The Dairy

The Dairy

| South London

The Dairy is what you get if you take a chef trained under Raymond Blanc, inspired by stages at Noma and Frantzen and then let him loose in his own space on Clapham Common. Robin Gill's set lunch is one of London's glorious bargains and while locals may happily pop in for a dish or two and a glass of wine, anyone travelling here will want to spend time working their way through the tasting menu. If it's possible for a restaurant to be both relaxed and exciting then the Dairy manages just that.

Restaurant details

15 The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0HY
Nearest station: Clapham Common
Telephone number: 0207 622 4165
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15 The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0HY


Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on September 11, 2013
"The Dairy could milk it on its late licence alone. But this is Clapham uncommon, and in its modest way, the Dairy is a real but much more affordable alternative to high-end locals such as Trinity." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on September 07, 2013
"...I'd far rather be eating Robin Gill's wonderful food here, with his wife Sarah in her slouchy shorts singing the praises of their quirky and alluring wine list (we love the dangerously gluggable, unfiltered, natural Litrozzo from Lazio) than in some constipated temple of haute cuisine." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed by August 16, 2013
"The Dairy really is an unusual place; it looks like an ordinary bar, pretty cool, a bit New Yorky; the food is Strada-ly priced (yes, that is a word) but genuinely experimental." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on July 28, 2013
"In its slightly "aw shucks" approach, it reminds me of the Quality Chop House, another restaurant of seriously great produce served with deceptive simplicity." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed on July 22, 2013
"All you really need to know is that if you have even the most passing interest in finding out what the very best local culinary talent is doing right now, for not very much money, then you need to make a booking at the Dairy. It is what every British restaurant should be." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Joe Warwick Metro
Reviewed on July 11, 2013
"This is fantastic, creative cooking – reasonably priced, served in an unpretentious fashion with passion and professionalism, in a fun, low-key setting. Here’s hoping the locals like sharing their good fortune." READ REVIEW