Urbanite's Qype reviews
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB
Urbanite wrote on 30 June 2010
Stop the Press; a dedicated dazzle of Qypers has chanced upon one of the best beer gardens South of the Thames. And no it wasn't the free food that swayed me; although the juicy dripping burgers, flame-grilled spicy chicken and neat, tender little sausages may have helped.
Around 2 years ago the Renaissance gang gave this spot one hell of a refurb, and opened their delightful back garden to the Summer folk last year. It is one of the more spacious you'll find - perhaps being a little further out allows for the generous space - but is also really quite pretty.
They've got long family/party-type tables in the front with big brollies, then the garden closes in a little further back, narrowing down to twin seaters and tables that encircle a little bubbling fountain. It's got the flaming BBQ menu (around £8 a main), jugs of Pimm's, tellies in the front for football and good bathrooms.
If you happen to be around Clapham on a sunny day it would be a pity not to pop in.
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Clapham Park Road, Clapham, London SW4 7JD
Urbanite wrote on 16 December 2009
The Grey Goose is quite a large drinking establishment with both tables out front and out back which makes it a bookmarkable spot if you're a smoker. They have a decent selection of brews on tap and while prices aren't cheap, they're pretty standard for the area from memory.
I haven't sampled their food but locals say they dish out a decent roast so somewhere to keep in mind for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
10 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London SW4 7UT
Urbanite wrote on 3 February 2009
The Royal Oak did not hold my attention for very long - and I was surprised, given it’s bustle on a midday week night. The place is relaxed-bordering shabby, and it’s in a convenient location right near Clapham tube station. That’s a good thing for them actually, given that it’s not really the type of pub you’d go out of your way for.
There’s some seating outside which is great for the summer. The toilets are dingy but on the whole it would make do for a meeting place, but I couldn’t really imagine it being a favourite.
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