SquareMeal Review of
Catford Constitutional Club
Located down an unprepossessing alley, this creaking pile (abandoned for more than 20 years) has been transformed into a modern social – complete with shabby-chic furnishings. Thankfully, the food and alcohol selection isn’t remotely shabby, with drinks incorporating six hand-poured craft ales, as many ciders, 40-odd bottled beers and plenty of sub-£20 bottles on a wine list that has Champagne (Jean-Noël Haton) at £35. Book in for Sunday roast or dine on the likes of broccoli and wild garlic soup or salt and pepper squid, followed by mains from £7: perhaps asparagus and broad bean risotto, or confit chicken leg in butter and broad beans with a morel sauce (£10.50). A traditional finale is provided by summer pudding, ices, or sticky toffee pud. In the garden, enjoy Pimm’s, Mules and Bellinis and snack on black pudding sausage roll, seafood or charcuterie boards. Quizzes, comedy, films and live music are extra vote-winners.