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survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful food”, delivered in the format of “innovative and interesting sharing plates”, is the draw at chef-patron Adam Byatt’s casual option, upstairs from his Clapham flagship Trinity. The “high stool seating” doesn’t please everyone, but that’s more than made up for by the “good-value, high-class victuals” and “friendly and knowledgeable staff”.

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.

Upstairs from Adam Byatt’s classy Clapham flagship Trinity, is “a casual space with big windows letting in plenty of light”. It’s frequented by locals in the know, who reckon that “Adam shoots and scores on a formula of tapas-themed sharing plates and accessible wine list”. A mild dip in ratings this year backs up those who feel it’s “slightly slipped from previous peaks”, but no-one questions that it delivers “delicious, albeit simple food” and it’s still very much “the local place to go if you can get a booking for a Sunday lunch”.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A perennial favourite” in Clapham – this small-plates alternative to the more formal Trinity downstairs is “a favourite place to enjoy fantastic quality food in an unstuffy, relaxed environment”, while overall, chef Adam Byatt is “still flying the flag for the best food in South London”. Top Tip: it enjoys “the added benefit of access to the superb Trinity wine list”.

Summary

£62
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “buzzy, relaxed sibling of the fancier place downstairs”; some fans of chef Adam Byatt’s modern British cuisine may even prefer Upstairs for its “informal atmosphere” and “keen prices”, which means they can visit more often than down below. There are “delightful small plates to share” with “food of the same quality as the main restaurant”, along with “the same wine list”. Byatt is very much a man of the moment, having added the role of chef-director at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair in September 2019 (see also).

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4 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JG

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Trinity Upstairs Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Trinity Upstairs Restaurant in SW4, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Trinity Upstairs restaurant.
Craig H
Sorry some of the worst service I have ever...
Reviewed 6 months, 21 days ago

"Sorry some of the worst service I have every received. The waiter was AWOL most of the time, failed to get our order right and was generally an arrogant twat"

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Kieran C
Food delicious, a nice carafe of Riesling a...
Reviewed 7 months, 29 days ago

"Food delicious, a nice carafe of Riesling and friendly service, although arguably a little slow. Not many there for a Friday lunch. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £22.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
4 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑8:45 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑8:45 pm
Thursday6 pm‑8:45 pm
Friday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Saturday12:15 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Sunday1 pm‑

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