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The Lavender Restaurant

171 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE, England
+44 20 7978 5242
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (26 reviews)
“tuna” (18 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
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171 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food Amazing fish parmigiana and beautiful carbonara the home Made tiramisù was extraordinary Nice italian restaurant

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cheffynor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience very good food We had brasato which was tender like butter and the sausage was meaty and full of flavour I do recommend it

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank soring242
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure how it is possible to mess up Italian food, but this place somehow managed. Service was poor, no atmosphere and the food was exceptionally bland. My husband is vegetarian for which there was only one option (ricotta gnocchi) which had zero...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rosannalg92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible food, the Ragu just tasted of tomatoes, the risotto was flavourless and forget any vegetarian option. Service is slow and decor outdated. I can't understand how this restaurant is open with all the Italian competition around it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lusantos1990
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Claudio is tops! He just gets it. Food true and good. Deceptive exterior. Warm welcome and real Italian abound.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim C
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank H4HHB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 44
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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