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237 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 8EG, England
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a late lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. We had a truffled polenta and a nice steak. Everything was lovely but not a cheap eat

Thank JQueenie
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, attentive service and a relaxing ambience. Only slight criticism is the portion sizes. I could easily eat a starter and 2 mains. Just tastes too damn good...

Thank Alex S
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Trendy interior, excellent service and great menu - but unfortunately the food didn't quite match the setting. My lamb and veg was kinda over-seasoned and my coffee tasted a bit burnt.

1 Thank Steve G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Really good quality food! Would also like to mention how polite and lovely all the staff were. I ordered coffee with almond milk and after me sending it back 2 times because of the weird taste & eventually ordering just a black coffee, the staff did not once complain/pull a face or act as if they were going out their... More 

Thank Abigail I
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Some friends recommend Rootdown as a great local brunch spot in Clapton. My housemates and I were blown away, excellent food, great staff and a welcoming environment! Now it is our brunch staple and love it. I haven't been at night, but heard the cocktails are delicious and Sunday lunch is an absolute winner! I recommend these guys to all.... More 

Thank Raaders10
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Wandered past this little GEM last night after being oh so curious to try. Goodness gracious me. These guys nailed it from the music, to the service, to the decor... But the food?!? I had to go and hassle the chef as to where he was from as it reminded me of Melbourne so much ((for those that haven't been,... More 

Thank Chantelle F
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I regularly visit Rootdown and have never eaten anything here that was less than delicious! The brunch food is really good, with excellent coffee. You can't beat their avocado and bacon on toast with poached eggs. There are always good vegetarian options, and the portions tend to be on the large side! I've taken friends here several times for Sunday... More 

Thank Sarah P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I recently had my flirty thirty birthday bash at this lovely little establishment. What a cracking night in turned out to be. Absolutely chuffed to bits with it, actually.

1 Thank alexfish30
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Came here for a meal with family early Saturday evening. Had one of the best meals I've had in a while. Manager was really nice but waitress who followed seemed aloof. Had salmon tapenade and a brilliant marinated steak (slices) dish for main. The cocktails were good too. Only one beer on tap and a bit noisy (next to busy... More 

Thank jeaster1
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Came here for Saturday brunch with family (3 over 60s and 2 over 30s). We all loved it! Food was delicious, well presented and well priced and we had some lovely wine as well. I am only sad that I live round the corner and didn't know about this place sooner! Will definitely we back.

Thank Alex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 8EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 442076866080
At Rootdown we are focused on beauty and simplicty in everything we do. We have a passion for fresh, colourful ingredients and great flavour combinations. In the kitchen we create dishes strongly focused on what is in season, and our Californian influenced menu changes on a daily basis depending on what ingredients are seasonal and available. On the floor, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding and friendly service that does both our food and our lovely customers justice.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?