Having known about The Dairy opening in March it has still taken me four months to finally pay it a visit. And with the head chef's impressive resume I am really not sure why it has taken so long, but I can tell you that the wait was worth it. In fact, The Dairy won me over as soon as the sourdough bread arrived on the table, after the Elderflower Collins.
The space is not massive, set in the leafy part of Clapham old town, but it is cosy and every bit the style icon of today’s expected stereotype of what a modern, cool restaurant décor should be; wooden tables, exposed bricks, neon signs adorning the bar wall. With that, a seasonally changing menu printed on brown paper with five headings of Snacks, Garden, Sea, Land and Sweet. Three dishes under each allow for a selection for the table, or go for the £40 seven-course tasting menu (which sounds like amazing value). With cocktail in hand our haphazard selections resulted in the perfect combination for a late light lunch.