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The Lavender Restaurant

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Clapham / Battersea 
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171 Lavender Hill | Clapham, London SW11 5TE, England (Formerly Lavender - Battersea)
+44 20 7978 5242
16:30 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I was there 2 years ago and was good, now is even better ! The staff is very charming and Matteo lead the team very well. The presentation were as Michelin star restaurant and the taste was fantastic.

Thank Michele z
Greater London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to try out The Lavender for lunch as the pub we had been planning to go to was packed. On the plus side it was quiet, waitress was really friendly and attentive, and beer and wine was good. Food was OK but didn't bowl us over.

Thank annie_bee14
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were a party of six on a Sunday evening and were delighted by the quality of both food and service. The staff had just the right balance of professional efficiency and charming personability. The foods were well presented and everything was cooked to perfection. While both the desserts and accompanying vegetables were quite small and elegant, the main course... More 

Thank HamptonHampers
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a regular haunt for us for dinner. Great service, beer on tap, good wine & lovely food. Can get busy which slows service but that honestly doesn't matter. There is a very relaxed & friendly feel to the place which we love.

Thank Mskatb71
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

sooo sad I've never walk down the road enough to find this amazing restaurant! a beautiful surprise for me and my half. As Italian as I am, is not easy to find a proper cooked pasta around my area..but the seafood linguine I had there were just delicious!! and best of all everything is fresh!! it's a pearl of restaurant... More 

Thank Martina W
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I went to The Lavender this evening with friends after seeing some top reviews. The setting was lovely and it was nice and busy in there however red flags started appearing once we were served and a pre starter was served on spoons holding a spoon of ricotta and a scattering of something not really recognizable. The three of us... More 

Thank Sabina L
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The main I ordered was a special, mackerel with potatoes, peppers and puff pastry, the pastry never arrived, my friend ordered a side of roast potatoes with her meal which didn't arrive either. We complained and got a decent discount but the food that did arrive was so basic, it really wasn't restaurant standard it was tiny portions and as... More 

Thank Caroline S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We just came across this place and as it was a lovely sunny evening decided to sit outside. Had such a nice evening. The atmosphere was great, wine was very good, food was delicious and service was brilliant, the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again - lots more things on the menu I wanted to... More 

Thank Sophie B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Matteo (formally of the Mayfair Hotel) and his team made us feel very welcome. We had a choice of statrters of which the Burrata mozzarella e prosciutto di Parma con rucola and the Lavender Platter are truly stand outs. All the mains were great, the veal wrap was to die for but the beef tagliatelli was equally amazing. The Tiramisu... More 

Thank Michael K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a week day evening and sampled several starters and desserts, along with recommended wine. Everything was excellent - well presented and cooked to perfection. A very enjoyable evening. Will definitely be going back!

Thank Paulo-PD-

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Lavender Hill | Clapham, London SW11 5TE, England (Formerly Lavender - Battersea)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7978 5242
The former Lavender Pub was brought by a group of Italian chefs and food loving entrepreneurs who have achieved their aim of transforming it into an Italian restaurant with character specialising in authentic food and wine from Italy. . The Lavender Wine Bar and Restaurant offers a relaxing dining experience away from the stress and speed of the city. We pride ourselves in offering you exceptional ingredients, simply cooked and second to none. The ingredients used in our kitchen are always fresh. We select our fish, seafood and meat from Billingsgate and Smithfield markets several times a week so the menu may slightly vary according to season and availability. The menu is short, seasonal and includes beautiful Seafood platters with tuna tartare and king prawns. Exeptional Organic linguine with king prawns, calamari, mussels and baby cherry tomatoes or Organic linguine with lobster and baby cherry tomatoes. We also re-interpreted some English dishes with an Italian twist - try our organic burger with Pecorino cheese... We do have a weekly Special board with new Italian dishes usually seasonal. All the Wines on our extensive list (over 40) are from small independent Italian producers and from different parts of Italy. We also have 4 draft beers/ciders and many other bottled ones and we serve Cocktails.

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