SquareMeal Review of
The Leatherne Bottel
The secluded riverbank setting suggests wistful reveries, with the Thames gilding by, verdant meadows to admire and a crowd-pulling decked terrace – no wonder this delightful restaurant is a dream
ticket for fine-weather outdoor dining. The kitchen mixes seasonal ingredients with flavours from home and abroad – witness herb-crusted loin of venison with braised endive, pumpkin purée and
quince jam or spiced monkfish with a fricassee of winter vegetables and Marsala sauce. To start, you might venture east for tea-smoked carpaccio of tuna with cucumber sorbet, pickled ginger and
wasabi mayo or stay closer to home for a mosaic of game with apple chutney, while dessert might bring dark chocolate tart with whisky ice cream and Seville orange. The heavyweight French-led wine
list focuses on serious drinking from the big-name regions, with 18 house selections by the glass or carafe.