January 2020: after the runaway success of Som Saa's residency, comes all-vegan street food outlet Alter, from chef Andy Hogben (ex-Dabbous, Som Saa and Kym’s) has taken over until 28 March 2020.
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“Fun, buzzy, hipster, and tiny” – Robin Gill’s 16-seater in Clapham (an offshoot of his Dairy, next door) is known for its “novel and ever-changing”, small-plates cuisine based around ‘pickling, fermenting, curing and bottling the best of the season’s produce’. “You don’t go for comfort though!”, given its bum-numbing stools. It won high ratings this year, but may be about to get even better: star ex-Stem chef Sam Ashton Booth joined in July 2019 and is set to introduce a new menu ‘The Allotment’, with produce supplied by Bedfordshire-based co-collaborator, Jake ‘Wiggo’ Ball (who does the growing).
“It’s cramped – 16 covers (stools) in a small space – but the food can be tremendous” at this two-year-old offshoot from Robin Gill’s Dairy in Clapham Common (and even though it didn’t score quite as highly as next door this year, the ability to BYO for £10 corkage can make it a very decent overall bargain).
A year-old offshoot from Robin Gill’s well-known Dairy next door, this “very little restaurant” (15 seats) knocks out “great-tasting”, “well-sourced” small dishes on the Pavement in Clapham; “very friendly” service too.
“New from the Dairy (next door). Tapas food... no bookings”. As the name suggests the focus is on kitchen counter-style dining with just 15 seats (six right on the pass) and its “excellent” pintxos are “full of flavour”; you can even BYO.
|Wine per bottle||£19.00|
16 The Pavement, London, SW4 0HY
Tuesday to Friday 6pm to 10.45pm; Saturday 5pm to 10.45pm