Clapham has had a bit of a resurgence in popularity in the last couple of decades. Gentrification projects in the '80s made the area a desirable place to live, and restaurants, bars and pubs started blossoming near Clapham Common. A night out in Clapham tends to be more relaxed than in other parts of London, but the bars and pubs still make sure a good party is easy to find. Clapham restaurants are perfect for everything from lazy brunches to large dinners for rowdy revellers. If that's not enough, there are plenty of things to do nearby, including club nights, concerts and a bit of theatre. Should all that be a bit too much, you can always lounge around on Clapham Common.
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Eating out in Clapham
This Lebanese restaurant is just round the corner from South Wimbledon station, off Merton Road. There’s an extensive menu of all things Middle Eastern, with starters including al-rahib (grilled aubergine), chilli hummus, falafel and lamb sambusek (deep fried pastry filled with minced lamb), followed up with a selection of meat cooked on a charcoal grill, hearty stews and fish dishes. The restaurant is pretty spacious with exposed brickwork and long oak tables. If you don't want to sit in, however, there’s a takeaway service available so you can chow down on dishes in the comfort of your own home.
Venue says: “Aya Cuisine has come back bigger and better than ever.”