A Restaurant Guide To Clapton

Nestled between the River Lea and the ever buzzing neighbourhoods of Hackney and Stoke Newington, Clapton is packed to the rafters with late-night hideouts, hidden gems and mouthwatering offerings. From riverside pubs to vegan restaurants and award-winning wine bars, the area has something for every taste, style and budget. So what are you waiting for? Get stuck into this East London treasure trove and check out our guide to Clapton's best restaurants here.

Last updated on 13th February 2020




The first permanent home for pop-up legends Lucky & Joy, this Lower Clapton Road spot is decked out with pastel pink interiors and low hanging botanics. Serving up a menu of purse-friendly Chinese dishes, you'll be able to feast on a red braised pork belly, pineapple fried rice and Typhoon shelter Brussels sprouts - a fiery twist on the festive fave.

Casa Fofo

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The debut restaurant from chef Adolfo De Cecco (previously of Pidgin), Casa Fofo has received much acclaim for its daily changing menu of international dishes, with a focus on the very best local seasonal produce. Boasting space for only 28 covers, an evening spent here is a cosy affair. 

P. Franco

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A must-visit Clapton spot for any budding wine connoisseur, P. Franco's impressive cellar collection includes exotic sips from all over the world. With an atmosphere similar to that of an intimate dinner party, guests here are treated to an eclectic menu of innovative small plates made from seasonal ingredients.

Styled like a 1970s diner, it would be easy to walk past Jim's Cafe's unassuming front without a second glance... but that would be a mistake. Specialising in mammoth portions of stateside-inspired dishes, this place is the stuff of hangover brunch dreams. Enjoy meaty double cheeseburgers, life-affirming mac & cheese and crispy BBQ pork belly at this quirky cafe.