The Schoolhouse

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The Schoolhouse
Venue says Introducing our £35pp 'Bottomless Bubbles' offer! Enjoy any brunch dish and bubbles for two hours. Available from open to 9pm daily.

The invitation is to 'take a trip down memory lane' at this Battersea bar and restaurant. The name gives a clue as to how. Thankfully, though, the school theme here isn't laid on thick - a blackboard, bookshelf wallpaper, a couple of signs ('lab coats must be worn at all times') and toys from yesteryear is about as far as it goes.

We're not quite sure which school the kitchen attended but the food here is certainly more appetising than most secondary comps. Examples include meat platters, pulled pork in a brioche bun, steak frites, steamed fillet of cod with mixed peppers, lime zest and quinoa, and a braised rib of beef. The dessert list sounds a bit more like it - think apple crumble, sponge and custard, and sticky toffee pudding.

The drinks list features some good beers on draught, including Hacker Pschorr Gold, Brugse Zot, WB Mariana Trench and Schoolhouse's own pilsner. Cans from Beavertown are in the chiller. A short wine list takes in countries from across the globe, with an impressive number - all but four, in fact - available by the glass. 



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The Schoolhouse says
At The Schoolhouse, be transported back to your school days. This school-themed bar and restaurant is located in the heart of Battersea, just five minutes' walk from Clapham Junction station. It comes complete with lockers, books, desks, memorabilia and school photos on the wall! Staff are dressed in school uniforms, and the decor will have you reminiscing.

We serve brunch, lunch and dinner daily. The Schoolhouse has a laid-back vibe and free wi-fi making it the perfect space for everything from working throughout the day to catching up with friends for dinner and cocktails. Delicious meals are served up on canteen trays and you can treat yourself to science-inspired cocktails in a beaker glass. Receive an education on craft beer with our impressive range totalling more than 90, or sit back and savour our Mission coffee.

Don’t be naughty or the headmaster may have you writing out lines on the blackboard. Open seven days a week.
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Venue name: The Schoolhouse
Address: 137-139 St John's Hill
SW11 1TD
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Visited for brunch with friends and my friends baby. Is nice and relaxed and baby friendly which is great. Food is fuss free and tasty. I ordered 'Mrs Brunch' just disappointed my pouched egg was not runny. Other than that was decent food. Service was okay, we were greeted by a friendly waiter but then the waitress was not as attentive or friendly, bit like a moody 6th former who didn't really want to be at school.


I visited here not long ago for my birthday and I have to say I was slightly disappointed. The waitress didn't really wait on us at all, we called her over to order and for everything else. We ordered from the lunch menu and the main meals were distinctly average - looking at the photos beforehand I had high hopes but unfortunately the burger was on the poor side with a weird tasting relish, although the quesadilla looked more appetising. 

The milkshakes were pretty good though so I'd maybe pop in for a catch-up with friends.

Came here for a friends 'boozy brunch' birthday outing. It was really fun, and if you drink quick you can get quite a lot into your 2 hour time slot. At £30 a head you really need to make the most of the drinks. Food alone would only really be about £10 so you need to have a few drinks to make it worthwhile. The food itself wasn't amazing. Had the pancakes which were a bit chewy and not overly flavorsome, but definitely enjoyable for a novelty afternoon.

Visited here last Saturday night. Great music, buzzing atmosphere and the food was great. I had the 'chicken stack' and truffle and parmesan fries - honestly one of the best burger and fries combo that I have had since I arrived in London! Would definitely go back.


Looks fairly inconspicuous and gastropub-like from the outside but inside you're made to feel like a kid again as waitresses wearing school uniform greet you at your wooden desk, complete with high school stools. The canteen food is a lot better than you'll remember thankfully, and 2 for 1 happy hour is a great deal, only downside is you both have to agree on the same type of cocktail. 


We only went for a drink but the range of bottled and draft beer was excellent. It's always very quiet, which makes it a good option if you're sick of queuing at the bar in Powderkeg. I hope things pick up or they probably won't be there for long. 

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Great bar with great concept. Menus as exercise books, dinner on plastic lunch trays, we loved it. The DIY Old Fashioned kit was great and having Makers Mark instead of standard JD is a classier touch than most. The burger was great, fried chicken burger with chipotle mayo and mango salsa is a winner. Definitely worth repeat visits.