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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

292 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 292 Reviews
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 07:32

Lovely pub with great food and great service. Went for a Sunday lunch and had the table for two and a half hours so we're not rushed at all either.

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 15:29

Amazing pub roast, best we have had! Not particularly child friendly layout but the staff were wonderful despite our 6 week old daughter screaming for much of our meal.

6 reviews so far 6
07.05.2017 14:29

Never been to the abbeville, but have tried their sister pubs and I must say this is the best one that I've tried. Very attentive and laid back staff and excellent food

2 reviews so far 6
05.05.2017 12:12

Amazing roast - probably the best I've had in London. Best to book but never had a trouble getting a table. Good value for money too.

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

3 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
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 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 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

1 review so far 4
15.05.2016 16:36

Good pub Sunday lunch. Food was okay - not amazing. Felt it was brought out a lot quicker, so Yorkshire pudding as a bit stale. Nice location and pub vibe. 3 of us had Sunday roast. Big disappointment was hardly any gravy......asked the waitress who brought us a tiny jug, at which we asked for another 2 jugs. Would have been easier to bring a big jug, pour enough for each person and then take the jug. Overall, an okay Sunday pub lunch with okay food, but nothing amazing and can get better value and service at nearby places in Clapham.

4 reviews so far 5
21.08.2015 11:37

The Abbeville lived up to all my expectations as a local lovely pub. Menu is great and varied, fab for my veggie friend and also my healthy pal. We enjoyed starters and mains and both arrived promptly and warm

1 review so far 5
16.04.2015 13:35

Great service and lovely pub. The Sunday roasts are better earlier in the day. I have been here twice for a Sunday roast. The first time was nearer lunch time and the beef was lovely and pink and soft, this time it was at 6.30pm and the meat was brown and a bit drier. All the trimmings were delicious and I highly recommend (just make sure you go at lunch time).

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 18:02

Friendly staff. Delicious Sunday lunch. Huge Yorkshire pudding and beautiful beef. No problem accommodating our dog. The Abbeville is obviously very popular and we can fully understand why.

2 reviews so far 6
10.11.2016 08:21

Great food. Good service and cosy atmosphere. Just what we wanted for our Sunday roast! Would definitely recommend going to The Abbeville, I will definitely be visiting again!

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 13:10

Lovely pub, attentive service although a little slow on the drinks when we ordered. I had the mezze, which was absolutely delicious but I expected more for £9.00. We went the other week too to watch the rugby and the atmosphere was good considering it's a small pub and not known for showing sports as much as others. Lovely to have dogs in there too! Highly recommended.

4 reviews so far 4
28.01.2016 23:33

Perhaps it was the last night for the 50% voucher scheme or more improbably the football which made it a very bustling and crowded evening! The food was reasonable without being exceptional. The whitebait starter left a rather unsavoury aftertaste lasting until morning and the mushy peas with the beer battered cod were rather too iridescent and lacking in taste. Personally I did not enjoy the food as much as at The Avalon and wished that I had tried The Rosendale instead.

2 reviews so far 6
27.05.2016 14:13

Always fantastic food with a great atmosphere. Good beers and good wine. Service was friendly. Always easy to recommend The Abbeville. Great local for Clapham residents.

1 review so far 6
17.12.2015 09:57

Lovely venue, lovely food, lovely staff and lovely wine. Recommended. The meat on the ribs fell off the bone like no meat I've ever seen before. The special of mushroom ravioli as a starter was wonderful. And the staff were unfailingly delightful. It's a beautiful old-style pub and I really loved it.

2 reviews so far 6
22.04.2017 09:48

I love The Abbeville! Have been coming here for years and have always had a fab time with fab service! One of my London favorites!

1 review so far 5
18.08.2016 07:50

Second time here, very good service, Excellent burger and well cooked. My wife had the sea bass which she said was also excellent. Summer fruit crumble very tasty, crumble could have done with a bit more butter in as was too loose but only my opinion. Timothy Taylor Landlord bitter very good.Would recommend & visit again when visiting Clapham.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2016 11:38

The service was great, but more importantly the food was out of this world! We had the BBQ pork ribs with sweet potato chips and slaw, and the slow cooked lamb with dauphinois potatoes. The meat was melt in your mouth tender. Sadly we had no room for dessert!

1 review so far 5
14.01.2016 10:23

Great local restaurant atmosphere, good food, and interesting, quite long wine list. I made the boring choice of a burger, but it was excellent, as were the chips. Service was a little slow, but only because the place was packed because they had a special January offer on food, as do all the pubs in the group.

2 reviews so far 5
31.01.2016 21:07

Great reliable top nosh pub food and friendly service. Been going there for the last 8 years and The Abbeville has never disappointed us. Love this local pub

1 review so far 5
25.10.2015 19:16

Really nice food and good staff who were really accomodating. Live sport is shown but not at a volume that ruins a quiet meal - the sound is just in the main bar area. There was a bit of a strange smell in there but it wasn't too off putting, we'll definitely be back.

2 reviews so far 5
22.12.2015 09:30

Lovely dinner was had by all, with good service and nice, lively ambience. Felt very festive!! Always busy at The Abbeville, enjoy coming here. Will be back!

1 review so far 6
30.07.2015 10:30

Great food, helpful staff and a lovely atmosphere. Managed to book a table online which worked perfectly and had a very tasty Sunday lunch - beef was perfectly good, not overdone in any way, friend's pork belly looked delicious. Will definitely be back for more!

4 reviews so far 5
18.08.2016 10:14

Always a lovely time in this pub. The food is good and the service very friendly. It is a little dark out the back which is a shame on a nice summers day but that's our fault for choosing to spend it in a pub and not outside! Would definitely recommend eating here.

1 review so far 4
28.01.2016 07:58

Lovely pub but quite rammed in at the back for dinner. Sunday dinner was yummy too. They welcomed my dogs which was lovely and gave them a bowl of water, but I had booked asking for more room for them and instead ended up packed between quite a few tables and a gangway having to move the dogs every time a waiter picked up some dinners.

1 review so far 6
04.01.2016 11:02

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. A varied menu of fairly standard stuff, but well prepared and served by very friendly waitresses. Always full, so a buzzy atmosphere. My only caveat is that if you are unlucky you may encounter a table of shrieking women.

1 review so far 4
12.05.2016 07:42

The service is brilliant here and usually do is the food but one dish was a bit tasteless and no alternative or explanation offered ! The waitress simply took away 2 largely untouched plates, didn't ask why they weren't eaten and when we said they were a bit tasteless simply shrugged and charged us full price. We come here often and this was a one off,

1 review so far 5
26.04.2015 20:22

We had an amazing Sunday roast! Which was at a really reasonable price, amazing Yorkshire pudding. Lovely little pub, nice casual atmosphere, really good service. I'll definitely be going back and recommending it to friends. Only tiiiiiny thing...the football was on so men were being a little noisy in the bar area!

1 review so far 5
03.04.2016 19:15

To be honest didn't appreciate paying £14.50 for a roast and having to pay extra for a Yorkshire pudding, which was huge but quite dry. In general though the food was nice, the chicken well cooked , nice veggies and yummy dessert. Overall good service and a nice Sunday evening .

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 07:54

Amazing food. Great service. The roasts are to die for. Best Bloody Mary I had, ever. And I am very picky! Love this place ! Well done the Abbevile, I have been coming for 4 years now and I was never disappointed.

3 reviews so far 5
17.04.2017 08:28

Really good, honest food - we particularly enjoyed the chicken wings to start. Portion sizes were very generous, so good value for money for the price! The cheeseboard was huge so we shared it! Serving staff were excellent, attentive but not overly so. Good wine list. We'll be visiting again.

1 review so far 4
23.02.2017 07:34

The roast was a little overpriced for what it was sadly. "All the trimmings" included 2 potatoes and a few veggies, not quite what i was expecting for the cost. The meat was delicious, very good quality and cooked well. Plates needed to be warmer to jeep the food hot, it was warm when it came to us and cooled very quickly.

1 review so far 4
29.03.2017 08:17

Service was very good as always in a Three Cheers Pub. The food on this occasion fell short of what we normally have. The Pasta was under cooked and very salty. The meat in the pies was very dry. Both starters were excellent and the pud was good but they could add more custard to the thimble you get with the crumble.

2 reviews so far 6
31.01.2016 18:01

Cosy neighbourhood gastro with nice mixed crowd. Excellent food. Sunday roast is top class. Good service. Decent value. Wine list has good options by the glass or carafe. Lots of nooks and crannies so it feels private even when it's buzzy.

7 reviews so far 6
05.05.2015 15:07

Great lunch. Staff helpful and friendly as ever! Brought a friend that had never been before and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a salad, which I'd never had before, and it was delicious! Even better - we could use a Tastecard!

2 reviews so far 2
29.03.2017 10:40

Arrived at around 7.30pm waited for 5 mins at the reception to be seated. Waitress saw us but too busy chatting about holiday with customers on the table. We were not greeted until the telephone rang and when one the staff came to answer it. Ordered a belly pork which was awful, it should be a moist, soft piece of meat with a nice layer of fat of top, it came as a lump of fat, the fat was about 1.5 inches thick on one side, the meat was dry and hard, some parts of it was a hard as bones. My friend had a veggie dish which, he said, was nice. For a drink is nice but not for the food.