RestaurantsLondonClaphamSW4

survey result

Summary

£73
  £££
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.

“A real carnivore's delight” – this small brick-walled steakhouse on the Clapham/Brixton borders is a local favourite, including for Sunday roast. “The small menu is always special. plus an extra mention for the amazing staff!”.

Summary

£58
   ££
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.

“Stonking steaks are the draw” at this small four-year-old, “on a rather bleak stretch of ‘Claxton’ (CLApham/BriXTON) highway”. “The room is pretty basic” (and “intimate to the point of cramped”) but fans like its “warm and slightly rustic” charm as enlivened by “the friendliest staff”. “Sunday roasts are top notch” too – “you get complimentary mini Yorkshires and gravy to start; and the veg is superb”.

Summary

£58
   ££
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.

“Stonking steaks are the draw” at this small three-year-old, “on a rather bleak stretch of ‘Claxton’ (CLApham/BriXTON) highway”. “The room is pretty basic” (and “intimate to the point of cramped”) but fans like its “warm and slightly rustic” charm as enlivened by “the friendliest staff”. “Sunday roasts are top notch” too – “you get complimentary mini Yorkshires and gravy to start; and the veg is superb”.

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastic meat” – led by “truly excellent steaks” (ethically sourced from the Lake District) – has made this tiny, “noisy” two-year-old steakhouse on the Clapham-Brixton border one of the hottest dining tickets in South London. “The Sunday lunches are legendary: homemade bread with butter, then a board of mini Yorkshire puds with unctuous dipping gravy. And that’s even before the main course, where beef is best – superlatively rare”. All is “served with real charm and enthusiasm” by “attentive staff who remember you when you return”.

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Owner's description

Knife Steakhouse is serving ethically sourced beef from master butcher 'Lake District Farmers', great wine from France and Italy by the glass, carafe or bottle.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £25.00 £4.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code
160 Clapham Park Road, London, SW4 7DE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm

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