It might be hard to remember now, but before Zoom became the new staple place for Quizzes amongst family and friends. Pubs were the traditional setting for most weekly Quizzes. And that’s exactly why we attended the Clapham North last December, to get some fundamental pub food but to also try our best not to come last in the evenings quiz.
Food - 7/10
Ambiance - 8.5/10
Service - 7.5/10
Value for Money - 7/10
Tasty pub grub in a vibrant and cosy setting. It provides excellent value for money on top of a thoroughly entertaining Pub Quiz.
Price range: ££
Telephone: 020 7274 2472
Address: 409 Clapham Rd, Larkhall, London SW9 9BT
Nearest Station: Clapham North
With the pub quiz scheduled at 7:30pm, I and my friends arrived at the pub located moments away from Clapham North Station an hour earlier to get some essential “brain” food before the quiz. Being a cold winters day, the pub was already bustling with people inside and the majority of them seem to be there to join the quiz too. I booked our table in advance earlier that day and I would advise you to do the same if you do wish to take part in the quiz as you may struggle to find seating if you decided to stroll up.
After finding our reserved table under the name “Cosan” (simple mistake), we quickly got our drink orders in and proceeded to look at the menu.
A great starter for any group meet up is of course, Nachos, it is finger food for everyone to enjoy. As we had a vegetarian in the group, we opted for the vegetarian option which comes with melted cheddar, jalapenos, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. (The non-veggie option does come with Chilli Beef and there is also a Vegan option to choose from).
The Nacho portion was a good size with plenty to go round. The corn crisps were fresh and crispy with a hint of salt and tasted amazing with a dollop of sour cream on top.
I opted for the Buccleuch-aged (that’s beef that has matured for at least 21 days) Beef Burger. The Burger (plus all the other burgers in their menu) are served in a toasted Brioche Bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, dressing and a side of hand-cut chips (you can swap them for sweet potato fries for an extra £1.50).
The Brioche Bun was soft and fresh and did well to contain all the flavours of the meat and fillings inside. The side of chips was pleasant but I did find some chips to be lumpy and slightly undercooked, but overall the meal was a tasty one. Whether it was good brain food, we will find out later.
Special shout out to the staff who were quick with our orders and delivered the food with 30 minutes, giving us plenty of time before the quiz to enjoy the food. They also managed to move us to a bigger table, after seeing that the table they reserved for us was a bit of a squeeze for six of us.
The Clapham North, is another great pub that I would recommend. The atmosphere on Quiz night was vibrant and enthusiastic and the Quiz itself, although challenging was thoroughly entertaining and that was shown in the impressive turn out for it (It may surprise you to know but, I have been to a quiz where my group was one of two teams that showed up). So I would highly endorse this place if you fancy an evenings entertainment (Quiz Nights as of this writing are held on Sundays). The pub is also quite spacious with a really nice cosy cabin”esque” decor with respectable outdoor space for the summer days.
Looking forward to my return to Clapham North and hopefully we can better our result in the Quiz standings too. We came a respectable 14th place out of 22 teams in the Quiz 🙂