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St Clair

4.6
92 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
St Clair is a new seafood restaurant, cevicheria, fish boutique and wine and sake cellar in Clapham Old Town, specialising in experimental Nikkei cuisine. The unique new concept fuses Japanese cooking disciplines with impeccable French-style hospitality.

Elegant and cosy, the restaurant strives for perfection using the highest quality fresh seafood. Whilst it is primarily Nikkei in concept, dishes are experimental – inspired by the heritages of the chefs who work there, led by chef Jorge Baumhauer da Silva, celebrating creative collaboration and London’s diverse food culture.

A one-of-a-kind cevicheria and oyster bar is the centrepiece to St Clair, where guests can watch the highly skilled chefs prepare ceviche and oysters, sipping on a glass or two of Champagne, wine or sake. The fish boutique allows customers to choose fish from the daily changing counter to take away and cook at home, or the kitchen can prepare and cook the fish for customers if they wish.<

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FredrikS
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive service and the food was delicious! The location is perfect, will be back

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RB99
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My disappointment at the recent closure of The Dairy has been mollified by the arrival of St Clair. Excellent food and friendly service on both recent visits - I shall be returning again and again.

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Dunk68
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner at st Clair! The food, wine, service and vibe was all incredible. 100% recommend!!

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Missd
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't get the window seat as requested as we were an hour late, however happy that they were still able to accommodate us and found room for us at the bar - being a bar virgin it was a very pleasant and comfortable experience. Also being an oyster virgin - only ordered the one, which surprisingly I really enjoyed - this was followed by the seabass for the main, which was cooked to perfection. My partner had the baby ribs - which was the only meat dish on the menu and not to his liking. Suggestion from my partner - more options of meat dishes 2 would be great (I know its a fish restaurant). But I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience, the service was also very good. Do not go if your a lover of meat, as you will be very disappointed. The next visit I will leave my other half at home.

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EsterAvaninivel
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Unfortunate it did not meet my expectations.
I had visited St Clair profile on Instagram and it seemed great
But the food wasn’t as good, prawns overcooked and the ceviche tasted like vinegar only. The dessert was very good.
Service very nice and the outlay of the place is worth the visit but prices are too high for the quality of the food

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vipWill123
London
46 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food albeit a tad expensive but the quality is unquestionable. The ambience, the service, all were on point! Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and environment

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vipWill123
London
47 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is simply amazing! Such a hidden gem just off Clapham Common. I wondered why I haven’t discovered this place before only to realise that it’s only been open since January and then it made sense as I was dubious when I saw only 80 odd reviews. I ordered the sea bass and I was definitely not disappointed. Succulent and well cooked, perfection! I will definitely be coming here again and the wine list was also exemplary. Superb french white wines which also adds to their impeccable attention to detail. I would also recommend Mackermole as a starter. Enjoy!

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MatM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great brunch, not much choice but I liked what I had 😁

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, lovely service, great night!

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Sarti
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, sharing the cevicheria (spelling ?) was an amazing starter.
Great wine list and service.

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MichaelaN
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had! We had oysters, the bread with gruyere (amazing!) and the short ribs and prawn pot. It was all delicious and the service was excellent. Couldn’t recommend this place enough and already planning on coming back soon.

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vipStarFoodie
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, ambience, in a gorgeous location and with the best value for money brunch! Highly recommend.

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LeeM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Simply one of the best breakfasts I have had in a very long time.

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LauraJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food, would definitely recommend

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PaulS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lovely oysters and Brazilian fish stew. Music too loud for this ageing client.

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ArabellaAN
London
40 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find, this was the most delicious supper that I have had in ages. The ceviche was delicious, the Tuna Tataki sublime and the service perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood restaurant and shop with excellent decor. A great place for a treat.

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Lucas
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Only gave it 3 stars overall as the wait to get the food prepared was quite long for what was a simple breakfast. Everything else was superb

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MarieS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food , but we had a table at 7:30 and they had already sold out of 1 of the 6 mains so choices were limited.

There was also no social distancing

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SianB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Four of us ate here the day after the 10 pm closing time was imposed. We had to wait for our table for about 10 minutes but they are obviously trying to offer as many dining times as possible, which we thought fair enough. We had to exit promptly but it was done with flair and pleasantness.

Table was nicely spaced away from the other tables and the Maitre D and his staff were great - they refilled our water glasses frequently and without being asked.

The only complaint was too much red onion in the St Clair Ceviche but this is not a deal breaker by any means. The rest of our food and delish Picpoul made it a great night. Thanks St Clair!

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Momo
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was very friendly and helpful but a bit slow and patchy. Food was ok. There are other establishments that are much tastier so felt a bit over priced.

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HollyT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service!

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vipDavidP
London
19 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, very well prepared and cooked seafood with a touch of Brazilian flair. My lemon sole was excellent. Some decent wines too

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HK123
London
17 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal - food and service excellent, one niggle which doesn't really matter is I was not able to sit at a table (which i specified) and had to sit at a counter.

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SelenaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to St Clair twice now and thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. The food is delicious with incredibly fresh seafood and the wine list is expansive with interesting wines from around the world. The service in particular made the experience on both occasions very special. Our waiter Vojta was very attentive, giving excellent recommendations on both the food and the wine. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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BenJi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters, tuna tataki, ceviche and halibut.

The gem lettuce with pistachio cream is the best salad dish I’ve ever tasted. Exceptional balance of flavours.

I never take the time to write reviews but this particular experience was so good I decided to show my gratitude.

Compliments to chef and staff!

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ghas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening, very tasty food, and amazing service

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BonnieR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Clair is my favourite restaurant in clapham. The fresh seafood is outstanding and the staff are super friendly and lovely. I would definitely recommend it for a romantic night out or lovely meal with friends xx

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AndrewC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, white tablecloth, with neighbourhood feel. En terrace is nice but the street is a bit busy. The best table comes out at dinnertime: bar against the window facing the street.

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JonathanP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good and excellent to have a dedicated fish restaurant in the area

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TomL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable evening. Delicious food. Would definitely return

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JessicaK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. I come here at least once a week and it is just a great place. Friendly people and amazing seafood.

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Amara
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing dinner. So nice to have things on a menu that are different and interesting to try, and all completely delicious. Everything was well thought through and cooked perfectly. Great service too from a fantastic team. 100% Recommend St Clair.

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FoodMan
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was disappointing, starters were great, but main was extremely cold and was sent back. It was replaced after a short while, but still not what you expect for £50 a head. Staff did little to make up for this - only gave a sympathetic tote bag on departure. To add to disappointment, only found out on receipt of the bill that the restaurant was not doing eat out to help out - although we should have confirmed this beforehand.

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Woody
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a wonderful Lunch at St.Clair . The oysters were sublime and the wine selection was superb. Drank rather a lot of it and pin balled my way home. Would definitely revisit for a second round.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nikkei cheese bread - absolute taste sensation, along with the king prawns, the oysters and the moqueca. Fab dinner, fab night, slightly pricey but well worth the splurge for a treat.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasteful modern decor with elegant design details throughout giving a refined yet casual dining environment, this is a hidden gem in Clapham and a great place to escape the bustle as it sits on the Pavement with corner views out across the Common.

A succinct and well designed fish and seafood menu that's bursting with flavour and meticulously prepared and presented. We had the king prawns which were HUGE, meaty, perfectly cooked and delicately flavoured to perfection. The truffled cheese bread is a Brazilian staple with an original twist. So delicious we ordered a second portion.

The house Ceviche is a spicy, fragrant refreshing delight, with the perfect flavour combination. Works as a single main course or could equally be shared as an extra starter. The catch of the day when we visited was a choice between halibut and seabass. We ent with the pan fried halibut paired with new potatoes and a green rice dish. Utterly delicious.

Desert was Strawberry Sunrise - a vanilla short crust pastry, rompope, custard, lemon crust, cassis gel, fresh berries meringue sesame seed ice cream. Impeccable crunchy flavoursome buttery pastry, crisp fruit flavours, light, the perfect balance of sweet and healthy.

Carefully crafted wine list with a delicious Riesling and a Rose that's so good you should just order the bottle - you'll want more than a glass as soon as you take your first sip.

Professional. knowledgable and friendly staff who effortlessly ensured seamless service. Thank you!!!

Cannot recommend St. Clair highly enough and will definitely be back to sample the brunch menu.

FAQs

St Clair is rated 4.6 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.