Clarence

(11 Reviews)
4 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LB
British
A la carte menu

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00

Restaurant description

Set in the bustle of London’s Piccadilly, the Clarence is a cosy retreat, serving a tasty menu of British pub classics. Named after the Duke of Clarence, the pub is located on Dover Street, where Sir Alexander Graham Bell’s first successful telephone call was made, and where Alexander Pope and Frederic Chopin once lived.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the Clarence menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Clarence bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

The Clarence in the West End is a 2-minute walk from Green Park Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Clarence
4.5
(based on 11 reviews)

91%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (1)
  • dinner (4)
  • lunch (7)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • value (1)
  • By John C from SouthCroydon
    8 October 2019

    Small dining area so can feel a little cramped when full. Food is good although menu can appear somewhat limited, - lots of pies and burgers. Overall pleasant experience and good table service.

  • By Sheila N N from London
    9 November 2017

    Excellent pies! Delicious food. Friendly, efficient waitress. Very quiet: we were booked for 12 noon on a Thursday and could choose to sit at our favourite table in a corner by the window. Were surprised noone else came to eat lunch while we were there. On lprevious visits the dining room has always been very busy.

  • By Ritu (UK) K from London, UK
    19 October 2017

    Perfect place for a cosy catch up with friends /family. Lovely attentive staff. Highly recommend The Clarence :)

  • By Roger B from Blaenavon
    16 August 2017

    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Loved the steak pie and the crumble. Staff were most obliging. Great food in a central location. Good value too.

  • By Hilary P from St James
    6 June 2017

    Haven't had a bad pub meal here & go roughly once a month, as work down the road. Particularly like their homemade pies. I'm a Chips person & their chips are very good too!

  • By Jackie H from London
    1 April 2017

    My friend and I have visited The Clarence a number of times. Its usually good food in a relaxing atmosphere. However this has to be one of the poorest services we have received. I ordered a starter of a glazed shallot tart tatin topped with goats cheese. I received an over cooked tiny piece of pastry with no goats cheese. When I queried it I was told that the chef had no goats cheese! The waitress apologised and laughed and said could she get me something else. I assumed it would be on the house. This was not the case. The main dish of steak frites was adequate but I was charged for the peppercorn sauce and the cold dessert of sticky toffee pudding. My friend did enjoy his large fish and chips and the bottle of merlot was very good but unfortunately the overall service was poor.

  • By Alex G from London
    29 October 2016

    The lamb chops were yummy

  • By Tom E from London
    12 July 2016

    Fun trying a new gin. Server have excellent recommendations. A very nice upscale pub dining experience.

  • By Rosalind O from London
    25 June 2016

    Excellent price for central London. Usual pub food which was good. Decaffinated coffee was not available which is surprising and disappointing in this day and age. Clarence please see to that easy request.

  • By Iris G from London
    17 February 2016

    Lovely, cosy dining room. Attentive staff, good food, reasonable prices.

Restaurant Location Map
Clarence
4 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LB

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