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18 Best Restaurants on Northcote Road in Battersea

Northcote Road has a variety of excellent restaurants, offering diverse cuisines such as Italian, Thai, Indian, and Japanese. This post lists all the best restaurants on Northcote Road.

Northcote Road
Northcote Road. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Best Restaurants on Northcote Road

Northcote Road is a popular shopping and dining street in Battersea, known for its boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants (particularly Italian restaurants!) It’s only a short walk from Clapham Junction Station, Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common. Below are my top recommended restaurants on Northcote Road.

Best Restaurants on Northcote Road

1. Numero Uno

Cuisine: Italian

Numero Uno - one of the best restaurants on Northcote Road
Numero Uno. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Numero Uno is a traditional Italian restaurant that serves basic, but delicious Italian food. You get good portion sizes, and everything is handmade with fresh ingredients. We tried their ravioli, which was excellent. They also have some great wines on the menu.

2. Buona Sera

Cuisine: Italian

Buona Sera
Buona Sera. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Buona Sera is a bright and airy Northcote road restaurant, with outdoor seating. When I visited I thought the restaurant had a great atmosphere and the staff were very welcoming.

There’s a wide selection of different food options. Our favourite dishes were the Margherita Pizza and the Tagliatelle. They also sell very affordable wine. This is the best choice if you are looking for a delicious and affordable Italian restaurant.

3. Macellaio RC

Cuisine: Italian

Macellaio RC - one of the best restaurants on Northcote Road
Macellaio RC. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Macellaio RC is a slightly more expensive Italian restaurant compared to the others on Northcote Road, but they serve very high quality, and delicious food. This restaurant has outdoor seating, friendly staff and good coffee!

4. Made in Italy 3.0

Cuisine: Italian

Made in Italy 3.0
Made in Italy 3.0. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

This is a great little Italian restaurant which is very affordable and has some outdoor seating. The menu includes delicious pasta, salad and pizza, and they also have a small wine list.

5. Osteria Antica Bologna

Cuisine: Italian

Osteria Antica Bologna - one of the best restaurants on Northcote Road
Osteria Antica Bologna. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Osteria Antica Bologna is an Italian restaurant on Northcote Road which has a nice homey vibe. Inside it has rustic dark wood panelling, and decorative cast-iron screens. There is a great selection on the menu, which changes by the season. We went in the autumn and tried the pumpkin and ricotta ravioli. It was excellent.

6. KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar

Cuisine: Japanese

KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar
KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

KIBOU is a great Japanese restaurant which serves sushi, sake, whisky and cocktails. When we went I was a bit overwhelmed by the menu but we had excellent service, and the staff helped us choose our meal. In the end I chose the chicken katsu curry, which I highly recommend – check out the photo below!

Chicken Katsu curry at KIBOU
Chicken Katsu Curry at KIBOU. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

7. Nando’s Clapham

Cuisine: Afro-Portuguese

Nando's Clapham - Northcote Road
Nando’s Clapham. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Nando’s is the perfect place if you’re looking for chicken! They specialise in Portuguese flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken. Check out the photo below of my last meal there!

Food at Nando's
Food at Nando’s. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

8. MEATliquor Restaurant SW11

Cuisine: Hamburgers

MEATliquor Restaurant SW11
MEATliquor Restaurant SW11. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

MEATliquor is a hamburger restaurant which sells chicken burgers, beef burgers, fries and milkshakes.

9. Franco Manca

Cuisine: Pizza restaurant

Franco Manca - one of the best restaurants on Northcote Road
Franco Manca. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

This Northcote road pizzeria was the fourth Franco Manca in the UK, after the first one opened in Brixton in 2008. It also brought the first sourdough pizzas to Battersea! If you are looking for the best pizza on Northcote Road, this is a good option. They also sell fine wine.

10. Al Gusto Café & Restaurant

Cuisine: Brunch, Pizza and Pasta

Al Gusto Café & Restaurant
Al Gusto. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Al Gusto is a popular place on Northcote Road for breakfast or brunch. They serve eggs benedict, eggs royale, and pancakes with syrup, as well as a vegan breakfast option. They also have a dinner menu offering a range of dishes including fish, burgers, risotto , pasta and pizza.

11. Rosa’s Thai Clapham

Cuisine: Thai

Rosa's Thai Clapham
Rosa’s Thai Clapham. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Rosa’s Thai Cafe on Northcote Road serves great Asian cuisine and cocktails. We enjoyed the pad Thai, and chilli and basil stir fry.

12. Pintus

Cuisine: Italian

Pintus - one of the best restaurants on Northcote Road
Pintus. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Pintus is a cosy Italian restaurant with outdoor seating. The best food I tried was the penne arrabbiata, which I had with a glass of wine. If you’re vegan, this place has a great vegan breakfast!

13. VE Kitchen

Cuisine: Vegan

VE Kitchen - one of the best restaurants on Northcote Road
VE Kitchen. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

VE Kitchen serves freshly prepared vegan food which is both nutritious and delicious. They also use only green energy, and have no plastic in their kitchen. We enjoyed their super salads and the vegan breakfast which included Quorn sausage, baked beans, wild mushrooms, hash browns, tomato, and avocado. This is the best plant-based food restaurant on Northcote Road.

14. SOI • THAI

Cuisine: Thai

SOI • THAI. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

SOI THAI serves great authentic Thai food, at really affordable prices. The duck is fantastic, and they also have a vegan menu. I enjoyed the vegan pad Thai.

15. Patty&Bun

Cuisine: Hamburgers

Patty&Bun. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

This is a burger restaurant with outdoor seating. The chilli burger is particularly popular, and they also serve delicious chips.

16. The Bolingbroke

Cuisine: Gastropub

The Bolingbroke
The Bolingbroke. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

The Bolingbroke is Northcote Road’s gastropub which serves traditional British food such as fish and chips, and Sunday roasts. The pub has become known as one of the best pubs in Wandsworth for Sunday lunch.

17. Akash

Cuisine: Indian

Akash. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Akasha Tandoori is an Indian restaurant on Northcote Road. Some of their most popular dishes include the chicken tikka masala, lamb manchurian and garlic chicken.

18. Sea Fare Fish Bar

Cuisine: Fish and Chips

Sea Fare Fish Bar
Sea Fare Fish Bar. Photograph by Olivia Herlihy

Sea Fare Fish Bar is a traditional fish and chip shop, serving a choice of cod, haddock, plaice, rock, calamari, and scampi. Their fish is delivered daily from Billingsgate Market.

They serves excellent fish and chips, as well as some great beers. There is also a small amount of outdoor seating.

Map of the Best Restaurants on Northcote Road

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Thank you for reading my post about the best restaurants on Northcote Road. If you are visiting this part of south London for the first time, why not check out Wandsworth Common which is just a short walk from Northcote Road.