Bodean's BBQ - Clapham

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4.6
American, BBQ
  • 169 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London SW4 7SS
  • 020 7622 4248
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD DELTA SOLO SWITCH
Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday 11:30 - 22:30
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome

Make a date with a plate in Bodean's South, deep in the heart of the capital's friendliest burg. Loud and proud in the crucial corner of supercool Clapham where the cosmopolitan Common meets the bustling main drag, here the young'n'funky and family guys (and gals) join in worship of the ultimate Kansas City BBQ. And we're not just talking one nation under a pig, but prime beef, wings, shrimp, chili and seriously hearty veggie options too: the full-strength menu complete with all your favourite Stateside bottled brews plus, on tap- oh mama! - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. As ever, enjoy God's own soundtrack where if it ain't rockin', it ain't happenin' … yes, you're in ranch-style Valhalla as you banquet beneath our trophy longhorns in buttonback Broadway bar luxury at the sign of the happy porker! “Best ribs this side of the Atlantic” Time Out, Feb 2009

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by E S on 17 Sep 2018

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I've been to a couple of Bodean's over the years and I went to the Clapham location for the first time over the weekend. The restaurant was pretty empty as it was a Sunday but it was actually more enjoyable than sitting in an overcrowded place. We ordered two cocktails and I was definitely given or made the wrong drink, and both of them were extremely strong - the waiter even said he would bring over water for us (and this was before we had tried them). The food came out pretty quickly which was good, and the quality was good. I last ate at the Balham location and the food really wasn't great. My only qualms with the food was that it wasn't very hot when it came out, and the side we had ordered had very obviously been microwaved so it chilled down pretty quickly. The service was really bad, considering the place was empty, the four wait staff working were not rushed off their feet and it took a long time to be able to order dessert and get the bill. Wasn't so happy about paying the service charge (kind of defeats the point when there isn't really a service given) but didn't want to look like "that customer" who asks if it can be taken off the bill. I'll probably stick to other Bodean's locations and avoid this one in the future.

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by Delroy on 16 Sep 2018

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Always lovely to return to my favourite restaurant. Guaranteed great food and good service.

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by rob on 11 Sep 2018

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Good service and good food, nice atmosphere, although the drinks took a while to be served.

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by Anonymous on 08 Sep 2018

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As always with Bodeans, the food was outstanding - nothing more needs to be said about it. The service however, was dreadful. No one came by even once to ask if we needed more drinks, they looked very put out when we flagged them down, took AGES to bring the bill and even longer to take payment. It's a shame that a restaurant with such outstanding food can leave you with a poor taste in the mouth, due to its abysmal service.

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by Kimho on 08 Sep 2018

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Your food never goes wrong! Service was a tad slow but we were a table of 10 so understood! Overall such a good vibe and everyone so nice!