dream of Robin and Sarah’s to open an Italian restaurant in Clapham. After a trip to Italy where
Dean (head chef and co-owner) worked in one of their favourite restaurants, he fell in love with the
idea too. The team began their search for the perfect site but none of them quite compared to the
space they already had on Clapham Manor Street.
The menu takes a traditional format but is also hugely influenced by the produce arriving in from the
group’s farm. It showcases the produce in a simple but thoughtful way, starting with cicchetti and
antipasti such as fried olives, crispy anchovies and truffle arancini. Primi includes; “Julie Girl”
cuttlefish linguine, cep gnocchi with girolles, and a seasonal ragù.
Secondi is larger and served family-style using whole cuts from rare breeds and daily changing fish sourced from Kernowsashimi. For dolci, expect Pump Street chocolate with fennel gelato and a frozen affogato with homemade coffee liquor. Drinks focus on slight twists on Italian classics; seasonal bellinis, a cherry smoked negroni, a bergamot Garibaldi and a house spritz. The wine list will is small, concise and perfectly Italian.
148 Clapham Manor St, London, SW4 6BX