This popular bar, with outside tables for people watching, also houses a restaurant offering serious food of the upmarket brasserie type.
Expect the likes of 'Goats Cheese & Thyme Mousse with Beetroot and Crispy Shallot Rings'; 'Pan-Roasted Duck Livers, Roasted Shallot & Crostini'; 'Steamed Cornish Mussels with Chorizo, Smoked Paprika, White Wine & Garlic' and 'Fricassé of Woodland Mushrooms, Baby Carrots, Celery, Mange Tout & Cepe Velouté' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Gressingham Duck with Pumpkin Pearl Barley Risotto & Roasted Salsify'; 'Pan-Fried Plaice Fillets with Ratte Potatoes, Olives, Baby Spinach & Olive Stock'; 'Market Fish Stew' and 'Butternut Squash Pappardelle with Girolles, Hazelnuts & Sage Brown Butter' listed amongst the mains.
They also list a selection of carefully-sourced Steaks from the Grill.
A few puds such as 'Vanilla Crème Brulée' and 'Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel & Vailla Ice Cream' are there to tempt you at the end - as is a selection of good Cheeses from Hamish Johnston (q.v.).
Weekend brings brunch-style dishes, and is again a popular event with Burgers, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs and the like on offer.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Food Sat & Sun 12.00-15.30 (bar open longer hours); brunch mains between about £11 to £15
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 17.00-23.00, Sat 18.00-23.00, Sun 18.00-22.00; mains between about £14 to £22; Express Menu Sun-Weds from 18.00 £12.50 (2 courses), £15.50 (3 courses)
- Wine: a user-friendly list, going from Decent through Great to Top Nosh, kicks off at around the £15 mark - there are also plenty of beers and interesting cocktails.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Clapham Junction Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: L Mon-Fri; check Christmas openings
- Outside eating