MBARE

4.6
56 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Here at MBARE we are passionate about food and know the importance of fresh quality ingredients. We blend the tradition of Italian cuisine and aperitivi culture together in a seamless way to create a new restaurant bar on Clapham High Street. Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner or pop in for one of our speciality cocktails or a glass from our wine list.

“ThroughMBARE we have created our own versions of home, embodying our family values of hard work, respect and passion, with a touch of Italian flair!”

Join us in the morning for a delicious selection of European and traditional breakfasts, a crowd pleaser of an all-day brunch option, or peruse the lunch menu specially created by our executive chef. Stay a little later for dinner, and taste some of our original dishes with influences taken from the north and south of Italy. Select a drink from our curated wine list or enjoy a modern twist on the Italian aperitivo cocktail, artfully prepared by the mixologist.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately due to it being super busy, we couldn't have our main before having to leave due to the ten pm curfew. But the staff were super nice, apologetic and even gave us a free round of drinks for when they next open back up again. The food we did have was super tasty. Really good. Definitely would want to come back and try the full experience.

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GinaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food, drinks and staff but too close to one table to another

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vipanaanon
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty pasta dishes and Arancini - was very busy which is always a good sign

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harrietr
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and wine, amazing atmosphere and brilliant staff! Lots of groups of friends and date-nights, quite loud as everyone was chatting away, but in a really good, comfortable way. Also fab cocktails!

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Alvaro
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It´s really hard to differentiate oneself as an Italian restaurant in London. At the same time it is really hard as a diner to find a place to eat that simple but perfectly balanced food that Italy is famous for. Mbare does that.

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Restaurant had a good atmosphere but food wasn’t great

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Sammy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey meal, Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Great for a relaxed meal out with partner.

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Alicia
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was slow and a couple of items from the menu had run out but the food we did have was good.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really nice meal. It was very busy and the table was quite small but the staff were very accommodating!

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vipSunlunch
London
39 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely but always so rushed. When we got in they said they’d over-booked so we could only have the table for 90 mins. Not the first time this has happened. No need for this as at end of 90 mins a number of tables were empty, but it does put you off relaxing.

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GhulamM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best service we’ve had all year in this restaurant, every member of staff was polite and knowledgeable, the food was amazing and the seating is perfect…I will definitely be making this a place to visit on a monthly basis!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant customer service. The food was nice, especially the olives. A nice outing all in all.

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Natasha
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely attentive, friendly staff and great gluten free options!

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StevenH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived and saw it was very crowded and noisy. Social distancing did not seem to be in place. Tables close together, no screening or distancing. Did not feel safe so left without being checked in. Later received a message from the restaurant thanking us for eating there showing they don't know who is there which is clearly not covid-safe.

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AliceW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite place in Clapham! Great food and, vibe and service

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AndrewS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, nice waiting staff. Really busy so probably worse service than usual. Music is too loud for my tastes...

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the waiters were very helpful with helping you choose dishes that you would like. In terms of social distancing measures, they could be strict and not lean over you when serving food but overall it felt safe.

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FMan
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and good price. Waiters were very caring and not pushy.

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MartinS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food - fresh seafood pasta was a highlight. Great atmosphere - loved the buzz about the place. Superb team who made it great fun - thanks for the ace cocktails and even the shots to finish off the night. Will be back soon, thanks.

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AbiJ
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, full of flavour and well presented. Staff we’re very friendly and attentive. I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really excellent, the food was superb and the service even better. Cosimo could not have done more to make the evening perfect. Highly recommend for an all round great experience

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant service. So thoughtful. Lovely dinner. They brought out a complimentary birthday cake.

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JonH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon at MBARE. Lovely atmosphere and staff.

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LMarlowe
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always- outstanding. So glad Mbare is still here/ the food is always exquisite, the service wonderful, and the drinks delicious

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vipRobyn
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really friendly service. Will come back!

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KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great atmosphere and attentive staff. Lives up to all the other amazing reviews

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Excellent food, friendly efficient staff. Will be back.

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vipCharlie3003
London
47 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first trip to a restaurant since March and I was not disappointed. Lovely staff, great service, good value for money. But more than anything, they treated us with respect and like human beings and not bio hazards. There were a few sensible precautions but no daft restrictions. They seem to value their customers and I hope everyone goes there.

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MH13
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice place and staff but food was dreadful .... not authentic Italian food, very bland .... disappointing as the restaurant had a nice feel and we wanted to give it a chance, but the food really let it down

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MarcinP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Italian climate in the heart of England, great food. good choice for vege

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SallyP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, beautifully served. Shame it's not our local!

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Ariel77
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had brunch at MBare and it was great - good selection of dishes and great value. The only drawback is the coffee is not great - if they improved this then it would be the best brunch in Clapahm.

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LottieA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for bottomless brunch and it was brilliant! The food is amazing and the staff are amazing - definitely go here. I have also been here for a more 'casual' brunch and it was fab.

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ThomasG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day meal - staff were organised, food was delicious and the ambience was great - will definitely be going back to sample the regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very busy but the waiter was so attentive, asking if we had any questions about the menus and giving us amuse-bouche with a detailed description of what was in it. Excellent service.

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chris
London
97 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic and flavourful Italian food. I went with a fussy Italian friend and she loved it. The pici cavil e pepe is delicious. I was not so taken by the upside down Norma sauce. Would love them to do a proper ragû - maybe with a Tuscan flavour - so wild boar with juniper or something. Still love the food and service. A great addition to Clapham High Street.

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SG88
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente option for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, good value, all provided with a passion for doing it right the Sicilian way.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servizio fantastico e cibo delizioso!
Più tortino di compleanno a sorprendere per la mia ragazza,consigliato!

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LaurenL
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing staff and hospitality! Such a lovely place for dinner! Great effort for the sustainable and waste free ethos! Not sure on the waitresses name that served us but she was so lovely and made our experience ever better!

FAQs

MBARE does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. MBARE also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7819 9403.

MBARE is rated 4.6 stars by 56 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.