London Stock

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SquareMeal Review of London Stock

Bronze Award

Even Wandsworth locals would be forgiven for missing this new restaurant tucked away in the Ram Quarter development. However once word is out about its affordable tasting menus we're certain it will build momentum. The interiors are a little stark in the way that new builds often are, but the industrial aesthetic is softened with the addition of leafy corners and velvet upholstery. Equally the service is notably novice, although enthusiastic all the same.

Cocktails comprise some unconventional twists on the classics and make for a fun aperitif, while an extensive wine list comprises a small but interesting selection of labels available by the glass. No need for decision making here; London Stock serves exclusively a seven-course tasting menu based around seasonal ingredients.

A highlight for us came in the form of perfectly cooked veal sweetbreads in a yakitori glaze with crispy kale. While the chefs aim to showcase the best of British produce, hints of Asian flavours and culinary techniques are visible throughout, adding an element of surprise to each dish.

The best course of the evening was undoubtedly a perfectly cooked piece of halibut, balanced with an aromatic saffron beurre blanc, a sun-dried cherry tomato and lotus root crisp. Elsewhere the roasted cauliflower was a little too al dente for our liking and its accompanying beetroot and garlic purée lacked punch, but we enjoyed a tender, paprika-seasoned octopus paired with a soft Jerusalem artichoke fondant and nutty pearl barley.

From the sweet dishes, a Yorkshire rhubarb sorbet proved a delight, particularly when accompanied with the crunch of a pumpkin seed and hazelnut crumb, however we found the strong savoury flavours of a malt and miso soufflé a little too rich after such a delicate and refreshing precursor.

For a restaurant that’s striving to make fine dining more accessible, we salute the effort on display here. Give it a few months to iron out the creases and we're sure south Londoners will be flocking.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Quirky, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Chef’s table, Vegetarian options
People
Celebrations, Special occasions

About London Stock

This Wandsworth restaurant opened quietly in the shiny new Ram Quarter residential and retail development. It is the debut launch for Cordon Bleu-trained Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal, and serves a slick menu of British fine-dining dishes with Asian culinary techniques.

In the kitchen, executive chef Alessandro Frau, who previously headed up the Sheraton Grande Laguna in Phuket, is joined by an experienced team including head chef José Fernandes and pastry chef Nico Fitzgerald. The team’s combined culinary heritage includes experience in two Michelin-starred restaurants Umu and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal as well as one-starred restaurants Nobu, Pollen Street Social and the Hind’s Head.

Housed in a former Young’s brewery, the large 80-cover restaurant includes an intimate chef’s table and aspires to serve Michelin star-worthy food at reasonable prices in a less formal setting. The restaurant offers all-day dining with a three-course set lunch menu for £25 and a very affordable seven-course tasting menu for £45 per person.

The menus evolve with the seasons but could include the likes of a crab bisque with focaccia, lemon purée and a sourdough tuile; wild sea bass with broccoli, broccoli purée, pickled turnips, radicchio tardive and dried shiso; and pork belly with British kimchi, swede and swede purée. The desserts are equally intriguing; a malt and miso soufflé comes served with Sambrook’s Imperial stout ice cream whilst a poached pear is accompanied by spiced rice pudding and Medjool dates.

The eclectic cocktail list is also reasonably priced and incorporates some interesting twists on the classics including a Seabuckthorne Bellini; Red Pepper Gimlet; and a special ‘Nogroni’ for the non-drinkers. The carefully curated wine list is equally as enticing with a whole host of red, white, rosé, orange and sparkling wines sourced from around the globe with a decent number available by the glass.

Location for London Stock

2 Bubbling Well Square, Ram Quarter, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1UQ

020 8075 3877

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-22:00
Tue 08:00-22:00
Wed 08:00-22:00
Thu 08:00-22:00
Fri 08:00-22:00
Sat 08:00-22:00
Sun 08:00-21:30

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Anon

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02 October 2020  

Good Foot , Great service , Thanks once again.

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