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“A truly memorable ‘destination restaurant’, ideal for any special occasion.”
Review of The Clock House

The Clock House
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Ripley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$58 - US$71
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We were formerly known as Drake's, but our name changed in January 2017. Everything else remains the same. Our food is flavour focused, with an emphasis on clarity and simplicity, using produce that is both local and regional. Quality of ingredients and their provenance is paramount to our head chef Fred Clapperton and we seek the best we can from within the UK. Awarded a Michelin star in the 2018 guide and 3AA Rosettes.
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had the lunchtime tasting menu and the wine flight to celebrate a very significant birthday at The Clock House, and it was absolutely one of the best ‘foodie’ experiences that I’ve ever had. The whole ambience of the place is sublime, effortlessly classy without ever being dull or stuffy. Delicious cocktails to start; a menu of delicious food that managed to both surprise and delight; and fascinating wines from literally all parts of the world. What an experience! And a great way to spend a full afternoon of pleasure. There’s even a small and appealing walled garden for a breath of fresh air if the weather allows … A truly memorable ‘destination restaurant’, ideal for any special occasion.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was my second visit to the Clock House (it was Drake's when I visited in 2016) and it provided another fantastic meal for another special occasion. My husband and I had a 7 course Tasting Menu and I also enjoyed the wine flight that was beautifully explained by the sommelier. The 5 wines I had were small enough that I could keep up with the food and not feel totally plastered by the end of the meal!

The food itself was also delicious - not too big but packed with flavour and all very complimentary of each other. At the end of the meal we were both full without feeling stuffed. The pace of each course was also spot on.

The Clock House is great for a special occasion - Ripley is very lucky to have so many high quality restaurants!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I took my wife and a group of friends for dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and everyone of us left saying it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. As well as the food being so great, the staff were attentive, knowledgeable and good fun.

Being a large group we all had the tasting menu. What always amazes me about a tasting menu is how the chef can take ingredients that I would normally not order, and turn it in to one of the nicest tasting meals I have experienced. Reading the menu beforehand, I would estimate that 60% of what was on offer would be something that I would say I didn’t like. Having eaten the entire menu, I can now say that there was only one element of one dish that I wasn’t keen on. Everything else that I was served was absolutely stunning. Every dish was an explosion of flavour that had the whole table only capable of saying the word “wow”.

Sadly I’m not in a position to eat at an establishment such as this every night, but if I was I would certainly be a regular here. I couldn’t recommend The Clock House highly enough, I will definitely be returning, and I may not wait for a special occasion next time.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank simonleve
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Very good the appetiser and the turbo. Less interesting the porc, especially the acid / sweet sauce not well paired, also too many different flavours in that dish.
Interesting and good also the dessert, in particular the goat milk ice cream.
Overall I would recommend it, the service was also nice and the spaces are big.
It is a good 1 star michelin, not outstanding but up to the standard.
The price is a bit high, but probably ok to the (expensive quality/price) British food standard.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We booked online on the morning of our visit after our other plans fell through. When we arrived our coats were promptly taken in the hallway and we were offered to have a drink in the bar which we accepted.

Once we’d had some delicious hors d’oeuvres we took our drinks through to be seated in the restaurant.

We sought advice from the restaurant manager when choosing wine and he was very friendly and knowledgeable.

We ordered from the lunch menu. I cannot fault the service, our bread and drinks were regularly replenished and there was just the right amount of time between courses.

The food was delicious, amuse bouche followed by starter then main, then cheese. Then we received some complimentary petits fours as we were celebrating a special birthday which was a lovely touch.

Overall I only have one regret and that is that we hadn’t been here sooner.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank EmmaL490
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