Forbidden Temple

30-32 Queenstown Road , London, SW8 3RX

SquareMeal Review of Forbidden Temple

Despite a please-all promise of Eastern-inspired cocktails and Asian grub, it will take a lot more work before the Queenstown Road faithful start worshipping at this new bar. With a better soundtrack, more bustle and some natural light in the utilitarian interiors, you’d happily forgive a well-priced cocktail menu that leans towards novelty – our red lotus (vodka, lychee liqueur, fruit syrups and pineapple juice) was fun but super-sweet. However, unless you need to soak up some booze, stick to the liquids – the food on our visit lurched from mediocre to downright lazy. Duck spring rolls were so heavily deep-fried they would have shattered if dropped, while a red fish curry was little more than able home cooking. Meanwhile, a rock-hard banoffi pie filled with toffee and sliced banana, then topped with squirty cream, was pure lethargy. Best visited on a boozy weekend night.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Queenstown Road (Battersea) Station 723m

Wandsworth Road Station 966m


Address: 30-32 Queenstown Road , London SW8 3RX

Area: South Lambeth Nine Elms

Nearby Landmarks

Clapham Common 752m

Clapham Picture House 978m


Telephone: 020 7720 5446


Cuisine: Bars


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Ricky P. 16 April 2013

Not sure why this has such a bad description, but I can only say the complete opposite of this place. Driving around last Saturday looking for a place to eat, and found this place by complete chance. But glad i did as the food and service there was brilliant! Only wish I found this place sooner!