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160 Clapham HIGH STREET, London, SW4 7UG

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  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
  • ESCA - London
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 - 23:00.

A long-time favourite on the bustling Clapham High Street, ESCA has recently been given a stunning transformation. Now featuring a bustling open kitchen with leaping flames, and with a industrial shabby chic interior with colourful murals, enjoy versatile all-day dining with influences from around the globe.

The ESCA menu is bursting with eclectic flavours, and takes inspiration from British, Celtic and Latin cooking. Meat and vegetarian takes on the full English are popular brunch choices, with other options including the gourmet truffle-infused Hollandaise with asparagus and wild mushroom on an English muffin. Later in the day, there are small plates of juicy skewers, pasta delicacies like squid ink risotto, and larger mains of grilled fillet steak, and lightly smoked half chicken.

Alongside a concentrated selection of cocktails, European wines and beers, diners at ESCA in Clapham can sample a range of raw juices, kombucha, smoothies and super shots for that guilt-free boost to the system.

A foundation of the Clapham dining scene, ESCA is right on Clapham High Street, and just a minute's walk from Clapham Common Tube Station.


160 Clapham HIGH STREET, London, SW4 7UG

Contact +44 2076222288

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Customer reviews for ESCA

2.8 (((** (based on 4 reviews)
50% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • private dining (1)
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  • ((*** 9 October 2017 by Martin Duncan from London

    I used to go to Esca all the time in the grid old days - then they had a refurb / then another refurb, and this was my first visit back. Sad to say I was disappointed - the restaurant was far from full, but it took quite a while a) to be given a menu and b)have our orders taken. Even though we had a conversation about me being Coeliac and having to eat gluten-free, my dish arrived with a slab on toast on the top. My friend had ordered a smoothie - 10 minutes later it hadn't arrived so he asked another waiter, who then told him they'd run out of smoothies. I really wasn't convinced that they had enough knowledge of gluten-free eating; and in fact didn't feel 'quite right' for the rest of the day.

  • (**** 16 May 2017 by Sarah Deane from London

    We had this booked for over 2 months as we were completing in a marathon charity walk. When we got there on the night we found that the place was completely shut down and I did not receive any notification of this

  • (((** 8 November 2016 by ADavies from London

    I've been to Esca twice since it opened a month or two ago and the two experiences couldn't have been more different. The first time we went, the restaurant had just opened and so the service was amazing, super quick, the food was excellent and the waiters were incredibly helpful. Unfortunately the second time I had booked a table for a specific time and was told on arrival that someone else was sitting on it and we would have to wait. We were seated 20 minutes later and the waiter proceeded to get our order wrong, insisting that was what we had ordered, it was double the price of course. I ordered the same thing previously so knew this wasn't correct. The bill was corrected but the attitude of our waiter did not go down well in the group and it soured the evening a bit.

    I cannot complain about the food however as it was still excellent quality and tasted lovely, especially the large meat tasting platter which lets you try all of their most popular dishes.

  • ((((( 16 October 2016 by Liz Popovich from London

    We love the result of the recent renovation. We went for dinner on a Friday evening with friends, and even though we tend to like different things there was something on the menu for everyone. The smoked pork ribs were outstanding and the kale salad a healthy, hearty and delicious side. The men at the table loved, but couldn't finish the generous meat platter. Yum!

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