Clapton Hart 1

231 Lower Clapton Road , London, E5 8EG

SquareMeal Review of Clapton Hart

‘Welcome to the Clapton Hart, your new local’, says the chalky scrawl on the board as you leave the sprawling Lea Bridge Road roundabout and step into this grand old Victorian boozer. Launched on the site of the notorious nightclub Chimes (aka Crimes), the place still looks only halfway finished – but that’s part of the appeal. Inside, it opens out to reveal a back room set up for dining under a massive skylight, with many original features and lots of junk-shop oddities added. There’s a rotating roster of eight real ales (including London-brewed locals) and some keenly priced wines, plus a short, bargain-priced menu running from Welsh rarebit and potted shrimps (under a fiver) to tagliatelle ragù or fish and chips. Clapton’s on the up, and the Hart looks as if it’s going to be doing its bit.

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Clapton Hart is recommended for

Cool | Fun | Widely Spaced Tables | Group Dining 8 Plus | Sunday Roast | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Clapton Station 967m

Rectory Road Station 999m


Address: 231 Lower Clapton Road , London E5 8EG

Area: Clapton Hackney Downs

Opening times

Mon-Fri 4-11pm (Fri -12M) Sat-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Hackney Downs 607m

Bullion Room Theatre 1km


Telephone: 020 8985 8124


Cuisine: Pubs

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