Best 15 Clapham restaurants

Head south of the river to discover one of London’s coolest foodie destinations.

Pay a visit to the best Clapham restaurants that showcase cuisines from all over the world, from eateries near Clapham Common, to wide-ranging Clapham Junction restaurants.

Best Clapham Common restaurants

1. Mommi

Try Mommi’s eclectic mix of Peruvian and Japanese flavours, featuring inventive gluten-free dishes such as tempura fish and chips, miso salmon with sweet potato puree, and lamb yakitori. Come on a Friday night for live music, and stay until late to try the excellent cocktails.

2. Olives and Meze

Savour the flavours of the Mediterranean at Olives and Meze, a cheery restaurant opposite Clapham Common Tube station. Start with hummus, baba ganoush and dolma (stuffed vine leaves), before feasting on an array of grilled meat and fish, or traditional dishes such as moussaka.

3. Trinity

Treat yourself to a sophisticated meal at Michelin-starred Trinity in picturesque Clapham Old Town. Savour picture-perfect dishes, from scallop Veronique to mouth-watering salt caramel custard tart. Alternatively, visit Upstairs, on the first floor, for a more relaxed atmosphere.

4. Tsunami

Find the flavours of Japan at Clapham North eatery Tsunami. Order a sushi feast, or try the restaurant’s signature toban yaki (seafood and vegetables cooked in a steaming clay pot), mixed tempura, or crab and prawn dumplings.

5. Barsito

Immerse yourself in the cosy atmosphere of tapas joint Barsito, which dishes out flavoursome Spanish small plates and a wide selection of Iberian wines. Choose cured meats and cheeses alongside classic dishes such as pulpo a la gallega (octopus), patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) and ham croquettes.

6. The Pepper Tree

Tuck into Thai comfort food at The Pepper Tree, a friendly and relaxed restaurant a few steps from Clapham Common Tube station. Grab a spot at the rustic canteen-style table and refuel with good-value all-time favourites such as pad thai, green papaya salad and green curry.

7. Zumbura

Get a taste of authentic north Indian food at Zumbura, specialising in traditional recipes from the Purab region. Discover unusual recipes that have been handed down through generations, including egg curries, marinated chicken, and colourful vegetarian dishes.

Best Clapham Junction restaurants

8. Donna Margherita

Savour authentic southern Italian dishes such as seafood scialatielli (a type of fresh pasta) and baked fried aubergine at Donna Margherita. Regional ingredients and the Italian chefs’ traditional techniques make this welcoming trattoria a must-go destination for Italian-food-lovers.

9. PowderKeg


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Step into a fascinating Victorian world as you enjoy dinner in an old glass-roofed conservatory at PowderKeg. This quirky neighbourhood restaurant boasts a classic British menu alongside an innovative cocktail list inspired by Victorian Britain and its colonies.

10. Sinabro

Taste refined French cuisine with a twist at Sinabro on Battersea Rise. Its owners, a French husband and Korean wife duo, put an innovative spin on French food with Asian influences. Watch the chefs in action from the open-plan kitchen, as they rustle up the likes of white asparagus with kimchi.

11. Cafe Tamra

A local favourite for tasty lunches and weekend brunches, Cafe Tamra is the perfect spot to watch the world go by on bustling Northcote Road. Start off the weekend with a flavoursome plate of huevos rancheros, or a spiced kedgeree, and don’t miss the freshly squeezed juices and good coffee.

12. Macellaio RC

Celebrate Italy’s best beef at Macellaio RC on Northcote Road. The meat-heavy menu focuses on Fassona beef, a high-quality breed from the Piedmont region. Choose your favourite cut from a wide selection, and pair it with a good glass of red wine for one of the best meaty experiences south of the river.

13. Pizza Metro Pizza

Do you dare to try what's claimed to be the longest pizza in London? Head to friendly Pizza Metro Pizza in Clapham Junction, and treat yourself to delicious pizzas by the metre, prepared with the best Italian ingredients and cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven.

14. Little Bird

Sip exotic cocktails and feast on Asian-inspired tapas in quirky surrounds at the colourful Little Bird. Made using seasonal produce, dishes on the eclectic menu include lamb rendang, blackened cod fillet, pork gyoza and crab arancini.

15. The Breakfast Club Battersea Rise

Indulge in an invigorating start to the day at the Battersea location of brunch emporium The Breakfast Club. Decorated with bright colours and vintage items from a 1980s launderette, this all-day spot serves giant stacks of pancakes, variations on the English breakfast, and big smoothies.

Fancy a drink in Clapham before or after your meal? Check out our pick of the best Clapham pubs and bars.