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.
We really enjoyed our lunch - the relaxed environment was fantastic!
Great venue and hospitality. Friendly and attentive
Had a wonderful meal Sunday evening meal!
My wife and I where celebrating our wedding anniversary. It’s the first time we’ve been back since it reopened last year. We were made to feel very welcome and even given a glass of fizz on the house to celebrate our two special occasions, our anniversary and our return to the Clifton😊 This pub has always been a special place for us and we’re glad to say it will continue to be a favourite venue for us under its new management. Thank you all at the Clifton for bringing back the good times 🍻 Mike&Tess 🍾
Lovely Sunday afternoon spent with friends at the Clifton. The seabass was cooked to perfection - the asparagus divine. I can't recall any leftovers from friends who chose the roast options so don't think there were any complaints there either! The bratwurst hotdog was perhaps too sophisticated for the tastes of the 7 year old, but that aside they were very child- and family-friendly. I'll be looking for an excuse to return very soon.
We had dinner at The Clifton on Saturday night. The food and service was superb. We'll definitely be back!
Most enjoyable evening with friends. A couple of new dishes on the menu were really excellent. Great service and atmosphere as well.
Friendly staff, very tasty food, well presented! Overall good value for money. We will definitely be returning. A hidden gem!
Great meal, tables quite small but had a great evening
An all round lovely experience. Thank you!
Great Sunday lunch with the whole family, roasts were all cooked as requested. The kids portion was very generous and they had crayons and colouring in to occupy them. The attention to detail was also very good our booking stated 2 children and the table was set with children’s cutlery too. The staff were very friendly and made us all feel welcome. Well done, we will be back!
Another great evening at the Clifton. Food, atmosphere and service fantastic
Superb meal at this fantastic pub - a big steaming plate of mussels & a delicious sea bass & artichoke dish enjoyably consumed with dreamy Menorcan G&Ts & good wine. Staff were friendly, attentive & cheerful, even at their busiest. Definitely one to keep visiting.
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!
You keep sending me notifications. I'm not the person in the email. You wont stop. I'm close to blocking you. I've never made this reservation. STOOOOPPPPPPP!!!!
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!