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Tooting locals Mark Kimber and Harry Smith celebrate the best of British at super-casual Plot, where the ingredients are sourced as locally as possible (Chadwicks butcher on Tooting High Street and Clapham fishmonger Moxon’s, for example). Sit on wooden benches, or pull up a stool at the marble-topped counter for a prime view of Giles Elstob. The chef has created a deceptively simple, seasonally changing menu of small plates that put individual ingredients in the spotlight. White flakes of roast cod are served with a clashing, curried tartare sauce, while sweet cubes of confit pork belly are pointed up by an intense shallot purée and pickled mushrooms. Vegetables are a particular highlight: hispi cabbage is roasted with hazelnuts, packed with flavour and texture; rich slivers of sherry-pickled onion add extra depth to creamy, charred cauliflower cheese. The local theme continues with the drinks list, so look out for craft beers such as Wolfie Smith Amber IPA from Wandsworth microbrewery By The Horns, while English sparkler Nyetimber Classic Cuvée takes the place of Champagne. There's also a short, eclectic wine list, all available by the glass or bottle. Plot’s all-day offering adds considerable kudos to Broadway Market's burgeoning food-and-drink offering.
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