A fixture of the Clapham scene for more than 20 years, independently run Eco has carved out its own niche – thanks largely to family ownership and “proper homemade pizzas”. The rough-walled interior makes quite an impact, but all eyes are the sourdough specialities themselves – try the thin-crusted version topped with wild boar, ventricina salame, pecorino and truffle oil or smoked aubergine with burrata, baked garlic and pesto. Locals are also won over by the antipasti, salads and pasta (perhaps pappardelle with venison ragù or spaghetti with meatballs), not forgetting “the best risotto over” – according to one fan. Cracking weekend breakfasts include frittatas and eggs baked in the wood oven (as well as a full English), and there are special deals for kids. The food is “divine”, prices are “very reasonable” and plenty of good-value wines are on hand to wash everything down.