Sequoia Restaurant is the white-themed counterpart to the black-themed Sequoia Lounge, housed in the same premises down Cavendish Parade at the southern tip of Clapham Common. The restaurant, like it’s sibling, focuses on providing London’s diners with impeccable Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality in elegantly-appointed surrounds. The menu is dominated by Lebanese and Middle Eastern Mediterranean dishes, and there’s no place better round off your meal than in the Lounge, where shisha and cocktails are on offer.
London’s Clapham doesn’t lack for Mediterranean- and Middle Eastern-style restaurants. But before Sequoia Restaurant (and Sequoia Lounge) was established along Cavendish Parade at the southern end of the common, what Clapham did lack was a restaurant of this worth with such a level of sophistication. Upon entering Sequoia Restaurant, diners are immediately struck by the distinctive look of the place – black and white chequerboard tiling, monochromatic and minimal table settings. The decor stands in artful contrast to the colourful, flavourful food on offer.
Sequoia Restaurant’s primary provenance is food from the Middle Eastern end of the Mediterranean. Diners can expect Lebanese-style mezza of hummus and halloumi, falafel and dolmades, seafood like calamari, squid, and panko king prawns, or an affordable mixed platter of all of the above and more. Always popular among regulars to this Clapham Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant is the Arabian burger, with traditional tahini sauce, gherkins and smoked peppers. London’s health conscious should keep it light and go for the authentic chickpea salad, or the Lebanese fattoush salad with exotic greens, sumac, and fried pita bites with olive oil and crushed garlic.