4 months ago

The Avalon are making Tuesdays great again

Tuesdays get a bad rap for being a bit of a ‘meh’ day of the week. But The Avalon are changing that by giving you 50% off food on Tuesdays!

Here are two things we didn’t know about The Avalon. First, it was named after the mythical island featured in the legend of King Arthur. Second, it’s doing 50% off food on Tuesdays. As soon as we heard we cleared our diary for the next Tuesday and made the trip down to Clapham South.

The pub itself is really lovely in that classic British, cosy, wooden pub way. Look closely and you’ll spot the tale of Avalon illustrated across the walls of the main bar area, just another one of the little details that makes this place so full of character. The dining room is magnificent in design and space. There are two huge chandeliers hanging from the ceiling… as well as a disco ball, great for the weekend groovers, and again, more character. When the sky is blue the room is beautifully lit by natural light and if you’re coming to eat then we recommend sitting here. There’s also a small (sheltered and heated) garden area that runs along the right hand side of the pub that can be hired out for events as well as the ever-popular front terrace. There’s a lot of room in The Avalon, which is useful because it’s a real favourite in the area.

So onto the food. And the thing about the food here is that, as well as those pub favourites, they’ve also got some more adventurous options. Steaks, burgers and fish and chips all mingle on the same menu as bao buns, pizzas (from a proper pizza oven), burrata and some properly delicious vegan-friendly options. We started our meal with the impossible to ignore ‘baked camembert bread bowl’. There was a sweet and tangy plum chutney to cut through the creaminess of the cheese and, of course, loads and loads of bread to dunk in that pool of molten cheese. Wonderful.

We opted for one traditional and one less traditional for our starters. What’s a pub meal without a Scotch egg? This was a really good one; jammy in the middle and on a dollop of coronation mayo that was incredibly addictive. The sticky Korean crispy chicken bao bun was fantastic. A real celebration of textures and we’d not seen something like this on a pub menu before. You won’t regret ordering this one. For the mains we went for the strikingly pink beetroot and sweet potato ravioli. The luxurious flavours of the vegetable stuffing was offset really nicely by some freshness from sautéed spinach and a bit of bite from a generous sprinkling of crushed walnuts. Oh, and it just so happened to be vegan friendly too. The salmon and coley fishcake was a real standout for us. It was both creamy and flakey and came with a perfectly poached egg on top to add to the indulgence. This was plated just as beautifully as the pasta.

That whole feast should have cost us £61.50. But, because we visited on a Tuesday the bill totalled a very, very reasonable £30.75, which fed two people generously. You’d kick yourself if you didn’t make your Tuesdays great again by making the most of this deal. Just make sure you sign up here to be able to claim the offer.

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