The husband and wife restaurateur duo Robin and Sarah Gill announced the permanent closure of The Dairy in Clapham, as well as its casual site Counter Culture next door, at the end of 2020's lockdown.
Harden's survey result
“One of south west London’s best restaurants with a great team and food ethos” – Robin Gill’s “very casual and hipster” haunt provides “imaginative, skilful small-plate cooking in the heart of Clapham, with good use of seasonal ingredients and information on their sourcing”. A “trendy and stripped” space, “it’s a bit long and thin, so some tables feel cramped”; and “the menu could be slightly more varied for the regular customer”; but “it’s still a lovely meal on any occasion”.
Irish chef Robin Gill’s “really excellent and clever (but not too clever!) food” has carved a major reputation for his “vibrant” small-plates venture by Clapham Common, where the “combination of culinary skill and boundary-pushing ideas make it really special”.
“Wow… double wow!” – Robin Gill’s “quirky, amazing value and ever changing” small plates are “bursting with flavour”, according to most reports on this “very casual and so popular” Clapham hangout, which fans cross town for. As it matures though, it’s drawing increasing flak, for seeming “too cool for school and charging ridiculous prices”.
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Have you eaten at The Dairy?
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
15 The Pavement, London, SW4 0HY
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||1 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm‑3:30 pm|