This newly renovated and updated pub - which sits opposite Clapham Piazza - is a gem that would be a great choice of venue for a private dinner. An airy new front terrace, a perfect place for a drink in the summer months, gives way to the impressive, classic-looking, terracotta tiling and exposed brick of the pub’s face. Inside however is a modern, chic space filled with wood punctuated by pops of colour and stylish lamps. The ground floor is a pub space with a tasty nibbles menu (think lamb sausage rolls), and is a great space for drinks with friends after work or at the weekend.
The first floor dining room however, with pastel coloured walls, leather sofas and chairs and an airy vibe, is the main event and bears a stylish feel that wouldn’t feel out of place at the finest restaurant. The a la carte menu focuses on seasonal British fare and pays homage to the classic pub menu by doing the classics well - battered cod and chips, a rib-eye steak and a beef burger with triple cooked chips all remind one of how good a gastropub can be. At the same time more innovative dishes are also offered: asparagus with cured egg yolks and parmesan custard, as well as grilled octopus and a satay cabbage steak with ricotta gnocchi and roasted pear can be enjoyed. Desserts are perhaps the most tempting thing - the cardamom and date sticky toffee pudding is a must.
The drinks menu, as well as featuring a good list of draught beers and spirits, features a wine list that, perhaps because it has been selected by sommeliers, features very good wines for very good prices - you could go wild here and it would never feel overpriced. The modern and relaxed space as a whole, as well as the comfortable dining room, makes this the perfect venue for private dining if you want people to enjoy some good food and drink in a space which doesn’t feel overly stuffy.