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Upstairs Bar & Restaurant

89B Acre Lane | (Entrance on Branksome Road), London SW2 5TN, England
08714268810.
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Ranked #4,361 of 17,541 Restaurants in London
Price range: $39 - $55
Hours:
Mon 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sadly this will be one of the last reviews here as the restaurant has CLOSED as of Friday 8th August 2014. However I wanted to write a final review about how fantastic the gastronomic experiences have been at 'Upstairs' each time I have been in the last 6-7 years. Fantastic, inventive cordon bleu French cooking at it's best with a... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I booked a table for 10 here at Upstairs two months in advance for my birthday and they emailed me to cancel it (because the chef had just left at short notice) a few days before the night. I had told the owner that this booking was for my birthday and had taken the time to email him about our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Cannot fault this gorgeous restaurant. The entire staff or completely on point..excellent and friendly service..homely but pristine surroundings and the food is top notch. A fantastic consome with delicate chicken and prawn dumpling; perfect sliver of silky foie gras; excellent lamb with anchovies jus; delectable duck with Endive & Berries. A superb meal in "sexy" surroundings in brilliant Brixton. Try... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We lived just around the corner from this little gem for some time and visited many times, now we've moved away I rather miss it and wish we had visited more often. The dishes can be rather off the wall, but there are real strokes of genius. I have eaten some of my all time favourite plates of food here... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was looking for something unusual to bring the boyfriend and found this place on internet. The fact that it is hard-ish to find makes it all the more exciting. I have to say, I was surprised by how good the food was - I was not expecting that level of cuisine in a small hidden restaurant in Brixton. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have been coming here intermittently for the last few years. The menu is compact but well thought out. The standard of the food is very high with a reasonably priced wine list. Although the dining room is small the food and excellent staff make it a great night out. They now do a tasting menu which will we will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have never written a restaurant review before but felt I could not let the experience of last night's exceptional meal pass by without recording my appreciation. A ring at the front door on the little street and four of us were inside, climbing steep stairs as if into somebody's small, private living room. The service was attentive but discreet;... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I took my friend for a birthday treat and was so pleased I did. The food was absolutely delicious and the friendly service just added to the experience. I have lived in Brixton for more than 20 years and to have a place like this almost on my doorstep is wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

You can only book on-line to dine here, but its always busy. The service is very good, and menu has around 4 options for each course, both meat and fish. The meals were a perfect size, well balance, and not overly filling, so after consuming 3 courses I didn't' leave feeling bloated. Its a small venue, so you can feel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Booked a table for 6 including one vegetarian for their 6 course tasting menu including wine. We had a drink in the first floor bar beforehand. There was a cocktail list, we ordered a couple of classics instead but should have ordered from their list. The main room is light and airy despite being small. The restaurant was busy with... More

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Additional Information about Upstairs Bar & Restaurant

Address: 89B Acre Lane | (Entrance on Branksome Road), London SW2 5TN, England
Phone Number: 08714268810.
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 55
Cuisine: French

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