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About The Schoolhouse

Loosen your stripy tie, fling off your too-hot and too-heavy, badge-emblazoned blazer and forget pulling up your socks – school’s out not just for summer, but forever. But we bet you’re going to miss lunchtime in the schoolyard, sandwich bartering under the bleachers, and moments misspent behind the bike sheds, right? Well, thanks to Battersea’s The Schoolhouse, up Saint John’s Hill, you can put the cap of your alma mater back on, if only temporarily, and if only to indulge in classic British tuck shop fodder, school dinners that while served on those trays with the little sections actually look and taste gourmet, and a range of sneaky cocktails masquerading as science experiments. Book now and get your pass to London’s one and only school-themed restaurant.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am


The Schoolhouse
137 - 139 Saint John's Hill, Clapham
London SW11 1TD

Menu Highlights



Homemade Seasonal Soup

Served with Warm, Freshly Baked Potato & Rosemary Sourdough

Skewers & Slaw

Sticky Sweet Chilli and Soy Chicken Thigh Skewers, with a fresh Zesty Slaw.

Meat Board

Coca Cola Ham, Spicy Chorizo & Sticky Chicken Skewers Served with Fresh Bread & Homemade Pickles.


Sausage & Stoemp with Caramelised Onion Gravy

Plump Cumberland with Stoemp Mash (We hide the Veg in the Mash just like Mummy used to!)

Pulled Pork

Our Juicy Pulled Pork is Cooked Overnight, Nice ‘n’ Slow. Piled High on a Toasted Brioche Bun

The Big Rib

Succulent Rib of Beef Slowly Braised and Drizzled with Homemade BBQ Sauce served with Chips & Salad


Gooey, Warm Home Made Chocolate Brownie

Served With Melting Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Home Made Apple Crumble

With a Dash of Cinnamon and Hot Fresh Custard

Schoolhouse Mess

Fresh Meringue Crumbles in Whipped Cream w/ Sweet Strawberry Pieces and a Swirl of Berry Coulis

More about The Schoolhouse, London

The Schoolhouse has already made a name for itself in culinary educational circles for its infamous Bottomless Brunch events, with golden tickets to this all-you-can eat buffet of dishes like The Naughty Schoolboy (eggs, Cumberland sausage, bacon and sauteed tatties with a stack of pancakes and maple syrup) and Mr Benedict (go figure) selling out faster than hotcakes and the answers to next week’s pop quiz. Seeing punters acting their shoe size while chowing down for two hours on top nosh, washed down with prosecco, Kir Royales, Bellinis, and Mimosas, made the stricter-than-usual dress code acceptable. Besides, there was a photo booth to record this little field trip down memory lane, which in fact is a thoroughfare actually located along Saint John’s Hill in London’s Battersea. You learn something every day.

When The Schoolhouse isn’t flinging its doors open down Saint John’s Hill for a horde of hungry kids who’ve paid to have unlimited access to the canteen, The Schoolhouse maintains a fantastic foodie curriculum that ranges from sharing platters (Teachers’ Conferences) to pulled pork, chicken, goats’ cheese, and signature Schoolhouse burgers (School Dinners), hearty mains as nostalgic as mac & cheese and as A-level as The Big Rib (Old School Comfort) to vegetarian and greener pastures (New School Healthy). It’s also hard to miss that this rather unconventional London institution has a craft beer, wine, and cocktail list so long that if one were asked to copy it out on the blackboard just three times you’d be at this Battersea gourmet borstal all night – a detention that we’d not be too unhappy about.

6 The Schoolhouse Reviews

6 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Average
Value for money:Good value
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Patricia D.2 years ago · 2 reviews

I've had breakgast and lunch here and the food is amazing. Also good atmosphere and nice service. I love the 'school like' decoration of the place :)

Larissa B.3 years ago · 1 review

Awesome brunch experience, we will be back here soon! Ta

Kimberley W.2 years ago · 1 review

Extensive menu, great brunch options and good value. Waitress was super friendly and commented that if a drink wasn't on the menu, they would probably still be able to knock it up for me.

Matthew D.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Great atmosphere - Good food - polite service. We went at a quiet time in between lunch and dinner and we received excellent service and having a 4 month old baby and a pram was no issue at all.

Patricia D.3 years ago · 2 reviews

Amazing restaurant, cozy and lovely theme of "everything school". Delicious food and lovely staff :) Great for brunch / lunch or even just drinks We're def. going back!

Georgr P.2 years ago · 1 review

Food was great. Had the pulled pork and sweet potato fries and they were delicious. It was a shame about the lack of filled tables!