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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? *
Overall was very good (as usual); service could have been a bit more attentive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and service.
We had friends from Paris visiting and we were all impressed by the food and also the service
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.
Always flawless — and delicious!
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.
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.
Enjoyed our meal, nice ambience.
Staff could do with smiling more
The food was delicious and the service was great! The staff was very attentive.
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.
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.
Elegant and special place to go. Great service and very reliably good food executed perfectly.
Food is very nice! Service is very bad! Because we can’t relaxing that hall staff is very bad ！men’s no smiling!
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!
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.
One of London’s top five restaurants. Loved drinking out of
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Wonderful food, excellent and friendly service, calm and relaxing ambience - a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
A beautiful calm restaurant with delicious food and excellent service.
Dining at Clarke's has become a 'first night in London' tradition because the food is of the highest quality and flavor. Highly recommend.
Anniversary lunch...beautifully done.
Important to book an early table as the more popular menu choices tend to be snapped up early
This is one of our most favourite restaurants. It has everything. Style, ambience, fabulous food and wines. Top service. Yet homely with all of that... we LOVE it all. With thanks, Bongo and Steve Cooke
Top in every way! A pleasure to see such a great classic restaurant in London which you can rely on overall and that hasn’t been spoilt by skimping on service and quality as many other “fashionable” restaurants have . Great value weekday lunch menu.
I think Clarke's is one of the biggest jewels Notting Hill/London has! They have a delicious breakfast that is both sophisticated and relaxed, a very nice lunch menu, and one of the best dinner experiences around. The food is amazing, the wine list is excellent, the service is sharp, friendly, and knowledgeable. The ambiance for lunch and breakfast is bright and cheerful while the dinner mode is romantic and feels like a very special treat. I love this place!
Clarke's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.
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