The Clifton NW8

4.7
71 reviews
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Sunday Lunch
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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DA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific gastro pub. Imaginative food beyond the standard fish and chips which seems to have taken over the food offering at many pubs. Not to say they don't offer fish and chips- they do- but several choices in addition. The service was friendly and informative. The pub has a pretty open plan feel, so if you are looking for a city pub that will make you think you are in the country, this is not it. But if you are looking for a pub with excellent food and drink with a casual friendly feeling, this is the pub for you. The owners also have a pub (with jazz club downstairs) in Hampstead which i will be checking out on my next trip to London.

PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fab night in a fab pub would highly recommend

f
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The pub was pretty empty for a Friday night creating a subdued atmosphere. The food was good, though it was a shame the restaurant ran out of green beans, one of the side dishes, even though there were so few diners! Excellent French fries and the hot smoked salad was very nice.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
The pub is a favourite and I'm a regular.
Lower scores this time for the missing beans, and the lack of atmosphere for a Friday night!

L
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very cute, cozy, homey atmosphere on a residential street. Food was good and server was warm and friendly. Would recommend for a casual meal or drink if you're in the neighborhood.

K
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed my experience at this pub, however, it was very noisy outside as some families bring very savage children that only shout just out of control and this is extremely annoying as we adults outside get disturbed and can’t have a regular conversation without losing the attention.
On the other hand my dog was very well treated by the staff and I really appreciated it.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal served with speed - best fish and chips for me. My guests were equally impressed.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday roasts with great atmosphere and staff

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining and drinking a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon - staff always friendly and helpful

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual and warm ambience, very friendly and helpful service, nice Sunday roast

Y
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice walk from Lords cricket ground.
Welcome was warm and Friendly, with staff being efficient & professional. Food & service first class. Recommend to friends. Thanks.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good value food with excellent staff and service

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely friendly place to eat and drink

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with great service my great staff

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class lunch - perfect service

s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local pub. Food was of a high standard and beautifully presented. We’ll definitely visit again.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable and delightful meal in a perfect setting

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - the best fish and chips I’ve ever had - simply perfect

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment and lovely staff with great food!
Gonna become my local me thinks 😁

LT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu, genuine friendly service & great atmosphere.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal with friendly and first class service

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great place to dine - special thanks to Emily.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Such a lovely local. The food is always fresh and tasty

E
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clifton is a great pub that avoids the sameness that infects 90% of the pubs in London. Good gastro pub menu and a nice array of craft beers. It’s a gem tucked away in St John’s Wood.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining in every way

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class in all ways

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly service

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service

SE
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Its always a great experience and the food is always great

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Cutest and coziest pub, tucked away on quiet street. Great for drinks with friends or family!

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for an early lunch with our kids. As we were early we had the place to ourselves, the kids were happy to play around the table. Food was tasty, the ginger and carrot soup was particularly nice.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always

MN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely evening. Great food and service in gorgeous surroundings

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with a fun quiz game that created a great atmosphere. Food etc excellent as always

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good location, and nice atmosphere. Attentive staff, good food, and good rage of beers. Would certainly go again

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious; staff very friendly. Will definitely go back.

LU
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food, everything was delicious. Excellent choice of wines/beers too. Lovely, friendly atmosphere. The quiz night on a Monday is good fun!

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I regularly dine at the Clifton, it is one of the best of my favourite restaurants in London.
The food is excellent, the staff delightful and the experience always first class.

R
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I love the Clifton as a pub which has fantastic decor and ambiance, is dog friendly but on this particular day the food was somewhat amiss.

Squid, bean entree wasn't particularly appetising. The butternut squash, spinach and feta parcel (main) just wasn't good, hardish bits of bland squash sat adjacent to plain spinach with a few bits of feta, felt like all of the ingredients sat apart from one another and were shoved into not quite cooked filo and served with a very odd curry sauce which again was unpalatable. The ingredients needed to be cooked off together in a feta/cheesy sauce, like a spinach feta pie. Crumbed haddock was a bit dry and I much prefer a thrice cooked chunky chip to a skinny fry! The mac'n cheese bites however were to die for...so not all bad.

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