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The Lavender Restaurant

#1,367 of 18,807 Restaurants in London
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171 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE, England
+44 20 7978 5242
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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171 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Starters, mains, desserts and cheese board all excellent. Service was very good, warm and friendly. We particularly enjoyed the very Italian food, cooked using excellent produce, in a real Italian restaurant. Not cheap but worth every penny. Even if the weather was extremely warm, the...More

Thank Keithclark5
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If you around Clapham Junction, you really don't want to miss out on grabbing a bite here. With a cozy seating inside as well as outside it is a great place to hang out with friends and family. What sets it apart is its limited...More

Thank Mukul K
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Arrived to a very empty restaurant with little atmosphere at 7pm on a Friday, however the staff were very friendly. Ordered our food and wine, would highly recommend the tuna tartare starter and the fiano wine, very drinkable! We both ordered the monkfish dish from...More

Thank NickC3308
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I met with some good friends here and there seemed to be a decent drink selection (Mahou beer on tap, which I’m a fan of). Bartender was a little off with me when I tried to open a tab with my US credit card and...More

Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Booked this for a family get-together on Saturday evening. I was a bit concerned because there had been a couple of duff reviews on Tripadvisor but generally seemed OK - so went for it! Firstly atmosphere - some reviews had suggested that this might be...More

Thank H4HHB
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We booked a table for four at 7.00pm on friday evening. The restaurant was virtually empty save one or two other tables and i can understand why!! With so much choice in the Clapham area it is obvious this venue has not worked. The food...More

Thank Royleys
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in London for three years and have to say that the food here was some of the best I had tasted and for such a reasonable place. Took my parents here but would also say it would be a fantastic date location with...More

Thank Nonnie M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I will say that this restaurant tries very hard at what it does. One point to make... I booked through Open Table online where I was promised a free glass of wine if I chose two courses from the seasonal menu. (I did not receive...More

Thank molly21
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening - the food was excellent (recommend the squid) and we were recommended a couple of great bottles of wine. It's not your typical Italian as it specialises in regional cuisine. We will be going back.

Thank 743alastair
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The food is 10/10 and absolutely delicious! The staff are also very friendly and helpful. The only reason I didn't give it 5 full starts was due to the atmosphere. I think it needs some more music playing and better furnishings as it feels a...More

Thank bgc1994
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 46
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE, England (Formerly The Lavender Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7978 5242
  • E-mail
The former Lavender Pub was brought by a group of Italian chefs and food loving entrepreneurs who have achieved their aim of transforming it into an Italian restaurant with character specialising in authentic food and wine from Italy. . The Lavender Wine Bar and Restaurant offers a relaxing dining experience away from the stress and speed of the city. We pride ourselves in offering you exceptional ingredients, simply cooked and second to none. The ingredients used in our kitchen are always fresh. We select our fish, seafood and meat from Billingsgate and Smithfield markets several times a week so the menu may slightly vary according to season and availability. The menu is short, seasonal and includes beautiful Seafood platters with tuna tartare and king prawns. Exeptional Organic linguine with king prawns, calamari, mussels and baby cherry tomatoes or Organic linguine with lobster and baby cherry tomatoes. We also re-interpreted some English dishes with an Italian twist - try our organic burger with Pecorino cheese... We do have a weekly Special board with new Italian dishes usually seasonal. All the Wines on our extensive list (over 40) are from small independent Italian producers and from different parts of Italy. We also have 4 draft beers/ciders and many other bottled ones and we serve Cocktails.
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