Review on The Clifton

After a closure of four years, The Clifton has been given a new lease of life by brothers Ed and Ben Robson, located in a residential area of leafy St John's Wood, just off Abbey Road made famous by The Beatles. Dating back to 1846 when it started life as a hunting lodge, it's said to have been visited by King Edward VII and his infamous mistress Lillie Langtry, when the name was changed to The Clifton Hotel as members of the royal family were not allowed to frequent public houses.

The interiors of this gem of a neighbourhood pub have been sympathetically restored with comfy chesterfields and armchairs and a lovely light-filled conservatory. On sunny days guests can take advantage of the terrace at the front of the pub for al fresco dining and drinking.

The kitchen sends out a daily changing menu in tune with the seasons and the freshest local produce. Starters of pumpkin, coconut, and ginger soup or smoked mackerel pâté, pickles and toast precede main courses like partridge, polenta, lardo and mustard or from the sea hake, peperonata and rocket. While desserts could encompass chocolate, salted caramel brownie and ice cream of pomegranate and kiwi Eton Mess.

The wine list offers good drinking across the range, as well as locally brewed beers and a carefully curated list of gins.

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Gastro pub / British

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sat
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri (6.00 - 10.00pm Sat)

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Facilities at The Clifton

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • 65 covers
  • Family Friendly


The Clifton
96 Clifton Hill
St John's Wood
North West London

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