The Dairy Bar & Bistro
we have eaten here many times and it is always superb . The tasting menu is great value and the service is exceptional . Lucky to have it as our local !!
High top seating is uncomfortable, food was tepid, and not good value for money as the sizes too small. On the other hand, some of the dishes were really delicious, like the caramel chocolate dessert.
We chose The Dairy from The Good Food Guide. It is rated Cooking 6.
(We regularly eat at restaurants from this guide)
Our expectations were high but sadly the food did not measure up.
Our waitress was extremely unfriendly and unhelpful, I think the customer service at the Dairy definitely needs some attention. Otherwise the food was great.
We love to dine at The Dairy. Every time we go there we bring some friends cause we are sure they will love it as we do. This time the food was good as usual and the service friendly and easy going. The only negative note is on the lack of ingredients of the menu. We arrived that was 20.30 and they already run out of 3 dishes of the menu. It was just surprising. But maybe was just a bad day.
The Dairy achieved a very fine combination of tastes and textures and unique compositions while being fresh and light yet satisfying. We were eating with friends who were vegetarian so our meal was perhaps less rich than if we had ordered meat dishes but we came away very happy and also feeling healthy. Also, their bread is absolutely to die for which is one of the ways we judge a restaurant. We enjoyed every dish but some of our favorites were the goat curd gougeres and our friends really liked the polenta with egg dish.
You can take advantage of the lunch offer or take the blow-out tasting menu option and you won’t be disappointed either way. Trust the staff’s pairing recommendations too, they know what they are doing.
The dairy never fails to disappoint with its changing seasonal menu of delicious ingredients beautifully cooked and presented. It has been a wonderful addition to the south London food scene and I will keep on going as long as it is there!
Really good service, food and atmosphere. And a bloody good playlist!
Sadly didn’t work for us, average service, average food, overpriced, confusing wine list of average wines
Great chilled midweek dinner, Connor our host was lovely!
The Dairy is one of our favourite spots for dinner so I thought we should try it for Brunch. Whilst the ambience and staff were as great as ever, I felt the selection available and pricing of the food was lacking compared to The Dairy's usual.
Great restaurant but the seats and tables are very low! so not so comfortable But food superb
Another lovely Saturday lunch sat at a high table looking out over the Common, working my way through one delicious small plate after another. A fine carafe of white washed it all down as I watched the world go by!
Exceptional food and the staff is extremely conscientious, friendly and helpful. My only (really the only) gripe is the music! Fortunately (for us) there were very few people there but had the restaurant been fuller the music would have made conversation difficult - and again fortunately for us we recognised most of the music played!! I’d still go back - again and again. Thank you.
Delicious food, service would be slightly more attentive but just picking at the edges as everything else was so good
£27 lunch was a great deal.
Most of the courses were great but there was one miss for me so can’t say 5 stars. Very fatty piece of beef - but luckily was full by then.
Would go back again for the lunch deal - great value. May not for dinner.
Amazing little gem. Really great find right in the heart of Clapham
Had amazing afternoon trying our tasting menu - every single dish had amazing layers of flavors and just amazing quality produce
Continues to serve intriguing and delicious flavour combinations. Food that promotes discussion and debate as well as oohs and ahhs.
Genuinely my favourite restaurant in London. I love everything about this place and most importantly the food here is incredible. My partner and I come here every year on our anniversary and I cannot wait to visit again. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you all.
Very nice food and lovely atmosphere. I think value for money isn’t great though - better for drinks & nibbles than a full dinner.
Not great overall, seems overrated and expensive. Small portions.
Blown away by how good the food was!
Lunch with friends. Great friendly service and answered questions about the menu very well and patiently.
Delicious food. Loved the bone marrow agnolotti and the lamb. Very relaxed experience and superb food reasonably priced. A local gem.
We went to the Dairy on a recommendation and was not disappointed. The service was amazing and the food was incredible. We had the tasting menu and it is fantastic value for money and the food was delicious and plentiful. Will definitely be going back.
The food was beyond reproach, imaginative, daring, exquisite. The wine (Gruner Veltliner) was poor and, by the glass, cost more than the bottle was bought for! We asked for the music to be turned down (we were alone in the restaurant) and it was, relunctantly it seemed, by about one decibel; the staff really ought to consider that whilst customers have control over what they want to eat, they have no such choice over the music which may or may not be to their taste!
Their sour-dough bread moistened with vapourous butter is legendary.
The lamb cooked in a marrow sauce was mouth-wateringly tender and absolutely delicious; the salad dressing had an exotic piquancy and tangy sweetness enhanced with herbal fragrance.
The stone crockery - "cool" and trendy - may lack in subtelty but keeps the food wonderfully warm.
The waitress was correct although somewhat detached; the main course of lamb was courtesouly brought by the excellent chef.
Fabulous food, well presented, delightful service but VERY LOUD! That's only reason I marked this down for ambience.
Really good service and great food. We wanted a seat outside which we had the option to have.
Had a delicious meal with attentive and knowledgeable staff who were very happy to cater to my food intolerances. The food was wonderfully fresh and beautifully presented. Will definitely go again.
Fabulous birthday dinner here. Wonderful food, wine and service.
I tried the tasting menu. Overall the food was good but did not have a coherant story. Too much bread and the chicken liver mouse was rather bland. The lamb was underseasoned. The service was rather poor. I was the first to walk in for lunch service. I had feeling that one of the servers was patronising me throughout the lunch service. And I did not eat the £5 cheese supplement but I was charged for this. Poor experience, will not recommend.
Love this restaurant and the Sunday menu is incredible value.
Excellent food again. The lamb was particularly good. My only complaint about The Dairy is that the wines are pretty expensive in general.
Great evening, lovely food and wine, at a reasonable price for a tasting menu.
Only minor issue was the drinks pairings being introduced on two occasions where our party was not complete at the table (as they were using the bathroom), meaning two of the party missed out on interesting information.
Hardly a night-spoiler though and we will definitely be back!
A delicious and interesting menu, with helpful staff, made our lunch at The Dairy a real treat. Thank you to the team there!
Service and food very slow ! We waited far to long between courses and we arrived early
My fist time for brunch. A very original menu, from which we had the pork cheeks with potatoes, egg and greens and it was excellent.
I didn't understand half of the menu, not sure what I ate, but it was one of the best meals I ever had :)
It's a very original menu and I like their whole food philosophy, but given the wording of the food descriptions, we had to ask for explanations of quite a lot of it. We may be dummies, but we are customers!
I’ve been to the dairy before but this was a first time for Sunday lunch. As usual it was excellent. Food is always top quality and the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. For the level of food I found it great value too. I definitely recommend the Dairy!