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The Bobbin

4.6
4.6
738 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Hi There!

It's great to be fully open!

In line with the current guidance, we will be running table service only.
And to manage people arriving at the pub, you will be greeted at the door so we strongly recommend that you reserve a table – this is whether you like to have just drinks or if you're coming for a meal
Please would you wear a face covering while moving through the pub
The Maximum number of people per reservation will be 6 inside or 8 outside.
To allow as many people as possible to enjoy the pub, reservations will be for 2 hours
Payments will be by Card/Contactless Only
Children – we very much look forward to seeing families in the pub and, as always, we ask that children under 12 are out by 8pm (including infants & babies). To maintain safety for all, we ask children to remain seated throughout your visit.
If you book outside we do not have covering, in case of inclement weather we cannot guarantee to move you inside.

We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7738 8953

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Clapham

  • Parking details

    Parking on street

  • Public transit

    Short walk from Clapham Common tube station

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday night quiz - Cash prizes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 738 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • London

    Gastro Pub

  • South West London

    Sunday Lunch

  • South West London

    Gastro Pub

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  1. AE

    AbiE

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service again! Went here with family on a Thursday night, lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!
  2. k

    kate

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely little pub, good food, friendly service. I recommend the Sunday roast.
  3. H

    Harriet

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a lovely time at The Tim Bobbin! Amazing friendly staff and beautiful beer garden. Really good for kids and staff went above and beyond to accommodate our 1 year old!
  4. YD

    YannickD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very lovely time and the Sunday roast was really good.
  5. SP

    SarahP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite local with excellent service, so friendly and welcoming, plus stunning food and great dog resources too. Brilliant, as ever. Sx
  6. G

    Gianluca

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place both inside and outdoor and delicious food. I had a Sunday roast and it was excellent. I would recommend it.
  7. AM

    AlisonM

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great family lunch on Sunday. The menu seems to have changed, perhaps because it’s summer. Some went for the Sunday roast, but most went for other alternatives. I shared the Paella which was delicious, would highly recommend.
  8. r

    rpvienna

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sunday roast, one of the best we ever had. Nice atmosphere. Parking was easy.
  9. KC

    KCandDD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was fabulous my companions had the beef which they said was perfectly cooked. I had the saffron risotto which was flavoursome and just the right portion size to allow room for the excellent cheese board. It would be lovely to add a veggie roast option but I’m not complaining!
  10. AE

    AbiE

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing lunch on Saturday afternoon. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic! Definitely would recommend
  11. HA

    HarrietA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
              I have just left the bobbin, which we have not been to for a long while but have been to many times over 20 years of living in Clapham. My husband ordered the "mozzarella" burger which although according to new laws ingredients should be included due to allergies. He is vegetarian. I went to discuss this with staff as it was beef...no vegetarian options apart from risotto. To be made to feel so little when the man who seemed in charge said and I quote, "it's been like that for ages, it should have a V if it's vegetarian and you should have realise that" my response was it .I suggested the wording should have been clearer as to myself and many people a mozarella burger would be a mozarella burger? He responded again it's been like that for years, which is not good customer service or a response. I couldn't eat my meal as I was so angry with his lack of customer service. The waitress that served us was so sweet and tried to resolve the situation but he stormed off leaving her to sort this. We have always liked the Bobbin but this was a completely horrible experience. So I ended up paying £50 for food we could not even eat! 
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always.. PERFECT!!! Calamari followed by bangers and mash😍
  13. OW

    OllieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It is a beautiful little rustic pub in old town Clapham. Local to us and I thoroughly would recommend to anyone!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked the Bobbin for my partner’s birthday dinner. We have been there many times and The atmosphere, the service, the food , everything is always great.
  15. A

    Argie78

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is a lovely pub in Clapham Old town serving consistently great food; has an excellent wine list and gins too. Service is relaxed and on point. Portions are pretty sizeable so ensure you’re have a good appetite! The food was delicious as usual. Thank you to the team!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Friendly service. Great with our kids. Released atmosphere. Highly recommend
  17. B

    Bez123

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice meal with friendly staff. The sausage and mash is the best in Clapham imo. Nice place to take the family too. Thanks
  18. JC

    JennaC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Sunday, but as it was hot we didn't have the roast (although I have had it previously and it was excellent). The burgers were delicious and portion sizes are great.
  19. JC

    JennaC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious roast and a lovely pub. So good I'm going back again next Sunday
  20. SL

    SueL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here for Sunday lunch - fantastic array of vegetables, massive Yorkshire puddings and very tender roast meats. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
  21. SD

    ScottD

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best part of our weekend was coming here for lunch. Amazing food, service and a great outdoor space for dining outside.
  22. m

    madsfm

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Please add some proper vegetarian food to your menu
  23. S

    iSal

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Sunday roast and very friendly and helpful service.
  24. M

    jacquiM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing burger, loved it! Roast dinner wasn’t quite hot enough and just sent it back for a quick zap in microwave but It got replaced with a whole new dinner which was truly amazing. Lovely staff every time! My favourite place every time!
  25. M

    Millie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was fantastic but we were put in a room where the noise was so loud you couldn’t hear the people you were talking to. The acoustics in the room were so bad all the noise echoed. Hopefully there’s something they can do about it but I’d ask to sit in the conservatory next time.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch with friends
  27. A

    Alex

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night with 6 mates around a round table with good tasting food and beers. We had a fun evening.
  28. NJ

    NicholasJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pub with good atmosphere and a good menu.
  29. O

    Outolinch

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a lovely place for dinner. Very friendly service staff, a good menu, and, if you eat in the back rather than the front, not too noisy!
  30. EM

    EleanorM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely evening here - the staff were incredibly attentive and just made our night! Food here always amazing!
  31. MB

    MelissaB

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good wine and nice vibe
  32. N

    Neelam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super yummy roast!! Loved everything. Would definitely go back again.
  33. F

    Flox

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us had a wonderful Sunday roast beef - cooked perfectly. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
  34. s

    sundayroast4theboys

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Don't usually review, but the roast was very overpriced considering the food we received. Food on the plate was mostly cold, alongside getting our order wrong twice. I think they were busy with Sunday service, but they kept delivering the wrong food to the wrong tables. Won't be rushing back for another Sunday roast! It is nice in there, but a better value roast dinner is easily found elsewhere
  35. I

    Indy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great pub with great atmosphere ! Service was a little slower towards end of meal but overall a great meal. Food was yum
  36. S

    Sally

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday roast is amazing!
  37. E

    Entree

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - as always!
  38. D

    Donostio

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, and ambience. Music a little loud but really good food and service. Staff even kindly turned the music down a bit.
  39. T

    Theo

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food is so good at the bobbin but it is continually let down by the attitude of the management, everything is too much trouble! The waitress almost made it for it though and was great!
  40. n

    norm

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good freshly prepared food but a little overuse of butter, not very attendive service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

The Bobbin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7738 8953.

The Bobbin is rated 4.6 stars by 738 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Bobbin

The Bobbin, 1-3 Lillieshall Road, London, SW4 0LN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clapham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on street

  • Public transit

    Short walk from Clapham Common tube station

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday night quiz - Cash prizes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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