Welcome to The Lavender

Our family’s tradition of fine food dates back to 1850 specialised in artisanal produce from the Abruzzo region. Following into it’s footsteps The Lavender delivers some of Italy’s finest food sourced directly from small producers using traditional recipes re-invented by our chefs.
We pride ourselves in offering you exceptional ingredients, simply cooked and second to none.
The ingredients used in our kitchen are always fresh. We select our fish, seafood and meat from Billingsgate and Smithfield markets several times a week so the menu may slightly vary according to season and availability.
Our food is freshly cooked to order so we kindly request your patience. Please sit back, relax and have a drink, we promise we will be as quick as possible.


+44 (0)20 7978 5242



171 Lavender Hill,




Tue-Fri:    5:00 pm-12:30 am

Sat:     10:00 am-12:30 am

Sun:    10:00 am-11:30 pm


171 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TE

Close to transport: Bus 345, 156, 77, 87
Clapham Junction Tube less then 10 mins walk

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Opening hours

4:00 pm-12:30 am
12:00 pm-12:30 am

Please call us on +44 (0)20 7878 5242 to enquire

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Christmas Season  Set Menu (25/10/16 – 23/12/16)


Winter Salad – quinoa, cannelini beans, sundried tomatoes and chickpeas

Yellow fin Tuna Tartare with crunchy  vegetables

House cured Iberic pork carpaccio with apple mustard


Butternut  squash, gorgonzola  and red pepper risotto with crispy guanciale

Winter pulses and truffle veloute’

Squid ink tagliatelle with prawns and cubed pecorino cheese

Iberic pork loin in Pecorino crust and potato  millefouille

Aubergine Parmigiana

Roasted cod with hazelnut&herbs crust


Semifreddo al Torroncino

Choccolate mousse with strawberry coulis

Panettone bread and butter pudding

2 courses – £ 19.90       3 courses – 24.90  

(V) Vegetarian (G) Gluten Free


(Offer not valid in conjunction with other promotions – Lunches and Sunday to Thursday)

2 course menu (Selected starter + selected pasta or main from a la carte menu – see below for exclusions) £ 17.90
3 course menu (Selected starter + selected pasta or main + selected dessert from a la carte menu) £ 21.90

Exclusions (Valid for Set menu and Discount Cards)

(V) Vegetarian (G) Gluten Free (N) Contains Nuts

Tiramisu’ £ 5.90
The classic Italian dessert freshly prepared daily – layers of Pavesini bisquits, egg&mascarpone cream and coffee

Meringata con frutti di bosco e gelato £ 5.90
Italian meringues with Chantilly cream, ice cream and seasonal berries

Mousse di cioccolato con coulis di fragola £ 5.90
Choccolate mousse with strawberry coulis

Crème Brulee al Baileys £5.90
Baileys infused Crème Brulèe

Gelato con frutta di stagione £ 5.90
Ice Cream with seasonal fruit and berries

Sorbetto £ 4.50

Formaggi della Casa £ 8.90
A selection of cheeses including Parmesan, Pecorino, Goat Cheese and Gorgonzola served with bread, Cheese biscuits and Honey


Sweet temptations

(indulge yourself with a liqueur or sweet Italian wine)

Limoncello    25ml/gls. – £ 3.00   50ml/btl. – £ 5.00

Grappa Amor D’UA bianca    25ml/gls. – £ 3.00    50ml/btl. – £ 5.00

Genziana/Ratafia/Fragolino/Licorice/Chocholate & Rum – S. Spirito – Pescara    25ml/gls. – £ 3.00    50ml/btl. – £ 5.00

Moscato Giallo IGT – Cantina Corbera – Sicilia    25ml/gls. – £ 5.00    50ml/btl. – £ 21.90
Straw yellow wine honey melon flavoured with white peaches, flowers and tropical fruit. This wine deliver well balance acidity and has a long, lingering finish. Perfect as an aperitif or with a dessert

Carmenos Rosso Veneto – La Cappuccina – Verona (Wine Spectator 91 points)    50ml/btl. – £ 34.90
Highly recommended with Chocolate cake or Tiramisu. Elegant and harmonious, with rich black cherry, bilberry, plum and chocolate notes. The fruity sensations carry through onto the intriguing sweet palate.


 (Selection of gluten free pasta available upon request)

Pappardelle con ragu’ di stinco £ 13.90
Fresh, daily made egg pappardelle with rich pulled veal shank sauce

La Carbonara tartufata £ 12.90
The famous roman dish revised by our chef. Guanciale, eggs and pecorino cheese with addition of white truffle oil and flakes of fresh truffle (when available)

Risotto con nero di seppia e piselli (G) £ 16.50
Squid ink and pea risotto

Risotto con zafferano o e salsiccia di Norcia £ 16.50
Risotto with saffron and Norcia sausage

Strozzapreti alla siciliana £ 14.50
Handmade, fresh strozzapreti pasta with tuna capers, olives and chili sauce

Linguine biologiche con gamberi, cozze, calamari e pomodorini £ 13.90
Organic linguine with king prawns, calamari, mussels and baby cherry tomatoes

Zuppa del giorno £ 9.90
Soup of the day (pleaee ask our staff what’s on offer)

Linguine Lobster £ 17.90
Organic linguine with half lobster


(V) Vegetarian (G) Gluten Free (N) Contains Nuts

The Lavender Duck Burger £ 11.90
Char-grilled burger prepared daily by our chefs using Gressingham duck breast, pate’, sun dried tomatoes and Pecorino cheese. Served with French fries

Melanzane alla parmigiana (V) £ 11.90
Layers of aubergine, tomato and basil sauce and fiordilatte mozzarella

Filetto di manzo verdure miste arrosto (G) £ 18.90
English prime beef fillet with mixed roasted vegetables

Polletto butterfly (G) £ 14.90
Gressingham char-grilled baby-chicken with roast potatoes and home-made gravy

Ossobuco alla milanese £ 17.90
The classic Milanese dish. Slow cooked for 5 hours, melting in the mouth veal shank with saffron risotto and brunoise of baby vegetables

Costata di Vitello £ 14.90
Pan fried bone in sirloin veal cutlet with desiree’ potato mash

Fritturina di Calamari e verdure £ 12.90
Deep fried baby calamari as and seasonal vegs

Pescatrice con fregola cozze e pomodoro £ 16.90
Pan fried monk fish with fregola, tomato and mussels

Merluzzo all’arrabbiata (G) £ 15.90
Pan Fried cod with mussels and chilli arrabbiata sauce

Grigliata mediterranea £ 19.90
Grilled fish (ask what fish we found at the market this morning) with crunchy seasonal vegetables.

Sides £ 4.50

  • French fries
  • Roast potatoes with herbs
  • Broccoli with chilli, garlic and ginger
  • Fried courgettes
  • Mix of seasonal grilled vegetables
  • Mixed/Rocket and tomato salad

(V) Vegetarian (G) Gluten Free (N) Contains Nuts

The Lavender Platter £ 9.90/19.80
A selection of Prosciutto di Parma, Salami with a mix of aged Parmigiano Reggiano (24 months), Grana Padano and pecorino cheeses

Insalata d’Inverno (V) (G) (D) £ 6.90
Canellini beans,chickpeas, quinoa and sun dried tomato salad

Olive verdi servite con pane, olio extra vergine di olive e aceto balsamico (V) £ 3.90
Green olives from Abruzzo served with bread, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Burrata mozzarella con pesto leggero al basilco e verdure grigliate (V) £ 8.90
Top quality Burrata (mozzarella filled with cream) imported from Puglia served with light basil pesto and grilled vegs.

Provola affumicata con funghi e tartufo £ 11.90
Provola cheese filled with mushrooms and truffle

Stufato di polpo £ 12.90
Slow cooked spicy octopus with tomato, capers and taggiasche olives

Calamari con crema di canellini e guanciale croccante £ 11.90
Grilled squid with cannellini beans cream and crispy guanciale

Insalata di barbabietola e caprino con condimento balsamico e semi di girasole (V) £ 11.00
Beetroot and goat cheese salad with sunflower seeds and balsamic dressing

Timballino di Pesce Spada e e pomodoro fresco (G) £ 11.00
Swordwish and fresh tomato parcel

Carpaccio di pescato con soya e mango £ 11.90
Fish (ask what is on offer today) carpaccio with soya and mango emulsion

Carpaccio di manzo con crema di Reggiano e rucola croccante £ 13.50
British Beef fillet carpaccio with Parmigiano Cheese cream and crispy rocket

Tartare di manzo (G) £ 11.90
Fresh Beef fillet tartare with gorgonzola cheese topping flambeèd during service

Tartare di tonno pinna gialla (G) £ 11.90
Yellow fin tuna tartare with crunchy vegetables


(V) Vegetarian (G) Gluten Free (N) Contains Nuts