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Gordon Ramsay’s latest is the neighbourhood restaurant every neighbourhood wishes it could have. London House is smart enough for dinner with parents in its stylish dining room, yet relaxed enough for lazy weekends in the lounge bar – complete with leather sofas and fireplace. The large space is broken up into a series of small rooms, giving a cosy feel that’s helped along by welcoming staff. Chef George Lyon’s British food features on-trend dishes and native ingredients, but also shows real skill and passion for cooking. We kicked off with crispy pig’s head croquettes, moist and moreish, alongside a well-prepped plate of burrata and heritage tomatoes. Mains were equally impressive: we couldn’t fault melt-in-the-mouth beef braised in red wine, or classic grilled lemon sole with shrimps and brown butter. And don’t get us started on the delicious chocolate delice dessert… Great beers and cocktails, cut-price ‘Wine Wednesdays’, kids’ deals and weekend brunch are further pluses – as is the little hidden gem of a garden. Locals should find plenty of reasons to return here.

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London House

9 Battersea Square ,London SW11 3RA

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May 2014

The new Gordon Ramsay restaurant is great – even greater because it is in Battersea and not in Central London. It had just opened and there was still a faint smell of paint, but we had a great night. Decor is lovely, cocktails delicious and the staff very friendly and professional. Food was perfect. Not a cheap night out but priced well for the quality – definitely recommend for a special night out

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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9 Battersea Square ,London SW11 3RA

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May 2014

I am a tiny bit miffed that London House has taken on this site because I have moved out of the area and this is so much better than the previous occupant, the woeful Bennet's, which managed to open up and shut down in my time. To avoid the same fate, this venue needs to be destination dining good enough to draw the crowds from North Chelsea to South Chelsea (or So Chi as I now call it, you heard it hear first); I think the food here will merit the journey for most. My starter of pig's head croquette...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 9

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9 Battersea Square ,London SW11 3RA

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by   silver reviewer (27)

Mar 2014

Had an impromptu late Sunday lunch yesterday at London House and couldn't have been happier. After a very warm welcome we were quickly seated in the bright open area of the conservatory (if that's what it's called), by a slick and courteous staff. I'd called 15 minutes earlier at 3.00pm to ask if the kitchen was still open, and they couldn't have been more obliging. Excellent homemade bread and butter to whet the appetite, a reasonably priced Albarino off a simple but very good wine list to open...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Feb 2014

A very friendly, unhurried and attentive service, all the way from the front door. Pleasant atmosphere, surprisingly so being near a busy road. Spacious layout in an actually pretty big place. Nice bar/lounge to try out too before the meal. Starters creative and delicious, especially pig's head; chicken wings a bit so so – although the greens on the side were excellent. Mains ok but a bit mixed – green sides and purees being the tastiest parts, along with the pretty good steak. Filled pasta ‘rolls,’...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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    Ramsey’s newest venture is nestled within what is now locally known to those estate agents as ‘Battersea Village’ (yes, another ‘cutsie’ London estate agent phrase!). It’s that pretty little square you and I zoom through to get to Wandsworth Bridge, when Battersea Bridge is choc-a-block, en route to get North of the river and is full of coffee shops and little local restaurants, none of which I have ever frequented, until last week...


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    Ramsey’s newest venture is nestled within what is now locally known to those estate agents as ‘Battersea Village’ (yes, another ‘cutsie’ London estate agent phrase!). It’s that pretty little square you and I zoom through to get to Wandsworth Bridge, when Battersea Bridge is choc-a-block, en route to get North of the river and is full of coffee shops and little local restaurants, none of which I have ever frequented, until last week...
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    With London House, Gordon Ramsay ventured out of his usual central London locations to set up in Battersea. London House is a neighbourhood bar and restaurant and resonates with suburban chic. The restaurant overlooks the lovely Battersea Square and boasts of a d&cor that is modern and classy, yet intimate and welcoming. The menu offers a comprehensive range of modern British dishes, but also boasts of a cocktail lounge bar and a beautiful garden for al fresco drinking (and dining) for those who simply want a tipple.
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Signature recipe: Roasted Lamb with Charred Calçot

Serves 4

Ingredients
4 large lamb rumps (approx. 250g each)
1 tbsp olive oil
8 calçot onions, cleaned and sliced in half lengthways

For the artichokes barigoule:

1 onion, finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
4 sprigs of thyme
150ml white wine
5 white peppercorns
10 coriander seeds
100ml white wine vinegar
330ml water
4 baby artichokes, leaves and choke removed

For the salsify puree:


500g salsify, peeled and grated
1 tbsp olive oil
200ml chicken stock
25ml double cream
15g unsalted butter

 
Method
1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°c / Gas Mark 5. Sweat the onion, garlic and thyme in olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. When soft, add the white wine, peppercorns and coriander seeds. Increase the heat and reduce the wine by half, then add the white wine vinegar and water. Reduce the heat and bring to a simmer before adding the prepared artichokes. Simmer until the artichokes are al dente, then allow to cool in the liquor.
2. While the artichokes are cooling, make the For the salsify purée by heating the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, adding the grated salsify, seasoning with salt and allowing to cook slowly until the salsify is golden brown. Add the chicken stock and cook until soft. Pour the salsify and chicken stock into a food processor and add the cream and butter. Blitz until smooth and put to one side.
3. To cook the lamb, heat the olive oil in an oven-proof frying pan. Season the lamb with salt then, when the oil is hot, place the rumps in the pan fat side down. Once the fat is golden brown, sear the rest of the meat. Add a small bunch of rosemary to the pan and put it in the oven for eight minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to rest for at least five minutes.
4. To finish, strain the artichokes and drain thoroughly on kitchen paper. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and caramelise the artichokes until golden brown. Heat a large empty frying pan until smoking hot. Season the calçot onions with salt and dress with a little olive oil then place them in the pan and char for around 30 seconds until lightly black and smoky.
5. Warm up the purée and smear a generous dollop across the bottom of four warm plates. Place the Calçots on top of the purée. Slice the lamb into four generous pieces and place at the side of the onions and then garnish with the caramelised artichokes.

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London House can be hired exclusively for up to 70 seated guests or 150 standing. For semi-private dining, guests can hire space for eight to 14 people or dine at the Chef’s Table, where parties of 10 can experience a six-course tasting menu designed by head chef Will Stanyer, before a personal tour of the kitchen. The bar lounge accommodates up to 40 guests for a standing reception. 

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