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The Dairy Bar & Bistro, London,

The Dairy Bar & Bistro

4.5
4.5
1210 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Modern British bistro.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    LUNCH TUE - SUN: 12PM - 3PM DINNER TUE - SAT: 6PM - 10PM WEEKEND BRUNCH SAT - SUN: 10AM - 1PM
  • Phone number
    020 7622 4165
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Robin Gill
  • Area
    Clapham
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Clapham Common under 30 seconds.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,210 Reviews
  1. SarahR

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovey dinner with friends. The staff were very accommodating considering the different allergies two of us had. Will definitely be back.

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  2. Catherine

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch with my dad today. First visit to The Dairy despite wanting to go for months. It was lovely in every way! The service was a little slow at the start of the meal, but that was rectified pretty swiftly. The food was interesting, delicious and well presented. The Bellini was a real treat and I made it last. A really special Friday lunch. I will return!

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  3. LucyC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to come here. Staff are wonderful - welcoming and helpful. We did the tasting menu which is great value and a delicious variety of dishes. Will be back!

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  4. EddyF

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, that was amazing. Great sunday brunch, tasty and well presented food. Attentive service. Well done!

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  5. PeterB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service were both excellent, as they have been on all of our three visits to the Dairy. The chestnut and wild mushroom pasta was particularly memorable. Sadly, on this occasion, our evening was slightly marred by a group of loud and drunk men at the next table who had apparently come in for drinks, having been thrown out of a nearby pub. I might suggest that the Dairy changes its policy on taking walk-ins for drinks only. Our evening would have been further improved by the addition of a spring closer to the door as at least half of the patrons coming and going did not close the door behind them. This, combined with the cold, the wind, and our proximity to the door, left us wishing that we had worn warmer clothes to dinner!

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  6. TobyF

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Slow service. Good vibz. Lamb sunday roast was exquisite.

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  7. MBetter

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely fantastic meal. Service exceptional, food delicious. The wine list was decent as well. Dodgy playlist on the speakers: death metal followed by disco. Would recommend to a friend.

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  8. JaimeL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is perfectly cooked and presented, full of flavour and with the wine pairing makes a great dining experience.

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  9. Amynix18

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked table for 3 yesterday. Table not prepared when we arrived. Put at very small table. Tried to move table but that proved an issue for staff. Incredibly rude waiter... had to ask to order drink. Food was ok but menu lacking. Staff didn’t check on us to see whether meal was satisfactory. Would not recommend given rudeness of staff which let the place down. Style over substance!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff weren't great. Very slow

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  11. AoifeM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, we went on a Sunday so they have the set menu which we weren't too sure about at first but everything tasted amazing and it was lovely to try bits you wouldn't usually order. Staff were really accommodating too - we didn't have very long as we didn't want to miss the rugby and they made sure we were out on time. I will definitely be coming back again soon!

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  12. Kenningtonlocal

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience from start to finish. The restaurant is in a great location overlooking Clapham Common and just moment from the tube. It’s a cosy and welcoming space with an open kitchen and slightly rustic feel. The service is friendly and relaxed but also very attentive without being overbearing. They helped us understand the menu and make our choices, there’s a great drinks list too...we chose from the main menu and the food was just wonderful. Three savoury courses (they are slightly smaller plates) exploding with flavours and textures. We wanted to lick all of our plates clean! There were lots of small touches too, little freebies here and there, some terrific sour-dough bread at the start, a really nice low-alcohol beer available too. We will absolutely be back. This is great for a posh supper, a date night or anniversary or just a get together with friends over food prepared with love and care. And it didn’t break the bank!

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  13. MeeE

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch, which was great in terms of the food. I have been before and not sure why but the waiters/waitresses were far less attentive than before. They missed an item on the order and added an extra meal. Wouldn't usually be an issue but they weren't overly friendly about it despite it not being our fault.

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  14. FrancescaD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was lovely, with a great amuse bouche and happy birthday plate on the house! The food is exceptional and exciting to have lots of small plates. It would’ve been nice to have some music in the background. ☺️

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  15. NickO

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelin level food at gastropub prices. Lovely team take great pride in their fare and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend.

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  16. LondonKate

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and service. Fantastically high standards without being pretentious. Perfect!

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  17. DennyG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We’d love to come back for the tasting menu

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  18. Kat1780

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Not great service! Our table was in the corner and once we had finished our food, the plates were not collected for ages.

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  19. oli12

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Awful service. We were kicked off our table as soon as the bill was paid (they told us we had to pay the bill right that moment) even with wine left. They forgot wine for certain courses and generally weren’t good waiters. Food was nice, but not exceptional. There are much better options out there for tasting menus.

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  20. Kate

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We went for the set lunch menu - the duck hearts and venison were amazing, as was the tonka bean panna cotta, the only thing that was slightly disappointing was the chicken raviolo. Service was good although they did bring us the wrong course by accident - fully apologetic and offered us a free drink to compensate. Great value for money overall.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All very nice. Fully priced so not a bargain, but that was probably our choice due to set menu and good wine!

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  22. LizW

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was as amazing as always. I think the fairy has decided not to reopen post covid which is a really sad loss

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  23. MPCesq

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food on every single course. Just delicious. Not overpriced (especially given the quality as mentioned), but I suppose it's not outstanding value for money.

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  24. Explib

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Worth a try. Slightly overpriced but just as most food places in London with an atmosphere. The food took to long to arrive but in general service was good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent on al levels Decor needs some improvement though

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  26. ChristopherT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a treat lunch-the food was generally lovely, with a few ingredient substitutions we weren’t told about. However the service was lacking, which does sort of ruin it. The staff seemed stressed, nobody checked on us at any point or spoke other than really stilted, functional service. That let down an otherwise good restaurant

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  27. JulieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely casual restaurant. Friendly service. Fabulous food!!

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  28. NicoleA

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to the Dairy since it opened and like fine wine The Dairy gets even better with age.

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  29. SeamusB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place :) I would highly reconnect for tasty food .

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  30. Iris

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner had a wonderful birthday celebration and we left feeling stuffed and very satisfied with the tasting menu. The food was wonderfully presented and the paired wines went well with each course. We would highly recommend The Dairy to our friends.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in London

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  32. KenT

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully prepared plates with attention to unique flavors and fresh ingredients. A fun yet casual ambiance where the creative cocktail list inspired us to share different plates and great conversation. Bone marrow agniotti was a harmonious favorite...

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  33. MarkG

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked for a birthday dinner and was happy to find this gem in Clapham Common. Tasting menu was really good value, and awesome; service was fantastic; and 100% will book again!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and wonderful lunch. Top place to eat.

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  35. jfleming

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is still of an exceptionally high quality that at least competes with the very best restaurants in London without the central London premium. The service was also outstanding; attentive, polite, enthusiastic and knowledgeable! It remains high on my list of favourites.

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  36. MariusV

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and great food. Would recommend

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  37. AlexC

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch. Have to try the Mac and cheese!

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  38. CaraS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immediately welcomed by staff and a lovely warm and cosy restaurant. Plenty of information given by staff to help with the menu and the food was delicious and interesting - not your every day menu which we all really liked! We ate in more of a tapas style where we shared 2 courses between three of us for each course and for us that was enough. The wine was also very yummy. They also have a tasting menu which we will definitely try out next time!!

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  39. WillH01692

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food really good atmosphere at a reasonable price. Thank you

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  40. marionp

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty combination of seasonal ingredients, perfect for special occasion to celebrate

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The Dairy Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1210 OpenTable diners.

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15 The Pavement, London, SW4 0HY

Additional information

  • Area
    Clapham
  • Hours of Operation
    LUNCH TUE - SUN: 12PM - 3PM DINNER TUE - SAT: 6PM - 10PM WEEKEND BRUNCH SAT - SUN: 10AM - 1PM
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Clapham Common under 30 seconds.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Robin Gill
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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