Collect from the either the Shop or the Restaurant – or simply email us and we will post one to you!

£14.95 + postage and packaging

Here we are on the precipice of Spring –  gale force winds one minute followed by hours of stunningly beautiful sunshine.  Meanwhile, inside the Restaurant, budding camellia on huge branches adorn the dining rooms and pretty pots of sage and lemon-thyme plants decorate the tables. (Could this initiate thoughts of Mother’s Day perhaps!!? ~ Sunday 31st March ~ book soon!)

 

On the menu we have some of our most favourite ingredients to choose from; puntarelle, purple artichokes and tardivo from the Italian markets and fabulous rose garlic from Egypt. The prettiest blood oranges from the Amalfi coast, which with their distinctive pink-tinged flesh adorn many a salad at the moment, with burrata or mozzarella; in sorbets with Campari, or simply on a fresh fruit plate with medjool dates and fresh walnuts.
Of course the restaurant’s current ‘seasonal Bellini’ is made with crushed blood oranges, which make the perfect start to any meal.

From the coasts of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset we have been buying beautiful red mullet, monkfish, turbot and brill recently. From further north, in western Wales, Rhug Estate continue to deliver their fabulous organic lamb, fallow deer and beef twice a week to us.

Over the road at the Sally Clarke Shop, we have recently sourced some fabulous new products via the Ham and Cheese Company (which is run by one of our ex-Shop Managers, Alison, and her husband).  Look out for the amazingly silky-smooth arborio rice which is ideal for making the perfect risotto.  Dried pasta should be found in every kitchen cupboard – as one never knows when a quick supper is going to be called for.
We now have 3 organic varieties to choose from – all made with an ancient wheat grain grown on the hills of the Marche region.

 

Meanwhile at the Production Kitchen, the scent of Seville oranges wafting along the corridor is divine and we have yet again, exceeded our last year’s production of jars of marmalade to over 1200.  Do try the bergamot marmalade too (flavour notes of Earl Grey tea) or the pear and lavender jam, or the Spring rhubarb and apple jam – all of which are made in small batches during short seasons – so beware – we may run out soon!

 

As we prepare for Easter, the Bakery are making fabulous hot cross buns on a daily basis again this year, and the Simnel cakes are already made, decorated with their distinctive 11 balls of marzipan, and are being wrapped and ribboned, ready for you to take home or to offer as a gift.  Easter eggs will be sourced this year from The Chocolate Society, both in milk and dark chocolates, plus the ‘bunnies’ which were so popular last year.     A few exciting Easter additions from L’Artisan du Chocolat will also be found on our shelves over the next few weeks – so do come in and have a browse.

 

Finally do remember that since the restaurant’s renovations 7 (yes seven) years ago! ………….we have the most lovely Private Dining Room  situated below the Bar Room. Seating up to 16 comfortably on one oval table, or up to 30 on 3 tables of 10, it makes the perfect venue for a celebratory Lunch or Dinner, a corporate event, a wedding reception, birthday or anniversary party.  All events are planned by us on a bespoke basis, so all you need to do is give us the date and we will plan the rest, with your guidance.  For images of the room, please look at our website, where you will also find some lovely comments from the hosts of recent events.   www.sallyclarke.com

In the meanwhile, may we all wish you a wonderfully delicious early spring ~ remembering that we are open ALL WEEK, Monday to Sunday, on both sides of the street!..And later this year…… fingers crossed for our Clarke’s Corner Café and Bar!!!!

Shop

Monday – Saturday Friday 8am – 8pm (- 5pm on Saturday)

Sunday 9am – 4pm

 

Restaurant

Monday – Saturday

Breakfast 8 – 10am (-11am on Saturday)

Lunch from 12.30 – 2pm

Dinner from 6.30 -10pm

Sunday Lunch – from 12 noon – 2.30pm

 

Follow our instagram ~ sallyclarkeltd ~ we now have over 2000 followers!……

 

As we brace ourselves for the beast of the east, west or north to arrive, we are beavering away in all parts of Kensington.
In W10 at our Wholesale Bakery we produce our breads, pastries, brownies, truffles, granola and very much more, and in the
Production Kitchen next door, we create daily doses of delicious-ness by way of perfect dishes for you to serve at home; braised duck, chicken or beef, grain salads with vegetables, fruits and nuts, roasted chicken pies, sandwiches, souffles, soups …and they have started the Seville Orange Marmalade production PLUS the 2019 Vin d’Orange..! 

Here in W8 we have hit the 2019-ground running – on both sides of the street. The Restaurant, open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day (Lunch only on Sunday) has seen many familiar customer faces returning already this year – so not everyone it seems, has taken an extended break  The shop, having done a momentous Christmas and New Year is back into the swing, and all the staff have returned from their brief holiday with a spring in their step. 

Sunday news from the Shop and Restaurant:  The Shop is now open from 9am (not 10am) on a Sunday ~ and then of course do not forget those Winter-Warming Sunday Lunches at the Restaurant – book soon for all the family!     Our menus are constantly being topped up with ‘surprises’ coming from Italy, France or Spain.  In particular, you should try the blood oranges, agretti, purple artichokes or the black truffles from Umbria.  Of course Yorkshire is already producing giant quantities of spring rhubarb – so we are buying it every day!  From the Cornish and Scottish fishermen, we are sourcing delicious turbot, brill, scallops, squid and cod, and from our favourite organic farm at Rhug Estate in Wales, we receive weekly deliveries of venison and lamb.  

 

We are often asked if we serve gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian or “low-low” dishes and the answer is – (as it has been for over 34 years) ~YES!     Our menus are written twice-daily, so we are constantly refreshing them to reflect the ingredients we have bought on the day.  All our dishes are cooked to order, so any requested ‘alteration’ may be done with ease! So please just ask…… 

We have already taken Private Dining Room bookings for this year, for a variety of occasions and have received such lovely comments from the hosts, for the food, atmosphere and the service.  So, if you have a celebration in mind, a cocktail party or a corporate dinner to plan, do get in touch – we would love to hear from you.  The Private Room seats 12 to 30 comfortably, and each event is planned by us on a bespoke basis. 

Finally….I am asked almost 99 times a day for a progress report on our “Corner Shop”.  I too am sad that progress has been a little slow, but I am thrilled that we have now been granted a Licence. Our architect, designer and builder are all working together, singing from the same song sheet, and longing for its completion as much as we are!
So my answer to the question is ….“some time this year!!!” 

With best wishes for a delicious start to 2019,
Sally 

 

Shop Opening Times 

Monday – Saturday Friday 8am – 8pm (- 5pm on Saturday) 

Sunday 9am – 4pm 

 

Restaurant Opening Times 

Monday – Saturday 

Breakfast 8 – 10am (-11am on Saturday) 

Lunch from 12.30 – last orders 2pm 

Dinner from 6.30 – last orders 10pm 

Sunday Lunch – from 12 noon – last orders 2.30pm 

 

 Sallyclarke.com 

 

Follow Sally on Instagram……………. @sallyclarkeltd

Welcome to our October Newsletter – which means that we are…..take a deep breath….. nearly ready for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Newsletter!

 

In the Shop, you will now find on our shelves various pears and apples, the last of the cobnuts and plums, Scottish girolles and the first of the organic pumpkins and squash from Forge Farm in Oxfordshire. The new season ‘wet’ walnuts have arrived, to go alongside the few remaining blackberries and raspberries perhaps. We also have some fabulous quince which have been very kindly ‘donated’ (read bartered!) by both Ms Robinson and Mr Wood – so thank you thank you …and…. Welcome to Autumn!

With that in mind, our latest delivery of Thornback and Peel aprons, napkins and tea towels are designed with pretty pears in an orchard setting – a must for any kitchen!

 

One of our customers has brought us the most wonderful organic olive oil from their olive groves in the Luberon. Each limited edition bottle is numbered – expensive but worth every drop!  We have very beautiful wooden gift boxes of 2 on sale as well priced at £30. www.domainelaferriere.com (one of Sally’s favourite parts of France!)

 

Pump Street Chocolates of various flavours and bean origin are in good supply so please come and choose your favourite, be it Rye Crumb and Sea Salt, Honduras or Grenada – we have them all!

 

We have recently started to stock the delicious sodas made by Square Root in Hackney. Their flavours change throughout the seasons – at present we have cucumber and rhubarb and soon we will offer Blackcurrant, Apple and Raspberry. The Healthy Juice Company delivers to us twice-weekly and we now have many keen followers of their products, so much so that some are disappointed to not find their favourite flavour in the fridge when they arrive. So please DO order in advance – we are happy to keep one or two on one side for you.

 

The Production Kitchen has been as busy as ever during the summer making jams, chutneys, relishes and Christmas Puddings – a record number again for us this year, small, medium and large. At the same time the Cake Room have now made the mincemeat for the mince pies and the Christmas Cakes, so do stay tuned for further news in our November Newsletter as we will be updating you with an aide memoire of the various items to add to your lists, including Hampers and gift ideas.

 

Over the road at the Restaurant, Sunday Lunch is now back on the menu so do bring the family! Throughout the week we are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – and bookings have been ‘hotting up’ already since the Summer – so do call if the online booking system says ‘no’ ….there are often last minute opportunities available!

 

 

Remember our beautiful Private Dining Room is a perfect venue for any number of guests from 10 to 30, for any event – from a simple Breakfast meeting to a formal celebratory Dinner. Call us on 020 7221 9225 or email  restaurant@sallyclarke.com with the date you have in mind and we will arrange your requirements. All events are designed on a bespoke basis, and we are expert at planning it for you!

 

Meanwhile, a little news of the Corner Shop is finally here. We are planning to open early in the new year and have been taking advice regarding the application for a licence. The architect is still finalising the drawings…. so please accept our apologies for the delay, thank you for your keen interest and questions – and at the same time thank you all for your kind patience. We want to do it right, so we are taking our time!

On that note please be reminded that we are constantly searching for wonderful people to join our teams…………..

 

Please see below for our opening hours – both for the Shop and the Restaurant.

 

Shop

Monday – Saturday Friday 8am – 8pm (- 5pm on Saturday)

Sunday 10am – 4pm

 

Restaurant

Monday – Saturday

Breakfast 8 – 10am (-11am on Saturday)

Lunch from 12.30

Dinner from 6.30

Sunday Lunch – from 12 noon

 

Finally – we are searching for wonderful people to join our teams – be it in the Shop, Dining Room, Kitchens or Bakery – so do get in touch and send to us your CV – or simply an introductory letter describing yourself and your plans for the future – you never know it may tie in with ours!

 

Sally

SallyClarkeBook2018

 

Sally is very excited to announce that her first book,

‘Recipes from the Restaurant, Shop and Bakery’

is to be re printed in time for Christmas –

Please email us on restaurant@sallyclarke.com or shop@sallyclarke.com

to reserve your copy!

 

Do listen to Director / General Manager Adrian and our Driver Tommy talk about life at the Bakery, and on the road as they deliver our wonderful breads and pastries!

The Bread Network

 

Behind the scenes, our plans for the corner shop are moving slowly but steadily – although nothing to show yet! But we are getting there … (For those of you who missed the last newsletter, our BIG news is that last month we signed a lease for the beautiful shop opposite the Restaurant. So please keep tuned!)

We are all keeping our fingers crossed that the late spring weather will continue to shine on us. The wisteria of Kensington must be (after Paul Smith’s pink wall in LA) one of the most Instagrammed images of all time, and buds, both purple and white are about to burst as I write. The apple and magnolia blossoms seem to herald a happy summer – so at the Restaurant, Shop and Production Kitchen, we are preparing ourselves for a busy time.

 

In the dining rooms and Bar room we have cherry blossom on huge branches and on the tables, delicate terracotta pots are filled with sweet-smelling sage plants. Through the windows of the Main dining room and the Garden room, we note that the terraced planting goes from strength to strength. We must have every green known to man in our little garden– so happy it is looking. And on the subject of the Garden room, many of you will be pleased to ‘hear’ that the acoustic ceiling has now been fitted – and what a difference it makes! Come in and test it out for yourselves….

 

Our beautiful bespoke Picnics for the various Opera Festivals, school fêtes, Chelsea Flower Show, tennis and cricket matches will be on offer from the Shop throughout the Summer.

All you have to do is choose from a vast array of ideas – from Roasted Chicken Pie, Spiced Lamb Calzone, Smoked Salmon Roulade, Sausage Rolls, Vegetable Tarts and Asparagus Puff Pastry; partner them with one of our fabulous salads, made freshly every day, combining a variety of grains, vegetables, herbs and dressings. Desserts are simple – from a bag of cherries, washed and ready to eat with a selection of cheeses perhaps, to mini carrot cake, macaroons, financier and madeleine.

Email shop@sallyclarke.com or call 020 7229 2190 and ask for a Clarke’s Picnic List.

We will pack everything into a Clarke’s Cool Bag if you wish, or a Sally Clarke hessian bag (which is a lovely mid-purple colour this year). Alternatively just bring your own cool bag and we will fill it up for you. Champagne, wines, juices, chocolate truffles, cheeses, oatmeal biscuits, baguettes … you name it, we will try our best to provide it.

NB Please give 5 days notice if you require a particular item.

 

Look out for the new Pump Street Chocolate Milk made by The Estate Dairy, Compton

Martin in Somerset. It will be delivered to us every week in cute 250ml glass bottles, so ask for yours to be put on one side – served deliciously chilled, it is perfect for kids of all ages!

For those who prefer something with a bit more of a kick, our new 2018 batch of vin d’orange is bottled, wax-topped and labelled! Grab your bottle now – poured over ice with a twist of orange peel, it is too special for words!

 

Sunday Lunches at the Restaurant are going well – with some customers even making

repeat bookings for every weekend. Rib of Rhug Estate organic beef is a firm favourite with many, roasted in the traditional way and served with horseradish and chive cream, and mini Yorkshire puddings. For those who prefer something a little less robust, there is always a wide choice of dishes to suit the whole family.

Email restaurant@sallyclarke.com or call us on 020 7221 9225 to book your table.

 

Our Private Room is proving to be popular and many dates from now to the Autumn are already booked. We offer a bespoke service for this, as every party and every host requires something different, be it for a Wedding Anniversary, surprise Birthday, a Corporate event, Business breakfast meeting or a Cocktail party – we have done them all – so just call us – we are expert at planning it!

In the meanwhile, we will get back to work and look forward to seeing you, on one side of the road or the other – or even both! – very soon.

Sally

 

Sally Clarke Shop 1 Campden Street, London w8 7ep 020 7229 2190

shop@sallyclarke.com

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8–8, Saturday 8–5, Sunday 10–4

 

Clarke’s Restaurant 124 Kensington Church Street, London w8 4bh 020 7221 9225

restaurant@sallyclarke.com

Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday

Breakfast 8–10 (11 on Saturdays) Lunch from 12.30 Dinner from 6.30

Sunday lunch from 12 noon

 

www.sallyclarke.com Follow Sally on Instagram @sallyclarkeltd

We are so excited to have been included in this lovely list – alongside so many of our favourites.

Thank you to Philippa Davis and all at Postcard Recipes and House and Garden.

Clarke's
CLARKE’S

 

For the first 23 years since opening in 1984, this restaurant served a no-choice menu as the chef, Sally Clarke, knew best. Now, although it also has an à la carte menu, it is still very much the case that in Sally and her team we should trust. With their consistent ability to know exactly how best to handle every ingredient that passes over the threshold, this is one of the few restaurants I would happily eat at every day.* The daily changing short menu is focused on British and Mediterranean cuisine and will be guided by not only the season but also what that day’s weather is up to. The quietly eclectic dining room manages to be intimate yet airy and there is a suitably impressive wine list to accompany what I think is some of the best food in town.

Meal for two with drinks: around £120 ( set menu), £160 a la carte
Will appeal to: food educated grown ups
What to wear: corduroy

*if the credit card would allow.

 

 

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