This is one restaurant concept that London foodies will not want to miss. Unique among the capital’s many Italian restaurants, Lotus offers not only superior Italian food covering the classics and their contemporary interpretations, but also reworked cocktails and – wait for it – edible flowers! Yep, harvested from suppliers in Kent, the so-called garden of England, these blossoms find their way into this very special Clapham restaurant and bar’s food and drink, bringing colour and a host of health benefits to table and tumbler. Rounded off with live entertainment and three different areas to explore, book your bouquet at this Clapham High Street before the season’s out.
Roses are red, and violets are blue, the concept is curious, but then so are you. Orange blossom, peony, marigold, violet, hibiscus, jasmine, red rose, angelica, lavender and, last but not least, this special London restaurant’s namesake, the lotus, are just some of the blooms that the endlessly inventive chefs and mixologists at London’s Lotus incorporate into their Italianesque dishes and cocktails. Each bloom has its own character, flavour, and health benefits, and we can only suggest that the bold foodies out there surrender themselves to the expertise of this Clapham High Street restaurant’s proprietors and allow the chefs and bartenders to whip up a personalised menu of food and drink next time you book.
Lotus’s menu is Italian at heart, with a particular focus on regional cuisine from Abruzzi. Many of the organically grown ingredients that make their way into Lotus’ Clapham High Street kitchen come direct from growers in the region, including the restaurant’s supply of extra virgin olive oil, which serves only to underline this fantastic London concept restaurant’s commitment to exciting, considered cuisine. Divided into three sections – the Lotus Lounge, the Flora Room and The Goddess of Flowers Suite designed for VIP dining – Lotus has room for any occasion, be it a solo voyage into the land of the lotus eaters (you’re not going to want to leave), a small party or a big celebration. With a split-level interior decked out in rich and warm hues, one feels as if one is dining cocooned in a blossom – this really is one of the most unusual and desirable gastronomic (and horticultural!) hotspots in the capital. Book well in advance.
This place is amazing. The vibe is great and the food is good. All the staff were friendly and on hand to help when ever needed. They really made the experience fun.
Very nice food and price is very good. Nice and friendly service . Lots of drinks to choose on Sunday very good offer with food and drinks. Great music
Had a fantastic time at Lotus on Saturday night. Fantastic service from both the restaurant and the bar. My T-bone steak was fantastic and strawberry cocktails were lovely. Will definitely be going back soon. A lot of bars can learn from Lotus
We visited the restaurant Tuesday evening so not so busy as during the weekend. The staff was very friendly, the menu varied, the food very good. Been here before and definitely will be back.
Lovely food, service was fantastic- very professional staff with a cool laid back vibe. We use the tate card so value was amazing- 2 starters, olives, 2 mains, 1 cocktail, 1 fresh orange juice for under £35. When seated they bring fresh tap water over straight away which is unisual but welcome :), followed by some complimentary bread. When we received the bill we was also brought a complimentary homemade chocolate rum which was delicious and a chocolate. The onl reason indidnt give full stars was because we couldn't puck the steak or the salmon when using the tastecard which i guess is fair enough but this is the first time i have heard that especially as it os not applied to drinks.
Lovely venue. The food and cocktails were amazing. And the music wasn't too bad either. Definitely love coming here with friends. Thanks Lotus Bar :)
At firstw e were advised thatw e werent eligible for the Happy hour even though the Groupon voucher we bought had no restrictions...the waiter, reluctantly at first talked to the GM and this was lifted. My cod was warm not hot but dessert was amazing albeit the custard was very soparse but when asked for more this was given Ciocktails were good
Exceptional evening, staff really looked after us well, really good food in nice surroundings, really nice rapport with the server and the edible flower cocktails are worth a visit just on their own!
Had a lovely night Thankyou for the good music and lovely cocktails. Abit annoyed that some friends couldn't get it which left it to a few bday at my bday. But overall a good night
Great cocktails great atmosphere Great overall night I would recommend others to come here for a night out The staff are also quite friendly x