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Scratch Bar

#8,656 of 18,239 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, , European
Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN, England
+44 20 7223 2223
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good63%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
20 Feb 2018
“A hidden gem on Lavender Hill”
21 Nov 2017
“Late Morning Coffee”
Closed Now
Bar, Pub, European, British
££ - £££
Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN, England
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I have had dinner a few times at the scratch bar- either on evenings I have seen a show at The Battersea Arts Centre or on my way home for work. Comfortable and casual atmosphere, many communal tables. The bar has a good evening menu...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Muneezay J
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I was there for a coffee and a meeting so we chose an off peak moment late morning. There were mothers with their very young children playing with each other but that was not disturbing. Later othe people arrived for lunch and they appeared to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Tobywebb35
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Went here a few nights ago with friends. It's one of the nearest bars to my house and thankfully so! It's part of the recently fire damaged Battersea Arts Centre, which is slowly rising from the ashes again - I look forward to another Battersea...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank James L
Reviewed 18 May 2015

This pub restaurant is a part of Battersea Arts Centre and providing foods and drinks. Inside the pub, there are senses of history and arts existing. Staff there are easy going and customers are seen often enjoying their drinks while chatting around. It is also...More

Date of visit: May 2015
1  Thank NYLON_nomad
Reviewed 20 March 2015

The whole of the front of Battersea Arts Centre, including the Scratch Bar is open following last Friday's dreadful fire. The best way that you can show your support, and have a great pre-dinner drink, is by going to the bar and smoking up a...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank DrSarah62
Andrew B, Director of Sales at Scratch Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2015

Dear Sarah, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review of Scratch Bar. Over the last 3 weeks, since the fire at Battersea Arts Centre took place, we have received a staggering amount of support from visitors. We are extremely grateful...More

Reviewed 1 March 2015

The Scratch Bar is an eclectic and unusual venue that needs to improve the basics. The reviews lead us to believe that eating there would be a good idea. It was not. It was a Greek-themed menu and there was very little that was even...More

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank Cathy M
Andrew B, Manager at Scratch Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

Hi Cathy, I'm really sorry to hear that you weren't happy when you came to the Scratch bar on the weekend. I'm the Catering Manager at BAC so wanted a chance to respond to your review. We unfortunately have had issues with our glasswasher recently...More

Reviewed 11 February 2015

The bar and seating are in a lovely space. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the food is very good ..... going again!

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank thethingis
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Well i should start by saying I love the BAC. Despite putting on some of the bravest theatre in London, i have rarely seen a dud. And the Scratch bar continues the BAC's excellent vibe. Good selection of beers, wines and snacks combined with a...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank DamianFleming
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Great staff lovely place. It's a great building with such a nice vibe. Little walk from Clapham Junction but well worth it! Heard from friends the new chef great, looking forward to coming back.

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank lklondon66
Reviewed 5 February 2015

The Scratch Bar is perfect place to hang out or spend the day working, meeting and eating :-) It is in Battersea Arts Centre which is such a great building already- the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the food is great and reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank Emily G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, Pub, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7223 2223
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The Scratch Bar at Battersea Arts Centre is an atmospheric café and bar on Lavender Hill in Clapham Junction. Open six days a week, Scratch Bar serves up fresh, homemade and seasonal menus which draw on themes from Battersea Arts Centre’s shows. Imaginatively decorated using theatre cast-offs, and nestled in Battersea Arts Centre’s beautiful Grade II* listed building, Scratch Bar is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere. By Day Alongside the main courses that are made fresh everyday on site, you can choose from a range of nibbles and tasty cakes which can be enjoyed with Matthew Algie coffee, ethically sourced and roasted in the UK. By Night If you’re looking for a different kind of evening in Clapham Junction, Scratch Bar is the place to come to enjoy a relaxed and quirky atmosphere. For evening guests we have an ever-increasing selection of locally brewed beers, international wines and spirits. Scratch bar also hosts free music nights.
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