ESCA in Clapham is an all day dining venue serving varied dishes that pay homage to British, Celtic and Latin cooking styles. The star attraction here is the open flame theatre showcasing rustic cooking techniques and the use of premium seasonal ingredients.

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160 Clapham high street
Greater London
+44 (0)20 7622 2288
Public transport:
Clapham Common, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

Top 5 reviews of ESCA

5.0 out of 5 30 September 2016
by Fabio B.

This former nice deli on Clapham High Street has been closed for refurbishment for a few monthd and has finally re-opened. And it looks just brilliant!! Completely different in the furniture and in the set up, it is now a very stylish restaurant no longer offering the display sort of buffet we were all used to (and that will probably be missed a little).

Now it features table service and a...more

1.0 out of 5 18 October 2015
by Ian T.

I genuinely thing that Esca must pay for any good reviews they get because this place is terrible.I wouldn't quite mind the overpricing, were it not for the poor service and even poorer food. My mate got a water, a coffed and a slice of cake for about 8 quid. I paid about a tenner for a "stirfry" which was literally scooped from a bowl that had been sitting there all day and put in the...more

5.0 out of 5 11 January 2015
by Clement C.

If you want somewhere quick but good for lunch, this is the place. Don't be fooled by the fact they reheat the items but the quality is excellent!

This place is also good for brunch, lunch and dinner so definitely a winner! Go check it outmore

5.0 out of 5 12 August 2014
by Rachel O.

I just moved to the UK from Australia and have found my new favourite coffee spot. It ticks all my boxes- great baked goods, salads and sandwiches, amazing display of desserts in the window, really good coffee, proper working wifi and it even does wine by the bottle and glass!!! (which I haven't tried but it's an extra bonus to know it's there!)

The staff are polite and friendly- one even...more

4.0 out of 5 15 December 2012
by Matthew P.

The window had us in!

After walking by one afternoon we could not help but try this place! We had a mozzarella tomato and pesto ciabatta and a ham and cheese baguette. They both tasted delicious, fresh and hit the spot like a treat. The cake selection was great too we shared some black forest gateaux. I have had better but it was still tasty. The portion size I felt could have been a wee bit...more

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