Counter Culture | Clapham Restaurant
Last Updated: 31st July 2019
Restaurants with pun-based names always turnip sooner or later.
In this case, however, it’s actually good.
And that’s not a huge surprise, given that it’s an offshoot of Clapham’s vaunted, praised, and neighbouring The Dairy. Billed as that restaurant’s “naughty little brother” the place is essentially one long snack bar, with white tile walls, and leather banquette seating running along the back wall.
The food is similarly simple, serving up a pared-back mixture of small plates that use local, seasonal produce. The menu changes daily, but you can always expect the likes of their house-made charcuterie, and some of the picked goods they specialise in.
This month, the man on the pans is one Sam Ashton-Booth, who’s created a menu from the food he’s pulling out of the ground at his buddy’s, well, allotment. The menus will entirely be shaped by the harvest, and will be thus very vegetable-driven.
And to go with it all, the drinks include an extremely well-curated list of interesting, natural grape hooch.
So no need to wine, then.
NOTE: Counter Culture is open Tues – Sat evenings, and reservations can be made HERE.
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