As if the food offering at Battersea Power Station wasn’t stacked enough, also entering the fray is Solis - a restaurant serving grilled chicken and steak alongside beers and cocktails. Solis is the creation of chefs Ana Goncalves and Zijun Meng, who met whilst working for Nuno Mendes at Viajante and Chiltern Firehouse, before launching the beloved TaTa Eatery and now, Solis.
The restaurant is named after Juan Diaz de Solis - a 16th century explorer who is believed to have been the first European to reach modern day Uruguay. The restaurant takes influences from both ends of that voyage, marrying Spanish and South American flavours.
The restaurant design is bistro-like, with blue and white chequered tablecloths draped over the tables and sleek tiled walls featuring vintage photographs and posters. At one end of the restaurant there’s a long open kitchen, complete with stools and spots for counter diners.
The menu kicks off with para picar nibbles - gildas, croquetas and grilled corn halves with crema dressing. The main event is either chicken or steak, grilled and served with your choice of sauces (options include peppery steak sauce, mojo verde and smoky aji aji). If you can find a bit of room, finish the meal off with Solis’ signature torta de queso cheesecake with berry sauce.
Solis offers a grilled chicken kids meal as well so little ones aren’t left out here. Meanwhile on the drinks front you’ll find a range of refreshing sangrias available by the glass or the jug, as well as some bottled beers, a compact list of wines, and house cocktails like the Sevilla Negroni (Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin, Antica Formula vermouth, Campari and orange).