If anyone can come up with a decent pun about this restaurant…
Otherwise, it’s probably best just to tell you about this all-day diner in Clapham Common. It comes to us from Chris Frichot (who literally grew up in a Michelin Starred restaurant/hotel owned by his parents) and his fiancee Saba Tsegaye.
The space itself is bi-level, with indoor trees, greenery and a long marble bar on the ground floor, with a hand tiled monochrome mosaic floor leading to a small door, tucked at the back of the restaurant, where you’ll find a quiet walled garden outside. Downstairs, an open kitchen makes for an intimate dinner setting, where a vaulted booth, illuminated by a stained glass light box, sits inside a repurposed wine cellar.
Menu-wise, it’s a very international affair, with dishes like squid with lemongrass, lime, and ginger; baby octopus with curry leaf paste and charred green mango; whole roast poussin from the robata grill; and caramelised watermelon with a blood orange and Campari sorbet. Every day, Minnow’s also home to a quintessential neighbourhood brunch, with poached eggs, French toast and Full Englishes on offer until 3pm, or 8pm on Sundays. Though if you’re there on a Sunday, you’re more likely to be cashing in on their excellent roasts, served with a ‘proper pudding’ and including BYOB corkage for £24 a head.
Of course, during the rest of the week, they’ve got pay-as-you drink wines, a set of original cocktails, and some local craft beers on tap.
NOTE: Minnow is open all day, every day, with roasts and brunch until 8pm on Sunday. You can book, and find out more, on their website right HERE.
Minnow | 21 The Pavement, SW4 0HY
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