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5.0 /6 Excellent 325 Reviews

The Abbeville

Clapham European, British ££ +100
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About The Abbeville

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30
The Abbeville, 67-69 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW London

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

325 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 325 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
24.09.2017 20:08

Great venue with a fantastic Sunday roast menu. Highly recommend trying. Nice community atmosphere about it. Moderately priced bottles of wine.slightly pricey by the glass

8 reviews so far 6
09.09.2017 10:08

Lovely little place! Nice atmosphere, lovely food - especially the Sunday roasts - good wine and good service :)

1 review so far 6
05.09.2017 07:37

Lovely gastro pub, traditional style, dog friendly and excellent food. I had the tastiest steak I've had for a long time. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 17:19

The roast was amazing, the beef was sliced very thin but good amount was served, with delicious gravy, roasted vegetables and a massive Yorkshire pudding. We will definitely come back.

2 reviews so far 6
02.11.2016 08:38

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

4 reviews so far 4
17.07.2015 17:16

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 ;)

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 11:50

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!

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 09:20

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.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2015 11:52

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.

1 review so far 4
31.08.2015 12:26

Sunday Roast -Not yet in my top five for roasts in south London -not far off though: reasonable job, pleasant staff, £14 all trimmings which is a lot of money so e.g. thought the apple puree (not sauce) at bottom of bowl disappeared and was a tad stingy on portion- flavour blended into gravy so a bit pointless and disappointing. Why my partner prefers plates not wide bowls, which was his niggle, everything gravitates downwards into one mess- thankfully no boards lol) To be picky - offer horseradish or mustard for beef eaters please rather than customer has to chase the busy staff as they pass by. Good marks for Yorkshire pud and the roast pots though a bit generically salty it had a 'herby' outside which worked well. It's a very popular, in a good area, local so always book! Children and dog friendly.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 15:21

I love the Abbeville. I have been living in and around Clapham for 6 years now and this place still remains one of my favourite spots for a Sunday roast. The service is always perfect. The right level of attentiveness without feeling like are being pressured into rushing through your lunch sitting. I had the roast beef and it was to die for. My parents were with us today too and they are very picky when it comes to a roast. They both loved it too which is high praise indeed. See you next time Abbeville.

1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 21:37

Had a late Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday. Service was excellent - we were shown to our reserved table without delay, even though restaurant was busy. We had a small dog which the staff looked after as well. The only negative aspect was the gravy and the Yorkshire puddings got cold very quickly. This was clearly because the plates were not hot. However staff quickly brought jugs of warm gravy and fresh Yorkshires. We were also comped a dessert as recompense without any expectation. Have visited Abbeville loads of times and always v happy with the overall experience.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2015 18:41

Had a great lunch at the Abbeville - again. If anything we thought it was better than before. The roast beef was perfectly cooked the right side of pink and served with all the trimmings. Really good Yorkshire pudding - but I did have to ask for a little more gravy. Can't be that bad can it!? Always a good atmosphere and the staff are friendly and quick to respond to requests. Not the first time here, nor the last.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2015 07:28

Another lovely dinner at The Abbeville. Great food and attentive staff in a buccolic setting - the countryside comes to south London! Brought friends from L.A. who were positively transported by the experience. Works every time!

1 review so far 6
09.03.2015 08:39

I always love going to the Abberville when in London visiting my son and daughter. Its always busy and so viibrant with people of all ages enjoying time out. Despite the numbers dinning the staff manage to stay calm and friendly. The food is amazing! I think its good value and a great place for lunch or dinner. The fact that the dog can join us is also a massive bonus.

1 review so far 4
23.01.2016 07:26

The Abbeville food is usually great, however on this occasion it was quite good. The burgers are always good and they didn't disappoint. However we had to send one starter back of chicken liver pate as that wasn't up to par & the ribs were extremely salty. The service was efficient & helpful.

1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 07:13

Took family (2 adults and 3 kids of 15, 14, 11). Food is fantastic - Sunday roast for some and kids menu and burgers for others. Food was hot, quick to arrive and very delicious. Deserts are very tempting too. Service is great - they are attentive and helpful. We go every few months for a Sunday meal rather the cook and wash up at home and it never disappoints.

1 review so far 6
06.05.2015 14:16

This is the third time we visited and it was again great food and service, as before. The Abbeville is fast becoming one of our favourites, great atmosphere, superior food and a nice wine list.

1 review so far 5
28.01.2016 07:48

Amazing food, good service and lovely atmosphere with the warm fire, although they had no ice cream due to freezer issues so the dessert menu was somewhat limited as a result. The menu is somewhat expensive for what it is though and had I not had a 50% voucher, I probably would not have gone on this occasion. Having said that, I do think that it is great that the whole 'three cheers' chain offered 50% off vouchers for January at their pubs.

1 review so far 6
20.09.2015 19:38

Really nice food , efficient and good service. Staff were in the ball , professional & on it. You can see the kitchen & it looks well run and products by good food. Table of five , all ages & all very happy. At last a good roast potatoe - where most local restaurants & pubs have failed recently on that front . A lovely Sunday roast x