SquareMeal Review of
Counter Vauxhall Arches
JULY 2017: COUNTER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
That Vauxhall should have a destination restaurant would have sounded like an oxymoron a decade or so ago, but so successful has the renovation of the area been that it now seems normal that Counter should take that moniker. Making use of one of the many old railway arches and serving a comfortable mix of American and French cooking including blackened chicken, rainbow carrots and charred corn or brioche bun burgers with swiss cheese, the kitchen has plenty of bases covered. You can also expect skate wings, clams, samphire and beure blanc, alongside well-constructed salads. Guests sit up at the long, beautifully lit counter or snuggle in to a booth for more privacy, quaffing cocktails and decent wine; swap wine for Bloody Marys when the weekend comes round for brunch. Fancy Italian? Counter has now got that covered too. Use the back entrance to discover Counter Termini, which serves up wood-fired pizza, salads and antipasti, every day from 11:30am.