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Latchmere has always been a great pub; Half way between Clapham Common and the Thames, it’s a great place to spend an evening by the fire, in the garden or upstairs in the theatre. Recently refurbished and now more lovely than before, we ventured out to check out the food. An ambitious, culinary menu that epitomises the gastro-pub trend, we sampled scallops and crispy pancetta for starter, and a duck pate that were both very good, if a little too filling for a starter.

The flatiron steak was cooked to perfection, which was encouraging. The peppercorn sauce was a little on the sweet side, but if you’ve a sweet tooth then you won’t find better. The highlight of the meal was undoubtedly the banoffee pie, which was generously sized and very fresh and flavoursome. It’s worth a trip for this alone!


With a wine list most pubs would be jealous off, and one that will cater to all wallets, we’ll be down there a lot for a Rioja and Banoffee pies before wandering through Battersea down to the river for an evening stroll. London living at its best!

The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW11 3BW