The Clifton NW8
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.
Had a fab night in a fab pub would highly recommend
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!
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.
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.
A great meal served with speed - best fish and chips for me. My guests were equally impressed.
Excellent Sunday roasts with great atmosphere and staff
Outstanding as always
Great dining and drinking a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon - staff always friendly and helpful
Casual and warm ambience, very friendly and helpful service, nice Sunday roast
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.
Excellent good value food with excellent staff and service
A lovely friendly place to eat and drink
Excellent meal with great service my great staff
First class lunch - perfect service
Lovely local pub. Food was of a high standard and beautifully presented. We’ll definitely visit again.
Enjoyable and delightful meal in a perfect setting
Excellent - the best fish and chips I’ve ever had - simply perfect
Great environment and lovely staff with great food!
Gonna become my local me thinks 😁
Fantastic menu, genuine friendly service & great atmosphere.
An excellent meal with friendly and first class service
Great meal, great place to dine - special thanks to Emily.
Love this place. Such a lovely local. The food is always fresh and tasty
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.
Excellent dining in every way
First class in all ways
Excellent food and friendly service
Excellent meal and service
Its always a great experience and the food is always great
Cutest and coziest pub, tucked away on quiet street. Great for drinks with friends or family!
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.
Great food and service as always
Thank you for a lovely evening. Great food and service in gorgeous surroundings
Great evening with a fun quiz game that created a great atmosphere. Food etc excellent as always
Good location, and nice atmosphere. Attentive staff, good food, and good rage of beers. Would certainly go again
Great food and service.
Food was delicious; staff very friendly. Will definitely go back.
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!
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.
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.