SquareMeal Review of
Part of a group of south London hostelries that includes The Abbeville and The Stonhouse, this archetypal gastropub suits the bright young things who live on the Clapham/Balham borders. Like its
relations, Avalon ticks all the boxes, whether you’re here to drink or eat. Those after a tipple inhabit the attractive huge front bar, where there’s a commendable choice of real ales and wines.
Diners can eat in the bar or one of the dining rooms, tucking into the likes of salt and pepper squid, lamb steak with fattoush and harissa, or fish & chips. But the real draw is the
enormous back garden: ideal for summer Sunday afternoons. A second garden, smaller but nonetheless very pleasant, is available for private parties and comes with its own barbecue and chef.