The Black Dog

112 Vauxhall Walk , London, SE11 5ER

020 7735 4440

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32 Gastropub Lambeth

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SquareMeal Review of The Black Dog

Gently lit by two antique chandeliers & hidden away on a Vauxhall backstreet, the newly refurbished Black Dog (formerly The Lavender) is earnestly making its mark on the South London pub scene. The open kitchen keeps the locals & corporate regulars fed & watered with a simple but thoughtful menu based on seasonal ingredients – think pumpkin risotto with ricotta & crispy sage or lamb rump with crushed new potatoes & rosemary jus. For something lighter at lunchtime try the top-selling goats’ cheese, grapefruit & beetroot salad, perhaps with a homemade Scotch egg. Breakfast is a less formal affair, with granola & porridge for those on the go. The carefully styled bar shows off a decent range of real ales, English ciders & continental lagers, as well as a modest but wallet-friendly list of sub-£25 wines. Staff are knowledgeable & charmingly upbeat.

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Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 9.5

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Matthew C. 09 May 2011

A tucked-away gem in unpromising Vauxhall. The menu is short (hence the 8 rating rather than 9) but the food is simple and very good. There are very few places in the area with any decent atmosphere, but this is a place you could see yourself spending a very pleasant lunchtime / afternoon / post-work drink. The fact that it is just over the railway line means that it offers a welcome spot of calm away from the busy Albert Embankment. Decent ales, too. I had pork pie, poussin caesar salad, eton mess and cheese – all good quality, particularly compared to the general standard available in this part of town. A really good find and I'll definitely be back.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Sophie H. 26 January 2011

The Black Dog is a great pub. Living in Vauxhall there arent many really brilliant places but this is something special. Amazing home made food, good atmosphere and a friendly clientele. There is a pub quiz on a Tuesday which is great fun and the Scotch Eggs are the best ive ever had (that includes Hestons)! Sadly it's not open on the weekends but it is due to open on weekends soon which will be great. You are guarenteed a good night, a good meal and a good laugh so give it a try!!