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Often find yourself longing for those glory days when Grange Hill was all over the TV guide, when Freddo’s were a cool 10p and when it was perfectly acceptable to wear trainers that flashed on every stride?

The Schoolhouse is this perfect throwback to your school days and so much more. It’s a nostalgic playground for adults; a themed bar and restaurant with all kinds of retro memorabilia to take you back in time. The venue serves food all day - mostly served on classic school trays - and you can tuck into everything from the Headmaster’s Breakfast to the Schoolhouse Beef Rib, with a monthly boozy brunch event and a tuck shop of lighter snacks.

The booze game? Well that’s strong too. The Schoolhouse has a confiscated selection of over 60 craft beers, a naughty wine list and a science lab of weird and wonderful cocktails served in all kinds of quirky vessels.


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££


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The Schoolhouse
137-139 St John's Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1TD

South London

Nearest station:
Clapham Junction (Rail)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.35
Pint of Real Ale £4.75
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.50
Cocktail £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.50
Bottle of House Wine £18.50
Bottle of Champagne £38.00


This venue serves British food.

A word from the chef:
An all-day menu is served at The Schoolhouse, with a lighter selection of treats from the tuck shop if you're just looking for a quick bite.

Our Review

The Schoolhouse Battersea - Restaurant Bar Review

The Schoolhouse Battersea - Restaurant Bar Review

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fantastic! I organized a 30th b-day party at the schoolhouse then we all went to Rise 46. It was just perfect. The team is very organized and we had a fantastic dinner, great beers and burgers. The venue is very cool as well. Highly recommended! visited The Schoolhouse on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by anonymous

fantastic! I organized a 30th b-day party at the schoolhouse then we all went to Rise 46. It was just perfect. The team is very organized and we had a fantastic dinner, great beers and burgers. The venue is very cool as well. Highly recommended! visited The Schoolhouse on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Staff were friendly and accomodating. Really good brunch selection - I would highly recommend the pancakes and eggs benedict! visited The Schoolhouse on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Amazing service, our drinks were always full and food was incredible too especially for such a large group. Great atmosphere we will definitely be back soon! Love the school house! Amanda visited The Schoolhouse on 08 Oct 2016
10 Oct 2016 by Amanda

I reserved an area for 20 people on a Saturday. We were all meeting for a hen do and wanted to start off somewhere close to the first organised activity. The Schoolhouse staff were really helpful and accommodating when making the reservation and gave us a great area which we had all to ourselves. I would definitely recommend it for a large group or party!
26 Sep 2016 by jennifer000

I celebrated my birthday here last year with a small group. It was perfect for what we wanted, drinks and chat and a boogie. Staff were great at sorting us a table.
08 Sep 2016 by xkerryx

We had a great evening, such a relaxed atmosphere with fantastic friendly staff who thanked us for "being great fun!" also. The sharing boards were great and a wide selection of cocktails. Even made my friend a cocktail she asked for without it being on the menu - great service! Will definitely be back :)
22 Aug 2016 by amzwalt

Excellent and friendly staff, amazing drinks and cocktails, delicious food, amazing atmosphere. Very chilled for a breakfast as well, delicious menu and happily affordable. They do great brunches too. WONDERFUL place. zuzanakratka visited The Schoolhouse on 13 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by zuzanakratka

Loved the theme of this bar. Great cocktail list at reasonable prices. Didn't stay for food but it looked really good. Lots of seating and not too busy on a Friday. Wish I lived closer as is defo go back more often.
31 Jul 2016 by xkerryx

Another great evening- such friendly staff and the food was very tasty. Particularly liked the decor. 😄 We got a few starters to share and the baked avo was my fave. laurarose visited The Schoolhouse on 30 Jul 2016
29 Jul 2016 by laurarose

Great venue , always busy and love the décor. Food is good and reasonably priced. Good to see that the premises is finally successful after a number of incarnations , I used to go when it was Hydro Bar ( with Swimming Pool) many years ago steve0812 visited The Schoolhouse on 10 Jul 2016
13 Jul 2016 by steve0812

Love this place. Great relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, great selection of drinks. Been on weekdays daytime and evening and at weekends, staff never seem too busy to give you their attention
04 Jul 2016 by Sophie

A friend and I went on a Tuesday night and really enjoyed the food and the good happy hour from 5-730pm! Lots of cocktails to choose from, will go again! Very relaxed chilled vibe.
09 Jun 2016 by Lucy

Another delicious brunch at The Schoolhouse last Saturday - the staff are all very friendly and welcoming, and accommodate my awkward buggy very helpfully. We'll definitely be coming back again soon! smithynats visited The Schoolhouse on 04 Jun 2016
08 Jun 2016 by smithynats
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We had a brilliant lunch at The Schoolhouse on Saturday. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious with some really interesting items on the menu.
25 May 2016 by jemmalynch
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We had a brilliant lunch at The Schoolhouse on Saturday. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious with some really interesting items on the menu.
18 May 2016 by Katy
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My husband, baby and I had another awesome brunch here on Monday - delicious food and a great ambience. And plenty of room for buggies. We thoroughly recommend it! Thank you. smithynats visited The Schoolhouse on 02 May 2016
04 May 2016 by smithynats

Came here for a Bank Holiday brunch on Monday with bottomless Prosecco. Lovely food, lovely staff - service was also a lot better than when I came to the venue last time which was great! Definitely will be coming again - keep up the great work guys!
04 May 2016 by emma_h

Cool place- Not the most incredible brunch I've had in London, portion sizes were a tad small, but service was great and a nice atmosphere! Also makes a change to go somewhere and not have to que for hours to get in... Rachel visited The Schoolhouse on 16 Apr 2016
18 Apr 2016 by Rachel

Great venue for a long brunch, very relaxed and great food! Accommodated all 12 of us plus buggy very well & we lingered for a while. We'll be back - thank you! smithynats visited The Schoolhouse on 28 Mar 2016
31 Mar 2016 by smithynats

Simply amazing. We were greeted with a bottle of prosecco and once seated there was a waitress ready to take our order. The service was amazing, the drinks never stopped flowing, the food was delicious, the entertainment was spot on, need I go on?! A brilliant day - totally recommend. Thank you :) Kristen visited The Schoolhouse on 27 Mar 2016
29 Mar 2016 by Kristen

Good home made food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, friendly staff and great drinks! A very good alternative on the St Johns Hill strip for a night out. Thanks! mariusbakke visited The Schoolhouse on 12 Mar 2016
16 Mar 2016 by mariusbakke

We went for a late brunch during the week. The food and service were great and we loved the school theme - so well thought out. Great little touches like the Enid Blyton books containing your bill, the games and old school photos and memorabilia. Would like to come back for dinner and drinks soon! Rachel visited The Schoolhouse on 04 Mar 2016
07 Mar 2016 by Rachel

We had such a lovely evening. Great atmosphere and the salads were so tasty. In particular the staff were really helpful and so friendly and the place is decked out well with the school theme. Thank you laurarose visited The Schoolhouse on 24 Feb 2016
27 Feb 2016 by laurarose

Had a wonderful evening with great food and atmosphere. The staff are always extremely helpful and are always smiling. Bringing more friends soon I know they'll love it. Would def recommend a visit. julieannn visited The Schoolhouse on 19 Feb 2016
22 Feb 2016 by julieannn

We went on an evening when it was quiet but still had a good atmosphere. We were greeted with a smile and given the choices of a few tables. When ordering our wine we were asked whether or not we'd like it at room temperature or cooler, which was very thoughtful. The food was excellent and the portions just right. Excellent service; I thoroughly recommend. maryc visited The Schoolhouse on 09 Feb 2016
11 Feb 2016 by maryc

The setting is fun and nostalgic, the food and cocktails were great, just what the doctor ordered. However, the staff were not attentive. We were waiting for over 15-20 minutes for our order to be taken and when I did catch eye with a waitress she gestured she would be two minutes, then carried on serving other people! I had to eventually go up to the bar to ask for someone to take our order. I had a question about the bottomless brunch which our waiter didn't know the answer to, so off he went to find out and we were waiting even longer! Finally another waitress came over who seemed to know what was going on so she took our order. The same thing happened with the bill and we were left waiting a long time. The girl that served us was very friendly though. It would have been a great place for a relaxing Sunday brunch but unfortunately the staff also felt a little too 'relaxed' on the job..
26 Jan 2016 by Luci

I love this place - the staff are super friendly, the atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. Make sure you try the sweet potato fries or the macaroni cheese! A really nice place for a fun but low key evening out with friends. Trish visited The Schoolhouse on 20 Jan 2016
22 Jan 2016 by Trish

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas party at the schoolhouse! It was really well organised via email and the staff were really friendly. I would definitely come back here in a group or as a couple again _giblet visited The Schoolhouse on 14 Dec 2015
19 Dec 2015 by _giblet

An unexpected treat from DesignMyNight that was filled with great food, great cocktails, great service and great tunes!!! What more could you want?!!! Would definitely recommend it to my friends! bjtosh visited The Schoolhouse on 03 Dec 2015
07 Dec 2015 by bjtosh

Great venue for a fun evening. The food was better than expected. We took advantage of the happy hour cocktail deal. Loved the music and atmosphere. Hope to return soon! jojo_london visited The Schoolhouse on 28 Nov 2015
02 Dec 2015 by jojo_london

A great shout for a mid week dinner. We all had great meals, the staff were really friendly and I will definitely be back! I especially liked the school touches throughout the restraunt. Thank you. laurarose visited The Schoolhouse on 23 Nov 2015
25 Nov 2015 by laurarose

This was surprisingly fun!I never thought being served food from a school tray would rekindle so many memories but it brought me back. We popped in without plan and they found us a table without any issues and the food was really really good. Definitely recommend and will definitely go again
09 Nov 2015 by justakidaz

Went for Birthday dinner and drinks and had a fantastic night. Cocktails were brilliant and fun! Food was delicious! Could not fault the service, the staff were attentive and helpful. Will definitely be going back again! darchworth visited The Schoolhouse on 06 Nov 2015
08 Nov 2015 by darchworth

I had my birthday brunch at the School house. The food as ever was phenomenal and came out quickly after we had ordered and I was even given a complimentary espresso martini. One thing to note is they did warn me we wouldn't be able to order after a certain time due to another large party so would recommend when booking to organise a time when they aren't so busy. Even so service was great and I had the best time. Now need to book in for Bottomless brunch! ttysome visited The Schoolhouse on 31 Oct 2015
02 Nov 2015 by ttysome

Dinner for 3 people on Saturday night. Great service, and good vibes - knocking out some classic tunes!!! The food is reasonably priced, and really yummy! Try the Beef Rib, it was fab. Great Espresso Martinis too. itssops visited The Schoolhouse on 24 Oct 2015
26 Oct 2015 by itssops

Dinner for 4 on 17th Oct 1st time at School Dinners and loved the theme idea. Unfortunately the food was very average and what really spoiled the evening was the very loud volume of music pumping out which meant conversation was strained. andrewh32 visited The Schoolhouse on 17 Oct 2015
25 Oct 2015 by andrewh32

Bottomless brunch event was nothing short of brilliant. The food and prosecco menu available were spot on for bottomless delights. Venue was perfect with nostalgic knickknacks. Service was quick and polite. Entertainment was perfect,. Magician moving around each table and the band was fantastic with their own twist on well known songs. Will definitely be back here
28 Sep 2015 by michyj1981

We had a work dinner on a Tuesday night and had a great night. The food was very good and a great range of drinks. Everyone liked the theme and we would definitely return. Overall good value and good fun. rgm79 visited The Schoolhouse on 22 Sep 2015
24 Sep 2015 by rgm79

Came here on a Monday night with a group of friends and would definitely recommend The Schoolhouse. The food was really tasty and great value when ordered from their weekday specials menu (a main and small glass of wine/beer/soft drink for £10). The school theme also added a little extra talking point during our meal. chrissielu visited The Schoolhouse on 14 Sep 2015
16 Sep 2015 by chrissielu

Really fun. Food is good and the staff are super chilled about you staying for a while after you've finished. We played a great game of catch phrase! (Other games are also available - the couple next to us were playing monopoly) it's a good place to while away the day when the sucky weather creeps in! rachel_jane25 visited The Schoolhouse on 05 Sep 2015
16 Sep 2015 by rachel_jane25

Have visited the Schoolhouse for both brunch and dinner now, and I was pleased with both. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Staff are always smiling and happy to help with any questions we've had. The food is amazing! If nothing else we would continue to come back just for that. The decor is fun and reflective of every era. Will continue to come here for both food and drinks and would recommend.
27 Aug 2015 by Keavym

Matt and team, Thank you so much for a brilliant engagement party venue. You looked after us so well and the private area was just what we were after. Fantastic beer, wine, cocktails and food. We will spread the word whenever we can and we will definitely be back ourselves! Liz and James.
06 Aug 2015 by lizmb

Brilliant night at The School House last night for my friend's surprise birthday. Staff couldn't do enough for us (especially Alex) and even made us special cocktails and shots for the occassion. There was some confusion about the booking and a raucous crowd left over from the bottomless-brunch before but the staff made an extra effort to look after us. Thank you!
21 Jun 2015 by rfuller

Massive thanks to Matt and Ella for having us. The cocktails were really impressive and reflect the school theme, and they have KONA beer in stock, which always goes down a treat for me. Plates were huge and really worth the money, even coming out on school plastic plates for those picking the right dish. slightly out of the way but well worth the travel
07 Apr 2015 by Katie

I have visited The Schoolhouse for both dinner and brunch now and loved it both times! Quirky and cool place with a good atmosphere, friendly, attentive staff and good food. Would definitely recommend the cocktails and perhaps Eggs Benedict the morning after to help the hangover. Oh and the music playlist was fab too! I look forward to visiting again soon.
30 Mar 2015 by ajones26

I've been disapointed with The Schoolhouse. The first time we went we were waiting for our food for such a long time whilst other tables came in, ordered and were served before us and none of the staff seemed to notice. When we complained we were told our food would be 5 more minutes but it was obvious that our order had been forgotten about. I was willing to give it another chance and tried again this weekend. We sat at the table for a long time before anyone gave us any menus and we eventually got them ourselves. When the food came it was average at best. Won't be going back.
29 Mar 2015 by hy09cc

We had a fantastic brunch at the Schoolhouse - everything about the place was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was well presented and very tasty - plus we had fun reminiscing about the old school toys that were used as decoration! Will definitely be recommending to others and hope to go back soon.
09 Mar 2015 by lauragilmour

I was impressed with the schoolhouse. The service was good, the food was inventive and the cocktails really good. It's nice to go for dinner somewhere a bit different than a usual restaurant. The waiter was bigging up their brunch so maybe ill try that next time!
06 Mar 2015 by victorialoves

Went here yesterday for dinner. Really enjoyed it. The "theme" isn't tacky but quite cool and quirky. The cocktails were really really good. The waitress was telling us that the owner also runs bars, which would explain the amazing drinks. Food was pretty good value too. All in all, I'll def be back.
05 Mar 2015 by GuyNT

A great addition to the now booming St John's Hill street which has a number of pubs, bars and restaurant. Despite the theme of "school dinners" the food actually is really well done. The vegetarians of the group were impressed with the quality of their choices as well. Went again the next day for brunch and it was even better.
09 Feb 2015 by makcermak

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