The Rapscallion

75 Venn Street , London, SW4 0BD

4 reviews

36 International Clapham

SquareMeal Review of The Rapscallion

Still doing a roaring trade with customers from the nearby Picture House, the tiny Rapscallion seems to have lost some joie de vivre, maybe because of the demise of its sister restaurant across the road. It’s an ideal spot for breakfast & brunch, but in the evening drinkers tend to outnumber diners by a large margin, & the place can seem claustrophobic. Still, a meal here can be fun & the short global menu – featuring the signature salmon & noodles, along with the likes of rib-eye steak & proper puddings – delivers some impressive results, given the size of the kitchen. The wine list could do with a rethink, but you can always fall back on the cocktails. Booking essential: there are only about half-a-dozen tables.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Clapham Common Tube Station 205m

Clapham High Street Station 460m


Address: 75 Venn Street , London SW4 0BD

Area: Clapham

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10.30am-12M (Fri-Sat -2am)

Nearby Landmarks

Clapham Picture House 33m

Clapham Common 345m


Telephone: 020 7787 6555

Cuisine: International


Food & Drink: 8.8

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.3

Value: 8.5

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Kim S. 27 January 2014

Absolutely fantastic good, cocktails and tea infusions Cannot recommend this enough Two cocktails (alcoholic) Two mains Three sides Two deserts Two pots of homemade tea infusions Bottled water Including service under £60 the lot ! First visit and certainly won't be the last – going back this Sunday!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

amanda r. 25 October 2012

As a vegetarian i find most restaurants just don't cut it, Im often as uncomfortable with my partners choice as his meat always stares at me :) but this place is a true testimony to what's possible, everything has been ethically sort, everything is fresh (no commercially produced meat or seafood) The staff were great and answered my usually critical questions, I felt relaxed and happy and was bowled over by the high quality, I shall highly recommend this place for all the right reasons ! Great experience food was fantastic !

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Fiona A. 27 September 2010

Consistently excellent since it opened. The sister restaurant the sequel closed down which was a shame but it has been replaced by an amazing Japenese bar called Gilt. Together Gilt and the rapscallion make Venn Street feel like Greenwich Village

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

BigTram 22 May 2009

The Sequel part of this duo has now closed. Replaced by a poor cocktail bar called Gilt.