A wonderful Italian bar and restaurant on Lavender Hill: The Lavender is your friendly, open and autentic Italian bar and restaurant in Clapham. Aside from the warm and wonderful atmosphere, The Lavender offer a great selection of starters, mains and dolci, all the while keeping a keen eye on tradition and freshness. Try their platters for an excellent overview of authentic and tasty Italian style dining, go for their great fish and meat – especially their Organic Beef Burger warrants special consideration. Enjoy!
Looking for some friendly and authentic Italian dining in Clapham? Look no further. The Lavender
is your Plan A for everything wonderful, fresh and Mediterranean. Offering a wide selection of
top-notch Italian food and a great atmosphere, The Lavender on Lavender Hill makes excellent
Italian dining a thing of beauty. No wonder they were awarded Trip Advisor’s coveted Certificate of
Excellence. And no wonder there’s a large crowd of faithfuls that keep coming back time and time
The Lavender celebrate Italian food and cuisine with authentic recipes of the mother country. Go for some pasta with tuna ragu, fresh tomatoes and taggiasca olives. Or try their Linguine, made from organic pasta. And do go for their wonderful fish – you won’t find anything remotely as tantalizing on Lavender Hill. That’s a given. And a promise. The Lavender take great pride in giving you the most authentic and succulent experience in Italian delicacies. Please try for yourself and be astounded.
We went there on Saturday evening for my husband's birthday. The food was great (we had the tasting menu), the wine was good, the service was great and the waiter knew all about wine.
Amazing! Best octopus starter I have ever had, recommended by the staff. Took them at their word. They certainly knew their food! Would definitely go again
Went there for a late lunch on Saturday with 4 friends, the food was absolutely delicious and the service on point. would recommend this place
What a fabulous place - really delicious food & very friendly staff. In an area awash with places to eat, this stands out. Please go.
If using a Groupon voucher be sure to read the small print as you have to choose from a special menu du jour. In saying that, the choice & quality of food was excellent (can only speak of the seafood option) & the staff were most accommodating, bearing in mind I had not followed procedure. Overall a good experience although I would probably recommend they charge a nit more if necessary and offer the full menu as was a little disappointing.
Very nice atmosphere, lovely music in background but still able to chat with friends. Presentation of the food was increadible same like the taste. Definitely will be coming back for another bottle of wine
I had high expectations as I have been to this restaurant before and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately the second experience was not as expected. The tuna meal I ordered tasted funny and was not a tuna steak, although the price hinted it was. There was not complimentary bread, which was served to us the first time and I would expect from any restaurant that label itself Italian. On the flipside wine and starter were really good and very nice staff, but not to justify the price. It’s a shame for the cooked food!
The service was very slow. They prioritised a Christmas party and people sat at the bar who all entered after us. We waited 20 minutes for just water for the table. The food was also slow to arrive. They did then provide us with a free glass of prosecco each to apologise. The food was delicious, shame about the slow service.
Great Italian food which was more unusual and had a Sardinian bias. Friendly staff and a relaxed environment Would recommend as a place to go for a special evening
Very friendly and helpful staff, with a relaxed atmosphere. Great for a good catch up with a friend and not rushed. A good menu selection of wine and food. Food very typical Italian cuisine.