Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Michael Franke / Time Out
Michael Franke / Time Out
Michelle Grant / Time Out

If you can imagine a girly burger joint, Haché would be it. Named after the Gallic term for ‘minced’ (go to Paris and ask for a steak ‘haché’ and you’ll be served a good-quality patty), the restaurant is full of feminine French touches: from pretty vintage chandeliers to the creamy walls with ornate, oversized mirrors. In the open kitchen at the back, classic ‘man food’ is prettied up wherever possible.

On our visit, thick-cut slices of onions were encased in huge balloons of batter, while the frites were proper french fries – thin-cut, seasoned and skinny. They arrived in a cutesy ‘mini fryer basket’: a nice touch. Less impressive were the cajun-spiced chicken wings, with their flabby, not crunchy, coating. The upmarket burgers are decent, though. Our pink-middled patty came topped with melted cheese, smoky bacon and smart salad fillers, including rocket, ripe tomato and slices of red onion, all in a soft brioche bun.

If you want to be really metrosexual, ditch the bun entirely: staff will happily replace it with a green salad. Then all you’ll need as accompaniment is a cup of chamomile tea, made with proper dried flowers. Who said burger joints have to be butch?


Venue name: Haché
Address: 153 Clapham High Street
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10.30pm Mon-Thur; noon-11pm Fri, Sat; noon-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Clapham Common
Price: Main courses £6.95-£17.95Meal for two with drinks and service: around £40

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Dee Towler

I ate there last Saturday with a long lost friend. Food was perfect, service was jolly and atmosphere was warm. I would recommend the Lamb Moroccan Burger - the harissa sauce is to die for!! We will be back. Oh yeah, and they play swinging 60's music in the toilets (which were spotless).... nearly had me doing a twist and shake while washing my hands. Awesome! D


If only I had read user reviews of Hache in Clapham I would have armed with all I needed steer the lunch elsewhere or at the very least be able to say “I told you so”. Instead, I was rather looking forward to trialling a new burger joint for me but left with a bad taste in the mouth and the feeling someone had picked my pockets. The menu at glance seemed a little confused with far too many options. Why am I being offered fish and chips? Why is there a salad section on the menu? This is not the behaviour of self-proclaimed burger connoisseurs. The burger was decent but overpriced. The chips were forgotten and then “reheated”, arriving a dark brown and tasting of oil that was long overdue a change. Service overall was terrible and I hope for their sakes it was our waiter’s first weekend in the job. Having to ask more than once to pay for an experience this disappointing is unnacceptable, they weren’t even busy. The only saving grace of this place are the onion rings which were very good, I can only assume they were cooked in a different fryer to the unintentionally twice cooked chips. Avoid.


The best burger I have had in London...and I have had a few. This is the first place I ever had peanut butter on a burger and it changed my life. The burgers are all fantastic, the flavours are carefully thought about and well executed. The service is good, not rushed but not in your face. the ambience and the general feel of the restaurant is lovely as well. You can go in this place in your glad rags for a romantic night out or you can just go for a quick bite to eat. I cannot big this place up enough.


A bit disappointed. Burgers are alright but not wonderful, and the veggie one is dry and tasteless. Fries arrived almost cold. Staff is nice and polite, and that's probably the best thing about this place. I don't know if I'll go back there since the experience wasn't great.


I know the onion rings were cooked in vegetable oil because that's what my mouth tasted of as I left... chips very poor... burger just about OK... £20 a head for this? Please. ALL the other "gormet" burger places are so much better.