Review on The Bolingbroke
Named after the swashbuckling Viscount Bolingbroke - a seventeenth-century rake and raver - this gastropub puts on a more genteel face for the denizens of Clapham and Battersea. It's a grown-up kind of place with a grand bar done out with swathes of polished wood and mirrors, cosy lounge areas complete with leather sofas, and a elegant dining room with a glass-panelled roof and billowing drapes.
Simple bar snacks of Welsh rarebit, pork pie with piccalilli and devilled whitebait give way to a more ambitious restaurant menu that could lead off with seared scallops, bubble and squeak and bacon dust or crab cakes with watercress and garlic mayo. After that, consider lamb shank with pan haggerty and roast baby carrots, line-caught cod with smoked salmon and crayfish sauce or the Viscount's salad - a grand cornucopia that can be topped with chicken if required.
Puddings are a comforting, old-fashioned bunch that could stretch to spotted dick, apple crumble and lemon curd pie with honey ice cream. Plenty of quaffable wines are available by the glass and carafe; you can also BYO.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 10.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card