Counter Culture | Laid Back Tapas From The Dairy Founders

Counter Culture

Counter Culture

Counter Culture | Clapham Restaurant

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 Spanish-style pintxos bites of pickles, meats, and breads, all made in-house. The menu changes daily, but you can expect the likes of  a spiced pork salami, ox cheek with spiced purple sprouting broccoli, or a malted chocolate milk gingerbread.

The drinks are BYOB, but don’t worry if you forget to bring yours (or spontaneously decide to go there after finding out that The Dairy is fully booked AGAIN), there’s an Oddbins right next door which opens until 10pm every night.

So no need to wine, then.


NOTE: Counter Culture is open 5 days a week (Tues – Sat) and reservations can be made HERE.

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Counter Culture

16 The Pavement, Clapham, South London, SW4 0HY


(Nudge Score | 97/100)

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