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29 July 2014
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The Rookery

69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA

£36.00 British Clapham

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  • Wine: £15.50
  • Opening Hours: Tue-Wed 5pm-11pm Thur-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M, Sun -10.30pm)

Square Meal Review of The Rookery ?

Bringing the gritty Lower East Side speakeasy to Clapham Common, the Rookery might seem desperately trendy, but behind its ceramic tiles, suspended light bulbs & exposed cabling lurks definite substance. Artisan draught & bottled beers put on a good show, & they are ably supported by a short, engaging wine list that’s very easy on the pocket. The chef may have cut his teeth in the rarefied world of Hibiscus & Pied à Terre, but the food suggests Simon Hopkinson’s back-to-basics style, voguish unloved cuts & all. Sublimely fresh Cornish coley with cauliflower purée & roasted onion is typical of the approach, likewise tender grilled ox tongue with sauce ravigote, juicy rare onglet on roasted beetroots, or a gooey chocolate pudding with espresso ice cream. Sourcing is beyond reproach, prices rarely pass £25 for three courses, & deliberately dishevelled staff operate with surprising efficiency.

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  1. The Rookery

    69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA
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    Amanda J.

    Great Lunch at the Rookery

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  2. The Rookery

    69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA
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    Charlotte P.

    Nightmare of an evening!

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  3. The Rookery

    69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA
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    Chris W.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  4. The Rookery

    69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA
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    Simon D.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  5. The Rookery

    69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA
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    Emma H.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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