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13-19 Old Town
Already well-established in Chelsea and Kensington, The Jam Tree has brought its lively mix of quirky, vintage-style interiors and British colonial food to Clapham. Occupying what was Grafton
House, the revamped space features JT’s signature touches – battered chesterfields, globe lights, hammered tin ceilings and colourful jam-jar pop art. The kitchen takes its inspiration from Clapham
and Brixton’s multicultural mix, with the likes of Caribbean curried goat, Malaysian battered sticky squid and ‘voodoo’ doughnuts offered, plus contemporary British ideas such as pan-fried John
Dory with potato terrine, sea beets, pressed pork belly and cucumber salsa. Drinks also cover a lot of ground, from world beers and 20 wines by the glass to fruity cocktails including black
moonshine (Disaronno, Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum and cloudy apple juice with a spoonful of blackcurrant jam).
13-19 Old Town
Wandsworth Road Station 490m
Clapham Common Tube Station 506m
Clapham Common 358m
Clapham Picture House 369m
Sun-Fri 12N-11pm (Thurs-Fri -12.30am) Sat 10am-12.30am
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Food + drink: 3
Surprised to read no recent reviews: We ate as a group of 4 on a Sunday early evening. Place was almost empty, presumably before any evening rush (it was 7.30pm). I ordered a bottle of Jam Tree India pale Ale - to be told they didn't have any - of their own named beer! They did have carafes of wine though, which is always good to see.
Considering there was only one other table occupied with diners, the service was slow; though the various wait-staff seemed happy enough to chat with each other.
We ordered Roast belly of Pork, Crab cakes, Pulled pork burgers; when they did arrive they surprised us with the quality; substantial, hot, tasty etc. The sweet potato fries (so in nowadays) were particularly good.
We didn't wait for puddings. With no starter the bill for 4 came to £90; perhaps a bit rich.
Food + drink: 2
We were very disappointed by The Jam Tree. It was noisy and we had to shout to make ourselves heard thought he maître d' did try to fund us somewhere a bit quieter to sit she was struggling. Then everything I wanted to eat was unavailable. I eventually settled fora. Starter dish which was fine and my friend's Thai curry was ok too though it was supposed to contain prawns and didn't. Service was slow-we waited ages for our order to be take. And then for a glass of wine and tap water to be served. The food when it arrived was ok. Won't go back.
Food + drink: 5
We recently reserved a space at the Clapham Jam Tree and had a fantastic night, everything from the space we reserved to the friendly and attentive staff was excellent – all of our friends and family had a wonderful time.
The food was great and the cocktails are some of the best we've tasted (try the Jamerita!) and were reasonably priced at around £8, far better than anything we have had in central London where they can range from £16 to £22 each!
We will definately be visting the Clapham Jam Tree again, I also had comments from our 30 or so friends who were with us that they will be back soon too!
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