I think this pub is the best on the Abbeville road. What's that? It's the only pub on the Abbeville road. Oh, well in that case . . .
No, it's actually really good as well as cornering the marker. Great wines, great beers and great foor, with a cool upstairs dining landing, and old wooden furniture, and also showing the sport but tastefully on a small telly.
Oh, and try the burger, go on, it's amazing.
So disappointed!! I was expecting a great place from all your reviews!!
One positive: the place is absolutely charming.
I decide to go on a week day for lunch, although the restaurant was completely empty!
I ordered a steak (18 pounds!!! This better be good) and my boyfriend a burger... And we just waited...
Really really waited... 40 minutes for the food to be served when the restaurant is completely empty!
The food finally arrived, nicely presented... MY boyfriend's burger was absolutely delicious but my steak... Partly burned... Not good and the peppercorn sauce was to runny... The salad was good and the chips were missing salt...
For this we paid 38 pounds... Outrageous to charge so much for random quality food!
Really good food and atmosphere, but a bit on the pricey side and service could use an improvement.
-Chili prawns - Deeeelish! Pretty oil, but it's chili oil and it's awesome.
-Mushrooms & haloumi - Really tasty but not all that filling.
-Banoffee Pie - AWESOME!
This is a great little pub. It is surprisingly spacious yet feels intimate and cosy, with low ceilings and plenty of nooks and crannies. And a fire place! I don't eat here often but from my experience so far it's pretty good. Importantly, they have a few ales here, including Timothy Taylor. Maybe a tad pricey but we're in the midst of Clapham bourgeoisie-land after all.
The abbeville is great in the summer; there are plenty of chairs and tables crowding the pavement which gives it almost a continental feel. Thankfully, sitting outside here is very peaceful: although the occasional lorry can be seen cautiously making it's way down Abbeville road, prams are the most common vehicle to encounter here.
All in all, I could have done a lot worse for my local.
This 30-something gastro pub has purportedly had some ups and downs according to the reviews I've read on other sites. But if their critic's words ring true, it certainly didn't show the evening we dined here. Maybe they took those words to heed. There were 10 of us. The food was amazing, the staff pleasant, attentive, and the drinks were spot on. The decor is nice, slightly modern, but still retains the charm of the traditional pub feel. The Abbeville Pub is part of a group of pubs which apparently are of equal standing quality-wise. Of the places I've eaten at over the year I've spent in England, this is one of the more pleasant and value-wise gastro pubs I've patronized.
Really really nice little pub hidden on a residential street in Clapham. Light and airy, lots of tasteful wood used on the interior. I like the fact the bar is on the left as you walk in, and you can carry on further inside after having stopped for a delicious pint of Landlord and find a seat. Very friendly atmosphere too - 2 or 3 people said hello to me as I waited at the bar!
This is such a great gastropub, and I love the fact that it's tucked away, so although it does get busy, it's never full of the usual Clapham crowds. It has a lovely homely feel about it, attended by a mixture of drinkers and eaters. The food is wonderful, and the Chef is usually accomodating if you need to make changes. They have a wide selection of wines and sparkling wines, making it great for a night out. In fact, I'm off to celebrate my birthday there in a few week's time, so it must be good!
Very pleasant bistro-type eatery also family friendly, particularly at weekends ( not a huge surprise, given the location). I'll admit to having only eaten here at weekends, so I've no idea what it's like during the week. The menu tends towards the safe end of things ( not necessarily a criticism, given the clientele); thing Eton Mess and things-with-custard. Somewhere that would be very good for taking your mum for Sunday lunch.
Great gastropub. Nice menu with table service. Perfect mid-week venue for dinner with friends. Can get rammed during a football game so choose your visit wisely.
I have always loved this place in all it's incarnations - I am biased as I worked there many moons ago, but now I still go back.
Dog friendly, good ales that change (hidden in fridges behind the bar) and a good spot to meet the locals.
The food is worth the money, but if eating outside remember not to feed other peoples dogs or their partners.
Very nice time spent. Great food, service was a little slow but would def return.
As a resident of Abbeville road and a naturally biased fan of the one of the best kept secrets in London, namely, the quaint Abbeville village I must promote the jewel of the crown, the Abbeville Gastropub. A great country style pub with really good food, from burgers to their famous Sunday Roast. The place is packed 7 nights a week, with really nice staff and a welcoming local atmosphere. Great place to watch the football and rugby too! And a great hide-away where I often tend to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of hectic London city life.
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