Powder Keg Diplomacy

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Powder Keg Diplomacy Restaurant and Bar, on St Johns Hills in the heart of Clapham is one of the most exciting dining and drinking experiences in London.

With a pledge to serve approachable seasonal British fare and libations in a colonial environment, this bar is perfect for impressing your friends or even a romantic night out in the city as this firmly falls in the cool, secret bar territory of London. With a front bar consuming cocktails and laughter, and a beautiful vintage conservatory hosting elegant Victorian dinners, this is one London bar to visit as soon as you can. 

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Live Music & Cocktails!

Live Music & Cocktails!

Every Sunday

Powder Keg Diplomacy Sunday's are back with Live Music in our bar area from 17:00 - 19:00 every Sunday. We are mixing...

Spiritual Mondays

Spiritual Mondays

Every Monday

Join us every Monday for a little chat and a free g&t, rum & ginger, you name it. You'll have the brand...



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Powder Keg Diplomacy
147 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1TQ

South London

Nearest station:
Clapham Junction (Rail)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.50
Pint of Real Ale £4.20
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.90
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Cocktail £8.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £16.90
Bottle of Champagne £39.00


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This venue serves British, Gastro, Brunch and Fine Dining food.

A word from the chef:
The Kitchen offers a menu sourced solely from the land and sea of the United Kingdom and inspired by centuries of great British recipes. An A La Carte menu dinner menu is available 7 days a week in 'The Observatory' restaurant whilst the lunch/bar menu will be a lighter take on British fare on the weekends

Our Review

Powder Keg Diplomacy - London Restaurant Bar Reviews

Powder Keg Diplomacy - London Restaurant Bar Reviews

Some people dare tread the space between Clapham Junction and Battersea, and some people barely know it's there, but if there's any reason to extend a short stroll up to St John's Hill, it's for this eclectic eatery. Here's how we got on when we got...

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This place is a real find - food is fabulous (even for a vegetarian such as myself), drinks are excellent and the service is super-courteous. Very recommended. visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 21 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017 by

Fabulous as always. The best place to spend my last night in London! Thank you all for a cracking night! visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 08 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 by

Great food, great service. We had a really enjoyable evening. visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 20 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 by

Initial disappointed the menu had changed over a 3 day period, but wow were the restaurant accomodating. They rustled up a complete new starter off the menu which was delicious. As usual the rest of the food was great, the atmosphere lovely and the service thoughtful and considerate. visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 01 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017 by

Lovely food and great service visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 04 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by

Decent gastro pub with hints of Victoriana but not as quirky as it seems on the website. We (3 women) all had different cocktails and they were all REALLY GOOD. Also had dinner - no complaints, great chips, nice wine, attentive service. visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 25 May 2017
26 May 2017 by

Lovely evening, with attentive staff and great food, in the private dining room. We will be back! Thanks Ollie and team for taking such good care of us. x visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by

Came in for drinks and dinner with my parents. Staff were brilliant and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend. visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by

Very cute place and good service but the food was not that great. Its pretty cheap but my still, there is no excuse for using so much vinegar when poaching your eggs that it lands up being the only thing a consumer can taste. The crumb bits on the asparagus were hard an inedible. The triple cooked chips tasting very odd indeed, if I was not in a large group, I would have sent these things back. Cocktails were just ok which I thought they were renowned for. Overall, not great Tanya visited Powder Keg Diplomacy on 19 May 2017
20 May 2017 by

I absolutely couldn't love this restaurant more. Not only one of the best takes on a sour i've ever had but a really honest and British menu. God, that greenhouse restaurant was stunning.
17 Jan 2017 by

Such a great place to be - excellent beverages and food menu and an absolutely impecable staff team. Cocktails and craft beer over there were delicious! It`s a pity I was in London only for a few days, otherwise would definitely become a regular. Really recommend it! http://powderkegdiplomacy.co.uk/
31 Mar 2014 by

Very nice place. Love the decor, and the cocktails are great.

10 Feb 2012 by

A fantastic addition to the recent surge in St Johns Hill new bar/restaurant openings. This is a truely elegant and special bar and I loved every thing about it, very well considered decor with antiques and colonial touches, fantastic cocktails and red wine list and an atmosphere that is incomparable in London.

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