Clipstone - London New Restaurants 2017
If you love Portland and Quality Chop house, Clipstone will not disappoint. Clipstone is the latest restaurant from the people behind these 2 very established restaurants in London. Locating in Fitzrovia, Clipstone has a very similar setting with Portland, casual and minimal. The kitchen has definitely inherit Portland's creativity and emphasises on seasonal ingredients. Frankly, I personally think Clipstone has outperformed Portland. Every single dish I order surprise me by its freshness of the ingredients, little twist in classic dishes and the presentation. Its difficult to choose my favourite. The deep fried baby leeks has shined with the punchy mustard sauce, the perfectly pink grilled ox tongue is compatible to the Japanese ones, and the sauce transformed the charred cabbages. The site was previously a pizzeria, so they kept the wood-fired oven for the sourdough flatbread. And that gives birth to the highlight of the meal. The crust is perfectly crispy and the thickness is just about right. It is very difficult to find a restaurant that gets EVERY dish right, and Clipstone surely does.
5 Clipstone Street, London W1W 6BB