There’s a genuine Spanish feel to this tiny tapas bar: the vibe is informal, hams hang from the ceiling, diners eat at the counter and drinkers mingle in. The food preparation area (we can’t call it a kitchen) makes a caravan’s galley look spacious, but the no-frills menu is spot-on for flavour and authenticity (note the cheese platters served with tiny little breadsticks). Handily placed for Clapham Common tube and the Clapham Picturehouse.
FEBRUARY 2020: We’ve added Brickwood – part of a mini-chain of feelgood Aussie-themed cafés.
The area around Clapham High Street and Clapham Common has its share of buzzing bars, thriving nightlife spots and fast-food joints, but its dining-out scene is just as exciting. The neighbourhood is strong on ethnic canteens and tapas bars, but there’s also plenty for those who simply want some light relief and a cup of coffee. There’s even the odd high-stepping special-occasion spot for those out on a spree.
Here’s our pick of the very best restaurants, cheap drop-ins and coffee shops around Clapham’s main drag.