Balancing smart decor and smiling service with exemplary wines and cutting-edge Anglo-European cooking, Trinity is king of the hill in Clapham – a restaurant that gets the swish/casual balance just right when it comes to creating a neighbourhood vibe. Chef-patron Adam Byatt also knows how to put on a show without showboating his talents or puffing up his food. In short, it’s a shoo-in for special occasions and celebratory splurges when money’s no option. It has, of course, a Michelin star.
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 globally inspired canteens and bistros, 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.
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