Arch Clapham

4.7
154 reviews
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
ARCH CLAPHAM
LONDON'S LGBTQ+ HYBRID SOCIAL VENUE

Bookings now available for May 17 onwards.
Bookings are for 2 hour slots with a 10 minute no-show grace.

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW SCHEDULE FOR BOOKINGS:
LAST BOOKING EACH DAY IS 9:30PM.

For outside: 'OUTDOORS'.
For inside: 'REGULAR'.

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHTS:
LAST BOOKING FOR 7PM WITH MOVIE STARTS AT 8PM.
ONLY INSIDE BOOKINGS CAN VIEW THE MOVIE.

ARCH UNPLUGGED WEDNESDAYS:
LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC 8-10PM.

SATURDAY BRUNCH MENU: 10AM-4PM
SATURDAY EVENING: 6PM - CLOSE

SUNDAY ROAST: 12PM - 4PM
SUNDAY EVENING: 6PM - CLOSE

Arch is London's newest gay venue open from midday - late where you can pass by for a coffee (or protein shake!), or indulge in our new Spring / Summer menu of Brunches + Roasts.

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.

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

Experiences

  • Monday Movie Night

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Reserve your spot for Monday Movie Night at Arch Ticket Includes entrance for One A Main Meal (Stack or Salad) or Two sides And a Glass of Prosecco Join us for dinner and a show as we dazzle you with lights, state of the art sound and live performances scattered throughout the film & with a new movie every week there will always be something to look forward to.
  • Arch Unplugged

    £5.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Welcome to your weekly serving of delicious music and acoustic sounds! ARCH UNPLUGGED returns every Wednesday for a helping of songs you know, and songs you will know… all in our acoustic lounge setting from Londons queer artists. Performances between 20:00 & 22:00
  • Arch Stand-Up

    £5.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 24, 2021 only

    Welcome to the latest ARCH event: STAND-UP! Hosted by Cocktails & Cocktalk Anthony Gilet, our Pride Special ARCH STAND-UP night will host a variety of queer comedians keeping you gagging + laughing during your Thursday evening. Acts on between 8-10pm, so book for your slot during that time! GET INVOLVED: have a naughty, filthy or embarrassing confession? Tell us in your booking notes for your chance to win a free dinner, boujie sexy toy or years worth of porn!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this new hot spot in Clapham & we always have a blast - a great night out in London

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Mike
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a booking for 8 outside and had a blast. Food was great, staff were awesome. We were able to keep the table for a long time and the bill was pretty reasonable considering the drinks didn't stop flowing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Such a great night. Staff are lovely was no trouble getting a drink. Such an amazing atmosphere too

JB
JulianB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what this area needed. Great little restaurant with friendly staff, limited but excellent menu and well made cocktails

SA
vipSusanA
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Live music was brilliant, atmosphere is such fun and food whilst simple is excellent quality.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lots of fun and brilliant service. Thank you 😘

DM
DanMullens
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast and good portion will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and would definitely go back! The staff were so helpful, great laugh and the cocktails were delicious!

IW
IainW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great new place, very friendly staff and reasonable priced cocktails

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Narionce
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

great ambiance, staff, and the food is tasty. Outdoor and indoor seating with a vibe

JO
JackO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks very expensive but food oodly affordable. Staff friendly and add to the great ambience, could just do with a “balancing” of prices

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viptjeagn
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arch is a great place for cocktails and a bite to eat - outdoor seating is lively in the evenings too.

PR
PhoebeR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best roast I have had! And delicious cocktails. All the waiting staff were very attentive and friendly.

B
Benn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable and friendly staff, great atmosphere and good drinks. Reasonably priced. Only downside was that our table was stuffed into the corner by the entrance but that’s just a small gripe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices kinda normal and the service very good

SC
StephenC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend getting food here as well as drinks. The service and banter from your servers are great

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had brunch with a friend

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Sherif
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you as always arch for striving to create a new different place for the lgbtq+ that is always entertaining

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The Arch is wonderful and the food (the salads) were really good. The service is a bit odd. You get asked what you want to drink before you have even sat yourself down at the table. If you ask for a minute to consider your options you will not see your waitron again for at least half an hour.

AN
AndyN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best night I have had since March 2020!!!!

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Paulo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Arch Bar Clapham has a lot to offer but, due to its VERY overpriced menu, it fails to deliver on all but the good waitress table service. We ordered a sandwich each (they were virtually the cheapest thing on the menu) but we naively added french fries - the fries cost an absurd £4 per teeny-tiny pot, plus 12.5% service, so two portions of just a handful of chips cost £9 on their own! They took the overall bill for 2 sandwiches - with a side of fries - and, with no drinks whatsoever, to an eyebrow-raising £25; that is way too much money for a quick lunch and the ONLY reason I paid without saying something is because the waitress was so lovely and I didn't want to upset her.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the waiters are very friendly and helpful however the burger came cold and we had to send it back to reheat. Other than that the chips were nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Lovely food, Ben the Team member who looked after us was fun and made for our short time there.

G
vipGregsterf
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time for Sunday lunch - very welcoming greeting and friendly waiter, unfortunately had to wait 25 mins for first drink which was a little disappointing, particularly as other tables ordered after and were served first. However, our waiter did realise this, apologised and after that things got a lot better. Food came quickly and was decent Sunday roast. They didn’t have any sparkling water or the first wine we ordered, but sorted alternatives quickly and in a helpful way. The place has a good energy, a DJ playing (sometimes too loud for lunchtime!), we’d definitely return though and hopefully award a higher score.

C
Carlb
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The Asian waiter with blonde stripe through his hair was so rude to me and my friends, we asked why our drinks were taking so long and he questioned how long we were waiting when he had the receipt in his hands and he said it’s only been 12 minutes (it wasn’t it was longer ) he then said “to get used to it as it’s a bank holiday Sunday I had to ask him to stop with the attitude as it was getting heavy with my friend, we’re sitting outside on the high table outside fetch when this happened..there was no need for this bad attitude, iv worked in hospitality before and if I spoke to a customer like that I’d be sacked on the spot by my manager, the food was delicious even though Iv no idea why the chef thought she recognised me when saying hello when asking how food was, it was a nice touch but bit confusing never met her before ..I refuse to be served by that waiter again

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Rusty
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, good food can’t ask for anything else. Support our local gay businesses.

JR
JRSP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good venue and the energy in there is amazing! Will 100% be coming back!

KL
KonstancjaL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service by Andy :) would recommend 100% tasty food great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food, great vibe. Waiters/bar staff lovely but need to improve service levels - perhaps more training or hire more staff as they missed out on potentially getting more drinks orders in when restaurant was full

SK
SteveK
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great atmosphere, delicious food!

BJ
BenJ
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant! Service was fantastic ... would recommend :)

MP
MarkP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great service loved it , definitely well worth a visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was really nice. The only thing that sets me and my friends off was the music. It was so loud that you can’t hear your friends talking and we had to shout. Really shout.

G
Greg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was very busy the service was amazing, will definitely be going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. So glad they opened. Staff are warm and friendly and plays a big part in creating a wonderful atmosphere. The food,cocktails and wine was delicious. Hope to be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The only bit of negative feedback I have is the music; it was far too loud for an early Friday drink. I struggled to hear others speak.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff

AK
ArekK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and setting, staff were super friendly and quick.

k
kevinr
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Originally booked an outside table but it was raining so managed to get a table inside. Told table was for an hour. We were then totally ignored by staff who we’re just chatting with each other. Eventually got someone’s attention and ordered. Food was average/disappointing. Wasn’t busy at all by the time we left so not sure why the hour time limit.

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Tomkazz
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Venue, crew there is amazing and make Thai place amazing, very good pub food and amazing cocktails.


It’s probably the best place to go in Clapham, you can’t miss their Monday Movie Nights - magical!

FAQs

Arch Clapham is rated 4.7 stars by 154 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 bookings at the moment.