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survey result

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).

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).

Summary

£50
   ££
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.

“Upstairs should be cloned for every city in the world” according to fans of Adam Byatt’s more relaxed alternative to the main dining space below – “an informal venue” (arguably “more vibey than downstairs”) with “an open kitchen, plus about 30 covers on high stools and narrow tables”; and looked after by “hard-working staff”. “Adventurous, regularly changing menus” (often featuring guest chefs) use a small plates format, and results are “truly exciting”.

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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.
tom b
Disappointing return to one of our former f...
Reviewed 5 months, 13 days ago

"Disappointing return to one of our former favourites with a previous visit to the outdoor version during the pandemic also underwhelming. Menu limited, service stretched, croquettes bland and overpriced, veal saltimbocca a bit tough and the lamb shoulder fatty. The romanesco was very good and the dishes aren't a million miles off but not sure we'll return soon. "

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Daniel C
Delicious, albeit simple food, friendly ser...
Reviewed 7 months, 26 days ago

"Delicious, albeit simple food, friendly service- all that’s needed is some more comfortable seats!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £17.50 £4.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
4 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday1 pm‑4 pm

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