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Haché (Heloise Bergman / Time Out)
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Haché (Heloise Bergman / Time Out)
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Haché (Michael Franke / Time Out)
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Haché (Michael Franke / Time Out)
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Haché (Michelle Grant / 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
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This is by far my favourite burger place in Clapham, and trust me there’s plenty of competition. Turns out Claphamites love a burger! This place has a bit more of a classy feel. Yes you’re eating a burger but that doesn’t mean you can’t be in sophisticated surroundings whilst you’re doing it. Fairy lights, flowers on the tables, a classy looking bar and nice staff all add to the atmosphere. You get a choice between brioche or ciabatta buns and there is really an extensive list of interesting combinations of burgers. My fave is the Louisiana. A cheese burger with peanut butter on it. Sounds weird but it totally works! The quality of the beef is better than most and they also have some great veggie options as well as chicken burgers too. Sides are extra, the sweet potato fries are so great but the burgers are so filling you could probably get a portion to share.


Great quality burgers, with the competitions of burgers in London this is a great date night place with yummy food and cocktails. A bit pricy but it's is really good.


I like to consider myself a burger connoisseur, so when Hache opened its fifth branch in Balham, I was quite embarrassed I had not yet tried this high-end burger joint, which aims to bring some luxurious sophistication to the humble patty and bun.

Hache is very sleek, with dark lighting, dark wooden booths and smart suited staff. You might be mistaken thinking you had walked into a French bistro. But all this is irrelevant if the burger doesn’t deliver, and thankfully at Hache it does. I won’t lie, I was expecting to be physically blown away by the tastiness of my first bite, just because of the rave reviews I had heard. And while the burger was juicy, cooked beautifully pink and with delicious toppings (I opted for powerful blue cheese and salty, thick cut bacon), it wasn’t the best burger I had ever had. It was super yummy, and I would go back, but I am not sure it warrants the slightly higher prices than other burger joints such as Honest and Byron.

However, what makes Hache different from your other burger spots, is the creativity with their toppings. You can choose from the Bavarian (smoked cheese and caramelised onions), the Mexican (jalapeno peppers, salsa and guac) to the Steak Royale (grilled goats cheese, rosemary and caramelised garlic). What did blow me away were the truffle fondue fries. These crispy, thin fries, soaked in a creamy truffle sauce and topped with gooey melted cheese are seriously delicious, so much so, I think I will opt for the truffle fondue burger when I return.

With a great selection of desserts, such as salted caramel cheesecake and homemade banoffe pie, Hache allows you to eat good, old comforting food with an elegant twist in a glamourous location. A very enjoyable dinner spot and perfect for a romantic date night or a boozy catch up with friends. 


This is definitely one of my favourite places for a quick dinner in Clapham. 

The restaurant is small and cosy but always really busy and service has always been great. I went for my birthday and ordered the lamb burger with Tzatziki - delicious! Great value for money and tasty food. 


My friends and I popped in here for a quick bite before the cinema. These burgers are AMAZING! I can’t believe I’d never heard of this place before. I had a burger with bacon, Guinness cheddar and caramelised onions which was served in a dome filled with smoke. The patty itself was amazing, so tasty, one of the best I’ve had in London. The sweet potato fries were also very good. Service is really friendly and the place itself was very cosy and intimate. I would definitely go back to try some of the other burgers. Considering the quality of the food this is really good value for money. Highly recommend.

Preparing ourselves for a lengthy night at the two brewers, around ten of us managed to squeeze into the restaurant at peak hours (luck clearly on our side) on a Saturday. We ordered a hefty amount of wine and everyone ordered a good selection of burgers from the menu, the Le Fumé making everyone wishing they'd ordered that (since it came in its own little cloche to keep the steam in, fancy!)

Now, whilst I think it is hard to really excel with a burger, you need to get every detail right, the burgers here are not bad. I personally went for the special, which was an Italian themed mozzarella and basil affair. Very tasty.

Definitely will come back again.

I have heard people raving about Hache ever since I arrived in London over 3 years ago so finally ventured here last week. It was nice but with so many different places to choose from what would swing it for me is actually the venue as it is so much nicer than the many burger joints in Clapham which are so obviously chains and simply just don't have as nice a vibe as Hache does. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the food but it wasn't particularly stand out. 


Having frequented Hache quite a lot when I previously moved to Clapham 2 years ago, I recently returned to see was it still up to a great standard. I was not disappointed. Situated on Clapham High Street with the option to sit outside, it offers a very pleasant dinning experience overall. The service was very good and the food arrived quickly. The Chicken Fajita burger is still my favourite and the sweet potato fries still as crispy as ever. Slightly high end price wise for a casual burger as a side is not included when you select your burger. It was also darker than I remembered. Still a great meal though overall though and highly recommended.

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My second trip to Hache - I had an incredible meal at their Camden branch.  I love the Clapham High Street location - if you're looking for a quick, affordable meal before a night out, Hache can offer that in a really lovely setting.  And as the Time Out review explains, it's a rather girly venue - definitely not your average burger joint atmosphere.  I love being able to order a glass of Prosecco with a burger!  The food didn't disappoint - I opted for the Bavarian and my boyfriend had the Canadian and they were both delicious.  My only complaint would be the service.  Our waitress missed something from our order, and got two things we asked for completely wrong.

If you want a low-key, but nice, date option - I'd definitely recommend one of the Hache restaurants.  Just don't head to Infernos afterwards!

Charly Lester - Time Out Head of Dating

I think this is the best of the modern burger joints in London for consistency and options, although I must admit to not seeing the need to muck about with a good old plain burger. It should stand out on it's own and a Hache burger does, in my opinion. Moist, cooked beautifully at medium rare, well seasoned and tender are all terms that can be applied here.

I find the modern trend for expensive burger joints passing themselves off as high dining a bit confusing.... It's a burger for 'flip's' sake  and you eat it with your hands! 

This said, I reckon their lunch menu option for a burger, drink & chips is great value these days, if you're going to step out from Maccy D's and all it's deepest, dirt-filled joys. 

My only problem with Hache is that I don't particularly like their bun options. They have brioche which is too sweet and flimsy and gets destroyed by the juices. The ciabatta bun is very light for a ciabatta and holds together better, but is still a bit dense.

I think using something like a papo secos roll would be better. I know it works as that's what I do at home and after all, Little Portugal is just down the road in Stockwell so they wouldn't be hard to source.

I'll still keep going back though as I like the taste/money laid out ratio at lunch time.

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.