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The Bonneville

#5,877 of 17,858 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Grill, French, Bar
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43 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PQ, England
+44 20 8533 3301
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems very confused in what it wants to be. Is it a bar? Is it a pub? Is it a restaurant? Is it sophisticated? Is it a friendly local? Unfortunately for me it didn't really achieve any of those. The interior is very pleasant with a beautiful stained glass roof over the back part and comfortable banquettes most... More 

Thank NCPG
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday meal with my wife's family - good selection of wines and beers and a lovely meal - staff very friendly too

Thank hobbitandhaggis
Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Took my girlfriend here on the first night of our weekend away in London a few weeks back. We arrived late so we were hungry and tired, a KFC would have sufficed. Anyhow, we ended up stumbling upon the The Bonneville and thought 'what the heck, it's busy, lets give it a go!'. We were both impressed by the whole... More 

Thank Raymanthe3rd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Had a meal for two in the early evening. Kitchen opened at 6PM. We had the rib eye steak - one of the best steaks I've had in a long, long while. Fab chips too. Great atmosphere - the loos are worth a visit, complete with atmospheric, Victorian England style vibe and lighting! Came back later on for a drink... More 

Thank Gareth H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Bonneville was booked for 10 of is, and we were made to feel very special by the great staff. we had booked the Christmas menu, very reasonable at £30 pp. The cocktail included to start with, was simply delicious, with chestnut cream base and a few other alcoholic additions - good way to get going! We all had the... More 

Thank Peter L
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

First off, the atmosphere in this place is great; all low lighting, mood music, a beautifully stocked bar, and with bathrooms downstairs that transport you back to Victorian London. However I was disappointed by the food, which I really shouldn't have been considering how expensive it was. The fish was well presented but was dry, lacked flavour and simply wasn't... More 

Thank DJBobH
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Dropped in there a few times recently on Sunday afternoons, and either for drinks or for food it's a real treat. Bar staff are just great, v nice menus for brunch and an all-round nice place to be.

Thank pjkExeter
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went to a 30th birthday at this restaurant which i used to love. More then half of the food on the menu was "sold out" and when the food arrived it was just overpriced, nothing special and just a sad sad experience. I'm so disappointed I don´t even know what to say.

Thank Magnus H
Sarah B, Owner at The Bonneville, responded to this review

Firstly let me say how sorry we are that you had a disappointing experience at The Bonneville. As we have a daily changing menu of fresh ingredients and dont have freezers full of food, there will be occasions where we sell out of certain dishes. However your feedback, and your feeling that the food you received was over priced is... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night. Was a nice, gentle buzz when we arrived, and it got busier from 8pm onwards. Good selection of craft beers, continental ales and a solid wine list on offer. The pub is very nicely done out. Vaulted ceiling to the rear is very pretty, casting a nice light. Shabby/chic effect is the objective here. It... More 

Thank Ben G
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I visited the Bonneville on Friday with my son and 2 other family members. I was charmed from the moment I walked in the premises, visually, it is quite something with its rustic decor, stained glass curved ceiling and olde worlde bar area. The staff were attentive and we were soon seated and given ample time to select from a... More 

Thank Susan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Grill, French, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8533 3301
The Bonneville Tavern brings a French-Belgian beer-hall to a Victorian pub in East London. Serving up delicious twists on classic Belgian dishes, best of Belgian and local Hackney beers and some of the best late-night cocktails you'll find anywhere in London. The Bonneville Tavern mixes Belgian roots with local suppliers to create a unique mix on the all-new menus.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?