The Best Spots For Sunday Lunch In Clapham

Picture this, it's 2pm on a brisk Sunday afternoon, you've just finished a trip down Northcote Road and you're starting to flag. You need a slap-up Sunday roast and you need it fast. Luckily, this South London neighbourhood is bursting with sleek eateries, gastro pubs and cosy boozers complete with roaring fires and mouthwatering menus. From free-flowing gravy, to piles of golden roasties and Yorkshire puddings as light as a cloud, here is our guide to the very best spots for Sunday lunch in Clapham.

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Last updated on 18th July 2024

The Sun

Located in the heart of Old Town and just a stone's throw away from the urban oasis of Clapham Common, The Sun is a traditional British boozer serving up some seriously cosy vibes. Choose from a selection of classic roast dishes or a range of mains (complete with tonnes of veggie and vegan options) and settle yourself in for a drawn-out Sunday session, with a glass of wine in hand.

The Plough Clapham

Here at DesignMyNight, we reckon that anywhere that serves sides of extra cheesy macaroni balls deserves a special mention. With a list of sides that will have your eyes sneakily darting down the menu, you wouldn't be blamed for forgetting about this place's main show - but to do so would be a mistake. And with interiors as enticing as the food? The Plough is a repeat visit kind of place.

The Phoenix

A short walk away from Clapham North station, The Phoenix is a modern, trendy pub that's best known for its Indian fusion menu. Every Sunday, they're cooking up marinated roast chicken, lamb or a nut roast, served with cumin-infused Yorkshire puddings, Bombay potatoes, chaat cabbage, spiced carrots and homemade gravy. Prices start from just £16.50 each, and on a summer's day you can even enjoy this feast in their spacious beer garden.

The Northcote

All of the Sunday lunches served at The Northcote come with double egg Yorkshire puds, goose fat roasties, honey glazed parsnips, creamed leeks, rainbow chard and lashings of super-thick gravy. Located in the heart of the Clapham action, be sure to book ahead if you're planning on coinciding your visit with one of the Six Nations matches, as this place gets packed out. 

The Abbeville

Somewhere between a cosy pub and sophisticated eatery, The Abbeville offers the perfect lazy London afternoon setting. Curl up in a corner with a pint and a plate piled high with some of the best roast potatoes in the capital. In the summer months, the sunny terrace and street-side tables fill up quick - so be sure to head here early.