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Summary

£76
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Adam Byatt’s “classy” Clapham star is “at the top of its game” and there are only a few restaurants south of the river that give it a run for its money: “a trip always feels special, no matter what the occasion”. “Outstanding”, contemporary cuisine (from a three-course, or four-course menu) is at the heart of a “wonderful”, straightforward formula incorporating “service that’s always on point”, plus the “relaxing atmosphere” of a room whose “exterior view is much improved now the public WC has been demolished and the area landscaped!”. “Really good cocktails” and a “diverse and interesting wine list” complete the picture – look out for vintages marked ‘Chef’s Cellar’. See also Trinity Upstairs and Charlie’s at Browns.

Summary

£76
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Adam Byatt’s “classy” Clapham star is “at the top of its game” and there are only a few restaurants south of the river that give it a run for its money: “a trip always feels special, no matter what the occasion”. “Outstanding”, contemporary cuisine (from a three-course, or four-course menu) is at the heart of a “wonderful”, straightforward formula incorporating “service that’s always on point”, plus the “relaxing atmosphere” of a room whose “exterior view is much improved now the public WC has been demolished and the area landscaped!”. “Really good cocktails” and a “diverse and interesting wine list” complete the picture – look out for vintages marked ‘Chef’s Cellar’. See also Trinity Upstairs and Charlie’s at Browns.

Summary

£75
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Since getting a (long-overdue) Michelin star, the team have upped their game” yet further, at Adam Byatt’s ever-more-outstanding Clapham trailblazer – “a very slick operation”, with an attractive position near Clapham Common. “In many respects it rivals Chez Bruce with the added advantages of more table space and less lead time for a table!” “Exemplary cuisine combines the familiar with interesting novelties without being outlandish or showing off”. “You are made to feel very welcome” by the “unusually well-informed staff” and the setting is “delightfully calm and relaxing”. See also Trinity Upstairs.

Summary

£75
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We are privileged to have it as our local!” – Adam Byatt’s Clapham landmark “goes from strength to strength”, and “at last has a well deserved Michelin star” (though we’re not sure what took them so long). “The whole team are so knowledgeable and committed to providing a memorable meal”, and results are “exceptional” from an à la carte menu that’s more “conventional” than its former multi-course tasting format. “They’ve greatly improved the decor since refurbishing a couple of years ago too, but it can still lack buzz.” See also Upstairs at Trinity.

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Trinity Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Trinity Restaurant in SW4, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Trinity restaurant.
Ian R
Exquisite fine dining, attentive service, a...
Reviewed 9 days ago

"Exquisite fine dining, attentive service, attractive summery setting"

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Lloyd S
Unfortunately it’s been a while since we...
Reviewed 15 days ago

"Unfortunately it’s been a while since we’ve been able to make a return visit to Trinity but honestly it was worth the wait. The food here is simply amazing and when you combine this with excellent friendly service in a lovely relaxing atmosphere you will just want to keep coming back. Well that’s personally how this place has made us feel. We decided to take advantage of our holiday being cancelled by choosing to have a bit of a foodie week so therefore with no hesitation booked a lunchtime slot at Trinity. We arrived on a tuesday and was given a great welcome back by manager Ashley before he escorted us to our table. Once settled we were shown the menus where you had the choice of a Tasting Menu or the Lunch Menu where you choose a dish from each of the four sections. We chose to have the lunch menu and once we had made our choices we then met the sommelier and with his help chose a fabulous Francois Chidaine Le Chenin d’Ailleurs 2016 that complimented the majority of the dishes perfectly. FIRST COURSE We decided to start with the Tuna Ceviche , BBQ Gazpacho Consommé , Tomatoes & Basil that according to my wife was absolutely delicious. I chose the Tartlet of English Peas & Truffle which started nice and fresh but when got deeper into the the tart the richness from the truffle sent my palate dancing with delight. SECOND COURSE Next to come was a fabulous Sardine Bolognese Raviolo with a Tomato Butter Sauce & Basil. My choice was the Crispy Pork Jowl with Girolles , Summer Squash & Courgette Blossom which was another flavour sensation. THIRD COURSE It was at this point that we saw chef/owner Adam Byatt arrive in the restaurant and before the arrival of our third course he came over to our table for firstly an informal chat then to check that everything was ok. We told him that the food was amazing and how this restaurant has become a big favourite of ours so were looking forward to many more visits in the future. So now to the next dishes themselves and yes they were as delightful as the first two. The Norfolk Quail ‘jardiniere’ with Summer Butter & Lovage was just fabulous. I opted for the Turbot on the Bone with Coco Beans & Provençal Tomatoes which was absolutely sublime. CHEESE & DESSERT Before moving onto dessert we decided to have an additional Cheese Course consisting of six cheeses , crackers , chutney & salad. Now it was time for dessert where my wife chose the Cherry Soft Serve with Amaretti & Kirsch that as a cherry lover she absolutely loved. I decided on the Tartlet of Yellow Peaches , Syllabub & Pistachio that was not only delicious but artistry on a plate. We finished with tea , coffee & madeleines to bring to an end a truly fabulous lunch. I can’t recommend a visit to this restaurant highly enough and personally will be returning sooner rather than later. The food , wine & service here is first class so get booking a table now. Thank You Adam , Ashley and all your team for a fantastic lunch and look forward to seeing you all again soon"

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Michael H
Some way to go to return to pre-lockdown st...
Reviewed 2 months, 1 day ago

"Some way to go to return to pre-lockdown standards and significantly more expensive"

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John E
Adam Byatt and his excellent team are on to...
Reviewed 2 months, 16 days ago

"Adam Byatt and his excellent team are on top form at this "so much more than a neighbourhood local" restaurant. Wonderful inventive (but not over fussy) cooking, served with professionalism and charm and an eclectic and fairly priced wine list. "

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Lloyd S
A visit to Trinity Restaurant had been a lo...
Reviewed 7 months, 30 days ago

"A visit to Trinity Restaurant had been a long time coming so therefore I'm now delighted to say that after today I can finally cross it of my list. I'm also delighted to say that the expectations I had before were not only met but surpassed in every department as the food , wine & service was excellent. I'd seen chef Adam Byatt on the television many times and had become a big fan. Then with hearing amazing feedback from friends I have in the hospitality industry only enhanced our decision to visit his restaurant. So on a chilli sunny saturday we headed from essex to south west london. We arrived at Clapham Common and made the short five minute walk to the restaurant. We entered the restaurant and received a warm and friendly welcome before first having our temperature taken and then sanitising our hands. We were then escorted to our table which was just in front of the reception desk and gave us a great view of the open kitchen. We were then given the drinks menu to order an aperitif. We decided to order a beer and the Trinity gin & tonic which we enjoyed while look at the food menu. Then it was time to meet manager Ashley who came over and welcomed us to the restaurant before asking if we had any questions regarding the menu. On that front there was a choice of two menus the four course lunch or the six course tasting menu. Our decision was to opt for the lunch menu with an addition of a cheese course. Then it was time to meet the sommelier to choose some wine and after a little chat in which he was very helpful and made some great recommendations we finally came to a decision. We started with a some homemade crackers and a small selection of charcuterie. This was followed by our first basket of bread and butter. First Course This led us onto our first course where we chose the Warm Salad of Chestnuts , Jerusalem Artichoke & Black Truffle that was a rich yet fabulous dish. For myself I chose the Beef Tartare with Pickled Mushrooms & Oscietra Caviar which was absolutely stunning and definitely one of the best tartare's I've ever tasted. Second Course If the first courses were a delight then two more amazing dishes were about to follow as I ordered the Warm Goose Terrine en Croute with Pickled Walnuts that was simply heaven on a plate. My wife decided to go for the supplement dish and a favourite the Cacio e Pepe with White Truffles and the verdict was an outstanding success. Third Course Now it was time for the main course where my wife opted for the Blanquette of Cornish Monkfish that was beautifully cooked on the bone. I decided to keep my rich dish theme going with the Short Rib of Beef , Duchess Potatoes & Smoked Bone Marrow that once again was another amazing plate of food. Cheese Course Before moving on to dessert we decided to opt for a cheese course where you had the option to pick three out of the six cheeses available. We chose the Westcombe Cheddar , Beaufort Alpage & Cromwell Bishop Stilton. These were accompanied with a side salad , small baguette , apple & chutney. Dessert We now moved to dessert where we had already pre booked the Apple Tarte Tatin. Well let me put it this way when it was offered there was no way I could refuse. It came with Prune & Armagnac ice cream that really complimented the tarte and of course some cream. I have to say it was absolutely delicious. So that's it and after finishing with tea & coffee our first visit to Trinity had come to an end. The food from Adam and his talented chefs was amazing as every dish was just bursting with an abundance of flavour , the sommelier was very good and the wines he recommended were perfect , the service led by manager Ashley was excellent as everyone was so friendly & professional. So it will now come as no surprise when I say that I would highly recommend a visit which is something I will definitely be doing again in the new year. Thank You Adam , Ashley and all the team for a fantastic lunch and look forward to seeing you all again soon. #SupportHospitality"

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Jacqui E
Outstanding and delicious food with attenti...
Reviewed 11 months,

"Outstanding and delicious food with attention to detail on taste, ingredients and presentation"

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Jin L
Lovely restaurant, excellent service as alw...
Reviewed 11 months, 5 days ago

"Lovely restaurant, excellent service as always. Tables well apart to be COVID secure. Enjoyable food, nicely presented but perhaps not quite at excellent."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £55.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Dinner only 4
Menu2 95.00 Dinner only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Harden's says...

Trinity SW4

Adam Byatt is a foodie-world favourite. He first hit the headlines - in a modest way - back in 2002, when his Clapham restaurant Thyme was at the cutting edge of the 'tasting plate' revolution. Then - flushed with success - he moved Thyme to Covent Garden. It failed, however, and he subsequently re-launched on the same site as 'Origin'. Hidden-away on the first floor of a multimedia centre, Origin has still always had difficulty attracting the following its interesting cuisine deserves.


This new outlet takes Mr Byatt back to his 'roots', near Clapham Common (just a couple of hundred yards from the original Thyme). The obvious problem is that Clapham has never proved itself a 'natural' fine-dining destination, and you have to have real innovation or quality on your side to succeed.


Well, on our visit, there was no particular innovation, and nothing about this place was quite good enough. For a start, the setting is below the aspiration level: at £50 a head, you do not want to hear, as we could, a deep-fat fryer bubbling away during your lunch. (Nor to smell it, but that was probably just a ventilation teething problem.) But, in the last analysis, it was the food which let the place down. If customers go to the trouble of seeking out a place like this, they need to be rewarded with intense flavours. We weren't, with none of the half-dozen dishes we sampled really impressed. Even bread, hot from the oven, was a non-event.


Perhaps it was just early days. But we can't help thinking that a visit to Origin, with its handier West End location, would still be a better bet.


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4 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JG
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Monday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm

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