4 The Polygon, Clapham, LONDON, SW4 0JG
At the heart of Clapham's old town, chef-patron Adam Byatt's Trinity goes from strength to strength. After a dozen years under its belt (originally opened in 2006) it's still on a roll; take a recent high-gloss refurb that also included the creation of a relaxed diffusion sibling above called 'Upstairs at the Trinity'. Trinity's open, street-level dining room comes kitted out with contemporary spin; smart in cool pastel tones, an open-plan kitchen and outside terrace, while the wide glass frontage rolls back to give everyone that sunny-day alfresco vibe. The place exudes class and confidence without being stuffy; from in-vogue tub-style chairs and banquettes to the efficient, cheery, professional service. Byatt's knockout cooking exudes the same poise and ongoing flair, backed by a philosophy focused on ingredient quality and flavour rather than being too tricksy or show-off. Underpinned by a classical French theme, dishes raise the bar with a light, creative, modern spin. Intelligent, simplicity, precision and refinement deliver perfectly engineered dishes big on flavour. Take a fathoms-deep tasting opener of ravioli of crab, for instance, accompanied by a gobsmacking broth pepped-up by a hint of ginger and added luxury of an oyster beignet. Staying with the seafood theme; a wild sea trout main (cooked to sous-vide perfection) might be matched with langoustines, seaweed gnocchi and a tomato butter sauce. Desserts tempt with salt caramel custard tart to a classic tarte Tatin to share, while the French-led wine list is a corker. Trinity is the epitome of a top-flight neighbourhood restaurant.
Tel: 020 7622 1199
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Dates closed: 24-27 Dec, 1-2 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Cooking type: British, European
Chef: Adam Byatt
Number of seats: 50
Accessible for wheelchairs.
2 Course lunch from: £25.00
3 Course lunch from: £30.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £26.00
Sunday lunch: £25.00
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