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The Clifton NW8

4.7
4.7
316 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Welcome to The Clifton, we look forward to serving you. All the food served at The Clifton is freshly prepared and made with beautiful seasonal ingredients. There’s truly something for everyone on the menu, from bar snacks and kids’ dishes, to our famous Sunday roasts. Plus, you can rest assured that everything on the menu is sampled, and the suppliers are personally vouched for, by Ben, Ed and Adam – a tough job, but someone has to do all that tasting!

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Booked 16 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon - Fri: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00pm
    Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7625 5010

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Bar Snacks

  • Nocerella Olives£3.00

    • Home-Roasted Mixed Nuts£3.00

      • Padron Peppers£4.00

        • Truffled Mac 'n' Cheese Croquettes£4.50

          • Boneless Chicken Wings£5.75

            Korean BBQ Sauce w/ Spring Onions or Louisiana Hot Sauce w/ Blue Cheese

            Small Plates

            • Mersea Rock Oysters, Shallot Vinegar

              Subject to Availability

              • each£2.00
            • Clifton Sourdough Focaccia, Salted Butter, Olive Oil, Balsamic£3.00

              • Minestrone Soup£5.00

                • 7-A-Day-Salad£5.50

                  • Pears, Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Radicchio, Rocket, Capers£5.50

                    • Burrata, Peas, Broad Beans, Pea Shoots£8.50

                      • Squid, Borlotti Beans, Chorizo, Tomato£8.50

                        • Prawns, Chilli, Garlic, Parsley£8.50

                          • Italian Cured Meat Board£10.00

                            Sandwiches

                            • Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut & Fries£9.50

                              Choose from: Bratwurst (Pork), Cheese Krakaeur (Pork), Vienna (Beef)

                              • Duke Cheeseburger, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Fries£12.50

                                • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, Honey Tabasco, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Fries£13.50

                                  Main

                                  • Aubergine Parmigiana, Tomato Sauce£13.50

                                    • Mussels, Shallots, Thyme, White Wine, Cream£14.50

                                      • Breaded Haddock, Mushy Peas, Skinny Fries, Tartare Sauce£13.50

                                        • Salmon, Romanesco, Anchovy Vinaigrette£16.00

                                          • Wild Duck, Polenta, Wild Mushroom£16.50

                                            • 8oz Rib Eye Steak, Skinny Fries, Black Peppercorn Sauce£24.50

                                              Sides

                                              • Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Thyme£4.00

                                                • Padron Peppers£4.00

                                                  • Tenderstem Broccoli, Parmesan£4.00

                                                    • Skinny Fries£3.50

                                                      Desserts

                                                      • Chocolate & Pear Tart£5.00

                                                        • Raw Blueberry Tart, Raspberry Sauce£5.00

                                                          • Chocolate & Peanut Butter Tart, Raspberry Sauce£5.00

                                                            • Ice Cream & Sorbet

                                                              Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Mango, Blood Orange, Lemon

                                                              • per scoop£2.00
                                                            • Cheese Board£9.75

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                                                              What 316 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                              4.7
                                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                              • 4.8Service
                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                              • 4.5Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                TildeA

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely pub with great food and nice and welcoming staff.

                                                              2. r

                                                                rowcharlesi

                                                                London

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                Really good food. Nice people. Great little pub. Interior a bit sparse, not as much character as some places but a definite regular

                                                              3. LM

                                                                LauraM

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                5 star as always - Sunday roast and fish and chips were very tasty and hearty especially paired with some of their mulled wine 👌. Ambience has a real neighbourhood feel to it. Always a treat - thank you

                                                              4. P

                                                                Philip

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great! Food great! Service great! I can't say a bad word. Would recommend

                                                              5. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Excellent food, very good service.

                                                              6. JL

                                                                JoannaL

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent as always. Monstrous burger that was amazing. Attentive service!

                                                              7. MC

                                                                MaryC

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Very busy as Halloween was celebrated in the pub and the whole street but good fun .

                                                              8. AN

                                                                ANDREASS

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                We were there on Sunday and by 3pm they had run out of roast lunches (pork beef and chicken)

                                                              9. NC

                                                                NCYY

                                                                Brighton

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                                Staff and service were good and food was delicious. The only negative was a nearby table of diners who allowed their children to run riot.

                                                              10. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best cosy pub in London! Burgers are amazing!

                                                              11. OM

                                                                OlhaM

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We went thee=re for Sunday roast with kids. Great pub! We will go there again.

                                                              12. LD

                                                                LiDZ

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Staff were absolutely amazing. Especially Serina. She certainly knew the menu and offered superb recommendations for both food and wine. Would recommend the mac and cheese croquettes (ask ask for the hot sauce!) and the Sunday roast was HUGE. A lovely pub with a delicious menu and engaged staff.

                                                              13. KA

                                                                KristinaA

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service, and the food is always exceptional. As a Coeliac I appreciate their many gluten free options.

                                                              14. ED

                                                                EdouardD

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                Excellent steak

                                                              15. N

                                                                Nicholas

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                The Clifton is a great local pub. Staff are attentive and food is good, as is the choice of drinks

                                                              16. VM

                                                                VanessaM

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great vibe, great food, great service, highly recommend

                                                              17. C

                                                                Copari

                                                                Chicago

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on 16 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely location, food and service. As Arnie said, “I’ll be back “

                                                              18. AG

                                                                AlexG

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing food, good wine, superb service and relaxing atmosphere. Light music but not too loud, which was great for my 84 yr old Dad!

                                                              19. F

                                                                Fladrif

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 12 September 2021

                                                                overall4food1service5ambience5

                                                                Very nice sitting area, and they were very accommodating for our puppy. Fish and chips was from frozen, beef roast was tasteless, potatoes weren't crispy, and veggies we undercooked. The bill for two was almost 100 quid... Seems a little high for the food quality and not drinking much.

                                                              20. SV

                                                                SophieV

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Beautiful food and atmosphere. The staff were very friendly as well. Would recommend to friends and family and definitely would come again!

                                                              21. SW

                                                                ScottW

                                                                London

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 7 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Nothing like the fish and chips. Service excellent!

                                                              22. w

                                                                willowtree

                                                                San Antonio

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 7 September 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                family celebration

                                                              23. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was amazing, probably one of the best roast dinners I’ve had in London. My parents said the dessert was the best they’d ever eaten! People were delightful, couldn’t do more for you. A great place and will definitely return.

                                                              24. NS

                                                                NousheenS

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 29 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious Sunday roast. Generous portions. Very friendly waitress. Our favourite spot in NW8

                                                              25. H

                                                                Hanna

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We came to have a nice and easy diner and have been 100% satisfied! Staff is extremely nice and helpful, atmosphere was perfect both outdoor and indoor. And food was perfect, as we expected! Looking forward to our next time at The Clifton!

                                                              26. CL

                                                                ChristinaL

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 23 August 2021

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                Food is amazing. So many very tasty things on the menu.

                                                              27. C

                                                                Carl

                                                                London

                                                                85 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                85 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always a great venue for lunch or dinner - excellent choice of food and friendly attentive staff.

                                                              28. PL

                                                                PedroL

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                It was an amazing experience with friends as always.

                                                              29. NS

                                                                NealeS

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 12 August 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Really great service, friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Good honest pub food served pretty quickly. Lunch was so good we went back in the evening!!

                                                              30. OG

                                                                OliviaG

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 11 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The staff were so lovely and accommodating, great hidden gem!

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 8 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing Sunday roast! Had the beef and it was amazing! Best roast. Me and my partner love it here!

                                                              32. C

                                                                Carl

                                                                London

                                                                85 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                85 reviews

                                                                Dined on 8 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                A special restaurant for a special reunion of school friends from the Class of 66 Excellent food and service

                                                              33. VB

                                                                VenetaB

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 August 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                It’s been some while since I’ve sat down in the Clifton for dinner. It was closed down for a few years and when it re-opened I couldn’t wait to try it again. It had changed considerably and I was very dissatisfied and disappointed in the new look and likewise with the new management too. Then came the pandemic and it was closed once again. So yesterday August 7th my friend and I decided to go out for dinner once again to our local. We found it buzzing, loads of families and couples out for dinner. The good was better. Bigger portions and not over priced. Service has improved too. We don’t have to wait ages for someone to respond to our need for attention. I will certainly come back to this really lovely local pub/bistro and just hope that the management keeps up the good work and that it doesn’t change hands again. Thanks for a nice evening. We enjoyed it very much but we did rather eat too much though

                                                              34. UA

                                                                UglyAmericanWerewolfLNDN

                                                                Louisville

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 6 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Classic British pub food with a helpful staff. So good to be back in the pub again after all this time and the food did not disappoint. Will be back soon! Also, we had reservations for the patio but it was pouring rain when we arrived and they accommodated us inside. Wonderful folks!

                                                              35. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on 4 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Looooove this pub! It’s so cozy with a nice neighborhood feel. All staff are super friendly and professional.

                                                              36. PN

                                                                PearlN

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 1 August 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The Clifton is a hidden gem. I took my other half for a birthday lunch which happened to fall on a Sunday. We had the roast and it was spot on. Originally from Yorkshire, the roast was the closest you can get in London for a proper Yorkshire pudding. The service was quick, friendly, and attentive. The atmosphere was lovely and casual (not too loud). We are now definitely returning customers.

                                                              37. M

                                                                Marie

                                                                London

                                                                26 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                26 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 July 2021

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                Very friendly service in relaxed atmosphere. A nice local.

                                                              38. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 18 July 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely pub. Great food. Brilliant service. Particularly a waitress called Emie!

                                                              39. YA

                                                                YousrA

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 17 July 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The staff are very friendly and the service was brilliant, and the food was good too.

                                                              40. A

                                                                Anonyme

                                                                London

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on 16 July 2021

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Really nice local pub with excellent service and good beer, food menu.

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                                                              The Clifton NW8 is rated 4.7 stars by 316 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.

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                                                              Booked 16 times today
                                                              Google Map for The Clifton NW8

                                                              96 Clifton Hill London, NW8 0JT

                                                              • Area

                                                                St John's Wood

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Mon - Fri: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
                                                                Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00pm
                                                                Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                British

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                Casual Dress

                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Beer, Beer Garden, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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