The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 5th December 2011

Clapham’s really been upping its culinary game of late with Soif and The Rookery opening only last week. And now Eastern Mediterranean restaurant group Del’Aziz is launching its sixth site and serious South London hub bang in the middle of Clapham Old Town.

Just like its sister sites, Del’Aziz in Clapham has been designed by Shaun Clarkson with warm rosy and saffron tones and wooden and copper features throughout the restaurant, bars, deli-café and gift shop.

The restaurant and main event will be open from 7am until 11pm at night. Breakfasts and brunches feature muesli and Greek yoghurt and Berber pancakes from Morocco with honey and roasted almonds – though the less adventurous can stick to bacon and egg baps – while lunches and dinners are all hot and cold mezze platters, tagines with couscous, meats from the charcoal grill and burgers and stuffed pitas galore.

For the opening, there’ll be an adjacent lounge bar for after work drinks or more informal dining but come January, the late night Zahra Bar will open on the lower ground promising a souk complete with low sofas, colourful cushions and twinkling lanterns – not to mention cocktails, belly dancers, DJs and live music.

The deli serves teas, coffees and snacks to eat in or to go and locals can also stock up on freshly made breads, olive oils and charcuterie plus handcrafted homeware guaranteed to give your pad a suitably ethnic atmos without having to cross the river let along the Mediterranean.

Opens 5th December

Del’Aziz, 55-57, The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, SW4