Review on The Latchmere
The Latchmere is a handsome old Victorian boozer situated on the corner of the crossroads of Battersea Park Road and Latchmere Road. It is the seventh pub to be opened in South London by local boys Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox as part of their award winning Three Cheers Pub Co. What was a run down venue has been transformed into a welcoming neighbourhood pub with dark oak panelling, brass artefacts and an eclectic mix of pictures adorning the walls. It's a relaxed stylish space with comfy sofas, banquettes and chairs covered in historical print upholstery. Their south-facing courtyard garden is heated all year round and the children will be kept amused with the play house, outdoor games and ride-on-toys.
The kitchen sources first-class ingredients for its menu, chicken and pork are all free-range, beef is aged in-house and fish is sustainably sourced from day boats off the South Coast. Amongst the starters look for sautéed duck livers, cos lettuce heart, pomegranate vinaigrette and toast or from the sea there's Cornish mussels, pancetta, leek, creamy Mortimer's cider sauce. Follow on with slow roasted pork neck, sage crushed potato, lentil and pancetta sauce, and black cabbage salsa verde or beer battered hake, pea purée, tartar sauce and hand cut chips. To finish there's salted caramel sticky toffee pudding paired with vanilla ice cream or rhubarb and apple crumble and salted caramel ice cream. Children have their own menu offering good value, or you can opt for small portions of any of their à la carte dishes.
The Latchemere has a good choice of wines at realistic prices, cocktails and a selection of prize ales. Occupying the first floor of the pub is the performing arts venue Theatre503 which is renowned for their groundbreaking plays.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm (12.00 - 9.30pm Sat) (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.0pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card