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Clarke's Restaurant

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4.8
316 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European

Opened in 1984 by passionate chef Sally Clarke, this local legend on Kensington Church Street has become a firm favourite with professional critics and amateur gourmets alike. For 21 years, Sally served a four-course ‘no choice’ set dinner, but now there is a daily-changing menu that showcases her passion for high quality seasonal produce. Herbs and vegetables come from organic suppliers in South East England; buffalo mozzarella is flown in from Naples twice a week; and shellfish is sent overnight by rail from Scotland. Popular dishes include loin of Balmoral roe deer with apple and sage sauce; baked fillet of Cornish brill with datterini tomatoes and flowering thyme; dark chocolate and chestnut tart. Clarke’s is quite simply an unforgettable experience.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sat 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7221 9225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michele Lombardi

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Menu

Breakfast At Clarke's

Served from 8 to 10 am Monday to Friday (8-11 Saturday)

  • Freshly Squeezed Juices

    Blood orange, Pink grapefruit or a mixture of both

    • Small£3.00
    • Large£4.00
  • Toasted Baguette, Sour Dough or Raisin-Walnut Bread£3.00

    with butter

    • Mini Croissant or Pecan-Cinnamon£2.00

      • Mini Pain Au Raisin, Pain Au Chocolat or Almond Croissant£2.25

        • Laiterie De La Cote Roannaise Yoghurt£5.50

          with homemade granola

          • With Poached Seasonal Fruits£8.50
        • Avocado on Sour Dough Toast£6.50

          with olive oil, lime and salad leaves

          • With Smoked Scottish Salmon and Crème Fraîche£11.50
        • Eggs Florentine£13.50

          2 Poached Rookery Farm organic eggs with homemade English muffin, leaf spinach, Hollandaise sauce and chives

          • Two Rookery Farm Organic Eggs£7.50

            scrambled, poached, fried or boiled with homemade English muffin or sour dough

            • Monmouth Coffee

              double shot – with whole cow's milk

              • Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White£3.50
              • Americano, Espresso, Macchiato£3.00
            • Pot of Irish Breakfast or Rare Tea Company Teas£3.00

              Earl Grey, Darjeeling, green, jasmine, chamomile, oolong, lemon verbena

              • Pot of Fresh Mint or Ginger Tisane£3.50

                Saturday

                • Full English Breakfast£16.50

                  Pork sausage, pancetta, field mushroom, leaf spinach, fried Rookery Farm organic egg and homemade mustard

                  Bar Menu Monday To Saturday, From Noon

                  Subject to availability

                  • Marinated Nocellara, Taggiasca & Bella Di Cerignola Olives£4.00

                    • Spiced Cashew Nuts£4.00

                      with onion seeds

                      • Soup (Daily Changing)£6.00

                        with bread

                        • Savoury Tartlet with Salad Leaves£7.00

                          • Homemade Foie Gras with Onion Marmalade£10.50

                            • Bresaola£10.50

                              with salad leaves, lemon and Parmesan

                              Last updated: February 27, 2017

                              What 316 people are saying

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                              4.8
                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.8Food
                              • 4.9Service
                              • 4.7Ambience
                              • 4.4Value

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                              1. H

                                Howard53

                                New York Area

                                50 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                50 reviews

                                Dined on August 12, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent lunch at Clarke’s. Food, wine and service were all terrific.

                              2. SS

                                SuzanS

                                London

                                17 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                17 reviews

                                Dined on November 3, 2020

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Have been there several times. Excellent wine list.

                              3. RP

                                RobertP

                                London

                                41 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                41 reviews

                                Dined on October 21, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful dinner , very tasteful and what an outstanding service. Loved the setting as well. The foie gras was perfect, the chicken excellent and the scallops delicious.

                              4. RJ

                                RJH111

                                Buckinghamshire

                                18 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                18 reviews

                                Dined on October 20, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                An interesting menu , and a great wine list Food standard is very high, similar pricing to the River Cafe in a more personal atmosphere Sally Clarke is a wonderful lady who’s done much for the London Food Scene

                              5. JW

                                JadedW11

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on October 8, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                As lovely now as it was when it opened >30 years ago

                              6. P

                                Paul1

                                London

                                58 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                58 reviews

                                Dined on October 8, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Really superb in every way. Thank you very much for a lovely lunch.

                              7. FA

                                FoodieATL

                                Atlanta

                                10 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on March 7, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One of Kensington’s if not London’s finest restaurants. Reliably delicious every time, innovative farm to table cuisine, great staff and terrific wine list including some very good British wines...who knew? *****

                              8. I

                                Innocente

                                London

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 7, 2020

                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                Overall was very good (as usual); service could have been a bit more attentive.

                              9. S

                                Simon

                                London

                                15 reviews

                                4.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on February 22, 2020

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Warm welcome. Tables well spaced. Comfortable. Charming service. Great food. And bliss, no music. Our only issue was, what with all the hard surfaces, when a really noisy lot turned up at the next table there was nothing to absorb the braying.

                              10. P

                                Professor

                                New England

                                14 reviews

                                5.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on February 17, 2020

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                If you want to eat excellent food and enjoy conversation over it, Clarke's is hard to beat. Every detail is polished, from the delicious, freshly baked bread to the teas and coffee after the meal. Emphasis is on the natural flavours of carefully sourced ingredients, with the aim of bringing these out to the full. Excellent wine list, albeit quite an expensive one. Staff are excellent, friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. Being consistently excellent over so many years is something that very few restauranteurs have achieved. Sally Clarke deserves every praise for her unwavering commitment to excellence.

                              11. KW

                                KevinW

                                London

                                15 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Last time I went to Sally Clarke's must have been over 20 years ago. Decided to go for a valentines dinner. What was exceptional cooking then is no different now if not even better. Go and enjoy the experience and if you are a meat eater try the veal chop. Excellent. Enough said.

                              12. j

                                jonathanpc

                                London

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on February 7, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful little restaurant in Notting Hill. Welcoming staff combined with a very well executed menu. We spent £100 a head for three courses and drinks, which for food at this standard is reasonable. Would definitely recommend and we will come back for sure.

                              13. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Pittsburgh

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on January 25, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent food and service.

                              14. HK

                                HK88

                                London

                                10 reviews

                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on January 16, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had friends from Paris visiting and we were all impressed by the food and also the service

                              15. DP

                                DPsoutings

                                London

                                104 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                104 reviews

                                Dined on January 14, 2020

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                A mid week lunch outing. A well supported local’s restaurant. From the first greeting to us leaving the restaurant we felt as though we had been invited into a friends home. The staff were spot on. Michail was on the ball, had an eye on all of the tables, not in an intrusive way, making sure there was sufficient water and wine in our glasses. On the day we visited the clientele was how do you say it ? ‘mature’. We opted for the a’la carte menu and were impressed with the quality and presentation. Modern European, with a leaning towards traditional British fare. The delicious bread offered whilst waiting for the 1st course was wonderful. I could have stayed with that, a bit of cheese and the excellent bottle of Burgundy that Michail helped me choose. Starters: Taglioline, other pate. Mains: Deer and Scallops. Deserts: Mine; cheese to help the last of the wine go down and a clever pastry with a Turkish delight on the side (which looked delicious but I never got to try !!) The wine list is good and very sensibly priced.

                              16. F

                                Foodiemom

                                London

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on January 11, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always flawless — and delicious!

                              17. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 6, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely evening

                              18. B

                                Bonviveur

                                London

                                31 reviews

                                5.0

                                31 reviews

                                Dined on December 23, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Never visited this restaurant before but our appreciation of its qualities grew steadily from the moment of arrival to settling the bill. Food, ambiance and service were all first class. An excellent menu choice was accompanied by equally good and varied wines. Especially notable was the level of service: not only knowledgeable and professional but surprisingly speedy despite a very busy full house. Every member of staff had an eye to customers needs and the whole team worked together to achieve excellent results. We are looking forward to the opportunity of another visit and have no hesitation of recommending Clarke’s to any discerning diner.

                              19. L

                                Lizzie

                                London

                                37 reviews

                                5.0

                                37 reviews

                                Dined on December 13, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Delicious, local and wonderful environment. The people and the food were absolutely fabulous and every time i go i remember how incredibly wonderful it is.

                              20. J

                                Jack

                                Baltimore

                                20 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                20 reviews

                                Dined on December 4, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Magnificent.

                              21. PB

                                PeterB

                                London

                                4 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on November 5, 2019

                                overall4food4service2ambience4

                                Enjoyed our meal, nice ambience. Staff could do with smiling more

                              22. RK

                                RebeccaK

                                Minneapolis

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on November 5, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was delicious and the service was great! The staff was very attentive.

                              23. c

                                cleverly

                                London

                                14 reviews

                                5.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on November 2, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This is a classic, stylish restaurant. The food is top notch and the service is the epitome of the best. The room is lovely and not crowded; so the noise level is low. The best.

                              24. D

                                Dabbajay

                                Hawaii

                                44 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                44 reviews

                                Dined on November 1, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Clarke’s is one of our favorite restaurant in the world. A small unpretentious gem on Kensington Church St, we walked passed for months before we stepped in. Sally Clarke is a master chef, baker and restauranteur. If you’re in the Notting Hill area, it’s an absolute must.

                              25. LS

                                LynneS

                                London

                                10 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on October 30, 2019

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Elegant and special place to go. Great service and very reliably good food executed perfectly.

                              26. k

                                kiyokos

                                London

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on October 28, 2019

                                overall5food5service1ambience5

                                Food is very nice! Service is very bad! Because we can’t relaxing that hall staff is very bad !men’s no smiling!

                              27. DA

                                DANIEL

                                London

                                16 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on October 26, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent as usual . The food is great , the service is very professional, the main dining room is nice and the lunch menu was very good value for money. Hope Sally recovers soon!

                              28. LI

                                LIllyD

                                New York Area

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on October 25, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This is one of my favorite restaurants in London: great atmosphere, consistently superb food and service, and the entire staff makes you feel welcome and appreciated.

                              29. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on October 18, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                One of London’s top five restaurants. Loved drinking out of

                              30. E

                                Exiledwarrior

                                London

                                57 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                57 reviews

                                Dined on October 15, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Top class cooking and top class service from this old school restaurant in Kensington. Always packed with a well-healed Kensington crowd. Prices are high. No mineral water so take your own if you don't want filtered tap.

                              31. MA

                                MATTW

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 30, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The perfect birthday experience for my guest. We wanted a quiet corner table, which is what we got, and our charming Australian waiter looked after us beautifully. The food was delicious, on every level and at every course. I shall be back.

                              32. XP

                                XP40

                                London

                                26 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                26 reviews

                                Dined on September 19, 2019

                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                I booked and went with friends who are vegetarian and didn't realise there are no real vegetarian options. The kitchen are happy to adjust meals, but I felt awkward that my friends felt more like they had awkward requirements. So many people are vegetarian these days I would have expected the restaurant to move with the times. It was good food and I would return but never with someone vegetarian unless the menu is made more accessible.

                              33. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Nashville

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on September 2, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always a terrific experience at Clarke’s. Truly one of the best restaurants in London. Sally and her staff are the finest. Cannot give higher praise! Michelin needs to take note.

                              34. B

                                nicolaB

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 30, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I haven't been to Clarke's for a while and went with some dear friends from Chile. The food was delicious, using local ingredients imaginatively and the staff were great; helping us all though our choices. I will be back soon.

                              35. H

                                Howard53

                                New York Area

                                50 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                50 reviews

                                Dined on August 23, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I had a wonderful dinner with friends last Friday night. The menu was excellent--only difficulty is choosing from so many great possibilities. Service, headed by Captain Theo, was excellent as well--warm but efficient. I would highly recommend for a great experience.

                              36. NB

                                NickB

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 10, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                First time visit. Warm welcome, great service bread amazing. Did not have to wait for the food which was very good. Did not feel rushed at anytime. Will definitely book again

                              37. b

                                brookso

                                New York Area

                                8 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on August 7, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I love Clark’s and would never visit London without a visit. The ingredients are so beautifully sourced and so lovingly cooked. We were the table from hell. Changed numbers and times too frequently and two vegans and two gluten free and they dealt with it beautifully. Always have a good time there.

                              38. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on August 5, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Excellent experience

                              39. AH

                                AnneH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 13, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful food, excellent and friendly service, calm and relaxing ambience - a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

                              40. LE

                                LivetoEat

                                London

                                88 reviews

                                5.0

                                88 reviews

                                Dined on June 21, 2019

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A beautiful calm restaurant with delicious food and excellent service.

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                              Clarke's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 316 OpenTable diners

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                              Booked 6 times today
                              Google Map for Clarke's Restaurant

                              124 Kensington Church Street London, W8 4BH

                              • Neighborhood

                                Notting Hill

                              • Hours of operation

                                Lunch
                                Tue–Sat 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
                                Dinner
                                Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Modern European

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Elegant

                              • Dress code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Public transit

                                Notting Hill Gate tube station

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive chef

                                Michele Lombardi

                              • Additional

                                Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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