No 32 The Old Town

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  • No 32 Old Town

    No 32 Old Town
  • No 32 Old Town

    No 32 Old Town
  • No 32 Old Town

    No 32 Old Town
  • No 32 Old Town

    No 32 Old Town
  • No 32 Old Town

    No 32 Old Town

No 32 Old Town

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  • Address:

    No 32 The Old Town 32 The Pavement
    London
    SW4 0JE

  • Venue phone:

    020 3535 0910

  • Venue website:

    www.no32theoldtown.co.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Wed 9am–11.30pm; Thu 9am–midnight; Fri, Sat 9am–1am; Sun 9am-10.30pm

  • Transport:

    Clapham Common tube

  • Price:

    Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70

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Germain B
3 of 3 found helpful

I visited No.32 The Old Town during their opening weekend with my girlfriend and some mates from uni.  We had booked a table for dinner at 8pm and were surprised to be told when we arrived that they were offering 50% off food all weekend! We were shown upstairs to the amazing roof terrace by the general manager who was very welcoming and had a drink in the sunshine before being shown to our table.


We ordered a charcuterie board to share and then each had a main course, the food was delicious and the waitress was extremely helpful, I had the chicken schnitzel and highly recommend it.


We stayed for a good few hours after dinner to enjoy the atmosphere and good music. We will definitely be going back! 

Alex Z
3 of 3 found helpful

Best place in Clapham to date!! Hip and funky, an eclectic mix of styles done with superb taste! Classy, excellent food and surprisingly cheap drinks! Crowd is very stylish, making for a very cool vibe! Roof terrace is amazing, reminds of New York hip places...Just what the area needed!

Henrique P
1 of 1 found helpful

Awesome place, busy, good looking people, very friendly and polite staff, quick service, excelent food and drink! I had the salmon salad (one of the best salad I ever had) and jug of 'Elderflower and earl grey fizz drink' and jug of 'the fruit cup', both very good, great prices as well. Would definately come back! Well done

Howard S
1 of 1 found helpful

Great evening here for cocktails & nibbles upstairs on the terrace, over looking the common, great spot for outdoor drink in the summer! Recommended

HowardRBSmith
1 of 1 found helpful

Drop by this place as I heard about the discount 50%, love soft launches! Had a couple of Old Fashioned up stairs on the amazing terrace, downstairs look great for al fresco dinning, over looking Clapham Common, this place looks really good! Next time must try the food, had nibbles, and was impressed!

Sarah W

I went for the second time on Thursday night, and the location and ambience and rooftop terrace are all good etc etc, the food wasn't - added to which it's very overpriced for the quality. I had fishburger as a main which was around £11, on top of which you had to order chips separately at £3/£3.50, which is taking the p*** rather. The fishburger arrived: small and overcooked almost to the point of being burnt. My companion ordered two starters: calimari and ribs and said the ribs were not great. The service there is a weird mix of smiling faces but slow and distracted - the staff generally seem quite caught up with their own goings on rather than customer facing. You get the feeling they're quite pleased to be working there but your on their time, not the other way around. Just generally I think No.32 is trying to punch above its weight and doesn't measure up to the standard of food and service you expect from that kind of price pitch. Needs to pull socks up. 

Paul H

I was really excited to see how nicely No.32 had been designed and decorated. I was so disappointed on my first (and last) visit to received such dreadfully disorganised service.We had to ask at least 3 times for a food menu in the restaurant. It took 30 minutes for the drinks to arrive. When placing our order the staff member had absolutely no idea about what was on the menu and was unable to answer any of our questions relating to either the food or beverage menu. The Menu its self is rubbish, there is nothing unique about it at all, it is just your bog standard boring burgers and caesar salad type stuff. Eventually part of our food was delivered whilst the other part went to another table. Five minutes later after realising that they had put half on the wrong table, they then brought a half picked at plate from out neighbouring table to us. At this point we decided to leave and didn't eat what was left of our partially eaten food by another table. We did offer to pay for the beverages, but the manager was unable to find our order so let us off paying anything.

It is very clear that no training has been given to the staff in either customer service, food service or how to use internal systems. It will be a long time before I will attempt to come back here. Such a shame because it potentially has so much going for it.

Jay M

Curious to see what had become of The Frog, wandered in with some good friends mid-week.


Admirably different but tables, chairs etc. cheap downstairs... which wouldn’t be any kind of issue if that was the look they were actually going for, and if drinks prices matched. That said, restaurant bit looks good, though food untested. Upstairs (illuminated by ridiculously out-of-place Grand Unionesque neon sign) was more enticing. 


What's really put me off going again though was the manager conspicuously strutting around in a purple shirt like a redundant peacock (something the well-turned out, and generally very good, bar staff could clearly do without). Wouldn't have been a problem if he'd actually been of any use but after needlessly interrupting a conversation I was having with the barman when getting drinks, he later failed miserably to do anything about a friend who was utterly starved having just flown in from half way round the world. Why try to be the man with a plan if you can't even sort out a piece of bread in your own restaurant?! An equally ridiculous girl on the bar upstairs loudly saying ‘What DO you think you’re doing?’ when I had the audacity to look at the terrace once final orders had been called compounded annoyance at a set-up that basically lacks much maturity, let alone sophistication. 


Drop the shambolic pretence, from decor to mannerisms, and perhaps you might average something worthwhile.

Emma D
0 of 1 found helpful

This place was terrible.  The service was chaotic.  Though sitting at the bar and ordering directly from the barman a 12.5% service charge was added to our drinks.  We had to ask 3 times for our drinks and then the bill with the service charge came long before the drinks did. The price of food was far too much for the quality of it, the burger was cold on the inside when it arrived.  This place looks like is has potential but getting 61p added onto your pint when you are sitting at the bar isn't going to go down well in Clapham, especially when there are many more places to go to.

Ciarán O

"Mr"

0 of 3 found helpful

Beer was fine, just under a fiver a pint, but sitting at the bar, many people were surprised at how much their drinks cost. Chap handed over £20 for a bottle of Sav Blanc, but it was £25. The house wine is £20. Men's loos moved upstairs and only two urinals - men hate to queue. I am sure it will evolve, especially if the food doesn't shift. The terrace upstairs is much improved, but for all the effort, it doesn't seem significantly better, so disappointing. Especially as I live next door. 

Katie H
0 of 5 found helpful

Visited during the world cup so maybe not the best time to be reviewing a place but here goes..


This place is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis - it doesn't know if it wants to be a hipster bar/restaurant/cozy pub and so fails at bit at each. It doesn't have the charm of other pubs in the area,  and lacks in character apart from the small roof garden. Restaurant wise there's no theme and standard locally is high so hard to beat. 


Food is tasty and well presented but pricey (even for clapham) e.g  £14.95 for a club sandwich.  Service was very good (however don't charge 12.5% and then ask for a tip on top with the card reader...) 


Decor wise - the big bar is nice, but the seating is downright weird (combination of granny wing chairs/ wooden benches) which all sum up this place not really knowing where its going. It doesn't really work for groups "(a lack of seating ) or for couples . Might pop in for a quick drink but unfortunately that is as far as it goes...