The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

A great way to spend a sunny day in London is dining alfresco in a nice restaurant followed by a stroll in a beautiful park. That's what I did a few weeks ago when I was invited to review The Guildford Arms in Greenwich, a handsome Georgian gastropub in Royal Greenwich, just a short walk from Greenwich DLR and ten minutes away from the park.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

There are two dining rooms at The Guildford Arms, but the main attraction during the summer is the recently refurbished garden which features a lawn (with an all weather awning), a brand new BBQ and a terraced area.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

It looks like a pub, but the Guildford Arms is a hybrid of gastro-lounging, fine dining and alfresco schmoozing. Stylishly stacked over three floors, it’s an inviting hangout with a beautiful sunken beer garden – probably the best we’ve come across in London.

Emerald Street

We had lunch on the terrace a few weekends ago, on a very hot day. We drunk Lemon & Lime Cordial and chilled white wine, and tasted a few dishes from the August menu by chef patron Guy Awford.

The menu changes monthly and features modern British food, only using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

We shared a salad to start: Broad Bean, White Asparagus & Fresh Peas with Garlic & Caper Crumbs and Buttermilk dressing. It looked like a light, summer edition of a Ceasar Salad and it wonderfully combined different flavours. I love salads and this is definitely one to recreate at home.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

Onto the mains: I didn't feel like eating meat or heavy dishes, as it was such a hot day, so I chose the Grilled Mediterranean Vegetarian En-croute with Buffalo Mozzarella, Rocket Salad & Pesto.

It was fantastic! The flaky buttery pastry was warm (not hot) enough to melt in your mouth without melting the mozzarella. The grilled vegetables were seasoned simply with olive oil and salt. I loved the Mediterranean flavours of this dish, it was exactly what I want to eat on a summer day!

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

My husband ordered the Pan-fried Loch Duart Salmon, Sautéed New Potato & Salsify, Spinach, Samphire & Tomato Butter. Completely different type of dish from mine, but equally satisfying and beautifully presented.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

Not content, we moved on to desserts: a Lemon Posset with Fresh Blackberries & Cardamon Shortbread for him and Pavlova with Strawberries & Whipping Cream.

The lemon mousse was our favourite of the two, light and refreshing. The pavlova had a crisp meringue shell and soft centre, but it was too sweet for our taste.

I finished my meal with an Espresso Macchiato.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

After lunch at The Guildford Arms I suggested to my husband to go for a stroll in London's oldest Royal Park, Greenwich Park, since we are so rarely in this part of the city. I had only been in this park once, running through it at the 18th kilometer of my first half marathon, so excuse me for not remembering much of it except a blinding leg pain!

A visit was definitely overdue, especially because Greenwich Park is beautiful! There are a few roads going through it and yet there are plenty of leafy and quiet parts of the park where you can relax and have a picnic. The main attractions are obviously the Royal Observatory and the terrace with outstanding views over the city.

The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich
The Guildford Arms in Greenwich

We laid on the grass and rested in the shade of a tree for an hour before heading back home. I am so grateful to have been invited to try The Guildford Arms, because not only we had a lovely lunch but we also discovered a bit of Greenwich.

If you are not familiar with this part of London, like me, then why not plan a day out in Greenwich now since the weather is still warm enough to enjoy the garden at The Guildford Arms? I would recommend it!

Disclaimer: I was a guest of the restaurant. All opinions are my own.

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

Autumn has arrived early in London, the weather has been gloomy and rainy for two weeks now and the summer clothes have officially been put away. I can't complain though, as summer 2014 was the hottest summer in London to my memory (I moved here eight years ago). I can tell this because for the first time since I left Italy I wore sleeveless tops and sandals for weeks in a row.

The hot weather spell meant that I didn't use the oven much for baking and instead I took my ice-cream maker out of storage and used it regularly to experiment with different recipes. I made coconut ice-cream, milk chocolate ice-cream and a delicious batch of vanilla custard cream ice-cream!

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

Right in the midst of my ice-cream craze, I received a box of the new summer edition Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles to review and I was asked to prepare a recipe using these chocolates.

They are delicious and indulgent white chocolate truffles filled with strawberry pieces and the famous Lindor smooth melting filling.

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

I made a White Chocolate ice-cream and mixed it with pieces of these truffles, then I served it with homemade strawberry sauce. The result is a sweet and intense ice-cream, yet not too rich as it's egg free. The delicate strawberry sauce adds flavour to the dish, while the truffles add texture.

I usually mix chocolate chips into ice-creams and cakes as I love the feeling of biting something crunchy. It's like hiding little sweet surprises that will make you happy later when you feel the chocolate piece melting in your mouth. Extra chocolate is always good, right?

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles
White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

Ingredients

Adapted from Chew Out Loud blog. Makes around 800g of ice-cream.

  • 10 Lindor Strawberry & Cream truffles
  • 50g packed brown sugar
  • 100g granulated white sugar
  • 175ml whole milk
  • 350ml double cream
  • 150-200g white chocolate, melted
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract

For the strawberry sauce (for two portions)

  • a handful of strawberries, washed
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Preparation

Chop the Lindor chocolates to quarters and leave aside.

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

In a bowl, combine both sugars with milk and whisk until sugars are dissolved. Add the cream, melted chocolate and vanilla.

Pour mixture into the freezer bowl of ice cream maker already switched on. Add the chopped Lindor chocolate into the bowl, in small quantities so that they evenly spread into the cream.

Churn the cream for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and creamy. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze overnight or until ice cream is to a desired consistency.

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles
White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

Take the ice-cream out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving it.

Serve with strawberry sauce, made by cooking a handful of washed chopped strawberries in a pan with a spoonful of sugar.

White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles
White Chocolate Ice-Cream with Lindor Strawberry & Cream Truffles

Read other ice-cream recipes on my blog: Raspberry Ice-Cream Sandwich.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

On one of the hottest day of summer last year, my husband and I rode on our motorbike to Sandbanks in Dorset for a day at the beach. The night before I had googled "best beaches in UK" and the name had come up at the top of the search, so I was intrigued.

Sandbanks is a small peninsula on the south English coast: on the east side there's the beautiful sandy beach while the west side faces the Poole Harbour (one of the largest natural harbours in Europe). From the tip of the peninsula you have views of the harbour and Brownsea island (a National Trust protected island famous for its wildlife), which you can reach with the local ferry boat.

Sandbanks is the fourth most expensive place to live in the world, so the land is mainly occupied by stunning luxury homes worth millions of pounds.

When we arrived at the beach the next day I couldn't believe it: hot weather, sandy beach, clear blue water…it was beautiful! I loved it so much I suggested we should make it a summer tradition to drive down to Sandbanks every year…

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

Then this year I was approached by FBJ Hotel Group and invited to visit Harbour Heights – a boutique four-star hotel in Sandbanks – to review their restaurant and rooms, an invitation that as you can imagine I was very happy to accept.

The hotel is blessed by a great location overlooking the Sandbanks Peninsula, the Poole harbour and Brownsea Island, so it's the best place to stay if you visit this part of the country. If you are just visiting for the day, you can still enjoy the outstanding views from the terrace of the Harbar Bistro, the award-winning restaurant of Harbour Heights which serves seasonal produce, locally sourced and freshly produced.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

We booked the hotel for the first August weekend, when summer wasn't yet a long distant memory (it's now practically autumn over here!)

We left London on Saturday morning and arrived at Harbour Heights just before lunch time, in time to drop our bags at the hotel and walk to the beach for a few hours of sun-tanning. In the afternoon the wind picked up, so we headed back to the hotel to check in into our room.

Harbour Heights is a relatively small hotel with only 38 rooms, which gives the place an intimately and cozy feeling. The check-in and out process was swift and quick and the service from the concierge was great throughout our stay.

Our large en-suite room had a comfortable king size bed and floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the wonderful views. The room also featured a flat screen TV, Internet access, a working desk area, a lovely Spa bath (which we immediately tested!), two bathroom sinks (one for him, one for her…I wish I had these in my home!) and air conditioning.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

There was a plate of fresh fruit in the room, which was a lovely welcome present for a warm summer day. In my opinion the room would improve massively with a few little touches, like having coffee/tea or mini-bar in the room, as well as bathrobe / slippers and beauty products in the bathroom. At the end of the day, these are the nice perks of staying in a nice hotel and something you would probably expect from a four-star establishment.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

Our double bedroom was on the first floor and had a balcony facing the harbour! What a beautiful view to wake up to in the morning, I absolutely loved it!

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

All guests at Harbour Heights Hotel also have complimentary use of the Haven Spa at the Haven Hotel, which is part of the FJB group and is located on the Sandbanks peninsula (about 5 minutes' drive from Harbour Heights). So before dinner I spent a few hours in their gym, pool and steam room (while Sandy waited for me on the terrace), before going back to our hotel for dinner.

We dressed up for an aperitif on the terrace and the weather was warm enough to wear a summer dress and sandals. We watched the sun go down over the sea and it was just perfect! The glass of Chinkapin Brut Rose (2010) from English Oak Vineyard in Dorset was the perfect drink for the occasion.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

For dinner we moved inside the Harbar Bistro, which was awarded 2 rosettes by the AA Restaurant Guide, and we spent the next few hours eating fantastic dishes and drinking a bit too much Sauvignon Blanc from Yealands Estate in Malrborough, New Zealand.

I'm just joking…there can never be too much Sauvignon Blanc! ;)

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

And how amazing is it to eat a great meal, drink a few glasses of a lovely wine and then having to just climb a few stairs to your big comfortable and incredibly quiet room?!
Living in London you come to appreciate things like hearing the sea waves in the distance instead of the trucks driving past your bedroom window…but I'm digressing, so let's go back to the review of our meal.

We started with a Truffle Goat's Cheese Mousse with Pea Puree, Pickled Girolles, Herb Salad and Grilled Tiger Prawns with Thai Salad. Both were really nice, the mousse was delicate white the prawns had a slight spicy kick.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

As a main course I ordered the Confit Arctic Char, sourced from a local Dorset supplier, and served with Crab & Dill Chickpea Cake, Fennel Puree, Charred Courgette and Fish Cappuccino. The char is a great fish which shares the characteristic richness of salmon, though it has white flesh, and it paired well with the chickpea cake. I don't love fennel and I generally dislike foam, but I have to admit the whole dish worked very well.

My husband had the Poussin with Thyme Polenta, Sweetcorn Puree, Sweetcorn & Girolles Salad and Chicken Jus which was a colourful and flavoursome dish. I don't like polenta, but my husband thought this dish was great.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

Dessert was an amazing Chocolate and Hazelnut Terrine with Mixed Berries. My husband and I voted it our favourite dessert of 2014 (so far)! ;)

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

What a dinner! We were pleasantly full and tipsy afterwards, which is always a nice way to end a Saturday night.

The next morning we woke up to the sound of the…rain! Yes, it was the weekend that tropical Storm Bertha battered Britain, so we had to change our plans of hitting the beach again and instead drove back to London after a lazy lie in bed. The bed was so big it was hard to get off it, you know… ;)

Breakfast was a tiny bit disappointing (I always have high expectations about hotel breakfast buffets), so we skipped the buffet and ordered from the menu: Eggs Royale for my husband and a Full English Breakfast for me. They were good, but after the amazing dinner we had the night before I was expecting something more over the top for breakfast, so I think there is room for improvement there.

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

Luckily the worst of the storm hit Dorset on Saturday night, so by the time we finished breakfast the sun was making an appearance again! We left the hotel and drove by the sea and on Evening Hill to take a few photos of the harbour, before waving goodbye to beautiful Dorset. Until next summer…

Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel
Weekend in Sandbanks at Harbour Heights Hotel

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Harbour Heights Hotel and Harbar Bistro. All opinions are my own.

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

Last Saturday it was my husband's birthday, so as per tradition I made him a birthday cake (last year I made this Norwegian Cream Layer Cake). A few weeks ago I started planning the recipe, with one main restriction as it had to be egg less for my in-laws who are strictly vegetarian (they are currently visiting us from Mumbai).

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries
Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

I originally decided to make this Raw Fig Cheesecake by Oh, Ladycakes, but sadly last week I didn't get around to do all the prep and food shopping because of a crazy week of work projects and deadlines. So I ended up making a fairly easy baked Chocolate Cheesecake instead, which I adapted from this blueberry and white chocolate Korasoi recipe.

For reference and guidance, I also followed these two recipes: Smitten Kitchen raspberry swirl cheesecake and my favourite Nigella chocolate cheesecake.

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

The result is a rich and dense cake that is best served for a special occasion…after a very light lunch! ;) Jokes aside, even though I cut the sugar down from the original recipe the cake is still very sweet, so if you are not into sweet things try using extra dark bitter chocolate to balance out the cream cheese/ricotta filling.

Ingredients

For the base

  • 2 cups (250g) finely ground chocolate cookie crumbs (I used an Indian brand called Parle Hide & Seek)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

For the filling

  • 500g ricotta cheese
  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 cup double cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g milk chocolate, melted
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted

To decorate

  • about 400g fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

Preparation

Pre heat the oven to 180°C. Line the outside of a 23-cm (9-inch) springform cake tin with a layer of clingfilm and a layer of strong foil over that. Set aside.

Using your hands or a food processor, break the biscuits into crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a medium bowl and mix with the melted butter. Fill a cake tin with the crumbly mixture and, using a measuring cup or a spoon, press the mixture over the bottom of the tin.

Bake the crust for about 10 minutes. Let it cool in the tin then cover and refrigerate while you make the filling.

In another bowl mix together all of the filling ingredients until the mixture has thickened.

Sit the cake tin in a roasting pan and pour in the cheesecake filling over the crust. Fill the roasting pan with boiling water halfway up the cake tin. Bake for 60-75 minutes until the cake is set, but still slightly wobbly in centre.

Peel away the foil and clingfilm wrapping and sit the cheesecake in its tin on a rack to cool at room temperature. Decorate with strawberries and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Sprinkle icing sugar over the cake before serving.

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

On the day of Sandy's birthday we celebrated with a picnic in our local park, Clapham Common. My mother-in-law prepared dry potato curry and thepla (a Gujarati flatbread made with whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves and spices), which we ate with yogurt and chunda (a sweet and sour mango pickle).

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries
Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries
Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries
Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

We brought the cake to the park, but sadly our attempts to lighten the candles on the cake failed (too windy). See the photo of Sandy blowing out the candles? Well he was just pretending for the camera…ahahah! :P

Thanks British summer! Well, at least it didn't rain and we had a lovely day celebrating Sandy's birthday all together!

Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries
Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries
Eggless Double Chocolate Baked Cheesecake with Strawberries

PS: it also happens to be my mum's birthday today, she's in Rome and it makes me very sad that I cannot celebrate with her and bake her a cake! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM! xxx

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

I blogged about Breddos Tacos last year (see post here), during their residency at Slider Bar in Soho. A few months ago they moved east and found a new home at Trip Space in Haggerston, where they serve their Mexican / American inspired dishes for dinner and brunch from Wednesdays to Sundays.

The brunch menu is a new addition to their offer and it features dishes like classic American pancakes, Huevos Rancheros and fried chicken. I think it sounds amazing and I'm really keen in trying it soon. Have a look at the photos on What Katie Does and I bet you will want to try it too!

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

I was invited in May to try Breddos Tacos for dinner and I've delayed blogging about my experience for so long because I was hoping to go back for the brunch and combine all my photos in one post. Unfortunately with all the travelling and the fact that Haggerston is an hour away from my home, I haven't had a chance to go back yet.

So without further ado, here are the photos of my dinner at Breddos Tacos @ Trip Space!

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

The dinner menu is divided into 'shack favourites' from Breddos' street food days, such as tostadas and tacos; ‘the plancha’ which features new dishes like glazed chicken wings, grilled mackerel and roasted pork belly; the 'sides' (pickled chillies, charcuterie, fried chicken and chips); vegetables and desserts.

We ordered a few tacos and tostadas with some vegetable sides, but we didn't get try any of the 'plancha' dishes in this occasion (we arrived there at 21:30 and only decided to order more food after 22:00, but by then the kitchen was closed). Another reason to go back soon!

We tried the 10hr slow roast chipotle beef short rib tacos; the Conchinita pork pibil tostadas; and the pickled beetroot, carrot, queso fresco and pine nuts tostadas.

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

I have eaten Breddos' tacos many times at Street Feast and they are definitely among the best you can find in London. I think that with the Trip Space residency they have upped their game, now serving "refined" tacos that look beautiful and taste as delicious as their street dishes.

We ate the tacos and tostadas with different vegetable on the side: street salad with jalapeno & lime dressing (not pictured below); charred spring onions with sour cream and queso fresco and triple cooked chipotle patatas bravas.

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

Obviously I had space in my tummy for dessert, so we shared a slice of Mississipi Mud Pie: the tart base was not as crunchy as I would have liked, but overall the cake was quite good.

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

You can find Breddos Tacos @ Trip Space, Arch 339-40, Acton Mews, E8 4EA.

Also don't miss their street food stall at Street Feast in Dalston Yard and at Model Market in Lewisham.

Disclaimer: I was offered a complimentary dinner at the restaurant. All opinions are my own.

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WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common

When I heard that the team behind my favourite local coffee shop, Brickwood Coffee & Bread, was going to open a wine bar in Clapham Common I was obviously very curious. And that was before I knew that the bar was located in a 100 year old former public convenience underneath Clapham Common tube station!

WC Wine & Charcuterie opened a few weeks ago and it has already changed the look of the Clapham Common crossroad, thanks to the outdoor seating space behind the station's exit. It's a welcome addition to the area!

WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common

I went down to WC last week with fellow Claphamite Jacintha, editor of the lifestyle and photography blog Urban Pixxels.

We ordered a glass of Italian white wine from the ever-changing wine list and a cheese & charcuterie board to share. The waiter presented the food to us in great detail, with information about the provenance of the different cheeses and cured meats (mostly sourced from British suppliers). We wiped the board clean, except for the Roquefort which sadly we both left, not being fans of blue cheese…

We had a lovely time and I really enjoyed sitting outdoors having an aperitivo, it all felt so Italian! Prices unfortunately are not very Italian at all: I would have liked to try the Aperol Spritz, but at £9 a glass I thought it felt a bit over-priced.

Anyway, this is London and WC is in a prime location, so I was happy to pay the price for a nice evening out.

WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common

The amazing part obviously is the bar downstairs, which the owners worked on for two years to clean, restore and bring back to life as a charming wine bar. Everything that could be saved from the previous incarnation of public toilet has been kept there, from the wall tiles to the sky windows located at street level. Thanks to these sources of natural light WC is not as cavernous and dark as you might expect. It's also not too small either, in fact it apparently can sit up to 40 people.

The bar is nicely decorated with quirky beer tabs and cured meats hanging from the top railings. I was pretty impressed by it and I can certainly imagine myself spending many winter evenings down there with a glass of wine in my hand! I'm looking forward to it actually!

WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common
WC Wine & Charcuterie in Clapham Common

WC, The Pavement, Clapham Common, Clapham, SW4 7AA. Open seven days a week from 6pm til late Mon-Fri and from 12pm til late on Sat-Sun.

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Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station

Riverside Feast is the latest street food event launched by Street Feast for summer 2014. It's a bit smaller than its big brother #DalstonYard, but #RiversideFeast can pride itself of the most stunning location: on the bank of the river Thames with views of Chelsea and Albert bridges and the backdrop of the Battersea Power Station.

Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station

The rotating line-up of food traders includes some of the best in London, like Dip & Flip, Hotbox BBQ, Dogtown, The Orange Buffalo, Hanoi Kitchen and Le Bun.

The only drawback is that there weren't as many vegetarian options as meat ones on the night we went. I'd love to see Dip & Flip selling their rosti burger for example, as they do a great one at their restaurant in Battersea. Even though I eat all kinds of meat, I often prefer veggie burgers to the beef ones!

Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station

Riverside Feast is a beautiful place to spend a summer evening and watch the sun go down. It's the last chance you have to visit the Battersea Park before the site closes down after the summer, so don't miss it!

Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station
Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station

Riverside Feast is open four days Thu-Sun, but the park is open every day of the week as part of #ThePowerOfSummer. Check out the Street Feast website for opening times and prices.