Renaissance Pubs have added a fifth site to its collection of London gastropubs with the opening of Victorian-inspired The Avalon in Clapham.
Heavily influenced by the mythical reign of King Arthur, The Avalon is designed to reflect the industrial yet luxurious nature of the traditional Arthurian tavern. While the main bar area provides seating for 95, the dining room, which has been lavishly decorated with chandeliers, mahogany display cabinets showcasing antique spirits and beer bottles, and wall tiles inlaid with illustrations from the 1853 editions of the Illustrated London News, will cater for 75 covers.
Head chef Mahrez Loukal has created a menu that’s heavily laden with dark meats and game dishes such as Confit of Leg Venison with Sauteed Runner Beans and Star Anis Jus, and 10 Hour Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy and Caper Sauce, as well as a selection of steaks.
The wine list has been chosen to compliment the Avalon’s hearty menu, with deep earthy reds accompanying the meaty dishes, and floral and aromatic whites to pair with the pub’s fish dishes, while a constantly rotating selection of British Ales will also be on offer.
The Avalon joins the Renaissance collection owned by Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox, alongside The Bolingbroke in Battersea, The White Hart in Kennington and The Stonhouse and Abbeville, both of which are also in Clapham.