Arch Clapham

4.5
58 reviews
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
ARCH OUTDOORS+ BAR FETCH
Open from April 12

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 open every day 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, let's have fun. @archclapham

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 58 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TomTom
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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Andreas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Very good service, nice food - but our table for 6 was just about OK for 4 - too little space ; (

MB
MarkyB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey staff great service great food !! I will be back ! Who am I kidding I’ve already got 4 more bookings

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Kevin
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun place with great Staff and fabulous food. I had the chicken burger that was delicious. would defiantly go again and recommend to others .

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markB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious, good range of cocktails etc
Service very friendly.

MD
McDooglie
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arch is a wonderful addition to the LGBT scene in London. Not only is it a great stop off point in vibrant Clapham, but it also caters to those wanting to work away from the office or home with free WiFi and secluded booths, as well as a morning drop point on your way to or from the gym with smoothies to suit. It's stylish and fun without being pretentious, and the glitterball bar looks terrific. Go, have a cocktail, try the sumptuous menu and feel at home from home.

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Josep
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were insanely good.
Bar staff were super helpful and polite and generally fun!

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LondonBoy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit, just as fun, amazing service, great cocktails, great vibe and experienced the full range of the menu, sharers and burgers. All great.

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DannyC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great job on the decor. Will definitely be back when we're allowed

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Sunday afternoon roast very very basic. Over cooked vegetables.
No flavour or seasoning. Roast potatoes tasteless. Food poor.
Atmosphere was very clubby with loud pumping house music at 3pm. Very small central tables for 2 people. Arch interiors designed well and good layout.
Team were great. Very friendly. Service was good but very very quick like a fast food cafe.
Overall experience was ok. It’s mainly a good fun bar... that’s does some ok food.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit, Arch is an outstanding new venue for London, exactly what we needed for the LGBT+ community, great food, perfect drinks, lovely staff & awesome music too, all in the great setting that is that arch. Proud to have Arch in our city!

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Jonny
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the highly anticipated Arch for drinks & a Sunday roast. Food was out of this world & service fantastic - highly recommended!!!!

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RonyB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a good addition to the LGBT scene. Good for those missing the club vibe.

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vipJasv
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

great to see a new place open up, looks like drinks and light food before a night out. The gay sass in the menu is great. Only issue is went for brunch and felt like a night out. Music was painfully load, lights were OTT for that time.

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GraemeW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Bearing in mind this bar only opened about a week ago and so is bound to be popular... We had to wait about 20 mins to be seated and about 40 mins (and asking 3 different waiters) for our first drink. The food was decent and a generous size. The music was quite loud - almost like they were trying to encapsulate a club vibe in a bar. I wasn’t keen on the decor but that’s purely personal taste. There was hand sanitiser available at tables and there were partitions set up between certain tables. The crowd seemed friendly and in high spirits. I can see it being a fun place for drinks post coronavirus restrictions when you don’t feel so confined to your seat, but I would say turn the music volume down a tad, as with it being a relatively small space, it doesn’t need to be quite as loud.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has only recently opened so I thought I would check it out be advise you will need to book as I was amazed how busy it was on its first week with its retro modern style look and upbeat club style music you feel at ease and ready for some good food and good company with friends the staff customer customer service was exceptional they couldn’t not help you enough
There are polite courtesy and friendly and made you feel part of the team the food was outstanding extremely well cooked and mouthwatering the menu was diverse and shows array of vegetarian and vegan friendly options this is really an outstanding place to go I’m now reconsidering my gym membership as I’m going to be coming here more often as they also are the sharing platters for large groups so it’s ideal for social hang out with friends I wish everybody in the arch team the very best for the future and hope
It survives the pandemic that we are going through I look forward to returning very soon
Best Regards
Phil Rider

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JackH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, would return again / recommend

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AlexS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal experience! I will be going again, and again, and again! Great service, vibe and food! 10/10 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Music is way too loud for conversation.

RM
RM50
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Fairly impressed - service was ok but the waiting staff were more interested in enjoying themselves than serving - chatting etc I had to ask to order a drink.
Food was tasty but a bit pricey for the portions - chips didn’t come and had to ask 10 minutes after the main food served.
I was asked to put my mask on to enter which was good but 2 other diners had no masks when they came in ( and when they went to try toilet ) and I’m not sure why they were allowed in given the door staff were insistent on our arrival ?
The Place looks great and outside will be a popular place in the summer :)
As an LGBT venue it will do well but they need to make sure they don’t forget about their customers, make sure the staff have a good time but remember why they are there ..

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AdamA
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from Leo Matt and the gang - was the first time there so it was very nice to see it - they had excellent social distancing measures - and the staff really did pull out the stops to make sure we had a great evening

shame that they have to close again - especially as they had secure booths and table service

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Dave
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great service, good fun, great drinks, fun bar.....

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with amazing service!

This is a really welcome addition to Clapham. Everything was fresh and funky; some real thought has gone into the decor.

The menu is well-thought-out and caters for everything from a light-bite to a post-gym protein shake. I had the steak baguette and it came quickly, and was eaten equally quickly.

Where it really wins is the service. Every team member was thoughtful and attentive.

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Lukas
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I went there twice. First visit was really good. Second visit I ordered platter for 2 like first time and instead of getting two same portions we received only one bigger burger and fries for £12. I asked waiter how 2 ppl can eat one burger, he explained that because of previous confusion they changed it and now serving meal for one person (menu says that it is for 2 and no one told us about changes). We were even more confused by it. Burger was average, definitely not worth £12. Drinks pricey, more expensive than average in the area.

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CarlB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good place, about time we had another LGBTQ bar in Clapham / London....staff are so friendly ...from entrance to leaving...keep up the excellent work..will be back next two weekends can’t wait

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DanL
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This venue is new and it is learning its way but it was a wonderful evening out. The atmosphere is amazing, the staff are fun and friendly and very attentive. Such a lovely vibe and energy to this place. Definitely visiting again.

CK
ChrisK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had SO much fun here last night for their movie night, such a stunning venue, all the staff are super friendly and attentive and the place is filled with love 💕 Huge shout out to our waiter John who was just an absolute delight! x

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We booked a table for dinner- and confirmed it as requested via Open Table

We travelled to Clapham from Victoria for the booking

We arrived to be told they had no food remaining - after we were seated and served drinks

No attempt to contact us to say don't come - yet so many establishments are keen to criticise no show customers

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RaduZ
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, was there with a few friends the other night and we had the best time! Staff super friendly, good music and nice cocktails and food.
Totally recommend!!!

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Giorgio05
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice food.
Perfect place to catchup with friends.
Definitely recommend.

CO
CiaranO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cute new restaurant/bar. Staff are friendly and helpful. Things were slightly chaotic, but I assume that’ll improve with time as we went in its first week open. Will certainly return.

BJ
BenjaminJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

A very welcome addition to Clapham. Few teething problems as they’re new regarding service (cauli cheese came 15 mins before the mains). Hoping they can sort minor things out and we’ll be back!

SM
StevenM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Hey guys,

I am sure you have had a lot of the same comments. I think that what you have is an amazing idea. I must comment on the food which was not worth the money. I would suggest not doing a Sunday roast, very expensive and bad quality. How could we not order a starter?!?! That was bizarre. I would concentrate on the rest of the menu only for such a short time to be seated. It looked and tasted like a beef steak just cut up and the rest just thrown together. We were still hungry after and shared a pizza when we left. A roast should be the best and filling. Anyways great atmosphere and love the new place. Will defo be back!

I would try to extend the seating time slightly as well.

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Duncs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For their first weekend everything was spot on! No waiting, punctual friendly service and amazing Sunday lunch.
After such a long year of nothingness to be greeted by such a wonderful atmosphere with their tunes, decor and smiles it was such an epic day
Best Bar in Clapham

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Aaron
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was very slow. Lots of staff but not a lot happening. Other tables had their order taken and food delivered way before us. We waited at least 10 minutes before someone came to our table and a further 40+ minutes until we got our food. The food was tasty but took a very long time to arrive. And we received the side of cauliflower cheese so long before the roast dinners that it got cold. We asked for it to be warmed. It wasn’t really. And the mains were just warm not hot. It’s a new place and we will give it the benefit of thinking they were teething problems but they do need to improve their service.

FAQs

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

Arch Clapham is rated 4.5 stars by 58 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.