Date: Sunday 8th November, 2009
Who was there: Claire, Justin, Angel, Ellen & Siobhan.
Guests: Jenny, Jill & Gavin
On Battersea Rise, a 10 minute walk from Clapham Junction station, this pub is very big. It has a mix of furniture and reminds us of an American bar. There is a mural on the far wall and a mix of wallpaper and paint on the walls. We had booked but as we got there early they gave us a choice of tables.
The Roast menu was comprehensive, covering Pork, Chicken, Beef, Lamb and Nut Roast, all with masses of vegetables and Yorkshire pudding.
Between the 8 of us we had the Beef, Chicken and Nut Roast. With a couple of sides of Cauliflower cheese.
The Beef was overcooked and needed the gravy to give it some moisture and unfortunately there was not a lot of gravy, but they were happy enough to give us more. The Chicken was massive - 1/2 a chicken and it came with a tasty bread sauce.
The vegetables were great, perfectly cooked carrots, parsnips, swede & kale. The roast potatoes were worth a special mention, they were light and fluffy. The mash on the other hand was a bit lumpy.
The Yorskshire puds were amazing. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle from the gravy.
Claire gave the Nut Roast a 7/10. It was supposed to come with a Beetroot and Horsradish chutney bit this was missed (they also forgot to put celery in the Bloody Mary).
Claire and Angel shared the 'Shared Dessert' which consisted of a very, very tasty Brownie, 3 profiteroles, a slice of vanilla cheesecake, berry compote (which we asked to have on the side) all covered in a chocolate sauce served with vanilla bean ice cream. It was really good and quite a large serving - it did need to be shared!
Mains: £7.95 for the Beef, Chicken & Nut Roast.
Phone: 0207 350 0349