Bodean's BBQ - Clapham

169 Clapham High St, London SW4 7SS
$$ Armenian

Make a date with a plate deep in the heart of the capital’s friendliest burg at the sign of the golden pig.

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 KC barbecue.

Yes, you’re in ranch-style Valhalla as your banquet beneath our trophy longhorns.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 169 Clapham High St, London SW4 7SS
  • Cross Street: Clapham Park Road
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0207 622 4248
  • Features: Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Main Restaurant 17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
Main Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Main Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Main Restaurant 17:00 - 23:00
Friday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We accept bookings online through Table Agent or on our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or via email to [email protected] On completion of your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of making your booking, please contact the restaurant directly so we can make sure that your booking is in our system.
We recommend making a booking if you would like a guaranteed table. We will only be accepting bookings online or via email. We keep walk-in tables open and depending on the demand, there might be a waiting time on tables. Currently, we only accept bookings of up to 6 people; if you book several tables, we cannot guarantee that you will be seated next to each other.
If you need to cancel a booking, please do so via Table Agent, email or a phone call with as much notice as possible. No shows may result in you not being able to book again in the future.
All tables later than 15 minutes will be considered cancelled, and the table will be given to other guests if we have not received a phone call before your booking time. However, we will try our utmost to find an alternative table for you.
Street parking is available around, parking is free after 6pm on the side streets.
Clapham Common Station is the closest tube station Clapham High Street is the closest train station
We are a family orientated restaurant and welcome children of all ages. Children under 12 years have the option to eat off the kid’s menu (3-course meal with a drink for £4.95). We can supply high chairs, just inform us when you arrive or when making a booking online.
Unfortunately, we are unable to heat baby food or milk bottles. Your safety is our priority, and we wouldn’t want to harm you or your child in any way as we cannot guarantee the right temperature. However, if you require, we can bring you a bowl of hot water to your table so that you can heat your baby food or milk bottle yourself.
All our restaurants have options for vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requirements. Our Front of House team is fully trained and equipped with information regarding different dietary requirements.
Please inform us of any dietary requests when making your reservation. We always try our best to accommodate special requests and can provide allergen information upon request.
If you are celebrating a birthday or any other occasion, please let us know when making your reservation or inform your server upon arrival - we will always try to make your special occasions memorable (dessert with a candle and birthday song or a glass of sparkling for the celebrant).
If you wish to bring your own cake, please give us a ring and let the restaurant manager know. No beverages, except those supplied by Bodean’s, are permitted to be consumed on the premises.
Unfortunately, our foods are not halal certified.
All our restaurants offer Takeaway services - easily place your order on our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or call the branch and place your order with one of our staff members. For deliveries, please head over to UberEats, place your order and wait for your order to arrive.
We’re sorry to hear that. Please let us know if something wasn’t quite up to our standards, and we will do our best to sort it out. In the first instance, you should speak to the restaurant manager. If you feel you haven’t been heard, please contact us via email ([email protected]).
All reservations must be cancelled at least 2 hours prior to your booking, either via your online account, phone call (0207 622 4248) or email ([email protected]). Cancellations less than 2 hours in advance or No Shows may result in a £10 per person No-Show-Fee.
For tables larger than 6 people and All day Friday and Saturday we require a credit card to guarantee your seats. Cancellations less than 2 hours in advance or No Shows may result in a £10 per person No-Show-Fee.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.44 out of 5 stars based on 415 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2022
neil d.
It was all great - staff are brilliant. Perfect for a quick meal before a movie.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2021
John Lord V.
Very good experience! The waiting staff who attended us was amazing!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 21, 2021
Regiani D.
It seems the amount of food have decreased a lot. I remember my first time Ive order ribs and the portion was absolutely big.

Overall: 1/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 28, 2021
jayne j.
Food came out very quick, it seemed reheated as chips were warm and the meat was so dry. The cokes were all flat

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2021
Morgan C.
The food was lovely and all arrived in good time. Our server was very kind and interacted with our children well; dancing and playing with them. He dealt with all of our dietary requirements well and all with a smile on his face

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 10, 2022
Millie P.
Our waiter Clay, was very attentive n very polite. Made our evening even more enjoyable

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2021
Sabrina P.
Great experience, staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was so nice and filling.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
Angela B.
The group at the meal had a great time. It was the first time since last year that we were able to meet together in a restaurant as a family. We were celebrating my mothers birthday. She had a lovely time, as did we all. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2021
Tanzy S.
Thank you for an amazing evening! Food was absolutely amazing and the staff were very attentive. Overall it was an excellent experience; we booked a table for 20 for my sisters 50th birthday meal with family & friends. We will definitely be coming back soon:-)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 05, 2021
Roslyn R.
Very lively restaurant. Food good and very nice staff. A nice welcome at reception.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2022
Tom J.
Superb from start to finish. Was a bit bright inside and would have preferred American sport instead of ACN but small criticisms on a great experience

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 0/10
Nov 01, 2021
cherie j.
Staff so friendly! Made me a cocktail that wasn't on the menu and the food was lovely. The only gripe is how dirty the toilets are. Not good when you're still worried about Covid.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2021
Sarah M.
Great, fun restaurant with excellent food. A lovely warm welcome from Ruby on arrival, friendly waiters and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2022
Lydia D.
Absolutely stunning food and even better service ! The staff are so lovely xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Heidi G.
Great place and fantastic service! Florian looked after us so well and made great recommendations on food and his cocktails were great! Food was lovely and fairly priced!

Overall: 5/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 05, 2021
Linda C.
Very disappointed with a quality of food. Corn tasted like plastic, over cooked. Chicken burger with jerk sauce was really plain and tasteless, not sure why it’s called jerk sauce and chicken breast didn’t have any seasoning. Burned ends was a main dish I looked forward to , unfortunately they were dry. Really disappointed, especially the quality of food you used to have , not coming back .

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 26, 2021
David G.
First time visit and didn't disapoint food was excellent along with service to match

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 24, 2021
Rebecca B.
Perfect everytime

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 10, 2021
Catherine O.
The meat is good but some of it was very salty, the baby back ribs were dry and my Mexican salad was very overpriced for some lettuce - there was very little rice or avocado, no radish, a few black beans and no dressing. The service was charming and the atmosphere was fun but there’s room for improvement.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 02, 2021
Anupa S.
Lovely service, average food but a bit pricey, great cocktails

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2021
Dom R.
Amazing as always, see you again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 07, 2021
Fiona G.
Lovely evening as always and such a fabulous waiter! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2022
latoya p.
Lovely staff! Delicious food! Definitely be coming again!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 11, 2021
Jeroen H.
Great food as usual, can’t complain. Love the beef rib as usual, had the Chili fries on the side, solid combo for a hungry lad

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 18, 2021
James D.
Food was delicious so much !! And service was good, and friendly!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2021
julieth v.
Amazing service. We were very well looked after and the food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2021
Ashley D.
We came on the 17th for my birthday and had the best time! The waiter carmello gave excellent service and made sure we were all happy which can be hard with a table of 7 so thanks you. The food exceeded our expectations and all meat was falling off the bone and juicy, Lots of flavour and we left with happy tummys. Bodeans we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2021
Garry D.
Service and food was great.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 07, 2021
Tullio R.
Extremely nice place, had a great experience with my friend. Quick and warm service, food was amazing and wasn't too expensive for what we got. I will come back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 18, 2022
Natalie-Ann H.
We love the flavours and staff are great. The food is generally very good. My ribs were very dry and over cooked but my daughters were perfect. The wings a little dry also and the coleslaw had an overwhelming taste of celery and could have done with a little more sauce on them as they used to be. But we love eating at Bodeans and have done since it opened. So keep up the great work guys

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 12, 2021
Camillo D.
The waitress was nice enough but i wasn't able to exchange pulled pork for a sausage for one of the platters. The waitress was quite unhelpful and said it wasn't possible. Asked if she could ask the kitchen but she said it just wasn't possible and that i needed to order it as a side. Disappointing as it was very much a "computer says no" type situation and impacted my overall experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 23, 2021
Philip A.
Great as always, lovely food and friendly staff

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 01, 2021
David C.
Delicious food as always. Pleasant and helpful service. No complaints whatsoever. The only reason I didn't give higher scores is because I am old-fashioned and difficult to please.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Dee S.
We had a wonderful afternoon. The staff were professional, helpful, courteous, and hospitable. The food was well cooked and well presented.

Overall: 4/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 0/10
Aug 21, 2021
Andy H.
Bloody awful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2022
Naomi R.
All staff were friendly. Food and cocktails were good and arrived quickly. Would definitely go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 05, 2022
Tracey D.
Had a good night and the service and food was good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2022
Joel L.
It was an awesome night. The staff did amazing handling the event.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2021
Paula M.
Amazing food with flavour! Yummy! Absolutely great service too! Would definitely recommend it! Will be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 10, 2021
Laurence G.
We love this place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2022
Brooke H.
Great meal, great service and the kids eat free offer means we’ll be back again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 18, 2022
Ray M.
The service we got was so good the waiting staff were very friendly helpful and the food was so good eighteen people came to my wife’s birthday meal and they all had good things to say about Bodean’s

Overall: 7/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 20, 2021
Alex A.
Ribs dry and over cooked. Chips over cooked and very dry. Which was a shame... not been to this chain of restaurants for about 6 years... its not the same.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2021
Ruby K.
Our waitress Annie was exceptional, professional, kind, fun but not too much. Having been to the restaurant before. I’m horrified to know that the waiting staff only get 3% of the service charge. Shame on you Bodeans