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Through the archives: Clarke’s, 1986-2018
Published 15 June 2022

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Since opening her Notting Hill restaurant in 1984, Sally Clarke has earned herself an MBE, had her portrait painted by Lucian Freud and staked her claim as a doyenne of artisan bread in London. But then, if you start with the best possible ingredients, don't complicate matters and maintain balance and seasonal sensitively, you can hardly go wrong.

  The Good Food Guide 1986 This has the style of a country restaurant, with high ceilings, cream walls, flowers, and no choice on the menu, which changes daily. Sally Clarke arrived via Croydon Technical College, Paris and Michael’s in Santa Monica. The Californian influence is the most noticeable with a ...

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