It’s been long-considered (by our reporters) to be the best restaurant in Clapham “by a mile” – now Adam Byatt’s Trinity is about to unveil a brand new look with additional dining space. The chef’s “outstanding but unassuming” south London HQ, which first appeared on the scene in 2006, will reopen this week following a three and a half month closure.
As well as a new casual dining space on the first floor, Upstairs, there will be an al-fresco eating area on Clapham’s recently created Old Town urban piazza. The interior will, apparently, be art deco-inspired with de rigueur banquette seating and open plan kitchen, and overall styling will be ‘less masculine’ than it once was – see above our stock photo of the old-look Trinity (new images are yet to be released).
Upstairs will introduce quite a change to the venture in terms of menu and atmosphere. Its casual menu offers 12 daily changing small plates which cost between £3 and £12. On the menu: Roast chestnut salad; bbq squid and gremolata; crab thermidor; and quince and cardamom granita. A feasting menu will also available for large groups.
The original ground floor dining room and piazza will be a pulpit from which Byatt can preach about his love of the classics. A two or three course menu will be available, £28 and £35 respectively. Dishes include: Trinity’s signature pig’s trotter with gribiche; lemon sole baked in seaweed butter; pot au feu of duck; roast grouse with white polenta and blackberries; and apple pie and custard.