What is it?
One of the more cultured and sophisticated BYOB restaurants we’ve featured, Counter Culture is a quaint little restaurant located just off Clapham Common. They serve small plates in a small setting (with capacity for just 14 people), Counter Culture serves up dishes that have been meticulously and passionately crafted with locally sourced ingredients. If you’re looking for a cheap BYO, Counter Culture is not it and corkage prices are on par with what you’d expect for the drink itself (more on this later).
What should you get?
Their menu is usually quite small but changes often depending on what the talented and creative chefs conjure up. Dishes as mentioned are small plates (think tapas style sharing) and range from £6-£8. We’d recommend around 3 each – you can always order more if you’re particularly peckish.
Check out the lamb, squash, sheep’s yoghurt & granola – a perfect autumnal dish which is great as a sharer. The crunchy texture of the granola when combined with the lamb, squash & yoghurt is both different and familiar, ideal on an October eve.
Ideal for a date (but corkage is expensive)
Ideal place for a date, you can book online on their website. It’s definitely worth booking ahead if you’re planning to go on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday as it fills up quickly (it’s closed on Sundays & Mondays). There are tons of places to pick up a nice bottle of wine or lager nearby – corkage is £20 for a bottle of wine whilst bottles of beer/cider & cans cost £5 and £2.50 respectively.
|Value||Good Value British sourced food|
|Corkage||£20 corkage for wine, £5 for bottles of beer/cider & £2.50 for cans|
|Closest tube station||Clapham Common|