RestaurantsLondonClaphamSW4

survey result

Summary

£105
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Prince Charles was one of the first post-lockdown visitors to Adam Byatt’s “sophisticated and unhurried” Clapham HQ – a further hint that this “exceptional” venture in Clapham (complete with “tables outside on newly paved area”) is “so much more than a neighbourhood local” and “one of the best south of the river”. His “wonderfully inventive” (but not over-fussy) cooking, is served with notable “professionalism and charm”, alongside a “beautifully curated” and “fairly priced wine list”. “Tables outside on a newly paved area are fun” and add another dimension to a meal here. See also Upstairs at Trinity 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

£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.

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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.
Linda N
Amazing lunch at this little gem. Food and ...
Reviewed 2 months, 15 days ago

"Amazing lunch at this little gem. Food and service were outstanding! "

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Mike W
Beautiful food in a lovely restaurant. Del...
Reviewed 3 months, 24 days ago

"Beautiful food in a lovely restaurant. Delicious from the first canapé to the last Madeleine. We will return."

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Louise D
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Reviewed 5 months, 5 days ago

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Hannah K
Very good cooking, although would have appr...
Reviewed 9 months, 2 days ago

"Very good cooking, although would have appreciated a few veggie alternatives for the main course as it was very meat focussed. There was a separate veggie menu but it didn’t seem like mixing & matching was a thing! Excellent wine list and cocktails, and the ambience was lovely. "

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Paul A
A meal at Trinity had been on the cards for...
Reviewed 10 months, 15 days ago

"A meal at Trinity had been on the cards for a long while, with Adam Byatt’s reputation one of the major factors in our making the, for us, tricky journey to Clapham Common, so we had certain expectations of what we would experience. Chef was not in the kitchen and the sommelier for the evening was not who we expected, but we did not expect this to have any influence on our enjoyment of our dinner. We were shown to our table in the unprepossessing dining room and handed the menu in summary fashion (we had the impression throughout that the restaurant was short of staff and the one person who seemed to have a modicum of time to discuss things with the customers was the excellent sommelier). Unfortunately the tasting menu contained a couple of dishes that we preferred not to sample, so we opted for a selection from the Dinner Menu. The outstanding dish of the evening was the sardine bolognese ravioli accompanied by an excellent Sicilian Nero d’Avola (sommelier’s recommendation) which surprisingly also went well with the main course, unspectacular turbot of unknown origin. We were less than impressed with the intrusive traffic noise and the constant invasion of smoke from the outside barbecue. We will not be looking to return."

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Ian R
Exquisite fine dining, attentive service, a...
Reviewed 11 months, 7 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 11 months, 13 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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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £80.00
Lunch   £60.00
Dinner   £80.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
4 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JG
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Opening hours
Monday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Tuesday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Wednesday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Friday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Sunday12:15pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm

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