Bar Battu is one of London’s newest wine bars and since its opening in September its received a mixture of reviews. We went along to see what all the fuss was about. Located on Gresham Street, Bar Battu is in the heart of the city. Inside is small with exposed brick work, trendy lighting and wooden chairs. The bar has a welcoming, cosy atmosphere, the perfect place to spend a cold winters night.
To start we went for the Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Hazelnut Salad from the specials board served with a white wine. Everything on the salad was great, the flavours and textures worked well and there was enough for two to share.
For mains we choose the Pan Fried Sea bream, Fennel, Dill and Red Onion, a tasty piece of fish cooked perfectly and the Suffolk Pork, Girolles and Thyme jus. The pork was an excellent dish, so tender it crumbled under the folk. These dishes were served with a white wine for the fish and a red for the pork both perfectly matched – the waiter clearly knows his stuff.
To finish we had the Chocolate Marquise with homemade mint choc chip ice cream and two dessert wines. Like the rest of the meal we had no grumbles with the dessert in fact we had no grumbles with Bar Battu. We liked it a lot and for the quality and location the prices aren’t bad either. The kind of place we would happily take our friends or family, to show off some good food and wine.
Bar Battu, 48 Gresham Street, EC2V