Monday – Saturday 10am -11pm
Sunday 12noon – 10.30pm
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
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
Really good Sunday roasts - will be back soon. Good drinks list also
Excellent customer service and food - was a bit cold!!
I've been coming to this pub for 30 years, so am very happy that it's back after being closed for a few years and very much back on form. The food is absolutely delicious - the menu is varied and changes often and there is definitely an emphasis on fresh produce and seasonal availability. It's wonderful to have "the bosses" around as they are so clearly invested in ensuring that people enjoy themselves and they have an excellent knowledge of the food and drink that they serve. One minor quibble - the main pub is great, but the conservatory lacks atmosphere and could do with the removal of the dying plants which don't help! However, well worth a visit - really top notch!
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We had a really lovely lunch with you on Sunday, and discussed designating you as our new local (we agreed this would be a good idea). Rupert, Sarah and Chloë
We had Sunday lunch which was very good except for the bowls that it was served in. They do not compliment the food and knives and forks were falling out everywhere. Please change the bowls for plates
We have been quite a few tiimes and it is consistently good. Delicious food lovely friendly service.
I enjoyed a mid-week lunch with an old friend, while sitting in the conservatory, and was particularly taken by the personal attention given us by one of the owners, Ben Robson... who listened to our likes and dislikes before recommending the ideal dishes, and was spot on with the wine... my bucatini with ragu sauce was the perfect winter warmer, and my dieting friend praised the smoked mackerel. This is a neighbourhood pub, serving interesting beers, good wine and we’ll-above average food, plus a truely remarkable G&T made with rosemary scented gin!
This is the place to settle for the night with friends for a really superb meal, good wines (or a great G&T!, all served by friendly, efficient staff in a comfortable, relaxed & welcoming atmosphere - a hidden gem for the lucky St John's Wood community & anyone else clever enough to discover it!
We preordered so food could have come a bit quicker but you’re all lovely and the nosh was first class so you are a solid 5 stars by any measure.
5 Star. The patrons who were there seemed to all be in The Clifton for food. The staff appeared to be slightly stretched at one point, however I don't believe this impacted on the service and certainly not on their friendly manner. As always, the owners were there, sleeves rolled up and very much part of the staff. Nice place to visit.....everytime!!
Fantastic Sunday Lunch
I had cod which came with veg only and was offered the option of potato salad or chips as a side. I chose bread. My friend had the gruyere tart which she said was very tasty. The service was attentive without being pushy at all. Lovely atmosphere. We both had banana bread which was scrummy.
Delicious food, friendly service. A welcome addition to the neighbourhood.
We were very disappointed with our visit to the Clifton after a colleague recommended we go. We both ordered roast chicken dinner because the lamb ran out, it was small with barely any meat. We were sitting in the back room which was drafty and unwelcoming, nothing about the room was inviting on a winters evening. We finished with the panna cotta which was awful and we left it after two spoons. The waiting staff seems totally uninterested and not bothered when we complained. It was a shame as we love the location and it shouldn’t have been such a bad experience. We were there for 45 mins in total and left hungry after spending £56.
Very happy to see The Clifton reopened. We had drink in the summer and worried it was a little 'empty feeling' inside but it was buzzy, warm and busy for a lovely winter's sunday lunch.
Great food and selection of beer. Good vibe and friendly staff
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. We look forward to returning soon.
Had a fabulous lunch , thank you. Only one bit of feedback .... My friend and I wanted a Kir Royale each and you don't do them.... I would have thought that was a must in NW8.
Lunch with 7 ex colleagues/friends. Food and atmosphere excellent. First time visit for my friends and all were very impressed.
Delicious lunch as ever and love the new menu
we had a very good family lunch with you - what a lovely friendly team you have and what delicious food. The roast was a total treat!