Our pick of the best restaurants in Battersea
27th August 2014 | 12:00am
27th August 2014 | 12:00am
Battersea is popular for a reason. The local parks, shops, good schools and eating and drinking establishments make it highly sought-after with those looking to buy a spacious property for good value.
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A favourite with the locals, Entrée Restaurant & Bentley Bar in Battersea is where you can find top-quality food and drink and enjoy your meal in a calm and refined atmosphere. Found close to the bustle of Clapham Junction and Northcote Road, there are two floors at this venue with The Bentley Bar occupying the lower floor. Food-wise, ingredients come from top British suppliers and the menu is largely Modern European, regularly changed to reflect seasonal changes in food. Prices are reasonable too.
This charming restaurant offers a flavour of southern Italy to Battersea, using centuries-old Neapolitan cooking techniques to serve up the best dishes of the region. Donna Margherita recreates Italy’s spirit of passion and good food, with the most authentic flavours and seasonal ingredients. This eatery is always full of Italians – surely a good sign?
The Gaslight Grill is a modern steak house and is housed in the rear of The Lost Angel, a cocktail bar and garden. There’s a relaxed atmosphere good for midweek afternoons and evenings. The kitchen’s meat and vegetables follow the British produce calendar and there are a range of various fruits used in cocktails, as well as those for hops and barleys for wines. As well as this, the meat comes with an extensive sauce list with each steak served with a choice of three sauces from a menu of 20.
Soif restaurant uses simple, seasonal ingredients and the menu is written daily. Meat and cheese is always available and lunch is served Tuesday to Saturday from noon until 3pm and until 4pm on Sunday. On Sundays, roasts are on offer and on Mondays you can even bring your own wine or choose from the extensive list. There’s Moules Frites Night on Tuesday with a glass of Muscadet or a Lager Beer for ten pounds. Happy Hour runs from Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm to 7pm with 50 percent off on the charcuterie section.
The Lavender London offers an outdoor area at the roadside where you can drink and eat pizzas. The menu changes regularly according to seasonal ingredients and there’s a fantastic team of Italian chef and restaurant managers from a historical Italian catering company. Ingredients are sourced in Billingsgate market (for fish) and Smithfield (for the meat) and wine is directly imported from Italy. Specials include fresh truffle pasta, fresh lobster, tuna tartar with strawberry, and organic beef burger.
Hat Tip: Our director, Richard, here at the Battersea branch; has assured us that the Argentinian steak house on Queenstown Road is a must-visit www.santamariadelsur.co.uk. He also tipped us off about a VERY stylish new tapas restaurant – Boqueria on the corner of Battersea Park Road and Queenstown Road which is getting rave reviews. As well as this, there’s always San Gennaro, an established Italian on Battersea Park Road.
Wherever you end up, enjoy eating out in Battersea – it sure is worth it! And make sure you let us know your thoughts – tweet us @EdenHarperUK.