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The former Edwardian toilets adjacent to Clapham Common tube now serve as an altogether more appealing public convenience. Wine and charcuterie – ‘WC’: see what they did there? – is the proposition at this candlelit, subterranean watering hole, the brainchild of local lads Jayke Mangion (of Battersea restaurant Entrée
) and business partner Andy Bell. There’s room for 50 inside the handsomely appointed space – all black leather banquette booths, original mosaic floors, tiling and skylights – and the same again at street level on a picket-fenced alfresco terrace, set with jolly patio furniture. Select from two dozen wines starting at £20 a bottle (for house Languedoc rouge et blanc) and rising to £50: all available by the glass. The launch menu (set to be expanded) also offers Brixton-brewed beers, charcuterie and fromage boards from £12, plus various salads. Not your bog-standard bar.