A guide to the top 10 Battersea restaurants
On 3 August, The Coaling Jetty, a historic Grade II-listed jetty located in front of Battersea Power Station, opened to the public for the first time. To celebrate the launch, Battersea Power Station has been hosting a Summer Garden Party on the water. We look to Battersea’s best-loved foodie spots to combine with your jetty visit this August
Overlooking the Thames at Circus West Village, this light, bright contemporary Italian is one of the best Battersea restaurants. There’s a large Mediterranean style terrace with riverside views – great for summer brunches and lunches or cosy evenings under blankets under the heaters. Inside, expect Calabrian fare, excellent pastas and modern Italian cooking at its best. www.fiume-restaurant.co.uk
Flotsam & Jetsam
A neighbourhood favourite – Flotsam & Jetsam serves great brunch and lunch dishes and is set on the fringes of Wandsworth Common so you can walk of your feast after breakkie. www.flotsamandjetsamcafe.co.uk
The first outpost of this delicious pizzeria was founded in Winchester, and now the thin, crisp and humungous pizzas have arrived on Battersea Rise. More than just a pizza place, this is an Insta-worthy dinner spot complete with florally festooned ceiling above the cosy bar, a fairy-lit tree growing amid the dining room and a pizza oven delivering tables planet-sized pizzas. Forget the pepperoni or pineapple, Pi prides itself on using seasonal produce for its toppings – think Nduja, ricotta, mint, jalapeno jam, or Lardo, artichoke cream, rosemary, pink pepper corn, mozzarella. www.pi-pizza.co.uk
Santa Maria del Sur
In search of great Battersea restaurants for dinner? Look no further than Santa Maria del Sur. Steaks and chorizos are sizzled to perfection on open grills at this bustling Argentine steakhouse. Expect excellent cuts, marbled meats and a warm, neighbourhood vibe. The red wine list is particularly good. www.santamariadelsur.com
Whether you’re making a trip to Macellaio RC for a marbled cut of meat from the small but excellent butchery in the front of the restaurant or staying for dinner, this steak emporium serves cut-to-order steaks with Italian style. A chef favourite – from Theo Randall to John Torode – Roberto Costa’s south west London outpost goes from strength to strength and is a great place for steak and red wine with friends. www.macellaiorc.com
The best new Italian on the block. Farrago serves incredible homemade pasta and a seasonal Italian menu full of surprises every time you visit. The small terrace at the front is perfect for Aperols in the summer. The charismatic owner will walk you through the wine list and his passion for Italian fare is infectious. www.farragorestaurants.com
Wine and cheese lovers will probably be familiar with this wine shop-cum-bistro. It’s bustling and ever so French and the bistro side has a delectable menu of seasonal produce. The wine list has a focus on artisanal producers, and low-intervention growing. Wine classes here come highly recommended. www.soif.co
Come rain or shine, this homely neighbourhood pub provides a cosy outpost to enjoy drinks with friends, a gravy-laden roast dinner or, in the summer, prosecco in the garden. Just minutes from Battersea Park, it’s a welcome hostelry after a good yomp along the river.
Tucked down a terrace road between Clapham and Battersea, this cosy local is one of the area’s best kept secrets. The light-filled dining room towards the back serves up superb pasta and a great charcuterie board, alongside larger plates of seasonal meats and produce and the bar side is a homely little local with real charm. Hit the pub quiz night or book a table for Sunday lunch. www.thebobbinclapham.com
A much-loved brunch spot. This tiny outpost serves up great eggs Benedict and sublime mushrooms on toast and is located in the heart of Northcote Road. Have a mooch around the Northcote weekend market and then grab a table with friends. A local favourite, it’s also open for lunch and dinner.