Sunday, 30 January 2011

The Lighthouse SW11 4LR

Date: Sunday 30th January, 2011

Choice: Jason
Who was there: Claire, Justin, Angel, Ellen, Heather & Jason.

This bright and airy pub is on Battersea park road, about a 10 minute walk from Battersea Park Rail station. It looks like it would be a great summer pub with big french doors opening to the garden, but today it was cold outside and quite cold inside too.
Jason had booked the table over the phone but it was quite noisy and he could hardly hear the buy taking his booking so he forgot to ask about the vegetarian option for himself and Claire. Bad move. There was no vegetarian roast option and even the potatoes were cooked in goose fat (great for us carnivores though!)
£15 roast scotch premium beef. Yorkshire pudding was big and filled with delicious gravy. It was served with new season carrots, green beans and red cabbage. Roast potatoes, cooked in goose fat and they were very crispy and fluffy.
The Veggies had to have the only real (typical) option to them, the wild mushroom and thyme risotto (£11). It was tasty and did taste of mushrooms but it would have been nicer with more actual mushrooms, and disappointingly there was no Parmesan cheese on offer.
The Homemade chips were great, perfectly cooked (£3).
All of us except Heather had desserts. The Apple and quince crumble with homemade custard £5 was very disappointing. It was cold, with big crunchy (uncooked) chunks of apple. The custard was cold before it came out of the small (tiny) ceramic pots. Justin had the homemade ice cream ;wild strawberry, mint, cappuccino £5. Claire had the Lemon Tart which she said was very lemony and curd – very good.

Mains: £15 for the Beef, £11 for the Wild Mushroom Risotto.
Bookings: Yes
Phone: 0207 223 7721

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