Casey's in Clapton used to describe itself as "a microcafe & deli". But now that they've moved into grander premises, maybe that 'micro' tag isn't needed anymore.
As owner Caitlin Dempsey said of their new shop which opened last week on Lower Clapton Road, named after her family shop back in Ireland, "it's an actual bakery/shop/cafe you can walk around and buy things, if you want."
The popular deli
The Dairy in Clapham was one of London's much-loved restaurants - but it's now confirmed that it will not be returning - at least in its current guise. Yesterday, Sarah and Robin Gill, the owners of The Dairy in Clapham, took to Instagram to announce that the restaurant and its neighbouring bar Counter Culture were the latest commercial victims of the Covid downturn.
"We've taken a real hit over the last six months," chef
One of London's best-fried chicken restaurants is heading south - launching a new restaurant in Clapham. They had started a delivery-only kitchen in Battersea during the lockdown, but now they're opening the real deal on Clapham High Street.
If you're unfamiliar with them, they started in markets before opening their first restaurant in Shoreditch. For them, it's all about their special-recipe buttermilk
A new vegan pop-up is on the way for August. it's a team-up between By Chloe (vegan fast food) and Club Cultured who are all about fermentation and tempeh - a traditional Indonesian plant-based protein made from fermented soybeans.
They'll be popping up in Clapham (in the space which once held Kerbisher & Malt and The Mayfair Chippy) with a completely plant-based menu of brand
Yet another London store which blossomed all too briefly in the weeks before lockdown closed it was Knoops - a hot chocolate shop at Clapham Junction. The original one, which opened in Rye back in 2013 had built up quite the fanbase for its continental hot chocolates.
And this isn't just any old chocolate drink - the chocolate used ranges from 28% up to 100% cocoa and you'll find a mix of single origins and blends. Owner Jens Knoop has spent
We take a look at the restaurants and cafes still delivering in neighbouring areas Clapham, Brixton and Battersea.
Clapham Common is about to be the latest in a string of slightly eccentric, ‘fictitious-flatshare’- inspired cocktail bars from The Little Door Co. The aim is to feel like you’ve wandered into someone’s home: to embrace the house-party vibe, try some experimental cocktails, perhaps ad-lib some poetry, and wind up as a regular with a set of keys and your own personalised mug.
Clapham folk no longer need to trek into the west end for a swanky seafood experience now they've got this fish boutique and cevicheria on their doorstep.
It's time for a change at Counter Culture, the small restaurant next to The Dairy (and by the same people) which runs regularly changing residencies. This time it's the turn of Alter, for an all-vegan takeover. Alter is founded by Andy Hogben, who has previously worked at Dabbous, Som Saa and Kym’s and offers vegan food with street-food influences.
The menu will change over the period, but here's
From today, a new cafe comes to Clapham with Nue Ground. It's from Joanna & Jayke Mangion - co-owners of Clapham Leisure, the people behind WC, Powderkeg, Brickwood and more.
Taking over at Counter Culture, the tiny 14 seat restaurant next door to The Dairy in Clapham, is chef Sam Ashton-Booth, who will be launching ’The Allotment’ from July 23. Sam was most recently head chef at the now-closed Stem in Mayfair, and before that worked at Anglo, Gidleigh Park, and Restaurant Story. Unlike the recent pop-ups at The Counter, he's taking over the space from now on.
As the name suggests, many of the ingredients in Sam’s dishes will
Fresh from their successful residency at Highbury's Mountgrove Bothy, husband and wife team - John Chantarasak and Desiree West's AngloThai are heading to south London for their next venture. They'll be popping up at Robin and Sarah Gill's Clapham restaurants, Counter Culture and The Dairy for May and June.
First up, they'll be taking over Counter Culture serving up their traditional Thai recipes and flavours married with modern techniques and seasonal
The Dairy's next door counter restaurant Counter Culture has been roaming the world in inspiration for its menus. Recently we've had Mexican and Caribbean
They've been to Mexico and the South of France, but next up on the world tour at Clapham's Counter Culture is The Caribbean. Every stage features menus influenced by one of the chefs’ own backgrounds. This time it's Jack Barwick who was born and raised in the Cayman Islands and who won Bookatable's young chef of the year 2017.
Jack's menu will showcase the very best of the Caribbean with some playful
When a former Natoora director opens his own south London pizzeria, you'd better expect every ingredient to have been impeccably sourced.
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