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.