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The Butcher & Grill (Battersea)

The arrival of The Butcher & Grill at this former Cafe Rouge site has given the area a much needed affordable 'regular' for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

A temple to all that is bovine with it's in-house butchery & delicatesan, as well as dining room, I went with a mixture of excitement & trepidation; as boring & retro as it may be, my favourite dish is 'steak frites', hopefully with Bearnaise. Not a tough call, but one that often dissapoints in London.

Starters were simple, well-sourced & fresh; a selection of charcuterie, the high point being the English ham & a blue cheese salad with globe artichokes. All very good.

My partner & I both had the sirloin, with chips & Bearnaise. The meat was pefectly cooked, succulent, juicy & well-hung. The Bearnaise perfect, the chips just right. They were devoured & washed down with a bottle of Plantagenet Pinot Noir from Australia. Cherry & white chocolate cheescake & coffee to follow. Bliss.

The service was very friendly & professional from start to finish, and even though they had a couple of large tables in at the same time as us, we felt looked after the whole time.

Brilliant comfort food, we left completely sated & wanting to return for more.

Dinner for two including a decent bottle of wine was around £90.00

Sunday, November 18, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

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