Top 10 Earlsfield Restaurants & Cafes within 10 minutes of the Station

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Earlsfield is rapidly becoming a London foodie destination! Craft beer, roasting coffee beans on site and ruthless turn over on poor performing restaurants have all kicked in! Only one stop from Clapham Junction and a walk or bus ride from Tooting Bec station a visit to some Earlsfield restaurants and cafes is now well worth taking for London foodies!

Getting To Earlsfield:

Take an overland train from Waterloo – Earslfield Station is one stop past Clapham Junction. Trains are frequent. The closest tube is Tooting Bec but it is a bit of a walk or a bus ride – the mainline station is definitely the best option.earlsfield restaurants

Earlsfield Quick Orientation:

There is only one exit at Earlsfield station and it takes you onto Garratt Lane. This main street is where it all happens in Earlsfield. Unlike many other neighborhoods there is very little in terms of food and wine or shops in the backstreets – it is all on Garratt Lane.

You face a simple choice when you exit the station – left or right. The majority of restaurants and cafes are to the left but there some good choices (including my number one recommendation!). Left or right is flagged for each restaurant and café.

1. The Jolly Gardener Earlsfield – BEST CHOICE FOR DINNER

Turn right out of the station

The Jolly Gardener Earlsfield has been around for quite a few years under different leaseholders. The current holders have been in charge for the last 3 years and have the place humming. Whilst there are several Jolly Gardeners around London the only obligation they have besides the name is the source of their beer. All other decisions – particularly menus – lies with the leaseholders.jolly gardeners earlsfield

The menu is a nice mix of pub classics done very well and more contemporary offerings like Pork Belly. I can highly recommend the fish and chips – excellent chips! And we also tried a few pub starters and the scotch eggs were winners. The Jolly Gardener Earlsfield has also had a good name for desserts – my very satisfying choice was the salted caramel chocolate pot.

The pub has a classic front area where you can sit and drink and order from the pub or restaurant menu. There is also a restaurant area although it is quite relaxed. Along the side of the building is an outside seating area. This is a real locals pub so most nights when you come here there is a good buzz and it is friendly and chatty.jolly gardeners earlsfieldjolly gardeners earlsfiedjolly gardener earlsfield

If you’re after something a bit different have you ever tried a London wine? The brilliant local website Eat Wandsworth features some great options and offers from local suppliers. One of these is Chateau Tooting. This is wine that is actually with grapes from gardens in Tooting and Wandsworth – and it sells out fast! Check the site and then you can often pick your Chateau Tooting up at The Jolly Gardener – the perfect excuse to try it out!

Click here to make a booking and opening hours at The Jolly Gardeners Earlsfield

214 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4EA

2. Home Community Café Earlsfield – BEST CHOICE FOR LUNCH

Turn left from Earlsfield Station

This relatively new café has a unique location – it is inside a working church! I think we are all quite used to seeing churches converted to restaurants, flats but normally it is only the outside that remains the same. Home Community Café is literally a café inside a church – creating a lovely and very Instagram friendly interior!home community cafe earlsfield

The café is very much a local operation in terms of the operators, staff, and sourcing. It is currently lunch focused only Monday-Friday and serves brunch on Saturdays. The seasonal menu has some great tarts and salads (in summer), delicious cakes, great coffee and a wonderfully comfortable environment complete with comfy couches. The real highlight is the soups which are all homemade with locally sourced ingredients.

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Home Community Cafe has very strong ethical and community principals. Many staff are volunteers, local charities are supported, both the tea and wine are ethically sourced, all possible ingredients are sourced from an organic farm in Kent and the list goes on. All of this plus a working church creates a unique atmosphere and a fantastic lunch!

To make a booking at Home Community Café Earlsfield Click Here

Home Community Café is marked as 571 Garratt Lane SW18 4SR on the map below.

3. Bean & Hop Earlsfield – BEST CHOICE FOR COFFEE

Turn left from Earlsfield Station

Love the name! And craft beer and coffee are not normally put together as a tagline but it works for me! They are also focused on local suppliers where possible, offering brunch and cakes every day and pizzas on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.bean and hop earlsfield

The coffee supplier for Bean & Hop Earlsfield is Nude – a fantastic London based roaster. And when it comes to craft beer they do their best to stay on top of the fast-growing London craft beer scene, stocking new and interesting operators.

This is a lovely comfortable café with a great atmosphere. And I can highly recommend their gluten-free brownies!

To see opening hours or make a booking at Bean and Hop Earlsfield Click Here.

424-426 Garratt Lane
London SW18 4HN

4. The Eclectic Collection – BEST CHOICE FOR BRUNCH

Turn Left out of the station

The Eclectic has a slighly unusual but perfectly apt name! This place is gorgeous! It is made up of several beautifully decorated rooms. The devil is in the detail here with everything from stunning wallpaper to statues of servers gone by!earlsfield restaurantsearslfield restaurants

The brunch menu is a sensation! It is very difficult to make a decision. It is a large menu with a great mix of savoury and sweet. I chose the Merchant on Venice. Poached eggs on sourdough with mushrooms, black truffle and spinach. It was fantastic!

The coffee is terrific and very photogenic depending on how you order it. I chose the rose latte which is actually coffee but made with rose milk and decorated accordingly. There is then a selection of “lattes” from tumeric to matcha for instagram heaven.breakfast earlsfieldcoffee earlsfield

The chef at Eclectic is formerly of Galvins at Windows and you can tell. They are about to bring in Friday and Saturday night dinners and I will definitely be trying them out.

The Eclectic also offers delicious lunch options and is very dog friendly.

To find out Opening Hours or Make a Booking at the Eclectic Collection Click Here

575 Garratt Lane
SW18 4ST

5. Ben’s Canteen Earlsfield 

Turn left out of the station

Ben’s Canteen started in Clapham on St John’s Hill – this is their second branch. Their focus is burgers, brunch and wine and they claim to have an Aussie inspired menu (I only say claim because I am actually Australian!).

My view is Ben’s Canteen Earlsfield does brunch best. It is a fun menu with lots of options for dialing up your brunch. They also have brunch buns – kind of like sandwiches but the fillings are breakfast inspired – and great toasties. Weekend brunch Bloody Mary’s are thrown in.bens canteen earlsfield

This is great casual eating – perfect for a group of friends or for a tasty relatively quick bite in the evening.

To find out Opening Hours of Make a Booking for Ben’s Canteen Earlsfield Click Here

422 Garratt Lane
SW18 4ST

6. Hallowed Belly Earlsfield 

Turn left out of the station

Hallowed Belly Earlsfield used to be known as Mel’s and was a bit of an Earlsfield institution. About a year ago they did a refresh and a rebrand as Hallowed Belly. It is a relaxed restaurant that is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and drinks in between. The brunch menu is extensive and has lots of interesting bits and pieces liked baked eggs.hallowed belly earlsfieldhallowed belly earlsfield

I most recently visited for lunch. There is a good selection of burgers, some nice sounding sandwiches like grilled chicken flatbread and chips and soup. I was starving so I went for their quarter cornflake chicken with chips and it was delicious.

The bar has loads of craft beers and ciders. Like everywhere in Earlsfield it is very child-friendly but also has a good bar and lively atmosphere for wine time in the evening. It is located on the fantastic corner that also homes Bean and Hop and Ben’s Canteen – and Roxies is a couple of doors down.

Click Here to find out Opening Hours and/or Make a Booking for Hallowed Belly Earlsfield

573 Garratt Lane
SW18 4ST

7. Belle Amie Earlsfield

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Belle Amie is a super cute instagrammable café very close to the station. It has a great brunch menu and good coffee. This was the original café in the area so it is a testimony to its quality that it has survived the recent explosion in coffee and cake retailers around them. And speaking of cakes they have some great ones – check out the white chocolate and raspberry brownie.belle amie earlsfield

For Belle Amie Earlsfield Opening Hours Click here

8. Earlsfield Gastro Pub – BEST SUNDAY ROAST

Turn right out of the station

This charming gastropub was the original ticket office for Earlsfield Station in 1884. As per what seems to be a requirement in Earlsfield they have a range of local craft beers and ciders. The menu is classic but tasty twist gastropub with a big focus on great meat.earlsfield pub

Earlsfield Gastro Pub is best known for its much feted Sunday Roast. These, like many of the dishes on the menu, change daily or of course each Sunday for the roast. They also have Sourdough Mondays – a great name! This is an evening that focuses on great deals on sourdough pizzas.

Click here for Opening Hours and Bookings for the Earlsfield Gastro Pub

511 Garratt Lane
SW18 4S

9. The Leather Bottle Earlsfield – BEST BEER GARDEN

Turn left out of the station

I am pushing the 10 minute walk proposition a little bit with this one – but if you move quite fast you will get there! The Leather Bottle is a great classic local pub. Nice dining room, relaxed and friendly, super comfortable. There is a good menu and you will always get a decent meal.

What makes the Leather Bottle stand out is its fantastic HUGE beer garden! The garden is so big that they have multiple Shepherd’s Shacks that are available to be hired out. The perfect place for a warm Sunday afternoon in London.

Click here for Opening Hours and Bookings for The Leather Bottle Earlsfield

538 Garratt Lane
SW17 0NY

10. Donburi Earlsfield

Turn left out of the station

This is a relatively new arrival in the area. Donburi Earlsfield is fusion Asian cuisine. The starters list includes gyoza, yakitori and Korean pancakes. You can also choose from soups or steamed buns. For mains, there are noodle soups, Korean lettuce wraps, Korean Bibimbab and the namesake Donburi. Early word is very positive.donburi earlsfield

For the moment Donburi Earlsfield only has a facebook page. Let me know if a site goes live and I’ll update the links here!

Some other Earlsfield Restaurants Options:

The two classic pubs super close to Earlsfield station are the Halfway House and the Wandle. These are both good classic pubs that will always provide a decent meal and a party atmosphere for major football and rugby matches.halfway house earlsfield

IF you’re in the mood for Indian Nazmin’s Earlsfield will fit the bill. Café Amaranth is a decent classic thai. Il Girasole has a good name for Italian. Carluccio’s was one of the first restaurants in Earlsfield. Yes it is a chain but I do like a Carluccio’s – no such thing as a bad meal.nazmins earlsfield

Right out of the tube and around the bend is CremoLoso gelateria and pizza which has a good name. Marina fish is a good quick option if you’re craving fish and chips.marina fish earlsfield

There are a couple of new openings happening – watching out for the Deli Project and there is a new vegan restaurant Amrutha when you head right out of the station.

Roxies Earlsfield was the first of the Roxies restaurants. There are now another three in south-west London. Very simply they do a great steak. Choose your cut, size, how you want it cooked, add prawns or don’t a sauce and then some sides. They also have ribs and burgers but the highlight is the steak. The prices are good for London steak and these are all sourced from high-quality butchers. Perfect for a red meat craving!roxies earlsfield

If you’re looking for some food to take home there is a fantastic butcher called DuGard & Daughters when you turn right out of the station. This is a beautiful store filled with gourmet treats as well as some stunning meat offerings.dugard and daughters earlsfield

For everything you need to know as a local resident in Wandsworth click here for the local council site.

Want to keep up to date with what is going on in Earlsfield and Tooting? Follow the Tooting Daily Prss.

Thanks to my local Earlsfield experts Craig and Lucy O’Brien for helping to build this post!

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There has been an explosion in Earlsfield Restaurants in recent years. From Ben's Canteen to Bean and Hop to rebranded classics like Hallowed Belly here is my guide to the best places to eat in Earlsfield across all meal occasions
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