A good neighbourhood restaurant, ideal if you're visiting the South Bank complex. The name comes as it was originally stabling and steel RSJ's had to be inserted when the building was converted.
The upstairs dining room is comfortable, but simply decorated, and the staff friendly and welcoming.
'Scottish Langoustine Bisque, fresh herbs'; 'Warm Duck Salad with, Spring Onion and Blood Orange and a Sesame, Soy and Honey dressing' and 'Wild Mushroom and Herb Risotto with Shaved Parmean' set the style for starters.
With maybe 'Roast Monkfish, Pepperonata and Potato Gnocchi'; 'Saddle of Lamb with Black Pudding Swede and Savoy Cabbage with a Lamb Jus' and perhaps 'Linguine with Ragout of Italian Aubergine, Oregano and Goats Cheese among the mains.
Finish with 'Sultana and Ginger Steamed Pudding with Custard'; 'Flourless Lemon Polenta Cake with Rhubarb and Mascarone' or their excellent selection of cheeses - served with quince paste and pressed fig and almond cake.
The fact they've been continuously-listed in the prestigious Good Food Guide for over 20 years, shows the reliability and high standards of the kitchen.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Mon-Fri, 12.00-14.30; set L £17 (2 courses) to £20; mains £16 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 17.30-23.00; set D £17 (2 courses) to £20; mains £16 to £20
- Seats: 90, plus 10 outside
- Wine: a mainly French list, is very interesting and strong on the Loire, and kicks off at about the £20 mark
- Wheelchair access: No, dining room upstairs
- Nearest station: Waterloo Rail and Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Sat; all Sun; some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating