Sunday is something of an institution at The Four Thieves (which incidentally won DesignMyNight's 'Best Pub' award in 2018). The stuff of hangover dreams, you can feast on veggie wellington, corn-fed chicken or Scotch rump of beef, before moseying over to the bar for bloody marys and board games. Hasta la vista headache.
The Best Spots For Sunday Lunch In Clapham
Picture this, it's 2pm on a brisk Sunday afternoon, you've just finished a jaunt down Northcote Road or a lap of Clapham Common 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.
The Swingers Roast at The Clapham North is a feast of beef, chicken and pork, served alongside *all* the trimmings, and priced at only £30 for two, it's arguably one of the cheapest Sunday lunch deals in Clapham. Better yet, this pub is the perfect spot for sports fans, airing all major fixtures, meaning you can feast on fine fares without missing a minute of the action.
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.
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.
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 Windmill is a friendly neighbourhood pub with ample space for summertime al fresco lunches. Kick off a mammoth Sunday feast here with one of their signature sharing boards, before digging into a classic roast served with all the trimmings - with the option to add a bowl of roasties smothered in uber-rich gravy. We're not drooling, you are.
Boasting tonnes of space and private nooks, The Belle Vue is the perfect place for a group Sunday lunch in Clapham. A friendly neighbour pub conviniently located opposite Clapham Common station, this spot is also known for serving some of the best vegan-friendly roasts.
Located just a hop and skip away from Clapham South station, The Perky Nel is the perfect spot for a family affair. Bursting with space (and with a dog-friendly policy), this place offers a two-course Sunday feast for only £20, with a range of cocktails and international wines to wash it all down with.
While a restaurant serving up a fusion of Japanese and Latin cuisines may not be your first port of call for a hearty roast, Mommi proves that you should never judge a book by its cover. Head here on a Sunday and you'll be able to feast on dishes like tempura gyoza and punchy ceviche, as well as a range of top-quality traditional roasts. And to wash it down? Enjoy bottomless fizz or wine for only £18.99.
Located just a short stroll away from Clapham Common, No 32 The Old Town is a bright and contemporary restaurant with a fairy light-lit terrace perfect for al fresco dining. From noon on Sundays this place offers a range of roasts, expect 28-day-aged beef, free-range chicken and tasty vegan alternatives. Opt for a side of truffle macaroni cheese for the ultimate weekend indulgence.
The Saxon is up there with the best place for a Sunday lunch in Clapham, offering a colourful and contemporary setting for your weekend feasting. Whether you're cosying up inside or on the terrace, this bar will blow you away with its signature plates and expertly crafted cocktails.
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.