Review on Simplicity
'Simplicity isn't just our name, it's also our mission statement,' claims Lawrence Lingard, chef/proprietor of this impressive local newcomer. It's situated in the heart of historic Rotherhithe, opposite the famous Brunel Tunnel Museum, and it seems to tick all the right boxes. The interior is unfussy (dark wood tables, no curtains, a few pictures), the menu is short and seasonal, flavour comes first and prices are very fair.
Evening menus sound a few patriotically British notes - as in grilled pork chop studded with garlic and rosemary, served with mash, buttered cabbage and gravy, Gressingham duck breast with orange and apricot sauce and bubble 'n squeak, and apple crumble to finish. Elsewhere, there are other influences - roast chicken breast stuffed with pesto and Mozzarella, monkfish brochettes with coriander couscous and homemade harissa, warm chocolate mud cake, for example.
Hearty breakfasts and brunch are added to the repertoire at weekends, and Simplicity also has its own wine shop where customers can buy specially chosen bottles at knock-down prices to take home.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm (11.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card