RestaurantsLondonSt Johns WoodNW8

survey result

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You never tire of the Clifton”, a rather grand St John’s Wood pub serving “delicious” food from a “perfect menu – not too much, not too little”. There’s “great service” too, led by the trio who relaunched the pub five years ago, having saved it from developers. The Clifton also has a bit of louche history: originally a hunting lodge, it was used by ‘Bertie’, the future King Edward VII, for assignations with his mistress Lillie Langtry.

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “really outstanding local” in St John’s Wood was once a royal hunting lodge frequented by the future King Edward VII for assignations with the actress Lillie Langtry. Saved from developers four years ago, it was relaunched as a “dog-friendly pub” with food well above average gastroboozer standard.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s not only the fact that Edward VII was a regular”, which makes this hostelry hidden away in St John’s Wood “a great local”. It started out as a Victorian hunting lodge where the future king conducted his affair with the actress Lillie Langtry, was a pub, and then – after a period of being vacant – was rescued from the developers to pave the way for its relaunch a couple of years ago. Modern day attractions include a “Sunday roast that’s particularly good”, while “the new conservatory comes recommended”.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s not only the fact that Edward VII was a regular”, which makes this hostelry hidden away in St John’s Wood “a great local”. It started out as a Victorian hunting lodge where the future king conducted his affair with the actress Lillie Langtry, was a pub, and then – after a period of being vacant – was rescued from the developers to pave the way for its relaunch a couple of years ago. Modern day attractions include a “Sunday roast that’s particularly good”, while “the new conservatory comes recommended”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.30 £22.00 £4.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
96 Clifton Hill, London, NW8 0JT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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