No3 at Audley Nightingale Place is set in an old police station opposite the ever attractive Clapham Common. Having spent the day on the common, this is the perfect place to come and retreat from everyday life and focus instead on what you’re about to eat and drink in this stylish, airy setting that boasts a luxurious approach to interior design. Should you want to stay in the fresh air though, the heated terrace is a great option on a warm evening.
The bistro and restaurant will leave you spoilt for choice across the day and the choices are many. The bistro menu is extensive; a light bites section encompasses some smaller items that would work nicely with a drink, such as pork scratchings or nuada (English smoked sausage akin to nduja) and gorgonzola croquettes. Starters include interesting items such as smoked duck pastrami with a medjool date puree and are followed by a list of main courses that span from the admirably classic (Prosecco battered plaice with chips), to the pleasingly indulgent (guinea fowl with girolles and a madeira jus). With a charcuterie list that champions British charcuterie from Dingley Dell in Suffolk and a grill section that features well chosen offerings like a butcher’s favourite, skirt steak, among other things; the bistro menu is broad and enticing.
The bistro and restaurant serves classic breakfast options daily, an interesting brunch and grill menu on Sundays as well as afternoon tea every day between 3-5pm which comes with all the classic trimmings which are, much like the surroundings, tinged with healthy indulgence - truffle egg mayo sandwich anyone? An evening a la carte takes the same tasty mains available on the Bistro menu and expands them, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. All of this is set to the backdrop of an extensive drinks featuring old and new world wines that will suit almost any budget, plus an extensive list of spirits, beers and soft drinks.