Clapham Junction in London isn't known as a culinary destination. In fact, most hungry Londoners will head over to Clapham Common and the High Street when hunting for a restaurant. However, we think Clapham Junction is a bit of a hidden gem for gastronomy.
If you're looking for somewhere good to eat near Clapham Junction train station or Northcote Road (all very close), you're in the right place!
Check out these 15 great restaurants near Clapham Junction, and let us know what you think in the comments.
For a few more suggestions, have a peek at our awesome things to do in Clapham Junction post!
Great restaurants near Clapham Junction
This family-run spot has been a local favourite for years, due to the combination of a cosy, welcoming atmosphere and healthy takes on Mediterranean cuisine. You wouldn't guess it from the taste though - their wholemeal flour and quinoa pizzas made in the wood-fired pizza oven taste just as indulgent as usual, giving you a great excuse to eat as much of it as you want!
Address: 143 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TQ Phone: 020 7738 1222
Gail's Bakery is famous in London for providing wonderful baked goods, breads and pastries to hungry Londoners, and this Clapham Junction branch lives up to this reputation. With such an array of carb-heavy treats it's an ideal place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or even afternoon tea, particularly as they stock only the best coffee and tea too. If you're struggling to decide with all the choice, try out the potato and rosemary sourdough bread - we guarantee you won't regret it.
Address: 64 Northcote Rd, London, SW11 6QL Phone: 020 7924 6330
Popping into Theatre 503 but want to have a quick dinner first? Look no further than the Latchmere, just next door. Housed in a beautiful building with cool art on the walls, a giant gin balloon hanging from the ceiling and a sun terrace for the summer, it's the perfect place to relax before and after a performance. The menu features scotch eggs wrapped in black pudding, scallops with pancetta, gazpacho, and pumpkin ravioli, and they do a good value pre-theatre set menu too.
Address: 503 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 3BW Phone:020 7223 3549
The Lavender is a cosy Italian brasserie on Lavender Hill that's perfect for an authentic Mediterranian meal. The menu is stuffed full of delicious reinterpretations of traditional Italian dishes such as linguine with langoustines, along with creamy burruta, crunchy ciabatta, platters of cured meats and a great selection of seafood. Make sure you save room for dessert though - the almond gelato covered in dark chocolate is not to be missed!
Address: 171 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE Phone: 020 7978 5242
Fancy a trip back in time to the days of the British Empire and Victoriana? You're in luck - this quirky bar and restaurant is decked out in true Colonial style, with an array of interesting props covering the walls and even a Victorian conservatory. The menu is full of British dishes such as pheasant breast, saddle of venison and roast beef, plus the cocktails are served in antique glasses for an unusual twist.
Address: 147 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TQ Phone: 020 7450 6457
This place may be a gastropub, but we doubt you've ever visited one in a converted bank before (erm, or maybe not). Along with classic British food such as beer battered fish n' chips, savoury quiches, pie of the day and pork belly, they've got some more unusual items like wild boar burgers too. For those on a health kick, the Bank's even got a dedicated juice and smoothie bar - so you've got no excuse not to visit, even if you're on a detox.Address: 33-37 Northcote Rd, Battersea SW11 1NJ Phone: 020 7924 7387
Located on the river in the lovely Hotel Rafayel, Banyan on the Thames is a true hidden treasure. This sophisticated modern restaurant serves dishes from Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranian, so you're guaranteed to find something you like. This luxurious setting doesn't come cheap, but it's perfect for a special occasion and the restaurant is eco-friendly too, so both your conscience and your wallet will feel a little lighter after a visit!
Address: Hotel Rafayel, 34 Lombard Rd, London SW11 3RF Phone: 020 7801 3638
You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd been magically transported to New York in this cool micro brewery, which is decorated in classic Manhattan industrial style with chic wooden beams, exposed brickwork and cool modern features. The menu is inspired by our neighbours across the pond too, with plenty of gourmet burgers, sliders, chicken wings and a quality Sunday roast. They also do a great selection of beers and ales, as you'd expect from a micro brewery!
Address: 89 St John's Hill, London SW11 1SY Phone: 020 7585 1844
Everyone needs a relaxed local hangout you can always rely on as second living room at the weekend, and Ben's Canteen provides that for many Clapham Junction residents. Settle down on a reclaimed school chair at a wooden table, embrace the Scandinavian surrounding and tuck in to an indulgent brunch with an epic bloody Mary. Their Christmas menu is worth trying too - we love the show stopping turkey burger and Christmas pudding ice cream.
Address: 140 St John's Hill, London SW11 1SL Phone: 020 7228 3260
With the low-level lanterns, dark wood furniture and modern oriental screens, Hana is the ultimate spot for a romantic date - and we haven't even got food yet. Indulge in traditional Korean dishes such as bossam, bibimbap and spicy hotpots. The prices are very reasonable too, so make sure you treat yourself to some green tea ice cream for dessert!
Address: 60 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EG Phone: 020 7228 2496
This cool modern cafe has a very distinctive feature that you won't find in many restaurants - a giant tree dominating the dining room! Decor aside, they do a great brunch here with all the favourites on the menu such as buttermilk pancakes, poached eggs with avocado and grilled Scottish kippers. The £6 lunch menu is also very popular with locals, so make sure you get in early!
Address: 6 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1ED Phone: 020 7978 5542
The locals argue The Fish Club serves the best fish n' chips in London, complete with perfect mushy peas. While we can't confirm that (despite our best efforts to try every chippie in the capital!), we do admit that it's probably one of the best. Communal pine table, cheap and cheerful wine and fantastically flaky fish - just like at the seaside.
Address: 189 St John's Hill, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 1TH Phone: 020 7978 7115
They're a beloved brunch spot around the world with branches in LA, San Francisco and Melbourne, and the Clapham Junction branch of Brew. Along with the usual favourites, the brunch menu also features innovative dishes such as treacle cured bacon (instead of maple), Turkish side melt and banana bread with yogurt and pistachios. They also serve lunch and dinner too, complete with unique, mouth-watering puddings including orange rice pudding and goats cheese brioche with caramelised figs and balsamic caviar.
Address: 45 Northcote Rd, London SW11 1NJ Phone: 020 7585 2198
Suburb SW11 may lean more towards funky bar than full-blown restaurant, but that doesn't stop it featuring in our list. Located just two minutes from Clapham Junction station, Suburb SW11 has a selection of tasty bites from Angus beef and pulled pork burgers to open sandwiches and volcanic steak sizzler. And, of course, let's not forget an array of amazing cocktails that include classics and exclusive creations.Address: 148 Falcon Road, London, SW11 2LW Phone: 0207 924 7022
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