Date in Clapham? Arguably London’s Marmite. Some love it, some hate it. Whether you’re a lover or a hater, we’ve got places you can’t help but appreciate. We’ve scanned Clapham to sort you birds out with solid, tried and tested places to get your date ON.
Whether it’s date four or date twenty four, you’re always going to need some kind of inspiration, so jump aboard some public transport and make your way to one of these absolute musts.
You hungry? Here’s a couple of places to tickle your taste buds:
Clapham Common South Side |SW4 7A |020 7622 5502
The initials these days stand for Wine and Charcuterie but this underground of wonders is now wine, cheese and cold cooked meats restaurant (or, you know..WC. As you enter the dark cove of delight, you see that it has kept some of the original floor and wall tiles (pretty sure they scrubbed them up pretty good though…)
The doors of the old toilets have been redesigned and made into tables, nothing going to waste there. The booths are intimate if there’s a group of you, if there’s just two it is atmospheric and cosy, nothing gets the heart race going more than good wine and a board of smelly cheese and/or meats…or is that the resting heart rate of someone who is about to die from too much cheese and wine consumption?
We will leave it up to you to find out. The wine is worth it and the prices aren’t too extortionate.
No. 32 has a breakfast menu until 11:30 which literally has everything you have ever wanted on there. Guess what? It is truly delicious (we have tried to work our way through).
There’s an evening menu, weekend menu and a weekday menu, so why not take her there for a drink on Tuesday, for the weekday meal on Wednesday, then Thursday, Friday, Saturday and chill on Sunday.
Fancy tucking into a more authentic version of your home attempts at a Chicken Ginger Udon? Check out the Pepper Tree, casual Thai dining with some fucking amazing food. It’s also pretty reasonably priced with mains priced around 8-10.
With prices like that you’ll be able to treat her to a ginger martini, a combination of ginger (surprisingly) vodka, syrup and lime juice. Unless she doesn’t like ginger, perhaps go for another one.
A pub and a hotel, quite an English menu, with them offering lamb rump, steak, pheasant and venison (as well as veggie options). They have a brunch, evening and Sunday menu. Lovely, classic pub grub!
Just want to get pissed all afternoon?? The Jam Tree do a bottomless brunch for Â£20. Delve into some proper good London Brunching and fill your face with bubbles.
Clapham Picture House
76 Venn St, SW4 0AT
Treat yourself to the ultimate cinema sensation. Relax back into super comfortable chairs and prepare yourself for a unique experience.
Okay so tickets are 14.10 per adult at peak times but go any time on a Monday (except bank holidays) and adults will pay just Â£7.50.
Venn Street Market
Venn Street, Clapham Common, SW |Saturday 10am-4pm
Step foot outside the Clapham Common tube station and wind your way through the pedestrianised Venn Street Market. Treat yourself to some fresh, local produce, sourced from nearby farms, packed full of flavour. Cheeses, pate, brownies, vegetarian quiches, pies, fruit juice…. you get it.
The market is only open Saturdays, between 10 and 4, so don’t turn up on a Sunday expecting an array of independent stalls, they won’t be there.
No address needed, you won’t miss it. It’s fucking massive. Can’t say those words pass our lips often. Big, free and ideal for those sunny autumnal days. Pack a blanket. Fill a hot flask like your Nan would. Take your picnic dating game. Bring some hand sanitiser just in case. And maybe some tissues.