Food & Drink



MBARE blends the tradition of Italian cuisine and aperitivo culture together in a seamless way and has created a new restaurant bar on Clapham High Street.

Open from 10am until 11pm, join them in the morning for a delicious selection of European and traditional breakfasts, a crowd pleaser of a brunch option offered from 10am until 4pm, or peruse their lunch menu specially created by their executive chef. Stay a little later for dinner, and taste some of their original dishes with influences taken from the north and south of Italy including vegan and vegetarian options.


The passion behind MBARE is driven by their two founders, Cosimo Fenocchi and Gero Argento. With a combined 15 years of experience working in the hospitality industry in London, they decided to blend their finely honed skills and rich Italian heritage to create something new.

Meeting in London in 2015, Cosimo is from Tuscany, an area rich in regional dishes and full bodied wines, while Gero hails from the gorgeous Sicily, known for it’s fresh and exciting food palette. They have worked on creating MBARE, a restaurant bar proud to serve the freshest food and drinks.  They knew Clapham had the ideal mix of vibrant locals, with a lively high street situated alongside the oasis of calm that is the Common – everything about the area was a perfect fit for MBARE.

Through MBARE we have created our own versions of home, embodying our family values of hard work, respect and passion, with a touch of Italian flair!”


Stepping into MBARE the first thing you notice is the cosy atmosphere and vintage feel. If you look closer you will see that a lot of the furniture and décor has been made using recycled materials. Worn barrels made into tables, old rope used to hang the light fittings, coffee bean sacks to cover the front of the bar and old metal piping to create candle stick holders. Original hand painted artwork decorates the walls and blackboards and the plush dark teal and maroon velvet chairs and cushions complement everything to create a wonderful restaurant backdrop encapsulating the MBARE style.


Their signature dishes include Seafood Linguine, Pork Cheek and Truffle Croquettes, one of a kind Deep Fried Pizza and if you are looking for something light, they have a delicious Fennel and Orange Salad. For vegan and vegetarians, they have the fresh and delicious aubergine parmigiana, bruschetta. They also serve fresh homemade vegan and vegetarian pasta  – Alla Norma and Cacia Peppe.


They flavor all of our special infused drinks in house with fresh ingredients. Try something different like our Shallot Manhattan, Exotic Negroni with banana infused gin and Pear and Parmesan Old Fashioned.

MBARE is all about spending time with friends and family and they encourage families to eat together, so kids under 12 eat from the children’s menu for free when their accompanying adult orders a main dish. The children’s menu includes AuberGalaxy – a delicious aubergine parmigana, Tiny Weeny Pizza baked with tomato and cheese, Chickensaurus – special chicken escalop with chips, Nonna’s Pasta with special tomato sauce and Club Sandwich with ham cheese tomato and lettuce. MBARE also have highchairs available.

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MBARE is offering Clapham Mums 10% off , please show this article upon arrival to the MBARE staff.

127 Clapham High Street, SW4 7SS, London

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM to 11 PM



Telephone: 0207 819 9403

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