The Jam Tree, Clapham | New Menu

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At the weekend a friend and I re-visited The Jam Tree in Clapham. We went last summer to try the BBQ Menu, which featured sticky BBQ ribs, lots of chicken, and one hell of a desert.

The new menu at The Jam Tree features a more cultured take on British cuisine, with a more gentrified twist on modern bar food. But let’s start off with the drinks.

The Jam Tree has a really good range of beers and ales, both on tap and bottled, including their very own Jam Tree IPA and APA. It’s brewed locally at The Park Brewery and could compete with other pale ales on the London market.

The Jam Tree Ale

What would a drinks menu be without cocktails? The menu ranges from classics to the trendy, such as their signature Netflix and Chill, which is vanilla vodka, butterscotch liquor, caramel and lemon… served in a popcorn cup topped with popcorn! If you like to try something a bit different, it’s definitely a good go to. Many of the cocktails are also on happy hour, so if you’re heading there after work it’s a good bar to try out.


With warmer weather finally approaching The Jam Tree is perfectly equipped for the sun. The doors/windows along the front of the pub swing open, and the beer garden is one of the best in the area.

Moving on to the food, we started with some hot & spicy buffalo wings, and marinated paneer, which came with pea puree and cumin potato frites. The wings were a highlight, with a decent amount of meat, very juicy and a decent spice kick, but the vegetarian paneer is a great option for the gluten free among us.

hot and spicy chicken wings in clapham

Other items on the starters include a white bean soup, salt baked beetroot ravioli, squid and press pork belly.

cheese starter at the jam tree clapham

The new menu is packed when it comes to mains, welcoming vegetarians and includes 5 gluten free options. Marc and I decided to steer away from that and decided on the duck breast and salmon.

beautiful duck breast

The duck was tender and well cooked, with a side of pumpkin puree, fritters, bak choi and ginger. The salmon, recommended by the waiter, was fresh, healthy and I’ll definitely be returning to try it again.

Salmon at the jam tree

So if you’re at a loose end in Clapham and looking to find a good place to eat and enjoy some post work drinks, I’d recommend checking out The Jam Tree and their tasty new menu.


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