The Dairy, Clapham, London

Twice a year I go out to a really fancy restaurant. We have a tradition; I take the boy to a posh place on his birthday and then we repeat for mine. This year, October (my birthday) meant a trip to The Dairy in Clapham. Now, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – I’m not attempting restaurant reviews. Really, I’m not. I’m not. But, for the purposes of my Eating Out section, well, I guess I am. 

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Head Chef at The Dairy is Robin Gill. Gill has worked at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, he did a stint at Noma and worked as head chef at Almeida in Islington. So I was pretty excited as we made our way to The Diary, and when I’m excited I skip – fibro or no fibro. 

Such beautiful flowers, beautiful wine and beautiful elderflower cocktail. All very beautiful.

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I found everything about this restaurant so artistic, so attractive, so completely stunning. Oh, and it tasted pretty darn good too. 

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All the dishes are served in starter-sized portions, and the restaurant recommends 2-3 dishes per person. We took this as an excuse to swap and share. 

The chicken liver mousse, with gooseberries and apple, was sublime. Also, look how pretty the plate is!

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After this, I forget what I ordered. I just know it was great.

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Overall, highly recommend. 

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