Clapham is known for being an upmarket area, and amongst Londoners there’s a pervading rumour that posh locals call it “Clahm” for short. Restaurants in Clapham are accordingly smart, with plenty of eclectic and sophisticated choices to be found.
Clapham is a lovely, leafy district of south London, with popular Clapham Common being a great place to get some greenery amongst the bustle of the city. Clapham Junction is officially the busiest station in Europe based on the number of trains arriving and departing, so it’s an easy destination to reach if you’re making a special visit for dinner.
Talking of Clapham restaurants that are worth making a special visit for, Powder Keg Diplomacy is up there with the best. With its retro Victorian décor, you could feel like a character in a Victorian novel as you tuck in to historical British menu items like roasted venison fillet with parsnip purée.
If you’d prefer something more global, there’s the lovely family-run Thai Garden in Battersea Rise, just 7 minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction Station. Menus include traditional Thai favourites including pad Thai, green and red curries, soups and fish dishes. Thai Garden’s menu also has a good-sized vegetarian selection.