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After a couple of years gently bedding in, this Battersea sibling of Terroirs and Brawn has become a frontrunner on the local scene. The focus is on a huge list of organic and ‘natural’ terroir-led wines, although the food is worth much more than a passing glance. Affordable small plates are the mainstays, and the kitchen delivers ‘exactly what you’d expect to eat in France’ – top-drawer charcuterie and honest, well-cooked dishes such as wild-garlic soup, duck rillettes or lamb sweetbreads with romesco sauce. There are also more substantial offerings for those who prefer not to share (pork belly with braised Puy lentils, say), while puds are worth skipping in favour of ‘gorgeous, stinky cheeses’. Booking is advisable, although turnover is fast – hard wooden chairs, high decibels and a general lack of creature comforts see to that.

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  1. 10 of us decided it had been too long and a while back settled on a local SW London restaurant to celebrate a member's return back on home soil from the gorgeous Pariee! French inspired Soif was the perfect choice, it also conveniently happens to be bang in the middle for each and every one of us.
    Soif's décor is typically French inspired, random old French posters and pictures adorn the walls. Gorgeous tiled tables and miss-matched furniture make this a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, perfect in our case for larger groups!

    We went 'all out' on both wine and food. Soif's wine list is impressive (and...
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  1. 10 of us decided it had been too long and a while back settled on a local SW London restaurant to celebrate a return, back on home soil, from the gorgeous Pariee! French inspired 'Soif' was the perfect choice.

    Now, not wanting to be an overly boring blogger I kept my camera at bay as much as possible unless people insisted which (thank you) many did! A lot of Soif's delicious plates slipped through due to the menu being heavy on 'sharing is caring' and trying to keep five hungry boys' paws off a plate of food, just so you can take a snap, isn't exactly an easy task!!

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  1. Published : Friday, 12 April 2013

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    Now that there seems to be an occasional hint of sun in the sky (may I not jinx it by saying this) and the daffodils are poking through I decided to have a bit of a spring clean of the old drafts folder. Sure enough, tucked amongst the published posts I found a heap of places that for one reason or another never made it into a full on blog post. Not because they weren't good by any means, more often becuase I got busy and never got round to the full write up. Or that the photos were rubbish and who doesn't like a good photo? So here they are a brief memory dump of some of the more interesting meals I've eaten recently....
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  1. S & F were the latest to announce their impending arrival, and get hitched, so we headed to Soif for a mid week congratulatory toast. After enjoying Sunday lunch there not so long ago, I was keen to try dinner - and I was not disappointed. The terrine was one of the best I've eaten and had me vaguely thinking I should try making one at home to really impress Miss B and Lizzie next time I have them round for dinner. Then I slapped myself and decided I'd just swing by Soif and pick some up. Job done...
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  1. Published : Friday, 12 April 2013

    Sybaricious :: A Spring Clean: Bistro Blitz

    Now that there seems to be an occasional hint of sun in the sky (may I not jinx it by saying this) and the daffodils are poking through I decided to have a bit of a spring clean of the old drafts folder. Sure enough, tucked amongst the published posts I found a heap of places that for one reason or another never made it into a full on blog post. Not because they weren't good by any means, more often becuase I got busy and never got round to the full write up. Or that the photos were rubbish and who doesn't like a good photo? So here they are a brief memory dump of some of the more interesting meals I've eaten recently....
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