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Gigalum (Bar, Restaurant)

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7-8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, London, SW4 9DW
Cuisine: Bar
Tel: 020 8772 0303 | Email to Gigalum | Website | Transport: Clapham South | Write review

Gigalum Review

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1) Whatever night of the week, Gigalum bar in Clapham draws a crowd, culminating in a trendy buzz. Is it the 2-4-1 cocktails, the fact that something is always going on, or the convenient location near Clapham South Tube station?

2) Gigalum’s décor is light and airy: big mirrors, high-ceilings, flowers, floral lampshades and intentionally miss-matched artwork. Dingy basement bar this is not.

3) They’re serious about music. Resident DJs are joined by well-known headliners playing house music that won’t fail to get you on the dance floor. Check out the posters behind the bar that boast previous acts – Gigalum doesn’t lack credibility as a music establishment.

4) Even on a cold night you will find the outside seating area fantastically warm thanks to the ferocious heaters. It’s probably fair to say that the palm tree wrapped in decorative Christmas lights is purposefully ironic.

5) If you’re a fan of mojitos, definitely start your night here. The Pineapple, Honey and Jack Daniels is a favourite, but all deliver a perfectly-balanced sharp-sweet zing. With the cocktails you are paying for quality, though, at £9 a pop.
 
6) You might be surprised by the food – it is fantastic! The starters and the mains are light, fresh and tasty. The choice to skip pudding – instead seeing off the rest of that mojito menu – is a hard call with passionfruit and mascarpone cheesecake on offer.
 
7) But if you want to eat, get in early! At 8pm Gigalum has a chilled out Ibiza vibe suited to dinner with friends. By 9.15pm, you’ll feel like you’re eating steak in a night club.
 
8) On Saturday night the dress-code is casual, particularly for the guys. The girls are more dressed up. A few people might be wearing shirts, but it will feel like they didn’t get the memo.
 
9) This is a good bar for your group: you can reserve the ‘snug’ areas, which keep you in the swing of things while being slightly set back from the wild dancing.
 
10) If it’s midday on Sunday and you’re struggling to admit the weekend is nearly over, all is not lost. Ease yourself in with Sunday roast, wash it down with a few 2-4-1 cocktails and leave later-than-planned having embraced the Sunday sessions Gigalum is known for.
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Customer Reviews for Gigalum

Average (based on 4 votes): 4 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“I was there yesterday to have a meal with my friend. The food was really nice but what I liked most was the atmosphere!! would recommend it to everyone!”
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Beskow Spectrum, London (3 years 1 months 25 days ago)

“I had a party at Gigalum recently, and I must say it was the best party ever! Friendly & considerate staff made the night thoroughly enjoyable, the quality of the food was superb, then there was a DJ to add to the really lively atmosphere, I think I can safely say that both my guests and I had a fabulous time! Can't wait for another excuse to have a party there! Highly recommended, 5 out of 5 from me!”
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Alex, Tooting (6 years 7 months 27 days ago)

“I have to hand it to the people at Gigalum. Just a beautiful place. My favourite time is a couple of hours before sundown when the sunlight catches it just right.”
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Lady89, London (7 years 2 months 18 days ago)

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“Wicked bar! No matter what the weather you always have a good time in the garden - mind you, looking forward to a bit of Sarth London warmth - be even better.”
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Geezer, London (9 years 3 months 18 days ago)

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Gigalum Hire Details

We can reserve private areas of the bar for you free of charge, with no minimum spend. We've even been known to throw in a bit of Champagne on the house to help you celebrate!...

Updated 29/04/2009

Name: Front Tables
Type: Restricted Area
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 120
Notes: These tables are perfect for eating at. Then we'll clear your plates away for when the party really gets underway! Beautiful views across the terrace and Clapham Common
Name: Secluded Tables For Small Groups
Type: Restricted Area
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: None
Capacity: 12
Notes: If you're looking for a secluded table for you and your partner or for a small group, this area is perfect.
Name: Sofa Area
Type: Restricted Area
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 100
Notes: Chill out with some food and drinks in this comfy area of Gigalum. Then head up to the dancefloor later in the evening
Name: Terrace Under Awning
Type: Restricted Area
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 40
Notes: Sit out on the terrace overlooking the Common. And it doesn't matter what the weather is like as it is covered with awnings and well heated.

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