Abbeville Road in Clapham is indeed blessed to have received the considered attentions of Three Cheers Pub Co., a group who have whipped up a quiet storm over London’s gastropub scene. Three Cheers lovingly restores examples of London’s heritage architecture to a state of former glory sitting incredibly elegant and understated neighbourhood pubs in gorgeous surrounds. The Abbeville is no exception.
Two individual bar areas greet punters making their entrance to The Abbeville, down Abbeville Road in London’s Clapham. In winter, an open fire is the perfect spot to snag for an intimate conversation over one of this stellar gastropub’s fine wines or real ales. Summer months allow the Abbeville to vent a little, opening out the front doors to a terrace situated along this quietly bustling London thoroughfare. Exploring further inside, you’ll notice that The Abbeville has preserved the labyrinthine interior of the original building, creating little oases, nooks and crannies ideal for any sized group.
Bar food abounds, while The Abbeville’s menus are divided neatly and deliciously into weekday lunches, dinners and puddings, and separate Saturday and Sunday sections. The kitchen staff at this Abbeville Road, Clapham gastropub have certainly got their work cut out for them. And you will, too, once you get stuck in. Let it be heard that The Abbeville, along with its sister pubs scattered across London, source much of their meat and poultry from their very own farm in Hampshire, while their fish – for their famous fish and chips amongst other dishes – is supplied from trusted, sustainable fisheries in nearby British waters.
Lovely roast today. Food delicious as always and service really friendly! We booked earlier in the day and ordered 2 pork belly roasts and 1 roast beef. I love their Yorkshire puddings so ordered another one with my meal! Great portion sizes.
So good, all the food getting brought out looked v good, so hard to decide what to order, got a steak pie on the specials. Was best one I ever had
The roast was amazing, a very big Yorkshire pudding and lots of lovely vegetables! The waitress we had was really lovely and friendly, couldn't do enough for us. We had the little room down the steps and it was so nice and cosy. Best roast in Clapham even perhaps!
Amazing roast. Good dose of gravy. Good size helping. Pints also great. Lovely wine. Would recommend for both a night out or Sunday lunch, great pub all round.
Visited The Abbeville early evening. There were a number of local people drinking in the bar and at the outside tables. Inside it was cosy and inviting with a nice atmosphere and I was made welcome. The decor and arrangement of the dining area is interesting. The staff were friendly and the service efficient, if perhaps a little too brisk (good if you are in a hurry!). My starter of tempura prawns served with a chilli jam was a good curtain raiser for a wonderful 8oz sirloin steak, perfectly cooked medium/rare to my order. After that the dessert of pistachio creme brulee was a bit of an anti-climax, but nevertheless competently made and nicely presented. Prices here are not cheap, but still very good value for this quality of food. By the time I left, the restaurant was buzzing with happy conversation and it is not hard to see why The Abbeville is such a magnet. Highly recommended.
We had a lovely lazy lunch on Saturday, looked after by our charming waiter Dominic who really made sure we had everything we needed. The Abbeville has such a cozy laid back feel, we were sat next to the fire which Dominic turned on for us, and I almost fell asleep with my glass of wine I was that relaxed!! It's like being in your own living room but with someone else cooking you amazing food and then doing the washing up! What more could you ask for? I love this place, always coming back for more. You won't be disappointed Xx
I don't go here enough - they are very friendly and welcoming, and the menu always looks appetising. However, the lunch menu is a little sparse and limited, and as I don't eat wheat, I was somewhat narrowed in my choices. I went for what sounded like a lovely light and fresh options, prawn and crayfish salad with grilled baby gem and grapefruit. When it turned up, it didn't look or feel like a restaurant dish - just a load of cold small prawns arranged over some leaves and fruit segments with a couple of dollops of lemon mayo. I'd probably been expecting much juicier prawns or at least something that looked like it hadn't just come straight out of the packet from Lidl! My companion had the charred salmon and that was lovely, with an attractive-looking mixed leaf base. We shared garlic greens, a pretty small portion for the price. I had a 50% off voucher for food, so when then bill came, I didn't feel so bad, but at full price, I'd have felt short-changed. The place was almost empty, so they were fast and friendly, happy to welcome my dog as well, and we had plenty choice about where to sit. I know the food here is usually excellent and I'm booked in for dinner next week, when the menu is MUCH more wide-ranging and appetising. maybe just my bad choice of limited options on this occasion, but it's worth noting that most people want to eat out for something they wouldn't normally make at home and for lovely presentation - those prawns might need to up their game ;)
This is the second time I've been to The Abbeville recently. My partner and I strolled in on spec and were loved the food, the service and the general ambiance. I then booked to go with my Mum. Again, a real treat. Mum said her fish and chips were fantastic - light batter, crisp chips and good quality fish. I went for steak the first time and pork the second. Both were very substantial portions, perfectly cooked and charmingly presented, with lots of well cooked veg. Yum!
I go for lots of Sunday Roasts on the quest to find the best one - probably a never ending task - still, it's good to taste them all on the journey! The roast at the Abbeville was amazing. A really decent amount of meat and I requested the rarest part of the beef, which I got. Lots of veg however, there weren't any options for extra veg such as cauli cheese or creamed leeks, which was a shame. I had to ask for my horseradish sauce however, the roast came out with lots of delicious gravy and normally I have to ask for more - however, there was enough so I didn't have to, which is a big win in my books. The staff could have been slightly more friendly - they were really busy yes however, they seemed a bit exasperated and not very engaging, which was a shame. Overall, it was up there with one of the best I've had and I would recommend it to friends.
We booked in for my mum's birthday, looking for something local and relaxed but high quality. The food was generally really good, the prawn and chorizo pasta was absolutely delicious, the only negative remarks I would make is that the roast pork I had was more like a belly of pork and didn't have any crispy crackling like i've had before, it was all moist and soft. The yorkshire puddings keep me coming back though and I love that they're not stingy with the gravy, bringing two more jugs when I asked for some more. The ice cream and sorbets were also very good. I like the atmosphere in the pub although we were sat very close to the bar and there was a football match on which meant that it was quite difficult to hear each other. The service is friendly and prompt, over all I would definitely come back, more in the winter for the roasts.