OUR TOP WANDSWORTH RESTAURANTS, FROM COSY PUBS TO THAMESIDE BISTROS
Idyllically situated overlooking Wandsworth Common, Chez Bruce is a high-end French brasserie offering a taste of the continent and an ever popular option amongst Wandsworth restaurants. The interior is understated, with a minimalist white colour scheme that only draws more attention to the flavours on the plate. The menu is based loosely on quintessential French and Mediterranean cuisine, with a quality cut of meat or fish alongside tempting sides.
Pick from the traditional Chateaubriand with hand-cut chips and peppercorn sauce, or opt for roast veal rump with ragù, garlic bread, marinated peppers, cime di rapa and meat juices. Sweet tooth? Passion fruit meringue tartlet with fresh mango and lime or sloe gin jelly with vanilla, quince and blood orange will satisfy all sugar cravings, and more.
Italian food in London isn’t exactly hard to come by, but sussing out great Italian food is more of a mission. At Il Girasol you’ll find tasty traditional Mediterranean dishes in a cosy, no-frills, lively venue. One of Wandsworth’s more rustic eateries, the décor is simple and sophisticated and the real focus here is the cooking.
A contemporary restaurant with an open-plan layout. The food is modern and eclectic, with Mediterranean influences as well as East Asian touches to the menu. The interior is light and airy with plenty of light flooding in from the nearby Common, and there is a delightful patio area with a roof that opens during the summer months. There is an excellent cocktail bar at the heart of the restaurant which offers an extensive and inventive cocktail menu.
THE GOOD EARTH
A standout Chinese restaurant that is thoroughly deserving of its reputation. The restaurant offers healthy and authentic meals with a traditional Chinese spice that brings a real taste of China to south west London. The setting is sophisticated and sleek and elevates the eating experience to a fine dining evening of food. Pick from popular favourites including steamed sea bass with spring onions and ginger, the sautéed fillet of monkfish, or ramp up the spice with a birds-eye chilli recipe for Shanghai chicken.
Located within the glorious and historic Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Le Gothique combines period-style interiors and a classic pub menu, featuring crowd-pleasers such as slow roast tomato and mozzarella stuffed gnocchi, prime beef burger with gruyere cheese and prime sirloin steak with chips. They also excel at wedding organisation, with over 35 years of experience in the industry, so if your dream is to get married in an actual castle, then run not walk to Le Gothique.
THE SKYLARK CAFÉ
Surrounded by duck ponds, sports pitches, tennis courts, playgrounds, a bowling green and a nature centre, The Skylark Café is at the heart of the gorgeous Wandsworth Common. Not only is its location stunning, but the menu is delicious too: Skylark boasts artisan coffee, all-day brunch, craft beers, scrumptious bakes, and ice cream and lollies galore.
The menu at Konnigans brings together a unique mix of old and new dishes, serving up contemporary British cuisine with influences from the Mediterranean and South East Asia. Some of the highlights include the vegan and vegetarian deli board, Asian bowl and the battered king prawn burger. You’ll also find an excellent drinks menu with a range of wines, cocktails and a selection of coffees. Located just a stone throw away from Wandsworth Town station, it’s an ideal pit stop after a commute.
THE EAST HILL
Situated in the heart of Wandsworth is East Hill, a cosy, country-feel pub serving a variety of classic pub food and seasonal fare. On the menu you’ll find Camden beer battered cod, potted Devon crab and 28 day aged Angus sirloin steak alongside smoked garlic hummus and baked in the box camembert. There’s also a lengthy wine list and a separate dessert wine menu.
Set in the historic Ram Quarter (that itself boasts a few centuries of beer-making), London Stock combines modern British fine dining with innovative Asian cooking techniques. It features a unique eight-course tasting menu that includes delicacies such as juicy scallops, duck breast with lavender and smoked burrata.
Vietnamese cuisine traditionally offers up something for even the fussiest members of the family with its broad range of both meat-centric and vegetarian dishes. This inclusion is extended further so at Wandsworth’s Viet Town, where a majority of items on the menu are gluten-free, egg & dairy free. Get sharing with classics such as pork & prawn spring rolls, or tuck into noodles stir-fried or tossed amongst salads, soups and an array of rice dishes!