RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1

survey result

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An upmarket but wonderfully understated local without pretensions” that’s “just 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus”. Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s well-regarded – if “fairly cramped and noisy” – Fitzrovia corner site wins continues to win support with its “very competent, modern British cooking”, “varied international wine list, with many options by the glass”, and “staff who are friendly and passionate about what they serve”. Is it the cost of living crisis though? – “rather small portions” is a repeat complaint this year. Top Tip – “great value lunch with an (always) interesting menu”.

Summary

£85
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Rocking something reminiscent of an upscale NYC-style neighbourhood vibe (a real triumph in the context of central London)” – Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s “unpretentious, relaxed and happy” corner site in Fitzrovia “keeps up very high standards”: “the menu is always original”, service is “charming”, there’s an “interesting wine list” and a “noisy buzzy atmosphere”. It can be slightly “erratic” though, and arguably “in being rather cramped, it needs to get off the fence and either up the party mood, or space the tables and quieten down a little”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
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.

“Assured and friendly service” is a particular plus at Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s “low-key” but engaging corner site in Fitzrovia, whose “informal” but professional approach suits it to a simple business lunch but also to a “perfect, relaxed and unstuffy” meal with friends. There was the odd quibble about creeping prices this year, but practically all reports are of “inventive and surprising” cuisine that’s “always seasonal, unpretentious and utterly delicious”. Interesting wine options too (including reasonable corkage and the option to purchase and take home).

Summary

£74
  £££
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.

“Not at all what you would expect from the outside!”“fabulous flavours and clever cooking abound” at Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s “highly sophisticated” neighbourhood venture, whose understatedly hip premises occupy a deceptively humble-looking corner-site in Fitzrovia. It also features an “exceptional and interesting wine list by glass: I go online after to see what wines I should be buying at home!”

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5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB

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Clipstone Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Clipstone Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Clipstone restaurant.
Cyril F
Noisy due to low ceiling but food and atten...
Reviewed 1 months, 12 days ago

"Noisy due to low ceiling but food and attentive service great. Accommodated salt allergen perfectly "

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Rolande A
Reliable neighbourhood bistro,great for lun...
Reviewed 1 months, 14 days ago

"Reliable neighbourhood bistro,great for lunch with friends "

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Wendy R
Friendly and knowledgeable service. Catered...
Reviewed 1 months, 15 days ago

"Friendly and knowledgeable service. Catered with ease for a variety of diets."

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Robert M
What a delightful find. Lovely setting, a w...
Reviewed 5 months, 10 days ago

"What a delightful find. Lovely setting, a warm welcome. Very competent cooking and a reasonable wine list to boot. Menu changes with the seasons and even our vegetarian friend was happy. What more could you ask."

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Jin L
Simple starters a bit underwhelming, beetro...
Reviewed 7 months, 27 days ago

"Simple starters a bit underwhelming, beetroot salad and deep fried celeriac. Nice but nothing special. Patridge had undercooked legs. Venison very good. Tables very close together, practically next to one another. You get what you pay for I guess. "

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A N
Nothing specifically wrong with the food he...
Reviewed 1 years,

"Nothing specifically wrong with the food here on this visit - but there wasn't anything right either, with dishes feeling a bit dated and a lack of excitement on the plate or in the mouth. Service was friendly but a touch confused - at least the restaurant felt welcoming!"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £0.00 £0.00
Lunch £34.00 £39.00
Dinner £65.00 £0.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 0.00    
Menu2 0.00    

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.00 £31.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8.45

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