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The Darwin Restaurant

189 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1TH

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  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
  • The Darwin Restaurant - London
Main course: £20
Food spend: £38
Opening hours
Tuesday & Wednesday: 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday & Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00.

Fantastic experience, my favourite London restaurant

James 12 June 2018
from London

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With its buzzing open kitchen, sleek contemporary style and bold seasonal menu, The Darwin Restaurant brings modern British dining to Clapham Junction. As well as inventive dishes throughout the menu, there are vintage-inspired cocktails prepared by talented mixologists, with a good selection of British beers available too.

Carefully sourced produce from across the UK is crafted into bold, inventive recipes on The Darwin Restaurant menu. Starters like champagne tempura oyster introduce eclectic Asian influences, while rich flavours on the main menu can be found with dishes such as duck breast with orange chicory. There are succulent steaks from the grill, while vegetarians can enjoy well-balanced options like potato gnocchi with pumpkin.

On Sundays at The Darwin Restaurant in Clapham Junction there are hearty roasts, featuring home-style classics of roast beef with horseradish cream and Yorkshire puddings, with other sides like spiced cauliflower cheese. Finish off with mini madeleines with roasted pineapple, while the wine list is filled with carefully chosen vintages.

A creative space that celebrates inventive British dishes, The Darwin Restaurant in London is a 10-minute walk from Clapham Junction Rail Station.

The Darwin Restaurant

189 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1TH

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  • dinner (28)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (15)
  • lunch (13)
  • luxury (13)
  • business (9)
  • value (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Guy from London

    This is a real gem and I almost didn’t want to leave this review as I live very locally and I want to keep it a secret! My wife and I dined here for our 1st wedding anniversary, and we just loved it. The food is mouth watering, the wine selection excellent and the staff are so friendly. We will definitely be coming back.

  • ((((( 12 June 2018 by James from London

    Fantastic experience, my favourite London restaurant

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Hal from London

    Excellent dining experience. From the reception at the moment of arrival and the casual efficiency of the serving staff made it a relaxed thoroughly enjoyable ambience, complimented by innovative excellently prepared 'tapas' style cuisine.
    Only suggestion is that they improve the appearance of the front 'shop window' which seems to be missing the right tone for a restaurant. Bookshelves and an empty desk ?

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Brian from London

    All very enjoyable, we will come again

  • ((((( 26 May 2018 by Manuel from London

    Amazing food and service.
    We have been three times and each time we are astounded at the quality of the food here.really special find so close to home

  • ((((( 22 May 2018 by Richard from London

    We had been told great things about Darwin but our expectations were surpassed by our experience. We had splendid food and really interesting wines. We were looked after with knowledgeable and passionate enthusiasm. A First-rate Sunday lunch We will be back.

  • ((((( 22 May 2018 by James from London

    Food, service and drink blew my expectations out of the water. Great experience and was super relaxed.

  • ((((( 4 May 2018 by Rosemary from London

    We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Darwin. The staff could not have been more friendly and the level of attentiveness was just right. My husband got to taste several wines before picking the bottle he wanted, which he always really appreciates. The wine suggestions were also good. The food was tasty, pretty and unusual. Particularly enjoyed the Rosemary bread and Goats cheese mousse. The seabass was among the best I've ever tasted. Loved the hot chocolate mousse. I know Darwin is relatively new and the enthusiasm and determination of the staff to create a special place was evident. Definitely recommend.

  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by Jess from london

    Absolute perfection, best meal I've had in ages, every dish was faultless. Great to have the open kitchen and be able to interact with the chefs too.

  • ((((( 16 April 2018 by Amy from London

    I loved this place! the staff were awesome, very helpful and made great recommendations. Food was delicious, and beautifully presented. Had a lovely evening and would recommend to anyone

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