The Dairy: Clapham date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu

I may well have found the best value tasting menu in all of London. The Dairy is no secret among Clapham locals – it’s right by the Common, on the amusingly named (well, in my opinion) The Pavement, and from the outside doesn’t necessarily look like much.
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
But step inside and the décor is the perfect balance of rustic and hipster, the lighting warm and low; the mirrors foxed and objects artfully placed; the cutlery mismatched and vintage.
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
So back to the tasting menu. £45 for ten courses. Ten courses of exceptional flavours, incredible textures and stunning presentation – a few rounds of nibbles, some more substantial starter-size plates, a hearty main and a couple of desserts, served on stone plates, beautiful crockery and concrete bowls.
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Highlights included a light and airy whipped butter of smoked bone marrow, dolloped on a pebble to serve (yes an actual pebble!) and served with a warm sourdough roll. Incredible.
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Courses of duck hearts with polenta, Sweet Promise mackerel with fermented sorrel, and game sausage with celeriac and hazelnut led us through to the main: a choice of pigeon or beef rump, both incredible.
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Chocolate mousse with chunks of fudgey salted caramel and chocolate ‘soil’ was an incredible note to finish on.
Dessert @ The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Pair with a delicious bottle of Montepulciano, or something from the cocktail menu (Dill or Die was a favourite, and I couldn’t fault the Plum Fashioned) and seamless service, it was an impeccable meal.
The Dairy: Date spot with an exceptional & affordable tasting menu by Clapham Common - 10 courses for £45, great service & a cosy interior | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world - tried, tested and tasted
Photos by me, The Dairy or Instagram – click for credits.
The Dairy
www.the-dairy.co.uk
15 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0HY
Instagram @TheDairyClapham