Aquum

Aquum Clapham High StreetAfter a successful opening in 2009, Aquum has quickly established itself as the place to see and be seen in SW4. Offering a cool and chic feel, this interchangeable South London haunt is spread over three floors, spoiling you with plenty of room to relax throughout the week over a bite to eat with friends, and ample space to get your groove on at the weekends with resident sounds from Stereo Sushi and Bargrooves.

Address: Aquum, 68-70 Clapham High street, London, SW4 7UL
Phone: 02076272726
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Big Squid Dive Centre, Clapham North

Big Squid Dive Centre Clapham NorthBig Squid is a PADI 5 star dive centre located in Clapham North Arts Centre just off Voltaire Road by Clapham High Street train station. It offers dive equipment (it’s a shop too) and dive courses run at their dive centre and at Clapham Manor baths just a 2 minute walk away.

Address: Big Squid, UNIT 2F Clapham North Arts Centre, 26-32 Voltaire Road, Clapham SW4 6DH
Phone: 020 7627 0700
Mobile: 07950 252 548
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Food and grocery shops and markets

Clapham has many supermarkets dotted around to supply residents with food, but there are also a large number of local shops and regular markets that offer unique flavours and groceries.

If you run a Clapham food shop or market that isn’t listed here, please send us an email and we will add it.

Local Clapham food shops

Recipease, Jamie Oliver shop (Clapham Junction)

Jamie Oliver shop, Clapham Junction (Recipease)

Recipease shop owned by Jamie Oliver

Recipease, the latest food venture by celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, is a shop on Clapham Junction’s main high street, St. John’s Road. It opened in late 2008 and has a beautiful interior like a giant country kitchen. Interestingly, it is a shop that doubles as a live cooking venue to practice and be shown how to cook certain dishes like curry and home made pizza. There’s a small selection of ready meals prepared to Jamie Oliver’s recipes plus wines and utensils. None of this comes cheap, but it’s expensive because of the quality, and it really shows when you look around that a great amount of detail and attention went into the shop. Continue reading

Clapham restaurants and cafes

Clapham is rammed with restaurants and cafes of all shapes, sizes, prices and tastes. Whether you want a hearty traditional roast, oriental cuisine, fine dining, fast food or a delicious breakfast, Clapham has something for you. 

If you run a Clapham restaurant or cafe that isn’t listed here, please send us an email and we will add it.

Restaurants

Brasserie James – fine dining and excellent service  (100m from Clapham South tube)

The Blind Tiger – great 1920’s prohibition era themed restaurant, extensive wine and  cocktails list (Near Queenstown Road)

Bon Bon – fresh and organic breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Abbeville Road, Clapham South)

Breads Etcetera – organic traditional and contemporary cuisine, famous for toasters on tables, special breakfasts and of course its bread (Clapham High Street)

Souk – oriental tapas, good cocktail list (Clapham High Street)

Cafes

The Black Lab - brilliant coffee and amazing french pastries (opposite the Common, stones throw from Clapham Common tube

Park House – breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Clapham Park Road, near Clapham Common tube)

Brew - healthy & hearty breakfasts, good smoothies and outside seating area (Northcote Road nr Clapham Junction)

Perfect Blend cafe, Clapham, London

[field name=street-view]Perfect Blend cafe is a relatively new addition to Clapham and is tucked away between Clapham High Street and Abbeville Road. Don’t let its location stop you from going, it has great decor, a good selection of food and chilled out atmosphere that set it apart from the busier parts of Clapham.
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Bon Bon restaurant, Abbeville Road, Clapham, London

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Bon Bon is a good sized restaurant on a corner in the heart of the Abbeville Village. It serves fresh food and drink throughout the week and has a small seating area out the front for use on those sunny summer days. Continue reading

Boiled Egg & Soliders, Northcote Road, Clapham Junction, London

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The Boiled Egg & Soliders, as the name would suggest, specialises in delicious breakfasts. With a good range of different meals and its handy location on Northcote Road makes it the perfect pit stop when you’re peckish on a weekend morning. Continue reading

Breads Etcetera restaurant, Clapham High Street, London

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Breads Etcetera restaurant made breakfasts in Clapham super fashionable. Breads Etcetera bakes its own range of delicious bread that it serves in ready supply to anyone who eats there. With toasters on the tables, it’s a quirky venue with fantastic food, but go early, you can’t book and the queue always spills out on to the street. Continue reading