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Upstairs, London,

Upstairs

4.8
4.8
225 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Almost three years on from its culinary christening, Upstairs has sparked a reputation for casual dining in its finest form. A self-contained dining space, Upstairs offers guests a selection of small plates from our daily-changing menu, all of which are cooked to order from an open island kitchen and designed to share.

As well as being available for reservations and exclusive hires, Upstairs proudly plays host to a variety of exciting events and special evenings for our guests to enjoy; from expertly-led wine masterclasses to convivial Sunday lunches.

Our aim has always been to offer our guests the opportunity to get closer to the cooking process than ever before, and with the unfaltering passion and dedication of our team, a recently (and very proudly) received Bib Gourmand Award, and the continued support of our wonderful guests, we truly see nowhere to go but up.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:15 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7622 1199

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • London

    Modern European

  • South West London

    Modern European

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  1. DZ

    DavidZ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a lovely afternoon (as always). Food was fantastic, but a special mention for the chips - the best I’ve had in a very long time!
  2. TR

    TomR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with everything, especially the food. Will definitely be back.
  3. D

    Dunk68

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    More laid-back than the ground floor restaurant, Upstairs does not compromise on quality. The food is excellent, the service pleasant. A great place to visit regularly.
  4. S

    Sonny

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was really excellent, we shared a perfectly cooked plaice. Will definitely come back.
  5. SS

    SimonS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Had heard some really good things about Upstairs. Sadly that was not my experience on this occasion. They had run out of the beef option which was one of four main courses. I don’t eat sea food so I had to have lamb instead (my only choice) which was just ok. The focaccia was a little burnt but the broccoli was great. My partner has the monkfish which she said was ok also. The bill was expensive for the experience, £145 for 2 people. I don’t know if it was just this occasion or because I expected more but left feeling a little disappointed. The staff were great however.
  6. m

    majh

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal - 5*. Staff were amazing too - can’t wait to go back!
  7. MH

    MichaelH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were superb and the atmosphere very relaxed.
  8. FH

    FemkeH

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere, I will return!
  9. DM

    DaphneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a brilliant meal at trinity! Loved the whole menu!!
  10. DM

    DMcM

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Upstairs never fails to disappoint in terms of food and ambience, it's a lovely space. Service is friendly but a bit erratic and, like everywhere, they looked like they could have done with an additional pair of hands. That didn't detract from the evening and the only real criticism is that the price point for some dishes is more in line with what you would expect to pay at Trinity downstairs. Extensive wine list covering all price points and excellent cocktails.
  11. EO

    EvnstnOne

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We loved this experience. Great food, great atmosphere. Definite deserved the Michelin star!
  12. V

    Vics

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Chose 5 small plates plus a snack and couldn't choose a favourite. Each was completely delicious, creative, and more-ish. The food was excellent and on a summer evening with the windows open it was a delightful atmosphere. Will return!
  13. KH

    KatherineH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings and laid back tapas style dining with plenty of time. Between courses to savour and share the dishes.
  14. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine, ambience and service. A thoroughly enjoyable ladies' lunch!
  15. JK

    JoKNZ1

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    When e arrived, there were very few other customers. We were never asked if we wanted another drink, we had to ask to have our plates cleared and for a dessert menu. Not enough staff to service all the tables and just not vigilant enough with scanning tables to see what was going on. Food was lovely and reasonable value - would have been nice to have this balanced with better service.
  16. TM

    TeresaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It would be nice if there were a vegetarian main on the menu
  17. P

    Pari

    London

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, innovative food and cocktails in a buzzy yet relaxed sophisticated vibe. Upstairs doesn't disappoint...similar standards to Trinity.
  18. DJ

    DJJJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Upstairs for it’s more casual dining while still maintaining high standards. The team are super friendly and service is always great :)
  19. JY

    JimmyY

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Consistently good. Just the monk fish was a served bit cold.
  20. N

    Nigel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience, wonderful food, fabulous staff. We will be back!
  21. L

    Lydia

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really lovely evening at Upstairs! The wine that was recommended was wonderful and the food was incredible! We will be back x
  22. L

    Londongirlie

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented food that was so yummy! The service was 5 star too!
  23. M

    Michael

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, with a really pleasant “feel” about it inside. Had a decent buzz, without actually being loud, waiters attentive and wine was good. Only very small criticism was that we had the fillet steak and weren’t asked how we’d like it cooked. Rest of the food was very good - although I think we over-ordered! Would definitely recommend to others, and I’ll be going back
  24. H

    Hema

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and good service. Got busier later so the service slowed down but still a great evening
  25. DC

    DCCL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent place, and a great alternative to the formal dining downstairs for a more casual evening.... nothing to fault, a delicious menu, and the lamb was just incredible.
  26. AH

    AmandineH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Upstairs for our 5th anniversary! Food was delicious, enjoyed the open kitchen and the classy but not over the top atmosphere. And even got a card signed by the staff waiting at our table, very nice attention!
  27. RS

    RupertS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening but it felt expensive at £360 for four
  28. AG

    AlanG

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and wonderful service. Every dish is delicious. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful
  29. BY

    BarryY

    China

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was really good, a hidden gem in London.
  30. i

    imc74

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic food, wine and service. A local gem
  31. AF

    AceFace

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisite, all the right flavours. We over ordered and had way too much! Triple cooked chips best I've ever tasted. Brocoli is enchanted. Comte croquettes amazing. Fish was cooked to perfection. Staff super attentive.
  32. C

    Claire

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Slow service and one of our dishes was cold. But lovely ambiance and wine.
  33. AC

    AnnieC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal at Trinity Upstairs and would happily return. The staff are attentive and friendly without being intrusive and were happy to answer all of our questions. We shared various dishes between the three of us and everything was delicious. The chef also kindly cooked a few pieces of 'well done' steak for my pregnant sister so that she could eat it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal out in London for as long as I can remember!
  35. M

    Moanie

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Eclectic menu, which is super fresh and wonderful flavours. Service is excellent and love you can see the chefs cooking. Lovely spot to be and fantastic food
  36. NC

    NeilC

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upstairs at Trinity continues to deliver absolutely delicious, simple, perfectly cooked food. Wonderful.
  37. D

    Delores

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, great service and lovely ambiance. I would highly recommend upstairs for a long leisurely lunch in beautiful surroundings.
  38. MA

    MARIE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great little restaurant and the staff were so attentive. I would highly recommend
  39. MK

    MrsK

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. We took friend as a birthday treat. Her first fine dining experience. She loved it. The variety of dishes, the relaxed vibe, the attentive staff and the best food in Clapham and one of the best in London. The chef Adam Byatt even came over to say happy birthday to my friend, made her day.
  40. B

    Bestbeforedate

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, fantastic food, high level service and it doesn't break the bank if you choose carefully.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Upstairs is rated 4.8 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Upstairs

4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clapham

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:15 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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