The brainchild of restauranteur Olivier Cohen, owner of award-winning south London French steak restaurant Bordelaise, and leisure entrepreneur Ashley Letchford, of the successful chain of London pubs, The Jam Tree.

Opened officially this week, the restaurant combines British steak and great cocktails with a roof terrace, opening later on in the spring.  

Franklin & Baines offers DJs and live music at the weekends and a catch up spot any night of the week Tuesday-Friday.

Consultant Chef Fernando Lerroude, previously Master Griller at The Gaucho group has helped to create the menu and offers a take on food from Britain and America with a big focus on grilled steaks.

Signature dishes come in the form of “Smalls” with the likes of BBQ corn ribs and Ceviche. “Big” plates include a classic Chicken Caesar Salad, Pan Fried Hake with seasonal vegetables and a Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with crispy capers, Cauliflower puree and pickles.

From the “Grill” section you can find a variety of steaks including, Flat Iron, Rump, Sirloin, T-Bone and a Tomahawk for two. The steaks start at an affordable, £18.50 for 200g. 

The cocktail list features mixes such as Franklin’s Rose – Bombay Sapphire Gin with Rose liqueur, Grapefruit and Lemon, a Newfoundland Fashioned with Bourbon, Pine Maple and Juniper Bitters and Peanut Chocolate with peanut infused Bourbon with Sweet Vermouth, Cacao liqueur and chocolate bitters – ideal for a post dinner tipple. The wine list features different varieties from around the globe with some bold reds from the USA and a Sparkling from the UK. 

The permanent weekly “Deals” include 2-4-1 steaks on Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, Tomahawk Thursdays and bottomless Saturday and Sunday lunches. The ethos of the restaurant is to keep good quality at an affordable price. 

68-70 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UL


Dishes on the menu start at £7