in May. The bread in particular is outstanding! Good value set lunch menu, very attentive service, quite noisy, but that adds to the atmosphere maybe.
Looking forward to another visit. Thank you.

VN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and sympathic ambiance ! It was a very nice moment.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe with high quality food! Highly recommend start with the beetroot and hake or Devon duck for your main course. Finally end up with the biscottis sorbet! I will come again!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside the staff were lovely and food was outstanding

JH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, relaxed atmosphere, interesting menu and wines. Been a fan since they opened and it hasn’t disappointed ever since 👍🏼👍🏼

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always - but noisy when the room is full

DT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food excellent, wine list varied with good low-price choices, just don't expect to be able to hold a conversation because noise levels are very high - even at lunchtime

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love everything about Clipstone. Acoustics not the greatest but food, service, music, style... all exemplary.

NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good and original. My halibut was however overcooked 😕

SJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in London never disappoints.
The service here is second to none. Thank you to Pan for being a waitress with humour, knowledge, warmth, smiles, and mostly absolute conviction about the menu. A pleasure to be served by her.
The food is always A1 (tho I have it at 4* today as the tomato salad was a bit served looking a bit rough with a couple slices over soft, and there were some unchewable pieces in the rillettes that I couldn’t eat). Minor points. That said, the new delicate clam dish is a revelation. Hats off to the creator. I’ll be back (again and again and again). Thanks team Clipstone. You’re a restaurant full of exceptional stars.

e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at clipstone is always so fresh and delicious and the staff are lovely and attentive .

1
2
3
16