Dear Living in Clapham,
Our group of four had the delight of visiting a new restaurant called The Gaslight Grill, a modern British steak house which is a new refurbished addition to The Lost Angel; a cocktail bar with a very cute fairy light lit garden, located in Battersea, just down the road from Clapham Junction.
The bar and restaurant are kept to the same vintage-type theme and reminds us of the prohibition/1920’s era with quirky art works on the wall, an Owl in an old style white telephone box and candles on all tables giving it a nice tranquil ambience.
The menu is minimal but full of delights with a choice of about six starters, five different types of Steak and ‘The Rest’ as they call it, a selection of six other mains. If you’re a STEAK Lover then you’ll be intrigued by the 17 different sauces on the back of the menu to accompany the steaks.
For starters we had the brie and roasted vegetable tart (Hmmmm..) and the breast of pigeon, both very nicely presented. The brie and roasted vegetable starter was very tasty with a nice honey and mustard dressing, with pigeon breast being a first for us, it had a very unique flavour, you’d have to try it to see if that tantalises your taste buds. In our small group we also had a taster of the Pattypan squash and ginger soup; lovely and creamy, very nice choice and would definitely have that next time we go.
For the mains we all chose different steaks, of course it being it is a steak house how could we not try these? Our choices of the night were the rib eye, sirloin and fillet steaks which are apparently 28 day hung and could be well noticed by the quite intense delicious flavour. The great thing about all steak options was the opportunity to choose three different sauces from the 17 available. All mains were again very nicely presented, on wood blocks with vine tomatoes, a huge bulb of roasted garlic and a side order of fries to make it complete. The steaks were cooked as requested and to perfection, with a melt in your mouth succulent flavour.
All bellies full and very happy, we were asked if we wanted dessert, and to their surprise we said yes. We tried some sorbet, three different flavours, our favourite being ‘Blood orange’, the carrot cake with chocolate and caramel sauce and the Plum cheesecake, all good options to try when you go.
All in all, the service was great, with Amy as our waitress being very attentive and politely topping up our wine on every opportunity, to which we didn’t hesitate to say yes, and helping us choose the three different sauces to try with our choice of steak.
We left feeling very full and happy; having had a wonderful meal with a view to go back again for more. We’ve already recommended the restaurant to a couple of friends who nicely tweeted us saying “Great steak, yummy sauces and brilliant decor. Thanks for the recommendation”
We would highly recommend trying the new Gaslight Grill out for any occasion, great food and wonderful service where they know what they are talking about. If you go, say hi from us and let us know your feedback
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