Jason Allen 09/05/23
Lina Stores has something new, well, in store.
The famed Soho deli is branching out once again to open a fifth restaurant, this time in Clapham. It only took them 75 years to open the first one, so all things considered, this has been a lightning quick expansion for the company.
Now venturing south of the river, they’re taking over what used to be seafood bar & fishmongers St. Clair, on the corner of The Pavement and Bromell’s Road. The plan is to refit the two-storey space in Lina Stores’ own, instantly iconic green & polished aluminium aesthetic, then throw in some Italian-style mid century furnishings. If there’s one thing you can rely on Lina Stores for, it’s to look damn good.
And if you can rely on them for two things – which you can – then it’s to get a delicious plate of pasta there as well. The stuff is all handmade daily at their Soho deli (as it has been since 1944), and you can expect to find it here topped with some molto bene regional Italian sauces. There’s set to be ricotta gnudi with aubergine, San Marzano tomato & ‘nduja; mafaldine with asparagus; and spaghetti alla chitarra, with grilled squid, chilli & agretti (a plant that grows on Mediterranean seashores).
As well as lunch and dinner from Wednesday-Sunday, Lina Stores Clapham will be serving breakfast on weekends, too – you’ll need to choose between dishes like slow-roasted porchetta & salsa verde panini, and truffled scrambled eggs on sourdough.
We’ll toast to that…
NOTE: Lina Stores Clapham is set to open on 30th June 2023. We’ll be back with the full scoop when it does. To be the first to find out about their soft launch, sign up to their newsletter HERE.
Lina Stores Clapham | 22 The Pavement, London, SW4 0JA
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