RestaurantsLondonSt Johns WoodNW8

survey result

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”.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful local pub”, hidden-away in St John’s Wood (where, back in the day, Edward VII used to conduct his affair with Lillie Langtry). Rescued from the developers, and relaunched last year, it still has yet to attract a big following amongst reporters, but food ratings are fair, and it’s worth a go for its marvellous interior (enhanced by the addition of a new conservatory).

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The Clifton Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Clifton Restaurant in NW8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Clifton restaurant.
Richard F
Sunday Lunch potatoes undercooked and roast...
Reviewed 10 months, 27 days ago

"Sunday Lunch potatoes undercooked and roast beef over cooked and tough. Acoustics poor and resteraunt very noisy"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £20.50 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
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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