Arch Clapham

4.6
92 Reviews
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
ARCH OUTDOORS + BAR FETCH
LONDON'S LGBTQ+ HYBRID SOCIAL VENUE.

Welcome back, Clapham!

Bookings now available from April 12 - May 16.
Bookings are for 2 hour slots with a 10 minute no-show grace.
Last bookings available at 8pm with last food orders at 9pm.

FOR ARCH OUTDOORS: Choose 'Outdoors' option.
FOR BAR FETCH: Choose 'Bar' option.

Arch is London's newest gay venue open from midday - 10pm where you can pass by for a coffee (or protein shake!), or indulge in our new Spring menu.

You’ll feel the venue reflect the time of day, as the evening approaches that city wine bar vibe will shimmer over you, with a specially curated cocktail menu, and comfort food are awaiting your tasting.

And, at night? We’ve got you covered. Not only will we be serving food till close each night to add to your social adventures, as you make your way through a huge range of spirits, wines and beers.

We missed you, gorgeous.

Follow us, tag us, lets have fun. @archclapham

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 people are saying
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AndrewN
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzz and lovely staff. Had a drunken aul time and the food is 👌🏻

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Emily
Berkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Great Service. Great Energy.
Would definitely recommend this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for a friend's birthday. Loved everything about the place. Definitely coming back

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GeorgiaR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great location just outside the station, lots of space to sit, nice venue. Amazing and friendly staff, totally made the night. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Bran
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The girl that served us was extremely friendly and made the experience personal. Everything was smooth and easy and the staff makes you feel welcome. Food was great - don’t miss the halloumi fries. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rain like fevk but all the staff were v friendly and had a giggle about it with us

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely friendly and efficient staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect lunch food and service
Such lovely Lovely food but most impressive was the service.
The service was absolutely fault less. We all agreed that it has been a very long time since we enjoyed such impeccable service. Relaxed, easy going but Nothing was too much trouble.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! The waiters are just fantastic, and super accommodating. Will absolutely be returning!

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MARILYN
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by a very attentive waitress Rebecca
A lovely touch was that the Chef (sorry did not get her name) came out and asked if we happy with our food and tweaked our desert - fab touch

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and server Rebecca!! Will definitely be going again

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Elena
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place! The service was great and the staff really kind considering we were 5 very loud girls celebrating my graduation!
I absolutely recommend it!

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ajlondonuk
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the actress who’s name I’ve forgotten and Bernard was brilliant too.

Steve was looking FIT as usual just a shame not to have seen the delectable Nieko!

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WilliamP
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time visiting and it was brilliant. The staff are so attentive and the food was amazing. Great atmosphere and we had a heater over our racks which was a great touch considering the alfresco dining due to Covid. We had a great time and will be returning again. Booking is recommended as it was busy.

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JACQUISWALLOWS
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly gorgeous venue with great staff, a warm feeling throughout and great drinks and delicious food. Arch is exactly what Clapham needs and I can’t wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The service couldn't have really been better. Staff were so friendly and really went the extra mile. However, the food was so disappointing. The nachos were £8 but had basically zero cheese on. It was just normal nachos wirh some guacamole and sour cream on which clearly weren't homemade. It was only slightly warm and barely even toasted and also took a very long time to arrive. For the price of food and drink, it wasn't worth it in spite of the nice staff and atmosphere. Sadly, I wouldn't go back again.

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domC
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival to leaving, the service was friendly, attentive and welcoming.
Our dog was given fresh water and treats which was great!
We had brunch specials and enjoyed a great spot outside in the sun and a chilled Sunday. The food was fresh and well presented and probably the nicest fries I’ve had in a while!
Great location, great food, nice simple menu and perfect friendly service. Really good value! 100%!

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SabrinaP
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food was amazing and the restaurant had a nice ambiance. I would recommend 100%

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry for knocking over a table

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Nice selection of drinks and food was tasty. And it's not too expensive.:) Would recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very friendly, lovely food. Was great to eat out again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Such lovely staff !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting, fresh ingredients, lovely wine, friendly team - first time there and will definitely be returning.

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AliD
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Great staff, good food and really good cocktails. It just wasn’t clear when booking that bar seats means the other side of the building on a street that’s quite polluted and has like 4 tables so no ambiance.

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CosminB
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and helpfull staff, great service overall!

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Jack
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service and atmosphere. would recommend

LT
LynseyT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice night - lovely staff and good food. Will be back

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Vistor
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiters are busy serving many customers and it can be hard to get their attention.

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MorganE
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great visit. Service was outstanding - friendly and personable! Good atmosphere. Food was tasty, but menu would have benefited from some chicken strips.

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ThomasW
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff! Great choice of drinks, cocktails and food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Niko and his crew were on their A game. Friendly and attentive. Weather was shining and everyone in good spirits. Great tasty food. So glad to be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff!!! We will be back

MA
MARTINM
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So well organised and great overall experience after the lockdown ! Really enjoyed the new open terrace

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Blakey1999
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time here. Vibe was really good and service was great! Food was sooooo good! Best chicken burger and nachos I have had in a long time! Can’t wait to visit again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Friendly attentive staff. Good good. Good cocktails.

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TomTom
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feeling of inlcusion and a great addition to the LGBTQ+ community. Great drinks and great food with really wholesome, friendly and personal service with a team that know how to have fun whilst delivering a great F&B product. Well done to you all at re-creating the clapham bar scene.

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StevenG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service. Our waitress was so funny. The ambience was perfect for a Friday afternoon!! Would visit again

SG
SGT28
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were amazing & food tasty! Outdoor heaters would be a bonus but not too much a problem if you bring layers!! Cannot wait to return!!

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pippo
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lots of potential, but some things really need addressing. Waiting 35 minutes for 4 drinks when there are so many servers isn’t ideal especially when you only are give a 2 hour booking. Then waiting 20 minutes for an order of 4 pints to arrive is ridiculous. Either put extra staff behind the bar, or train servers to pull a pint or fetch abottle of wine.
Could easily have spent a lot more money here if service had been speedier.
The staff were however incredibly friendly and professional, but I think a back to basics approach to service would be better. High tech ordering certainly doesn’t seem to be benefitting this business.
Will return to see if things improve as I really hope it does well, but service absolutely needs to be at the forefront.

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Gigi
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Friendly and cheerful staff who greeted us with welcoming arms. Thank you for the complimentary bubbles for my friends birthday - it was a lovely and unexpected touch! It took a couple of minutes to get seated as our table wasn’t ready but that wasn’t too much trouble as it was a fairly busy evening. Only a few gripes on the overall night; the biggest one being there was a noticeable lack of attentiveness once we were shown to our table, appreciate we were sat at the end table right at the very back, but it took a little while until we were acknowledged to place a drinks order. We felt a little ‘forgotten’ throughout the evening and had to catch eye contact several times to have someone come over. Secondly, our drinks and food were at least 35-40 minutes apart and after requesting some condiments to accompany our meal (that never came) we were told, “so sorry, I completely forgot it’s just been so busy.” To which my friend had recognised the table in front was handed pots of sauces to enjoy with their meal. Our meal also didn’t come with any cutlery, we ordered burgers and fries but the option would have been welcomed! Overall, delicious burgers and bubbles however a couple of adjustments would have made our evening meal that much more enjoyable.

FAQs

Arch Clapham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7498 6531.

Arch Clapham is rated 4.6 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.