St Clair

4.7
148 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
St Clair is a new seafood restaurant, cevicheria, fish boutique and wine and sake cellar in Clapham Old Town, specialising in experimental Nikkei cuisine. The unique new concept fuses Japanese cooking disciplines with impeccable French-style hospitality.

Elegant and cosy, the restaurant strives for perfection using the highest quality fresh seafood. Whilst it is primarily Nikkei in concept, dishes are experimental – inspired by the heritages of the chefs who work there, led by chef Jorge Baumhauer da Silva, celebrating creative collaboration and London’s diverse food culture.

A one-of-a-kind cevicheria and oyster bar is the centrepiece to St Clair, where guests can watch the highly skilled chefs prepare ceviche and oysters, sipping on a glass or two of Champagne, wine or sake. The fish boutique allows customers to choose fish from the daily changing counter to take away and cook at home, or the kitchen can prepare and cook the fish for customers if they wish.<

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 148 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely surprise to be able to escape to the South of France without stepping on a plan.

The food was as exceptional and the service! A great addition to the lack-less restaurant offering in Clapham.

CP
CosPan
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite fish restaurants in London! Staff and service is also excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and service impeccable. I will definitely be returning to this eatery very soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently

CC
CookiesandCrime
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks are very expensive ( wine by glass) fab for seafood!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter David was an absolute delight. So kind and attentive and great fun. Food was heavenly. Thoroughly enjoyed

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Becki
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food, friendly staff. It's just a shame about the outdoor location being next to a busy main road - felt abit like sitting in traffic at times! Would be good if they installed a block (like the restaurant nect door) to give more separation from the road.

CD
ClareD
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to St Clair, having also bought delicious fresh fish from them over lock down. Will definitley be back.

RS
RebeccaS
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Favourites were the tuna tartare which had a great yuzu sauce, and the whole sea bass which was cooked perfectly as were the roast potatoes. Also recommend the baby gem salad to go with the fish!
Service was a bit on the slow side but we’ll still be back

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Nickh
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal despite eating outside in a hurricane! The desserts weren't great but they did take them off the bill after I mentioned it which was appreciated.

TB
TaylorB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Clair was the top of my list for bookings post lockdown and it did not disappoint. Had a truly wonderful dinner. Every detail was amazing - matcha butter with the bread, a chef suggested order to tackle the ceviche platter, great wine recommendations - I would recommend this restaurant to any seafood lovers (though I did also spot a delicious sounding chicken dish on the menu that I would love to try next!). Oysters were exceptionally fresh. Try the tuna tataki and thank me later!! I’ve previously bought their seafood in store and had their traiteur set menu and both were also excellent. Highly recommended!

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SusanC
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was cooked very well and was delicious, but portions were on the small side. We spent £300 for 4 people, and I wasn't full or tipsy. Excellent espresso martini, maybe the best I've had. Service was very good, and ambience would have been great if city buses weren't tipping our parasol each time they went by, rubbish wasn't blowing up next to us kerbside, and there were NO heat lamps??!! So we were generally uncomfortable. Tiny table didn't have enough space for food. It was really a table for 2 with 4 chairs around it. For £300, not really acceptable.

St. Clair needs to sort this out before I'd consider returning. If they manage to sort these details, I'd recommend it to a friend.

CM
CraigM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome seafood and fish that we had. Highly recommended!

KR
vipKateR
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food (and cocktails) & the most attentive staff !

SJ
SteveJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good. Will be back again to eat inside from 17th May!

MM
ManuelM
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will come again, preferably indoor.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a chilly afternoon and there were no heaters or blankets available. The staff were kind but could not assist us with warmth. I understand these are challenging times but both restaurants next door have cover and heaters. The food was cold and not really okay for the price. Not a great experience I’m sorry.

CJ
CJEllis
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fresh fish. Great selection of Oysters.
Service Fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space and location. The service was great and the food was delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Oysters were great 👌🏽good customer service 😇 a bit too pricey

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the waiter was really attentive and gave great recommendations for what we should order, I can’t wait to go back!

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vipbrendan
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the food is really exceptional here, difficult being on the pavement next to the road but food is so good you forget about it

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NBHW
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic lunch on the pavement on a glorious sunny day. Extremely well cooked seafood (with light and vibrant flavours rather than heavy cooking) and an excellent wine list. On the expensive side overall but worth it.

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SimonaP
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Clair was amazing! The food was so delicious, especially the prawns! Will definitely be back!

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Sorch
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Lovely setting on the common and it was nice to eat outside!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine. Stunning service and the most delicious food. Really recommend for a special occasion! we had the cheese bread, ceviche platter, oysters and king prawns. We didn’t catch the name of our fantastic waiter - he couldn’t have been more helpful - gave us recommendations on wine and food. The cheese breads are HEAVEN and the sea food so special. We can’t wait to return.

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Dphb
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food, simple and excellently done. A great wine list and which always helps. Staff were very helpful. Only suggestion would be some heaters given the mandatory outdoors and nighttime temperatures

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GeorgiaD
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in years

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vipSharon
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with our lunch experience at St Clair from the service to the food. The food was great especially the seabass. It was the best i’ve ever tasted (very fresh, cooked perfectly and the marinade was delightful). Had the ceviche platter which was packed full of different flavours. My only criticism is I would have perhaps liked to see a few more side options to have with our meal e.g a variety of vegetables and starches.

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LauraP
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our dinner at St Clair. Anton and David topped off the amazing food with brilliant service. top tip... get the seabass!

BV
vipBaronVonH
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast!

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ccliu
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great service and food. since, lockdown, only can do outdoor dining. will defi try again when indoor dining opens.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sunny day to enjoy some marvelous seafood and wine. The staff is helpful making recommendations and the whole fish is spectacular. Thank you St Clair we’ll be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely fantastic on a warm summer’s morning

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Anabel
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - we went for the oysters medley to start then had the ceviche platter also. Great flavours and super fresh seafood. Cute little place on the pavement with outdoor seating, we managed to catch the evening sun. We also had the tiger prawns and all the sides (coriander rice, potatoes and salad with pistachio cream.

Would deffo recommend!

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Scorps
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food as always. Absolutely flawless.

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malvasia
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

all very nice and well presented, even the butter. Attentive service, even if little slow.

CB
ChelseyB
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Tuna and sea bream amazing, other dishes did not quite live up to this standard. Lovely service.

FAQs

St Clair offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7498 2636.

St Clair is rated 4.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.