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The Clifton

96 Clifton Hill, London, United Kingdom, NW8 0JT
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BAR
Monday – Saturday 10am -11pm
Sunday 12noon – 10.30pm
KITCHEN
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00 & 18:00 – 21:30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Clifton

Brother’s Ben and Ed have been working hard for the past year in giving some much needed love to The Clifton. The once adored local pub in the beautiful backstreets of St Johns Wood has been closed and sitting vacant for over 3 years and after some essential TLC will reopen in early 2017 with a new lease of life.

The Clifton, dating back to the 19th Century, began life as a hunting lodge on the Eyre estate. Built in 1846 the merchant owner later obtained an ale licence and it became a pub. It is reported that Edward VII conducted his affair with the actress Lillie Langtry in the rooms above the premises after they met at a party. As royalty was not permitted to frequent public houses, the king had the name changed to The Clifton Hotel.

It will reopen in 2017 as The Clifton; however if The Queen or any other current members of the royal family would like a visit, the brothers would be more than happy to consider a name change!

The pub will nod its hat to the history whilst bringing the reinvented space into the 21st century.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

Great atmosphere and service with excellent food.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

Lovely new look, delicious food and great service. We love it.

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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

Five star experience alll round!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

The welcome we received was truly genuine and the service throughout the evening was fantastic. The food was also very good. The menu itself was a little limited but what we had was very good. Thanks again, we shall return when in the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 October 2017

Spent a great Sunday afternoon eating wonderful food. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 13 October 2017

Warm and cosy pub with a good food and very good choice of beers

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

Oysters and mussels were incredibly fresh. Delicious Pinot Grigio also

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Visited On Friday, 06 October 2017

We love the clifton. Feels like the kind of Place you want to go to every week. See you soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Lovely venue Friendly staff Delicious food Great service

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Great Food, great atmosphere. Definitely we will be back soon

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Visited On Friday, 29 September 2017

We had a fantastic private event in the back room of the Clifton. Such a stylish and comfortable pub. The food for our event looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Nice selection of beer and wines and service was top-notch. Everyone left very happy.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 September 2017

Staff very friendly and lovely ambiance. Great selection of wines. Bit frustrating our main came out before we had finished our starter but over all good. Would return for drinks rather than food.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tasty meal and wonderful service. I'm very happy that the Clifton is open again and can't wait to spend some relaxed Winter evenings in there again.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Consistently fantastic food - I'd just like a little more selection in desserts.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fantastic service and food. Probably one of the best roasts I've had outside Simpsons on the strand but at an affordable price. Great location. Much needed pub in St John's Wood. Well done team! Regards, Braden Rissél

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Visited On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Great day and enjoyed the roast dinners a lot!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 September 2017

A real find in the middle of St Johns Wood; the food was fairly simple but of excellent quality and DELICIOUS. The menu looks limited, but the chefs worked with us to ensure there was something for everyone. Go now before it gets so popular we have to wait for a booking!!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

Charming attentive owners and staff. We felt comfortable and valued. The food was good but not exceptional. Bit lacking in atmosphere. Would have liked a bowl for the mussel shells without asking, and a decent bowl for my starter salad rather than a cereal bowl Would be worth stressing that this a very family friendly establishment so that customers are prepared for lots of kids. Good that dogs are welcomed. Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 August 2017

We had a lovely wedding reception here at the Clifton Everyone attending thoroughly enjoyed the food and all said they would be happy to return

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Visited On Sunday, 30 July 2017

I had the gazpacho to start, which was ideal for the warm weather, nice flavours and smooth consistency. Followed by rump beef Sunday Roast, the meat was tender and flavoursome but the yorkshire pudding was overdone so it was all crisp that it needed gravy to soften it up. And the potatoes were so darn big, that I was too full to eat them, these could have done with a bit of crispiness to the edges. There was a good variety of non-alcoholic homemade fizzes (strawberry & basil was delish) and alcoholic cocktails (the grapefruit & gin particularly went down well), so all preferences were satisfied. The food was delicious and your staff were friendly and helpful. I didn't get the name of our main waitress, but she was very welcoming. We ate in the conservatory and it was a lovely atmosphere, bright (even when it was drizzling) and not as noisy as the main area. A wonderful afternoon spent!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 July 2017

Great service food was good might be an idea to include light options on menu . Also be nice to make the Space by the bar small tables for drinking only etc

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Visited On Sunday, 30 July 2017

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon at teh Clifton. Excellent food, lager and atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 21 July 2017

Had a wonderful celebration at The Clifton! Look forward to going back soon.

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Visited On Monday, 10 July 2017

Another sensational night at The Clifton! Keeps getting better and better.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 June 2017

Great renovation - warm welcome and attentive service. Loved it and delighted to have our local back in action!

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