The Dairy Bar & Bistro

4.5
1101 reviews
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British
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Modern British bistro.
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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Such a good restaurant!! The bone marrow is so good!!

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ST
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondetful set menu

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !!

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant with great atmosphere

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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FT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waitress was extremely unfriendly and unhelpful, I think the customer service at the Dairy definitely needs some attention. Otherwise the food was great.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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

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.

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FF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service, food and atmosphere. And a bloody good playlist!

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sadly didn’t work for us, average service, average food, overpriced, confusing wine list of average wines

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chilled midweek dinner, Connor our host was lovely!

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NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant but the seats and tables are very low! so not so comfortable But food superb

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H
London
434 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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T
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, service would be slightly more attentive but just picking at the edges as everything else was so good

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AG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

£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.

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

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

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to serve intriguing and delicious flavour combinations. Food that promotes discussion and debate as well as oohs and ahhs.

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and lovely atmosphere. I think value for money isn’t great though - better for drinks & nibbles than a full dinner.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not great overall, seems overrated and expensive. Small portions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Blown away by how good the food was!

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M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

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.

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food, well presented, delightful service but VERY LOUD! That's only reason I marked this down for ambience.

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TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service and great food. We wanted a seat outside which we had the option to have.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous birthday dinner here. Wonderful food, wine and service.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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FC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this restaurant and the Sunday menu is incredible value.

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JH
London
44 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food again. The lamb was particularly good. My only complaint about The Dairy is that the wines are pretty expensive in general.

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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CK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious and interesting menu, with helpful staff, made our lunch at The Dairy a real treat. Thank you to the team there!

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t
London
82 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food great
Service and food very slow ! We waited far to long between courses and we arrived early

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BG
London
255 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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