24 The Oval
Has to be on this list because of its name, no? Cosy inside and with a plant-decked terrace out, lunch with wine comes to about £30. Hot-dinners.com describes its “modern British small and (shock) large plates – a neighbourhood vibe with non-pretentious, quality, ingredient-led cooking”. It is just under half a mile from the ground
24 Clapham Rd,
A curry restaurant popular with Westminster’s parliamentarians – check out the pictures of prime ministers who have dined there in the window. Rumoured to be the venue of David Cameron’s last supper before he vacated No.10. They do a ‘cricketers special’ menu at £30 per head
313 Kennington Rd
Eritrean cuisine which has earned lots of excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. A good range of vegetarian and non-veggie options. The tsebhi is recommended. It is a stew (bit not the Alec or Micky type)
44-46 Brixton Rd,
Affordable lunches a Will Jacks hit away from the ground.
Imaginative salads, quiches and sandwiches. A nice homespun feel to the place with friendly staff. Lunch for about £7/8.
Rd, SE11 4QE
Madeira Star Café
Obliging staff offer a varied menu at competitive prices. Perfect to pop out of The Oval to in the interval and take back into the ground – a sarnie for £4, or chicken and pasta for £6.
Kennington Rd, SE11 4QE