London House

Restaurants , Modern European Battersea
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London House (© Charlie Richards)
© Charlie Richards
London House (© Jonathan Perugia)
© Jonathan Perugia
London House (© Charlie Richards)
© Charlie Richards
London House (© Jonathan Perugia)
© Jonathan Perugia
London House (© Charlie Richards)
© Charlie Richards
London House (© Jonathan Perugia)
© Jonathan Perugia
London House (© Charlie Richards)
© Charlie Richards
London House (© Charlie Richards)
© Charlie Richards
London House (© Jonathan Perugia)
© Jonathan Perugia

The 1990s may have been all about Blair, Britpop and ‘Baywatch’, but in smart restaurants the trend was to stack up their food into towering, overblown shapes: timbales of seafood, stacks of polenta and twice-baked soufflés. We also ended up with Yorkshire puddings looking like David Hasselhoff. The well-stacked phase only lasted as long as the Hoff’s singing career, but in the latest Gordon Ramsay restaurant in 2014, I’m having a flashback. The rum baba struts its way into the room, permatan-bronzed, casting a long shadow across the sandy expanse of linen.

The atmosphere of London House in Battersea is a trip back to the ’90s. This is fine dining as it used to be, with the staff spiffingly well-dressed, roses on the tables, low lighting and diners dressed in their finest. Yet, apart from the alarmingly buff rum baba, the food on chef Anna Haugh-Kelly’s menu is perfectly rendered and up-to-the-minute.
The dinner menu’s a three-course prix fixe (£35), with several choices at each course.

A starter of tuna loin is coated in a herby, chlorophyll-green gremolata crust, cut through to contrast the dark sashimi-red of the flesh; a salad of pig’s head croquette is garnished with pale curly endive leaves, soft-cooked quail eggs and carrot strips. The main courses are more prosaic: a fillet of sea bass served on slow-cooked fennel with a light bergamot sauce, or a perfectly pink beef fillet with a parsnip purée and potato gnocchi stuffed with braised beef cheek. And if you don’t fancy a butch pudding, try the posset with a cardamom and ginger oatcake – the set cream pud is flavoured with passion fruit.

We sat near the wine station as our charming Hungarian sommelier decanted. Lighting a solitary candle each time, she held the bottles in front of the gentle glow to detect sediment as she poured. This is another old-school technique but, like so much on offer here, it’s good enough to more than make up for the Hoff blasts from the past.

Venue name: London House
Address: 7-9 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA
Opening hours: Tues-Thur 6-10pm; Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm; Sat noon-3pm, 6-10pm; Sun noon-3pm, 6-9.30pm.
Transport: Tube: Clapham Junction rail or bus 19
Price: Dinner for two with wine and service: around £120
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Anch W

Super smart place with great (though not mind-blowing) cooking. Probably the best bet for impressing the in-laws, though not the best resto around.

Amelie M

London House is fantastic. The food is of a great quality and loses nothing that the other Ramsey restaurants have whilst being less formal. The service is really friendly and they are good at explaining in detail what things are on the menu. The roasted hake with laksa mussels was unbelievably good, however the gnocchi helping was a bit on the tiny side. The doughnuts and lemon curd were a real treat! London House has a great bar area too. Overall it's a super place for dinner with friends. 

Stephanie C

I came here on Monday and I was expecting big things from a Gordon Ramsey restaurant but left a bit disappointed. The food was good, dessert was the best but the waiters seemed, well, a bit dopey. They forgot the cappucinos at the end, they by accident charged us twice for a round of drinks and we requested gluten free bread before we got there for one of the party but it came out well after the normal bread people had finished eating! Was so so but I think its well over priced for the customer service we got. Hope this place improves as it has a lot of potential. 


I came here the other night for dinner and drinks with my sister and a friend.... it was a good night indeed!

we ordered their battered fish and triple cooked chips... oh my oh my oh myyyy!! the only other place in london which does fish this deliciously flaky is the Marriot! .... the fish was so fresh and delicious and I could've swam in that tartar sauce!! it was that tasty... the chips were just perfection in the mouth also and the mustard based dip it came with just brought my palette to life all over again. Its very reasonable priced also so you wont damage the purse much ;) 

we also had a few glasses of their red and whites and I'd recommend their whites!! flavourful and refreshing and their rum cocktails are great for a sunny day also! 

Sarah J Peach

They've done a massive refurb since we went here to their opening, when it was attempting fine dining and playing on the Ramsey name.  Sadly their attempts to go casual, almost cafe culture, is boring, dull and unoriginal.  The food isn't bad and the staff are nice, but the menus are set and unchanging like a Cafe Rouge and their dumbing down left me unable to understand.  Still a decent joint to meet and it looks good, decor wise, but the lend of the name Ramsey deceives us - it's a posh cafe now, and an average to good one only.  Shame.

Lise M

I've recently visited for the first time Gordon Ramsay 's London House. The food was delicious, very well cooked an seasoned. I had the braised lamb neck and the donuts  for dessert which were the best I have ever eaten. Services was good and price is pretty cheap for a Gastronomy's Restaurant in my opinion. The two negative points are the decoration and atmosphere wich is quite cold and the fact it 's quite far away from transport.

Emma S

Lovely spot in Battersea Square, smart dining room and bar, plus a new secret garden out the back for G & T's as the sun goes down. The service was professional, polite and informative. The set menu on offer was well priced but not inspiring so we went for the a la carte menu. I had the tuna (pictured in the gallery above), which was divine, and the steak which was nice but had a shallot puree which had far too much cumin in it. The cheese board was a little stingy on the cheese but a nice way to finish the evening. I thought the wine list was a little over priced but we chose a delicious Cabernet Franc for £28. Not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion in South London. And we'll be back to visit that garden

Treasa kirby

Fabulous decor very trendy. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food was amazing, had the scallops for starter and chicken for main course. Both were faultless in both taste and presentation. Going back again next week. It is very reasonably priced and a welcome addition to the area.

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2 courses £17 or 3 courses £22

Enjoy 2 courses £17 or 3 courses £22 from a seasonal set menu.

Offer valid until Oct 31 2016

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