Headlined as an ‘oriental BBQ & hotpot restaurant’, the Mongolian Grill brings some authentic Asian culinary thrills to a quiet corner of Clapham Old Town. The concept has different names in different cultures – shabu-shabu, gogi gui, yakiniku – but essentially it’s a DIY blow out involving a pot of simmering broth at the centre of the table, surrounded by morsels of raw meats, seafood, vegetables & noodles for dunking into the savoury liquor. Simply choose the style & fragrance of the broth, select your chosen ingredients from the buffet display, & make up a dipping sauce from the condiments at the bar. Alternatively, grill your own food at one of the mini tabletop BBQs. Prices are remarkably enticing (‘all you can eat’ for around £12), & the whole show takes places in the compact surrounds of a converted pub – all black paintwork & red lanterns.