What was called Chapter Two, has rebranded itself with a new name and brasserie-style opening times. It’s set over two floors (ground-floor and larger basement) which are connected by a spiral staircase; while the upstairs is light and airy, clever use of mirrors and lighting still gives the downstairs a spacious feel.
The kitchen produces dishes which follow the seasons and are beautifully presented, their clean flavours never clashing – so each ingredient is allowed to stand out.
As well as coffee and pastries, you can eat seriously at mealtimes; the menu returning to light dishes in the afternoon.
For serious dining expect the likes of ‘Pressed Duck Terrine’; ‘Veloute of Butternut Squash’ or ‘Gratin of Cock Crab’ among the starters.
Following perhaps with ‘Roast Gilthead Bream, Vegetables à la Grecque and Crushed New Potatoes’; ‘Slow-Roast Belly of Pork with Braised White Cabbage and Lentils, White Onion Purée and Cider Jus’ or ‘Red Onion Tatin with Creamed Chestnut Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar’.
Desserts include the likes of ‘Hot Chocolate Fondant with a Blackcurrant Coulis and Stout and Currant Ice Cream’ and ‘Irish Coffee Trifle with Pear and Caramelised Walnut’ – while cheese lovers are offered a good selection of Artisan Cheeses.
Service is professional but informal.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 8.00-23.00; mains about £10-£26; set L from Mon-Thurs £13 (2 courses)
- Dinner: all week 8.00-23.00; mains about £10-£26; set D Mon-Thurs £15 (2 courses)
- Seats: 90
- Wine: an interesting list, covers the world and kicks off from about £16
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, also lavatory - but ensure you have a ground floor table
- Nearest station: Blackheath Rail
- Directions: close to Blackheath Railway Station. See the map on this page.
- Parking: close to railway station
- Closed: a few days in early January
- Air conditioned