Tweezered micro coriander, orange gels, and cauliflower velouté poured from a teapot gives the impression of boring fine dining food served in an equally dull setting. However, Sinabro, near Clapham Common, is anything but. The spot has an inviting, neighbourhood restaurant energy, and is the kind of great little place perfect for celebrating a special birthday or just the weekend. You’ll be treated with equal warmth either way. There’s a small, exposed brick dining area towards the back, but you really want to be at the sleek, white-tiled front on the stools, facing the open kitchen. That way you can watch the polished, French-leaning dishes from the monthly changing, four-course, £49 set menu being prepared. There might be a gel here and a mousse there, but dishes like tender guinea fowl and creamy rice pudding are still hearty.
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