The Abbeville information

The Abbeville offers a menu of classic gastro pub fare with modern British influences. The food is complemented by an excellent wine list with something to accommodate all budgets.

Ranked #235 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
Part of the Three Cheers Pub Co group

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

11:00 - 23:00


11:00 - 23:00


11:00 - 23:00


11:00 - 00:00


11:00 - 00:00


11:00 - 00:00


11:00 - 10:30

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By Andrew M.

The Abbeville is a really nice place to spend an evening. Very tasty food, although it is a little pricey.

I hear the Sunday roast at The Abbeville is pretty impressive too!

By Colin L.

Once again I've had a fantastic meal at the Abbeville pub,from the moment myself and my family arrived we were made to fill welcome. The restaurant was very busy but we managed to get a table as we hadn't previous booked in advance, the well balanced menu offers food for all ages and tastes witch makes a change from of some of the other local establishments close bye. Great food, great service and a great evening all round.

By Robert W.

Most overrated restraint ever! Very disappointed! Food was average and cost £70 for a two course Sunday lunch for two people with one glass of wine. Service was very poor too! Will not be going back.

By Kelly H.

The Abbeville has been a favourite among locals for a long time so you’d forgive it for sitting back and enjoying success. Not so. This is a pub that only gets better and better.

The Venue
The Abbeville benefits from its out-of-the-way location, far from the madding crowd of Clapham High Street. The pub stands out on one of Clapham’s prettiest roads thanks to its large canopied frontage, resplendent with shrubbery and trees just outside. Stepping inward, you’ll find a large main bar area with traditional dark wooden furnishings and a decent-sized bar. Further in, a sprawling maze-like space winds its way through the basement and back up the other side to an attractive mezzanine level where most of the dining takes place. A second downstairs bar adequately deals with the requests of thirsty punters and an open kitchen emits pleasant scents of cooking across the room. The low ceilings and cosy cave-like quality of the pub make you feel right at home, heightened by decorative flourishes such as an open fireplace and a deer head protruding from one of the walls.

The Atmosphere
The Abbeville is a charming pub that attracts a happy mix of drinkers and diners. Upstairs in the main bar area, there’s a local pub feel to the space, with regulars chatting amongst themselves and bantering with the staff. In the main dining area, there’s a mix of families, couples and groups of friends drinking and eating, and a merry hubbub fills the space. It’s bustling without feeling cramped. The staff are especially friendly and the table service is offered with a high level of etiquette alongside genuine smiles and warm welcomes.

The Food
The menu is well balanced at The Abbeville and reasonably priced with starters coming in at £6.50-£7.50 and mains barely scraping the £15 a dish mark with many priced closer to a tenner. For starters, the Chevre goat's cheese salad is incredibly well portioned with a bowl bustling with salad leaves, lifted by chunks of earthy roasted beetroot. Walnuts act a nice texture and depth to the dish, working well with the creamy, slightly tangy goat’s cheese, which is pleasantly warmed through. However, it pales in comparison to the highlight of the menu – the chicken liver and foie gras parfait. The pate is rich with a languidness that’s all-encompassing. Served with a disk of fat on top, it’s incredibly decadent and incredible value for just £7, matching similar dishes at some of London’s top restaurants. It’s served with crisp toasted brioche and a sweet quince jelly.

For main courses, the whole Dover sole is simply excellent. Pulling easily away from the bone, the meaty flakes of white fish has a wonderful delicate flavour. It’s served with a strong, vinegary caper sauce that doesn’t overpower the fish – somewhat surprisingly – and buttery new potatoes served in a side dish to add substance. Filling and packed with flavour, it’s a great all-rounder. Alternatively, the sea bream fillet is equally well cooked although the squid ink linguine is a little too cloying. Luckily the generous portion of plump clams stop you caring as each mouthful offers a strong hit of seafood flavours that really tickle the tastebuds.

If you have the room for dessert then the banoffee pie is every bit as sickly, creamy and over the top as you might hope while the simple ice creams offer more of a palate-cleansing finish to what has been a filling but oh-so delicious meal.

The Drink
The wine list at Abbeville is surprisingly lengthy with a strong choice of red and whites priced at £14.50-£49, bolstered by a premium selection at a higher price point pushing the £100 a bottle mark. It’s a great cross-section of old and new world bottles and includes an incredibly delicious Riesling from New Zealand. As you’d expect from a pub, there’s also a good selection of beer. On tap, you can choose from a selection that includes Heineken, Fosters, Kronenbourg and Guinness.

The Last Word
If you want to visit a quaint, friendly pub but don’t fancy travelling outside of the Big Smoke then Abbeville is the answer.

By Jen H.

I went here a few weeks ago for a meal. the restaurant was nice and the staff friendly. We did feel it was a bit overpriced for what you got but we used the view card and got 50% off. The staff did try to tell us they wouldn't accept it but as we had rung ahead and booked we argued that we should be allowed and eventually they accepted it. The wine was overpriced though and cost more than the meal itself.

By J.

Quietly hidden away on Abbeville Road this is my local pub. It is nicely decorated and the regular staff are lovely. The manageress(?) is really nice and helpful, some of their waitresses and barmaids (usually the ones that don't speak great English) can be a bit hit and miss. It really annoys me when they bring your food before your cutlery. Isn't it common sense to bring someone their cutlery as soon as they order?! The food is good but a little overpriced. They have recently improved their Sunday roast as the portions used to be a bit measly but we went just last Sunday and I couldn't finish my half chicken! The cheese board is always great and it comes with a glass of port. They also let dogs into the bar area which is nice and they have a TV for sport.

By Dyakova O.

Nice location and friendly staff, but food was disappointing. Soggy tomato bread, and the worst scallops I even had.

By Nick F.

This is a fantastic local pub with great food and very friendly service - the burger is the best I've had in a restaurant/pub.

We arrived early but it gets pretty busy very quickly so best to book - we'll be back!

By Paul M.

I've found The Abbeville to be a really good local pub. The staff are what set it apart from most places - very friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is nice and laid back, good ales and wine list and the food hits the mark. Very busy for sunday lunch, but they do serve all day - so you're better going early or late.

By T.

I was so disappointed in The Abbeville! I have just moved to Clapham South and was looking for a local. The staff are very friendly but the service is terrible!

I went to The Abbeville on a Saturday and asked to reserve a table for late lunch at 4pm. I was told that food was served until 4.30pm so we had time for drinks beforehand. At 4pm they told us that the chefs has left for the day! This is after we were having drinks for 45 minutes. We were then told if we waited until 6pm for food they would give us a free drink but we decided to leave.

The following day we went to The Abbeville with a group of friends at 6pm for dinner. I had to ask three times for a menu and waited half an hour before being able to order. Ten minutes later the waitress told us that they had run out of burgers so we ordered bangers and mash. Another ten minutes later she came back and apologised but said they had run out of sausages but they did actually have burgers. 1.5 hours after getting menus we got our food!

I have also gone to The Abbeville on other days to find the entire place (except for the dining area) reserved for private parties. So now we have decided to go to The Abbeville only for a quick drink but never for food. Oh and on that point, the food was overrated! Over priced and quite average. Not bad but not value for money.

By J.

The Abbeville is a nice place to eat, the food is reasonable and the prices are great. The staff are friendly and the service is good. The Abbeville's pleasant surroundings and amiable atmosphere make this an enjoyable place to eat. Worth a try!

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