Oval Eating Guide

Oval Eating Guide

Look no further, here's our top 10 places to eat in Oval, South London


Over the past five years this unsung, yet well connected, corner of south-west London has been transformed. New homes have been built, existing ones refreshed and a host of quality dining options have emerged.


Fentiman Arms 

Tucked away on a quiet residential street, The Fentiman Arms serves up solid British Pub Food to a busy crowd of local residents. In the Winter you can enjoy a hearty Sunday Lunch, while in the Summer the pleasant garden plays host to a BBQ.

Address: 64 Fentiman Road, Oval, London, SW8 1LA

Phone: 020 7793 9796


The Oval Lounge Bar & Kitchen

Located on Clapham Road, The Oval Lounge and Bar is a popular spot for a few drinks, brunch or dinner. The menu, which includes classics such as Fish and Chips, Steak and Ale Pie and Caesar Salad, is straight forward but delicious and well-priced. 

Address: 24 Clapham Rd, London SW9 0JG

Phone: 020 7735 8882


Koza Restaurant & Bar 

Koza, located on Kennington Road, has a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern menu containing mouth-watering meze dishes such as Tabouleh and Saksuka and mains including Adana Kebab and Lamb Shish. You certainly won’t go hungry.

Address: 82 Kennington Rd, Lambeth, London SE11 6NL

Phone: 020 7735 2220



Adulis serves up big flavours courtesy of its Eritrean menu that includes chicken, beef or mutton Sebhi (Stew) and Shiro, a spicy chickpea mush. You can also order platters to get the full Eritrean culinary experience.

Address: 44-46 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6BT, UK

Phone: 020 7587 0055


The Brown Derby 

1920’s retro-themed The Brown Derby has a long lunch and dinner menu, including pub staples such as sausages, mash and peas. But it is the well-priced Sunday roast that will catch your eye; £8.95 for roasted neck of pork or ¼ roasted chicken, with all the trimmings.

Address: 336 Kennington Park Rd, Kennington, London SE11 4PP, UK

Phone: 020 7735 5122


Cable Bar & Café 

The Cable Bar & Cafe is a cool place for a delicious coffee and breakfast, afternoon tea and cake or even a beer or two in the evening. Run by the people behind Scootercaffe in Waterloo, Cable Bar & Café is a great place for you to relax, whatever the time of day.

Address: 8 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6BU, UK

Phone: 020 8617 9629


Imperial War Museum Café 

While The Imperial War Museum isn’t an obvious food destination, the two Cafés set inside this magnificent building deserve a special mention. On the ground floor, you can enjoy hot food, sandwiches, cakes and drinks, while the Tea Room on level 1 provides a more relaxed dining experience. 

Address: Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, UK

Phone: 020 7416 5000


Sally White

Sally White is an independent café which sells delicious, fresh hand-made hot food, cakes and pastries to a loyal following. They also offer picnics and hampers as well as home and office catering.

Address: 353 Kennington Road, London SE11 4QE

Phone: 020 7582 0066


Oaka at The Mansion House 

Located within the Mansion House Pub, flagship establishment for Oakham Ales, Oaka specialises in Pan Asian fayre including Gap Glam; small Asian-inspired plates created to perfectly match Oakham’s own hand crafted real ales.

Address: Oaka at The Mansion House, 48 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4RS

Phone: 0207 582 5599


The Tommyfield

The Tommyfield gastropub offers up predominantly British-focused cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The Dinner menu in particular is well balanced, with options such as “Pan Fried Sea Bream Fillet” alongside pub classics such as “Beer Battered Fish and Chips”.

Address: 185 Kennington Ln, London SE11 4EZ, UK

Phone: +44 20 7735 1061


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