The Clifton NW8

4.7
193 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A hidden gem in north London, serving up seasonally inspired food and drink in a lovingly restored local pub.
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4.7
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4.6
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vipWendySalisbury
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In these difficult times, I was offered a table I didn't like as it was right next to the terminal where 3 or 4 staff members congregate to type in and process orders.

I was offered another table where one of us would have been staring into the dark fireplace!

Eventually a couple left and we got a lovely large table (albeit near the door so it was a bit draughty) but we had a very nice evening with very tasty food.

I feel so sorry you've had to close again and wish you all the best for the New Year.

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal to end a grim year

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DonaldT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beer & wine. Mega kind & attentive service. AWESOME.

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DavidE
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have eaten at The Clifton quite a few times. The food is always good. The service is always good. It is a little bit pricey but the quality of the food justifies that. Indoors at lunchtime on a cold winters day I needed more heating. But still a positive experience.

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ElenorM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent pub with brilliant food and a friendly team

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suzanneh
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to come back to this favourite local pub. Despite lockdown restrictions, the atmosphere remained lively and intimate, and the food, drink and service continued to deliver. Thanks!

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DavidE
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nourishing, tasty winter food well prepared and presented.

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VictoriaN
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and cosy place in a quiet area. Staff is really friendly and welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful hidden gem! Fabulous food, great service and the winner is the conservatory all lit up with the fairy lights!

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vipStaceyMT
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have The Clifton in our neighbourhood. It is a great place to go for a casual dinner and drink with family or friends.

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Mandyx
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food during these strange times. Staff were very helpful.
We went for Sunday lunch so it was mainly roast dinners in the menu.

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PatW
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very welcoming. Food good. Could do with a children's menu item other than pasta which does not contain egg.

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Caroline
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely local and great to see it open again after lock down. Food excellent and so nice to have all the different flavours and tastes after so much home cooking!

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SarahD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Clifton was great. Our food was terrific - but what we really love is the staff. Everyone is always super friendly, always willing to chat and quick to respond. Thanks! Hope December is great for all The Clifton.

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Piglet
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were eating out just before the 2nd lockdown. The tables were well spaced and we felt safe. My burrata with grains was delicious. It was a good combination. My husband enjoyed his steak very much. Although they’d run out of cucumber, my Hendricks G&T was great and just what I needed that night. There was a good atmosphere in The Clifton that night, as it was pretty busy. Sadly we had no room for desserts. They sounded yummy.

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vipAlanW
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting and charming local pub. A hidden (literally) gem.

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CourtneyP
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and imaginative menu, including unusual vegetarian dishes

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Scandinavian
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a lovely place to come. And the food is too good. I can absolutely recommend the Cliftons.

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GC44
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect lunch. Excellent as always.

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ClaudiaM
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, speedy friendly staff, nice relaxed atmosphere (we ate outside) - I couldn't really recommend it more

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunchtime venue

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AlexandraB
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the vibe and the decor. Also, the organic house wine and the food were delicious. Will come again when it reopens!

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FiFiO
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was delicious & the service was fast & efficient

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JonO
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, cannot fault at all.

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue with a warm atmosphere and first class service and food

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Anthony
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended, excellent food, service and experience. We love this place.

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RichardB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and venue. Always is. Strong recommend

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AnonFairNurse
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, nice ambience. Catered really well for my gluten intolerance. We had a really nice night out.

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special meal that was delicious

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Caroline
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always be relied upon for a great bite to eat abs good bottle of wine. A wonderful local.

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AdamP
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good overall experience. Good food and service. A great local pub for food.

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal always something new on the menu with decent portions and delightful staff

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Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with friendly efficient staff. The food was amazing and I am looking forward to my next visit.

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - the best Sunday roast in town

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vipCarl
London
77 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This delightful pub/restaurant is at the top of its game. Excellent meals, efficient staff and a super warm atmosphere.

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CatneH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is creative with inventive vegan options. Dogs are so welcome. Waitress great. It was quiet when we arrived so not much vibe but got better. It was perfect noise level, could hear my friends speak. It was pricey but worth it. Pints were nearly £7 so be prepared

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SivaR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, delicious lamb shoulder and tasty gravy! Could have done with more veg to mop it up!
Good service and nice pub that's worth visiting again for sure.

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and staff was very nice. Great pub for the weekend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back. Thank you for delicious food and excellent service

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly, atmosphere very pleasant. Food of a high standard. Staff went out of their way to provide enough food for member of our party who not only has a nut allergy but is now a vegetarian.

Would certainly visit again. Don't live in area but came whilst visiting relative.

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The Clifton NW8 is rated 4.7 stars by 193 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.