Type of Cuisine Modern European
Chef Chris Casey
Number of Covers 80
Price Range £££££
Lunch 12.00 - 2.30pm (Sun 3.00pm) (from 11.00am during Wimbledon fortnight)
Dinner 6.30pm - 10.30pm Mon-Sat (Mon-Sun during Wimbledon)
Opened to great critical acclaim in 1999, the Light House is everything you could wish for in a modern-day neighbourhood restaurant. Inside it sets out its stall with plain walls, bare wood tables and a sophisticated bar area – plus enough window space to let the light flood in.
Chef Chris Casey is carrying on where his predecessors left off, offering food that has exciting echoes of Italian fusion blended with pan-Asian crossovers. Ingredients garnered from all over the place, so don't be surprised to find char-grilled springbok with sweet potato mash and mushroom wonton rubbing shoulders with black bean marinated buffalo Mozzarella, pickled carrots and Thai basil – and that's just for starters.
Main courses bring together lots of contrasting components – as in pan-fried cod with Brussels sprout tops, saffron butter sauce and romesco or soy-braised duck leg with spiced apple and black bean ragoût, pak choi and tamarind jus, while desserts return to the European theme with things like coffee pannacotta with roast apricots or pear frangipane tart with vanilla ice cream.
Set lunches are excellent value and traditional roasts put in an appearance on Sundays. There's also a limited menu for children, plus a well-balanced wine list featuring some interesting stuff from the New World.
Also featured in: AA Guide, Good Food Guide.
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|Street Parking||Child's Menu||Accepts Cards|