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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(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’ £ 5.50
The classic Italian dessert freshly prepared daily – layers of Pavesini bisquits, egg&mascarpone cream and white chocolate

Panna Cotta £ 4.50
Light fresh cream dessert served with berry coulis

Tortino al cioccolato £ 5.50
A warm chocolate fondant with a liquid chocolate heart served with fresh cream

Crème Brulee £ 5.50
A Fresh custard dessert topped with caramelised sugar

Mousse di cioccolato £ 5.50
Airy Chocolate mousse with fresh berries and walnuts

Assaggi della casa £ 7.50
3 tasters of our desserts – please ask staff what’s available today

Formaggi della Casa £ 8.90
A selection of cheeses including Parmesan, Pecorino, Goat Cheese, Ricotta, 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)

Spaghetti alla carbonara tartufata £ 12.90
The famous “roman” dish revised by our “chef” with black truffle flakes and white truffle olive oil using top quality handmade spaghetti pasta

Chitarrina alla Teramana £ 12.90
Traditional Pasta dish still made by Italian mums and grannies. A staple in Teramo Province. Fresh hand
made egg spaghetti with tiny meat balls and rich tomato sauce. A must on chilly winter nights.

Risotto con funghi porcini (G) (V) £ 13.90
Risotto with porcini mushrooms

Risotto con radicchio e riduzione di di Montepulciano d’Abruzzo £ 13.90
Risotto with Radicchio and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine reduction

Gnocchi con scampi £ 14.90
Freshly hand made gnocchi with Langoustines and cherry tomato sauce

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

Tagliatelle fresche al nero di seppia con ragu di moscardini £ 13.90
Fresh squid ink tagliatelle with baby octopus, aubergines and peppers sauce

Linguine biologiche con Aragosta £ 16.90
Organic linguine with half fresh lobster and baby cherry tomatoes


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

The Lavender Organic Beef Burger £ 11.90
Char-grilled burger prepared daily by our chefs using organic beef, streaky Italian guanciale, caramelised onions and Pecorino cheese on a sesame bun. Served with hand chopped cooked potato with tomato and rocket salad

Filetto di manzo all’aceto balsamico di Modena e sale blu di Persia con rucola (G) £ 17.90
English prime beef fillet with Blue Persian Salt, on a bed of delicate rocket and a pot of Modena balsamic vinegar sauce. Served with one side to choose from the selection below

Entrecote con rucola, pomodorini e scaglie di parmigano (G) £ 16.00
Char-grilled 21 days aged sirloin steak with cherry tomatoes, rocket and parmesan shavings. Served with one side to choose from the selection below
Ossobuco alla milanese con risotto allo zafferano £ 17.90
The classic Milanese dish. Slow cooked for 5 hours, melting in the mouth veal shank and saffron risotto

Agnello Scottadito con cavolo nero £ 17.90
Grilled Welsh Lamb cutlers served with creamy potato mash and cavolo nero

Melanzane alla parmigiana (V) £ 11.90
The classic Italian dish with fresh aubergines, tomatoes and fiordilatte mozzarella from our Italian suppliers

Fritturina di Calamari e tempura di verdure £ 13.90
Deep fried baby calamari as we do in Italy. Served with a tempura of aubergines, courgettes and carrots

Spiedini di calamari e gamberi alla griglia £ 13.90
Char-grilled calamari and king prawns served on a skewer with char-grilled vegetables

Tagliata di tonno alla griglia (G) £ 17.90
Exceptionally fresh char-grilled yellow fin tuna steak with sesame seeds. Served with one side to choose from the selection below

Spigola dell’Adriatico con verdure di stagione e pomodorini confit £ 17.90
Fillet of Pan fried Sea Bass with slow cooked seasonal vegetables and confit cherry tomatoes

Medaglioni di Pescatrice e asparagi £ 17.90
Pan Fried Monk Fish medallions wrapped in pancetta and served with leek veloute’ and asparagus tips

Side selection £ 3.00
– Chunky chips
– Potatoe slices (hand chopped cooked potato)
– Mixed leaves salad
– Mix of grilled vegetables (courgettes, peppers, aubergines)

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

The Lavender Platter £ 9.90/£ 18.90
A selection of Prosciutto di Parma, Salami with a mix of aged Parmigiano Reggiano (24 months), Grana Padano (12 months) and Pecorino (6 months) made with Sheep’s milk imported directly from Italy from a small family owned producers mainly from the region of Abruzzo. Served with a mix of vegetables roasted or cooked by us at low temperature and bread.
Bruschette con salumi, formaggi e vedure grigliate £ 5.90
Selection of Bruschetta with cured meat, cheese and grilled vegetables
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 e prosciutto di Parma con rucola (G) £ 8.90
Top quality Burrata (mozzarella filled with cream) imported from Puglia served with Parma ham and
rocket salad

The Vegetarian Platter (V) £ 8.90/£ 16.90
A wide selection of roasted and oven cooked fresh vegetables together with a selection of cheeses imported
from Italy. Served with bread

The Seafood Platter (for 2 people) (N) £ 22.90
A selection of 2 cold and 2 warm seafood dishes including a tartare of slightly salted tuna fillet, Organic Salmon
carpaccio with chilli and pink peppercorns served on a bed of baby leaves, cooked king prawns and deep fried
baby calamari

The Seafood trio
Selection of 3 seafood starters of the day – please ask staff of what is available today £ 11.90

Moules Marinieres £ 8.90/£ 12.90
A bowl of fresh mussels in wine, parsley and pepper sauce. Served with crusty bread

Carpaccio di Polpo Mediterraneo £ 8.90
Mediterranean Octopus carpaccio. Thinly sliced fresh octopus with organic celery shavings and extra virgin
oil and lemon dressing

Capesante con pancetta e crema di patate £ 8.90
Seared Scottish scallops, wrapped in pancetta and served on potato and chives veloute’

Tartare di tonno pinna gialla (G) £ 8.90
Yellow fin tuna tartare with strawberry, thyme and summer berries coulis served on a bed of tasty green leaves



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