Northcote Road & Battersea Rise Restaurants

Northcote Road/Battersea Rise SW11 Restaurants

There are plenty of good restaurants (and bars) if you fancy a trip across the common to Battersea Rise and Northcote Road. If you’re new to the area, the 37 bus goes from Clapham Common tube station to Battersea Rise.


Three Little Birds
42 Battersea Rise SW11 1EE, T: 020 7274 6655
We’ve already heard great things about the new Jamaican inspired cafe, rum bar and kitchen. Expect hot and spicy dishes, fab cocktails and plenty of rum! They also have a branch in Brixton on Coldharbour Lane


35-37 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HG, T: 020 7223 4277

Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris – relaxed all-day dining and authentic French classics made from quality, fresh ingredients. The menu includes brasserie favourites such as steak frites, tuna Niçoise and moules marinières and their crème caramel and crème brûlée are house dessert specialities. The wine list  features reasonably priced wines from a variety of producers across France. We have to say we’ve never had a bad meal at a Côte restaurant and the staff are always efficient and friendly. Reasonably priced too.

28 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE, 020 3302 3120
French food with a twist and beautifully presented. Recommended by Totally Clapham followers.

27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG, 020 7223 1112
Expect the unexpected here. An eclectic menu which changes regularly,accomplished cooking, excellent reviews.

70 Northcote road Battersea, SW11 6QL, T: 020 7228 6434
The Akash has been here long before Northcote Road became fashionable and so it deserves support for that reason alone! The curries tend to be the richer type although prices are reasonable for the area.

Indian Moment (Indian)
44, Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EE, T: 20 7223 6575
Recently moved from Northcote Road to a new site on Battersea Rise. Not quite such an attractive room but we’re pleased to report that the food is as good as ever. Definitely one of our favourites in the area. They often have special offers online too. Busy at weekends. Take-away available.


Banana Tree (IndoChinese)
75-79, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HN, T: 020 7228 2828
They do a good value lunch here and it’s usually buzzing in the evenings. Long tables and benches make for sociable dining.

Hana Korean (Korean)
60 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EG, T: 020 7228 2496
Family-run, cosy restaurant serving tradition Korean food. Good atmosphere, good food but not cheap.


Breakfast Club
5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 5HG
You can have breakfast at more or less any time at the Breakfast Club. It’s a popular place, particularly at weekends when there’s often a queue outside.

54 Northcote Road, SW11 1PA T: 020 7585 0654
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the focus is on fresh, quality ingredients and includes everything from burgers and steaks to salads and comfort food. Service is efficient and friendly; special diets such as gluten free are catered for too. Our only negative is the venue itself – a somewhat dark, long room, although the design team has made the best of it and there are a few tables outside at the front for warmer days.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (American)
44 Northcote Road, London SW11, T: 020 7228 3309
Award winning burger chain. Good quality burgers.

Nando’s (Portuguese)
1a Northcote Road, London SW11 1NG
Fresh chicken and peri-peri sauce make this a fun chain restaurant to take the whole family

Buona Sera (Italian)
22 Northcote Road, London SW11 1NX, T: 020 7228 9925
A decent ‘casual’, buzzy Italian restaurant in Battersea – not too fancy, great service and classic Italian food. Their pizzas are huge and delicious! Very busy at weekends.

53 Battersea Rise SW11 1HH, T: 020 7585 3048
New to Battersea Rise, this Italian restaurant features Italian classics, cocktails and wine, music art and an outdoor decked area for warmer days. We’ve yet to try.

129 Northcote Road, Battersea SW11 6QU T: 020 3848 4800
Located at the quieter end of Northcote Road, this Italian restaurant specialises in Fassona beef and we can confirm that we had one of the best steaks ever here! The hanging meat in the window may be slightly off-putting for many British tastes but once you are inside the restaurant’s stylish interior you can focus on the good quality food. Recommended.
Made in Italy
59 Northcote Road, Batterea SW11 1NP, T: 020 7978 7711
Attractive restaurant half way down Northcote Road with tables outside and a mezzanine area inside, so there’s plenty of seating. Pizzas and a good selection of Italian staples. Bookings for groups of 10 or more only.

Numero Uno (Italian)
139 Northcote Road, London SW11 6PX, T: 020 7978 5837
Bustling, popular restaurant with a very long menu! Traditional Italian dishes, outdoor seating on warmer days.

Osteria Antica Bologna
23 Northcote Road, London SW11 1NG, T: 020 7978 4771
One of the stalwarts of Northcote Road – Osteria Antica has been here for over 20 years. It has a rustic vibe and the focus is on seasonal cooking – organic where possible – and the opportunity to experience many Italian dishes not usually found in your average Italian restaurant in London. It’s one of those little gems that doesn’t show off but continues to offer good food and service year after year.


Buona Sera (Italian) – see above

Franco Manca
76 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QL, T: 020 7924 3110
Who would have thought there would be room for another pizza place around here but when it comes to Franco Manca there’s always room. Sourdough pizzas – nothing else – and they are superb! Great value too. Expect to queue at weekends.

148 Northcote Road SW11 6RD, T: 020 7738 9078
Located down the quieter end of Northcote Road (although there are several restaurants and cafés nearby), this small restaurant/cafe has a short menu – just pizzas – and a small selection of wines/drinks. We’ve heard that the pizzas are delicious and reasonably priced too.

Pi (Pizza)
4-6a Battersea Rise, SW11 1ED, T: 020 79785542
Delicious pizzas with an interesting selection of toppings and a lovely, light base – apparently a secret dough recipe that involves up to 72 hours fermentation. We recommend adding a ball of creamy Burrata cheese to your pizza. You can also mix it up and choose half and half toppings or even three different toppings if you opt for the 20 inch sharing pizza.  We also managed to squeeze in a pudding.  The mini brioche with chocolate dipping sauce was truly fab but expect to get messy – not one to order on a first date!

Pizza Metro (Pizza)
64 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EQ, T: 020 7228 3812
Pizza Metro boasts the longest pizzas in London and boy are they good! Not surprisingly, it can get incredibly busy so it’s best to book at weekends. Delivery service too.


Pho (Vietnamese)
50-52 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EG T: 020 3058 1756
Part of a small family-run chain, Pho makes Vietnamese food more mainstream. The focus is very much on sharing and we’ve heard good reports. Interesting decor too, if a little dark (let’s call it atmospheric!).

The Thai Garden (Thai)
58, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EG, T: 020 7738 0380
A long-standing restaurant, not quite as high standards as the early days – in our opinion – but still reasonable.