Upstairs at The Clarence

Lamb shank pie – slow cooked lamb shank in Cabernet Sauvignon and redcurrant gravy, topped with rosemary puff pastry @ £11

I’ve walked past The Clarence pub on Dover Street many a time over the years but didn’t venture in as I thought it looked a bit rough. I was wrong.

I went to the first floor restaurant with friends from work one lunch time recently – we all had fish and chips (£8.45 regular or £9.95 large) and enjoyed them so much we’ve already been back a few times. Today, I opted for a light lunch of grilled salmon and vegetables (£9) while others in our party had steak (£10) and the house speciality sausages and mash (around £8). I also recommend the beef and vintage ale pie (£9) that I tried on my last visit.

Unsurprisingly, The Clarence is a Nicholson’s pub (other great Nicholson’s pubs in London include the Pontefract Castle on Wigmore Street and St George’s Tavern in Pimlico) – down-to-earth, traditional pubs serving real ales and good British pub food.

Check out the website before visiting – downloadable vouchers are sometimes available such as two main courses for £10 (as of Jan 2011) or a complimentary glass of wine or pint of Sharp’s Doom Bar with every main course (as of Sep 2011).

Venue info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: British, pub
~ Address: 4 Dover Street, London
~ Postcode: W1S 4LB
~ Tel: 020 7491 3607
~ Nearest tube station: Green Park
~ Website Nicholson’s Pubs – The Clarence
~ Location: The Clarence map


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