RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1

survey result

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!”

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!”

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still punching above its weight”, Will Lander & Daniel Morgenthau’s “tiny”, “somewhat hipster” Fitzrovia haunt (sibling to Portland) “has dispensed with its small plates concept and now provides proper starters and main courses”. Fans applaud its “imaginative take on a simple range of ingredients (with results that can be superlative)”; its “limited but intriguing wine list”; and feel that even if it’s “packed” and “noisy” (“lots of hard surfaces”) “that’s not the point” for a “relaxed” and “lovely” place. Overall ratings are blunted, however, by a minority who feel “it’s not terrible, but I hoped for more…”

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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.
Tim Y
perfectly executed dishes from a short menu...
Reviewed 10 months, 19 days ago

"perfectly executed dishes from a short menu, charming service, interesting wine list, noisy buzzy atmosphere: everything that's good about the London dining scene "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £27.00 £6.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 10.00%
5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8.45

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