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The owners of The Dairy just up the road have a similar hit on their hands with this self-proclaimed 'bistro' serving contemporary Brit-inspired small plates in an understated setting. Tucked away from Clapham’s chain-laden High Street, The Manor comprises a stylish bar (subway tiles, high tables and tasteful graffiti) and an elegant, warmly lit dining room that combines grey chairs and battered wooden tables with an open kitchen. Artful dishes do the business on the great-value tasting menu (£42 for six courses): cauliflower with cocoa nibs, dates and yoghurt is a heady blend of smoky and sweet flavours; hay-smoked partridge comes sprinkled with crunchy malt 'granola', while intense apple parfait is nonchalantly blasted with liquid nitrogen at the table. Staff are down-to-earth and friendly, wines cater for all tastes and there are some extremely quaffable, grown-up cocktails at the bar.

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    Whistle and Bango :: The Manor, Clapham | The London Whistler

    The Manor in Clapham is the little brother of The Dairy, also in Clapham, which opened up late last year, bringing modern bistro food south of the river. Both boast ‘British, seasonal, sustainable & local’, and there are awards to prove it.

    Walking into The Manor last Sunday was refreshingly busy & bright. White wash walls, a long zinc bar, lots of wood for the floor, walls & ceiling and beautiful wild flowers on each table. The L shaped dining room was packed with foodies taking numerous photos, which was testament to the perfectly presented, stylish looking food...
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    Samphire and Salsify :: The Manor, Clapham  | Samphire and Salsify

    This is Robin Gill’s second restaurant in Clapham (he also owns The Dairy) and with the recent announcement that he’s opening another one, 254 Paradise in Bethnal Green (on the same stretch as Mission), along with a deli next door to the Dairy, it’s set to be quite a year for him.

    I love the Dairy, but whereas that has a dark, romantic, perfect-for-dinner vibe, the Manor is quite the opposite. Bright and airy would be an understatement. The open dessert bar at one end adds a touch of drama to proceedings with frequent puffs of dry ice wafting about. The toilets are quite…unusual to say the least! You’ll see...
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    Dips Dines :: The Manor | High Hopes Left Stranded | Dips Dines

    There’s been no shortage of food critic/blogger high praise for The Manor, a modern neighbourhood bistro in Clapham. So, i was quietly confident that this would be an outstanding meal when i proposed it as the venue for a catch up for the four of us.

    The restaurant’s interior is perfectly lovely. The soft lighting and rustic chic style embraced us warmly on a dreary Friday evening, each of us relishing the vibe instantly upon entering...
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    London Restaurant and Food Blog | Londonelicious | Passport Delicious | kristainlondon :: The Manor, Clapham | Passport Delicious

    I get to The Manor and because I am a few minutes early, I ask to use the loo and am shown the way. The loo is crazy. Someone is having a laugh. After all the peacefulness and beauty and light and air and softness upstairs, I am no less than shocked and appalled downstairs. I cannot forget these loos for the rest of my meal. We talk about them throughout. “Have you been to the loo yet? You should go to the loo. So you’ve been to the loo! What did you think of the loo?”

    And while the small plates of chicken skin at The Manor are pretty damn fantastic and I actually ate the better part of not one but two kale...
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    S.W. Foodie :: The Manor - Another Clapham goldie | S.W.Foodies: The Manor - Another Clapham goldie

    Sake No Hana hits the high notes when it comes to swank, especially with the glossy escalator that greets diners and glides them along to the first floor where the main dining space is based.
    Based in Mayfair the location reflects the stylish air of this restaurant which fits right into the surroundings.

    The interiors have been designed by esteemed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in his signature style and as a result the main dining area is very attractively decked out. Shiny black surfaces are combined with light linear bamboo style beams. Each of these tree like structure of cypress wood is designed...
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    COVERS & CAPERS :: The Manor, Manor Street | COVERS & CAPERS

    I'm not one for giving restaurants marks out of ten. I find it impulsive and superficial, fickle and vague, but I’m even less keen on being made to wait for something I want – like food I’m paying for – and assuming you’re reading this to because you want to find out if The Manor in Clapham in any good, then here you go: 7/10. It’s closer to ‘must try’ than ‘don’t bother’, and phrases like ‘worth a visit’, ‘good effort, but could do better’ and ‘not as good as The Dairy or Fera, but better than Rabbit’ would be mildly accurate. Let’s put it this way, if you’re willing to hike to Clapham to eat, you might as well do...
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    Emma Rose Tully :: Review The Manor Clapham Daydreamer

    Situated on Clapham Manor Street, The Manor is a new modern bistro from the team behind the Dairy. My favourite dining partner and I visited The Dairy back in November of last year, having never made the effort to review the wonderful meal we had, there was no excuse for me not to share my experiences this time around.
    Our first visit to The Manor fit in nicely with the celebration of a certain someones birthday. It felt like the perfect setting for such an occasion as we took our seats in the casual, good-looking Clapham bistro.
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