Effra Social

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Description

Effra Social is taking you back to the 20th century in workings men club style! With a feeling of a village hall yet with modern touches and an entertainment programme to rival any Shoreditch bar, Effra Social is taking things retro. Housed in a large Georgian Townhouse in Brixton, you can relax in the large beer garden out front or come to eat and drink in the large bar area. The bar is cheap and the kitchen serves up modern European dishes. Bands hit the stage at the weekend which gets the place rocking and the have quizzes, bingo and dance nights on throughout the week.  

Info

May vary depending on event
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Brixton
18
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
16:00 23:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 23:00

Location

Effra Social
89 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF

Area:
South London

Nearest station:
Brixton (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.80
Pint of Real Ale £3.30
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.95
Bottle of House Wine £14.75
Bottle of Champagne £38.00

Menus

Main Menu Download
Sunday Roast Menu Download
Wine List Download


This venue serves Burgers, Bar Snacks and International food.

A word from the chef:
The dishes here are all made fresh on sight and present a mixture of flavours, from ravioli of fig to traditional fish pie, there is something for everyone.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Churchill Lounge Private Room 50 £200 returnable deposit £1000 £1000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Best roast I've had in a long time Visited Effra Social on 2018-02-11
by on February 13th, 2018
5

We had a fantastic time on Saturday! Thank you for having us xx Visited Effra Social on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Easy to organise and everything was great when we arrived. Thanks a lot! Visited Effra Social on 2018-02-09
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Nice venue with Friendly service. The bar is small and there weren’t enough staff. I imagine Antic have a lot of money so a bit of maintenance would be nice, just for the sake of hygiene and and comfort. Visited Effra Social on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
3

Great night, the staff looked after us really well in the Churchill Lounge and everyone had an excellent time. Thank very much, M Visited Effra Social on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Visited Effra Social on 2018-01-24
by on January 27th, 2018
5

Venue, atmosphere and staff were great... The vegetables were raw, Roast potatoes were first cooked 3 days before Visited Effra Social on 2017-12-10
by on December 12th, 2017
3

Excellent food and service. Would recommend Visited Effra Social on 2017-12-07
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Had a brilliant time in the Effra Social! Staff were friendly, the music was spot on, and the atmosphere electric! Definitely going back for more👍 Visited Effra Social on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
5

Really great night, good music, good drinks. Staff were very accommodating when we arrived and realised chairs were missing from our reserved table. Thanks again! Visited Effra Social on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Best pub roast! Sharing plates amazing! Visited Effra Social on 2017-11-05
by on November 8th, 2017
5

I have booked a table for 17 persons and It has been made easy by a very nice team. The service was really nice and everybody was very happy. Thanks again! Visited Effra Social on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

Great spot and nice people Visited Effra Social on 2017-11-03
by on November 5th, 2017
4

Was looking for somewhere to celebrate my 40th where we could have a private room, our own music and own bar and this ticked all the boxes. It was also their Get Low night, 80s, 90s and hip hop which we had playing in the room too which was a bonus. I'd been here before for Sunday lunch and loved that they'd not made any changes to the decor and it still had a community feel. They also have a great beer selection. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was really good too. Still dreaming about the sausage rolls! Overall a great night Visited Effra Social on 2017-10-27
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Waitress was really helpful. Food was great. Great price too. Visited Effra Social on 2017-10-22
by on October 25th, 2017
5

Great birthday venue. They took care of us from beginning to end, and the food was great. Visited Effra Social on 2017-10-07
by on October 10th, 2017
5

Great communication and the tables reserved for us were in the perfect spot in the main hall as I had asked. A lovely laid back place on a Sunday afternoon with a great roast and cheap drinks. Very happy! Rebekah Visited Effra Social on 2017-10-01
by on October 3rd, 2017
5

The food was fantastic & the staff were very accommodating :) Visited Effra Social on 2017-09-24
by on September 29th, 2017
5

Fantastic enjoyed quiz night, great food, brilliant staff, thanks to Daniel and Josie for helping me with the reservation and again Daniel on the night. Would recomend it to everyone. Visited Effra Social on 2017-09-26
by on September 28th, 2017
5

We love the Effra. Great restaurant -have had several family/ work nights out here. And the bar is good - great DJs at the weekend. Lovely staff. We're big fans! Visited Effra Social on 2017-09-24
by on September 26th, 2017
5

Always space for a group and fun atmosphere. Great for people who like a chat and then a dance! Visited Effra Social on 2017-09-22
by on September 25th, 2017
5

Had a great time at Effra Social - the atmosphere on a Friday evening was perfect. Our hostess was lovely, and accommodating. My only suggestion would be for the vegetarian options to be improved on. Otherwise it all was super. Visited Effra Social on 2017-09-15
by on September 18th, 2017
4

Love it! Great food, lovely staff! Visited Effra Social on 2017-08-12
by on August 17th, 2017
5

Fun nught and nice venue. Visited Effra Social on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

The guys at the Effra Social are great. Helpful, professional, friendly - you can't ask for more from an event host. Super chilled but always get the job done. Our event attendees often tell us how great the staff are and we agree wholeheartedly. Couldn't recommend more highly. Visited Effra Social on 2017-07-13
by on July 15th, 2017
5

Absolutely brilliant venue and wonderful, easy going and helpful staff. I would definitely recommend. Brilliant outdoor vibes, outdoor food, then inside - great party atmosphere with good DJ. Effort Social is awesome! Visited Effra Social on 2017-07-08
by on July 10th, 2017
5

Great night, friendly and cool staff but the menu needs a complete overhaul. Lovely surroundings.! Visited Effra Social on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
4

Booked a table for my birthday drinks, excellent space, amazing food and great prices on the bar i thought. A great time was had by all. I thought the gent who called me to help me book it all in was excellent as well. The only negative was that I requested a song from the DJ in the evening and he was so rude to me it spoiled the mood a little! Totally unnecessary, especially with the amount of money we all spent there on Saturday. Visited Effra Social on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
4

Fantastic veggie Sunday roast and very nice staff. Well done everyone at the Effra! Visited Effra Social on 2017-06-18
by on June 20th, 2017
5

Booked a large area for my birthday and the table was set up well, staff were really nice and the selection of beers and ciders is really good. Been coming here a lot and I highly recommend Visited Effra Social on 2017-06-03
by on June 5th, 2017
4

Very nice food the stake was lovely. Visited Effra Social on 2017-06-03
by on June 5th, 2017
5

Great place, fab night, top class entertainment! Was made very welcome, and Tommy McTrivia was superb. I was driving so didn't have the chance to try the load of interesting beers, but there was plenty of soft drink choices and the food menu was quality! Totally recommended night out. 👠👓🍻🏏🎉 Visited Effra Social on 2017-05-30
by on June 1st, 2017
5

bloody lovely! thanks very much Visited Effra Social on 2017-05-23
by on May 25th, 2017
5

Nice venue and good pub quiz Visited Effra Social on 2017-05-16
by on May 18th, 2017
5

We went for a Sunday roast and it is superb! Great value for money. Visited Effra Social on 2017-05-07
by on May 9th, 2017
4

Good value meal. Surprised the restaurant wasn't busier but we enjoyed ourselves. Visited Effra Social on 2017-04-08
by on April 10th, 2017
4

Fun venue, good staff, good night :) Visited Effra Social on 2017-03-24
by on March 26th, 2017
4

Brilliant, charismatic venue. Lovely staff. Couldn't have been better!! Visited Effra Social on 2017-03-24
by on March 26th, 2017
5

A member of staff had gone into labour so they were understaffed - but the issue was with the girl serving who made us feel like we were a nuisance every time we ordered a drink. Cheer up love and treat your customers better! Otherwise I love the feel of this place, working mens club circa 1970! Visited Effra Social on 2017-03-19
by on March 21st, 2017
3

Always a good night at the quiz! Thanks guys! Visited Effra Social on 2017-03-14
by on March 16th, 2017
5

Always good going to the Effra Social - staff are warm, friendly and make you feel welcome Visited Effra Social on 2017-03-14
by on March 16th, 2017
5

My local, and it's great. Delicious food, great staff, brilliant selection of drinks and the most fiendish quiz in London. Just GO! Visited Effra Social on 2017-03-07
by on March 9th, 2017
5

Great food and a fine range of beers Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-26
by on February 28th, 2017
5

good with very friendly staff Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-25
by on February 27th, 2017
5

I have been to Effra many times before and loved it but on Friday 24th we experienced extremely rude bar staff, a DJ that wasn't playing the set that was advertised (my party of 20 travelled from Kings Cross especially for it so you can imagine our disappointment) the food was average and the bouncers were overly rough. Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-24
by on February 27th, 2017
2

Great night and a brilliant quiz! Really delicious food and cheap drinks too. We will definitely be back! Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-21
by on February 23rd, 2017
5

Food was well cooked service friendly enjjoyed the bar before eating liked the knitting club meets every Wednesday plus the knitting pattens in the mens toilet very enjoable evening plus proper soul music whilst eating Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-15
by on February 17th, 2017
5

Lovely venue, great staff, and just a generally all round good evening. We will definitely be back. Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-14
by on February 16th, 2017
5

Pub quiz is great ! thanks Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-07
by on February 9th, 2017
4

Barnstorming is the only way I could describe it Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-07
by on February 9th, 2017
5

Amazing quiz master! Great fun, affordable drinks. Will definitely be coming back to win that jackpot! Visited Effra Social on 2017-02-07
by on February 9th, 2017
5

I thought it was awesome. I loved the quiz man, he took no shit. Myrah's Bitches will definitely be there again! Visited Effra Social on 2017-01-24
by on January 26th, 2017
4

Such a nice mood and feel for having a pint. Visited Effra Social on 2017-01-23
by on January 25th, 2017
5

I had a great birthday! Happy about accommodating a roast dinner for 20 people! Just a shame they ran out of prosecco! Visited Effra Social on 2017-01-22
by on January 24th, 2017
4

We had one of our all time favourite nights celebrating our engagement in the Churchill room! Relaxed, friendly bar staff were great, drinks were reasonably priced (which encouraged everyone to drink more!), and the music was brilliant all night. The perfect, unpretentious atmosphere to celebrate with friends. Thanks Effra Social! Visited Effra Social on 2017-01-20
by on January 22nd, 2017
5

Lambeth Green Party meet at the Effra social every month and for good reasons. The staff, food, drink and atmosphere are always 5 stars! Thank you! Visited Effra Social on 2017-01-04
by on January 6th, 2017
5

We spent a great New Year at the Effra Social. We had a fantastic meal - highlights were the ravioli and the pork. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and super cute too! We then danced the night away in the packed dance hall. Visited Effra Social on 2016-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2017
5

Great quiz. Packed. Hope it doesn't become too popular so I cant get a table booked. Visited Effra Social on 2016-12-13
by on December 15th, 2016
5

Great food, excellent service. Had a really fun Christmas meal here with 12 people and it was reasonably priced too Visited Effra Social on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
5

I brought my team here for a Christmas staff night out and everyone LOVED it. Nice food, great service, and the DJ playing 80's electronic music was fabulous - we didn't stop dancing. Highly recommend! Visited Effra Social on 2016-12-09
by on December 11th, 2016
5

Loved Effra Social, great old school vibes, good food friendly staff. All good, and very happy to recommend! Visited Effra Social on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

It was OK, spacious. Helpful and friendly staff. Visited Effra Social on 2016-12-02
by on December 4th, 2016
4

Great food, really friendly staff, lovely wine, it was perfect for our group of 9 people who had not seen each other for a while - would definitely come again, thank you Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-26
by on November 28th, 2016
5

Quiz was good fun as always. Nice beer too. Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-22
by on November 24th, 2016
5

WE WON THE QUIZ WOOOOIII Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-22
by on November 24th, 2016
5

Great, hidden venue and will certainly be back. Love the decor and the atmosphere. I went as a group of 7 for Sunday roast at 3pm and although the guy on the phone said we wouldn't have to rep-order, they were out of the two most popular choices and we had the last of the beef, meaning most of us had to have third choice. I'll definitely pre-book next time. Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-20
by on November 23rd, 2016
4

Really great Sunday roast and fabulous atmosphere! Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-20
by on November 22nd, 2016
4

Enjoyed ourselves but not the Quiz. Left after the first 3hrs as there was seemingly no end in sight. Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-15
by on November 17th, 2016
3

Great atmosphere - tough pub quiz questions! Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-08
by on November 10th, 2016
4

Really lovely atmosphere and a great hosted quiz Visited Effra Social on 2016-11-01
by on November 3rd, 2016
5

Horrible. I will never come back, I worked 7 years in hospitality and I can understand that sometimes something can go wrong... but this was just incredible. They didn't have our reservation, of the 4 mains, there was just one option available and other two one of each, one white wine of the 10 options left but it took 2 orders to find out, rude, incompetent and slow waiter. We got our mains before our drinks and we ordered our drinks way before our mains. They never asked us about desserts, the waiter never came back to our table after the mains. We came from far to this place and it was incredibly disappointing. The worst place I have ever been Visited Effra Social on 2016-10-29
by on October 31st, 2016
1

Fantastic night!! Thanks so much to Effra social who made it so easy to make the booking and were very accommodating on the night. The music was so much fun and the drinks were well priced. I have a great birthday celebration so thank you. Visited Effra Social on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
5

Fun night dancing to 80s soul and funk Visited Effra Social on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
4

Really relaxed and friendly atmosphere here. very reasonably priced too.
by on June 10th, 2013
4

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