I've been to eco a few times now and each time have loved it. The mixture of great food, service and atmosphere makes it one of my favourite places to eat in Clapham. Plus I'm slightly addicted to their Calzone, yum! :)
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Time Out says
Posted: Fri Jul 20 2012
A noisy canteen for Clapham twentysomethings, Eco is a perfect fit amid the bars and chain restaurants that line the stretch between Clapham Common and Clapham North tube stations.
The (sourdough) pizzas are much better than they need to be. They run from classics such as fiorentina and american hot to the likes of sausage and ricotta or calzone stuffed with chicken and green chilli. There’s also the option of a ‘giant pizza sandwich’, in which a base topped with tomato and garlic is cooked, and then folded round a generous pile of ingredients: we relished the parma ham, buffalo mozzarella, avocado and herb salad version. Sadly, spaghetti bolognese was decidedly average, and dips of spicy avocado and smoked aubergine tasted a bit processed.
Other non-pizza options include grills and salads, plus starters such as mussels in cream, chilli or tomato sauce. The drinks list contains no surprises – other than a kir royal that tasted more like Ribena. Decor is a bit dated, and the hard surfaces do nothing to soak up the sound of a young crowd in full flow. Staff are willing, and keep smiling despite the fast turnover.
Eco 162 Clapham High Street
- Venue phone:
020 7978 1108
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Meals served 11am-11.30pm Mon-Fri, Sun; 11am-midnight Sat
Tube: Clapham Common tube
Main courses £6.75-£14.90
- 162 Clapham High Street
- 020 7978 1108
- 162 Clapham High Street
Average User Rating
3.2 / 5
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I love the new design, i felt very relaxed as the decor is very pleasing to the eye. i really enjoyed my pizza the Spicy picante and i like the wide variety on offer such as the pasta, calzones, salads etc. The children even have their own menu. A nice revamp to Clapham high street.
Food is average, and service is inconsistent. A disappointment. For the best Italian in Clapham, visit Osteria del Arte.
I have been going to ECO for years and the more i go, the better the service gets. The French manager, Raphael, brings a fantastic atmosphere as well as somewhere you want to be. The extra mile he goes changes the night from, food out, to a fantastic enjoyable evening. We love ECO and even though we were there last night for my birthday, we'll probably be back for Sunday!
Long wait for food. Pizzas are good but service is not. Noise is very loud can't talk at moderate level with friends/ family. Rude Manager unwilling to listen to customers - can't take criticism - bad manager! Wont be going back for a long time, if at all.
A pathetic excuse for an Italian restaurant/pizza joint. Rude staff, chewy pizza with meagre toppings and pasta worse than you'd get from ASDA. I don't see how this place is still in business. My advice is to go to McDonalds down the road.