The Calf


Housed within bustling Clapham, The Calf in London offers a contemporary take on well-loved British fare. Leading the menu are warming soups and delicious cheeseboards, along with freshly-prepared seafood. Inside, large gilded mirrors line the olive-green walls, together with squashy leather armchairs and an open feature fireplace.


Average main course: £12.00 (USD15.20) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD31.66) per diner

Venue Details & Map

The Calf

87 Rectory Grove
+44 (0)20 7622 4019
Public transport:
Clapham Common, Underground

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Calf

2.0 out of 5 1 May 2016
by Alexandra H.

Okay for beers - bad for food

ordered a couple of servings of chips to share & probably got 12 frozen chips on each plate...pretty terrible quality & quantity

good range of beers thoughmore

4.0 out of 5 1 January 2015
by Luna C.

Gorgeous place with beautiful pieces of furniture. We had soup, warm hoummus and fish&chips. All great.

Only negative note: the kitchen closed while we were eating and no one asked if we wanted to order any more food.

Apart from that, it's definitely a lovely pub in London! Every Wednesday burger+drink £9! Almost forgot! They have board games!more

2.0 out of 5 16 March 2014
by Laura S.

I really wanted to love this pub and to be fair it was my first visit but it took 20 minutes to get a drink from the one barman on, the food was very average and all the staff were abrupt/broaderline rude and seemed pretty unhappy about being there let alone making it a pleasant experience. Everything took ages, they added VAT by hand to each bill which was confusing and food was still...more

4.0 out of 5 29 October 2013
by James G.

The pub is nice, but I think the prices are a bit on the high side.... However, it's a good place for traditional British pub food. The beer selection is also quite extensive and features many old favorites from all around the world. Their roasts are absolutely delicious and also a great substitute for a home-cooked meal on Sunday.more

2.0 out of 5 22 April 2013
by Philip C.

Take care when you're in the calf

The barman is not very clear

He mumbled something about an ale

Which didn't quite reach my ear

When I asked what he said

He decided to shout it out

As I was in a relaxed mood

I didn't return his shout

I got my ale and took a seat

A short distance from the bar

Though it was across the room

It was not very far

To a lady he served after me

He talked in a normal...more

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