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It’s astonishing that this restaurant isn’t better known,’ enthuses one reader, and he’s right – well-sourced ingredients from named suppliers are used to make some seriously good nosh here.
Weekday lunch is a cheap and cheerful mix of salads, soups and terrines (plus a few more substantial items), but the kitchen really comes into its own at night. Rainbow trout cured in Hendrick’s
gin is accompanied by a carrot and borage salad almost too pretty to eat, while flavour-packed Middle White pork with black pudding and baby turnips is dressed with zingy green-lentil vinaigrette.
After that, desserts such as chocolate pudding with Meantime stout ice cream are quintessentially English. Prices are very reasonable, and nicely pitched service is usually ‘quite charming’ – if
sometimes a little stretched. Book ahead, especially for the ‘fabulous Sunday roasts’.
I only come to hear of Lamberts restaurant when I google Sunday roast, raved for it’s roast beef. There have been times when I tried to go on Sunday and found it was fully booked. My friend was contracted to work in the area last November and I suggested Lamberts for dinner. Lambert is along Balham High road and offers an intimate, friendly service with an ever-changing seasonal very British menu. Starters cost around from £7, mains range from £15-19, and desserts £6 onwards...
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A couple of Sunday’s ago my husband Geoff and I popped up to London to visit Helen and Sam and enjoy a meal and a catch-up. Helen had named a few places for us to eat at and after looking at them all – they were either too expensive/not open on a Sunday/wouldn’t suit my husband’s tastes/not even in London! – I decided on Lambert’s on Balham High Road. Traditional Sunday roast would be served and you can’t really go wrong with that, something we all enjoy...
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