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“Inventive modern European cooking by the Common” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW4, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
In the Old Town, just a short stroll from Clapham Common tube, Adam Byatt’s high-riding neighbourhood restaurant “is the kind of place you can take your heart and never be let down”. The open, street-level dining room is smart in pastel tones, complete with open-to-view kitchen and outside terrace, while the wised-up service team maintain a sunny natured, relaxed mood. Byatt’s inventive, light, modern European cooking has its feet firmly grounded in French classicism, driven by deceptive simplicity, balance and layers of flavour, with saucing that raises the bar; take sardine bolognese raviolo with a ‘knockout’ tomato butter sauce and basil, while to finish, perhaps salted caramel custard tart.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 50
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 24–27 December, 1–2 January
- Wines under £30: 22
- Wines over £30: 280
- Wines by the glass: 16
- Cuisine style: British, European
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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