Just a wee hop from Clapham, The Schoolhouse is one of the coolest restaurants in South London. Harking back to school-time nostalgia, enter a world of classic eats on plastic dinner trays and bubbling cocktails in conical flasks as The Schoolhouse knocks up a quirky meal in Battersea to remember.
Best Restaurants in Clapham
As far as the various culinary scenes of London are concerned, Clapham has really taken off. Whilst we should certainly be grateful that the upsurge in bars and restaurants in Clapham has given us more choice that we could have ever dreamed of, there still remains the issue of which one to choose. We've compiled a selection of some of the best in the area, as well as some of our favourite restaurants in surrounding areas such as Battersea and Clapham Junction.
A bright and sleek burger restaurant on Clapham High Street, Haché offers something for any and all diets and lifestyles. From vegan patties covered in grilled aubergine and plant-based cheese, to hefty steak and lamb offerings topped with everything from truffle shavings to goat's curd and avocado.
Wine and tapas-style small plates go hand in hand at this gorgeous spot on Northcote Road. Known for their secret terrace and romantic vibes, Vagabond is the ultimate evening out, with bottles and beautiful dishes in abundance.
A must-try when it comes to the art of brunch in South London, Megan's is a Clapham Old Town restaurant where lazy afternoon sittings and healthy dinners shine. That and the half-baked cookie dough and illuminated indoor tree too.
Ramen, sushi and hot plates? Kibou is a gorgeous new Clapham Junction restaurant where Japanese food and Tokyo cuisine shines. Enjoy a katsu or keep it simple with sashimi at this trendy, and dare we say romantic, spot on Northcote Road.
Taking over the former spot of The Frog, No 32 The Old Town is bringing bags of style and deliciousness with a casual, all-day restaurant. The spot knocks up healthy and delicious meals in gorgeous surrounds, with an airy roofterrace, mottled grey restaurant and fire-place filled dining room.
This quirky pizza joint serves the capital's most sough-after slices made from wild yeast and stone ground flour to make the mouthwatering sourdough bases. Delicious toppings include Gorgonzola, 'nduja and honey alongside a stunning selection of small plates.
Sitting on St John's Hill, the Plough in Clapham has become a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike. The bar is stocked full of all your favourite drinks, including a selection of craft beers and real ales, produced by London's most famous breweries. The shining gem here however is the delectable food menu of small plates.
A hearty pub in Clapham, The Clapham North may pay homage to all of your favourite beers at reasonable prices, but they're hot footing it on the dinner list too. Eating out in South London? Give The Clapham North a try for humble gastro grub and pub plates that you and your palate can believe in.
Seen queues out the door for a brunch spot in Clapham? You know it's the Breakfast Club. Notorious for their brunch offering, and here for dinner alike, this quirky, colourful and kitsch dining location is a must-try in the area if you're all things avo and eggs.
Packed with flavours of the world, Mommi brings a new kind of aesthetic to Clapham's drinking and dining scene. Venture into a colourful mural of Japanese and South American cuisines where these flamboyant cultures collide for an experience that is original. The dishes here come of the Latin and Asian persuasion with cocktails following a punchy suit.
A pub with a twist, The Northcote is at the forefront of restaurants in Clapham blending the line between revered pub and gastro restaurant. Contemporary and cool, those of you with hungry hankerings can head on down for seasonal gastro fare at a more than reasonable price.
The Belle Vue mixes in contemporary touches with traditional pub values to create a wonderful place for you to eat in Clapham. Expect a deliciously modern menu, complete with vegan and vegetarian dishes, and updated classic pub dishes to boot.