The Oval Lounge

Restaurants, British Kennington
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(21user reviews)
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This popular bar is close to Oval tube, so proves a prime pre-game drinking spot for those heading down to The Oval for a spot of leather on willow.

The beer list is solid, with beers on tap and a fridge full of Black Sheep Ale, Marston's EPA and GMT London Pale Ale, to name but a few. A good selection of wines from the old world and new also feature, as well as a few cocktails.

It's not just about the booze here though, with classic pub grub alongside traditional British dishes - think sausage and mash, fish and chips, homemade burgers and steak and chips. It's worth noting that the food menu might be limited on match days. 


Venue name: The Oval Lounge
Address: 24 Clapham Road
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:16
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:0
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Matt R
2 of 2 found helpful

The friendliest place to get a pint and some food. Definitely my favourite!

John D
1 of 1 found helpful

A great place to hang out. Exciting food. Great staff

Paul P
1 of 1 found helpful

Love The Oval Lounge - great for a quick drink after work, an evening meal and cocktails with friends... helpful friendly staff and a very relaxed atmosphere

Alisa n
1 of 1 found helpful

Cosy place, but food is indeed overpriced. A glass of "squeezed orangejuice" for breakfast is £3 and turned out to be tropicana. Veggie breakfast comes with veggie sausages made from corn starch, not even soy or Linda McCartney, and is priced £8,50. Also disappointing that there was not enough thought put in not to serve Lurpak with a veggie breakfast. Could have exactly the same in a greasy spoon for a fiver.

Jenni H

Although I live near Oval Lounge I'm afraid I don't pop in too often. I've found the food portions small and the drinks overpriced. The outside terrace is quite tiny and sadly the front outside space doesn't often get much light. When the nearby Fentiman arms is only a short walk away, with a much bigger walled beer garden, Oval Lounge is in a tough spot.


I live near the Oval Lounge, and it is a great place to grab brunch or a burger at the weekend. The staff are super friendly and the food is really good - it's definitely a great spot to grab some food if you are in the area. However, it is a tad pricey for what it is - and if you are in Oval for the cricket it gets really busy as one of the first food / drinks places when you leave the station.

Carl M

Great atmosphere and location. Not a run of the mill venue by any means! Cocktails and beers that regularly change. Plus chilled black sambucca! Lovely

Thomas H

Incredibly friendly staff for whom nothing is ever to much trouble. Quite a varied menu with some real stand out gems; the fishcakes, mac 'n' cheese and any choice of burger to name but a few (not all on the same plate I might add).

David A

Very much a home from home - superb staff and fantastic atmosphere. Love it.

Jeanne J

lovely ,relaxed ,one of a kind place for coffee, drinks and meals. I particularly enjoy the 2 outdoor terraces . Friendly staff.

Jonathan W

Relaxed, friendly and always good food!
Have never been disappointed when visiting the Oval lounge. Good work Fella's !

Maxine E

Have been coming here for years. They do great breakfasts and dinners. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and they make a mean cocktail. Highly recommended!

Anna R

Whatever time of day it is, there is a nice chilled atmosphere, great food, good drinks...never had a bad experience there!

Alex M

I've been coming here for years, staff are amazing, the food is on point, I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Maria R

This place is absolutely amazing! The staff, the food the drinks! I am a regular now and I highly recommend it! Prices are great too!


Nice laid back atmosphere and a good place to chill and have a drink or a coffee. However the food is overpriced for the quality that is being served. That is not to say that the food is bad just steep for what you are getting and considering the location.