Lina Stores Clapham | Fresh pasta south of the river
Things have gone south at Lina Stores.
That is to say, the famed Soho deli has finally cut the ribbon on their fifth restaurant, this time it’s south of the river, down in in Clapham. It only took them 75 years to open their first restaurant, so all things considered, this has been a lightning quick expansion for the company.
They’ve taken over what used to be seafood bar & fishmongers St. Clair, on the corner of The Pavement and Bromell’s Road. Inside, they’ve refitted the two-storey space in Lina Stores’ own, instantly iconic green & polished aluminium aesthetic, and thrown in some Italian-style mid century furnishings. Think custom-made marble tables, Bentwood seating, and weathered leather banquettes enclosed within worn, painted walls. Because 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 some of the most delicious fresh pasta in London. 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. Expect ricotta tre latte, pea & mint triangoli featuring ricotta salata, linguine loaded with crab & Amalfi lemon, alongside pappardelle complemented by lamb sausage ragù, cime di rapa, chilli, and pecorino.
As well as lunch and dinner from Wednesday-Sunday, Lina Stores Clapham is also 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 open now. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right here.
Lina Stores Clapham | 22 The Pavement, London, SW4 0JA
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