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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).
“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”.
“Far much more casual than downstairs, but the food is AMAZING!!” – “Adam Byatt’s cracking foil to the main outlet”, relatively recently opened above his Clapham HQ, serves a small-plates menu “full of lip smacking choices”, and “there’s more buzz than below with raised counters, no white tablecloths, and quaffable rosé on a pump”. “Be prepared to sit on stools all evening though!”
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
4 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JG
|Tuesday||6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||6:30 pm‑10 pm|