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Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A darling of the online fooderati – Clapton’s small bar and bottle shop enjoys a media reputation out of all proportion to its modest size. If you want to run with the East End hip crowd – or just enjoy the excellent natural wines – it’s worth a visit (but is walk-in only). Small, simple plates (choose from about 10 costing £5-£10) are prepared by an ever-changing roster of chefs.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

No Eater newsletter is complete without paradisical claims for this – still the online fooderati’s favourite bottle shop – in gentrifying Clapton: a “funky” and “buzzy”, if “very crowded” little space where “sensational wines” (of the ‘natural’ variety) are accompanied by “amazing” and “eclectic” small plates from an ever-changing roster of chefs: all eaten at a communal central table.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

No Eater newsletter is complete without paradisical claims for this – still the online fooderati’s favourite bottle shop – in gentrifying Clapton: a “funky” and “buzzy”, if “very crowded” little space where “sensational wines” (of the ‘natural’ variety) are accompanied by “amazing” and “eclectic” small plates from an ever-changing roster of chefs: all eaten at a communal central table.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In any other ’hood, this engaging Clapton bottle shop (focused on funky ‘natural’ vintages) with communal central table – and serving some eclectic but interesting small dishes – would be a handy, loveable find. Sitting as it does at the very epicentre of the East End’s fooderati community, it is front page news, as exemplified by its being website Eater’s bizarre choice as ‘London Restaurant of the Year 2017’. In September 2018 it took on a new chef for at least a 6-month residency: Anna Tobias.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
15

Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£10.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
107 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday4 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday4 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6 pm‑10 pm
Friday6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday2 pm‑10 pm
Sunday2 pm‑10 pm

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