Discreetly hidden in a parade of shops and overlooking the Common, this must be one of London's top restaurants. Marco Pierre White rose to fame at these premises during the 1990's when it operated under the Harvey's moniker. Bruce Poole heads an excellent kitchen team who produce menu changes at each service.
A winter menu included 'Warm Root Vegetable Salad with Truffled Egg and Mustard'; 'Quail Pithivier with Mushroom Duxelle, Shallot Purée and Red Wine Sauce' and 'Slow-cooked Red Mullet Fillet with Confit Vegetables and Bagna Cauda' to begin.
To be followed by the likes of 'Roast Skate with Fondant Potato, Swiss Chard, Beurre Rouge and Ceps'; 'Fillet of Beef with Steak and Kidney Pudding, a Bourguignonne garnish and Celeriac' or 'Potato Gnocchi with Melted Taleggio Cheese, Wild Mushrooms and Pesto'.
Their selection of Farmhouse cheeses aren't to be missed - especially if you have wine to finish.
While the desserts on offer are top-class, with possibly 'Hot Chocolate Pudding with Praline Parfait'; 'Caramelised Poached Pear with Spiced Madeleine, Stem Ginger and Sauternes' or a simple 'Pink Grapefruit Sorbet'.
Service is both relaxed and professional, while a sommelier is at hand you guide you through the excellent wine list.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.00, Sat 12.30-14.30, Sun 12.30-15.00; set L Mon-Fri from £25 (2 course), Sat £27.50, Sun £35 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.30, Sun 19.00-22.00; set D from £42 (2 courses), £47.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 80
- Wine: an excellent list covers the world and kicks off in the mid £20's, and has a top-class selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Children at lunchtime only
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Wandsworth Common Rail
- Directions: facing Wandsworth Common on its south west corner. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: Some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned