The Candlemaker, Battersea Review (first published on the World of Zing)
The Candlemaker on Battersea High Street is more than just a locals pub, it’s a community. It’s a place to sit, kick back, and relax. Drink some beers, take in the Summer sunshine and eat some glorious food, made with love.
The Full English Kitchen’s Michelle Cremosa introduces a retro food menu of good hearty, comfort food.
Based on her love of greasy spoon cafes and her Italian and Indian heritage, Michelle’s passion for quality food is portrayed in her popup menu, of which she only uses British sourced ingredients to make delightful dishes such as Shepherds pie made from a six hour slow roasted shredded lamb shoulder or Wiltshire cure ham and eggs with a potato cake.
Every dish is painstakingly made with love and each item on the menu has been carefully thought out to give it that je ne sais quoi element, which really does not disappoint when you see your meal coming to the table served on a vintage china plate.
Make sure you try the meatloaf burger – a mix of short rib of beef and smoked gammon, which comes as a very generous portion!
Save room for pudding to and be taken back to your childhood with Bramley apple crumble served with fresh custard.
As you would expect for a pub, there are a wide variety of drinks available. Try their large selection of beers and pale ales. I personally loved Hiver, an English honey beer that goes down well with food.
Taking its name and decor inspiration from a candle factory that operated for over a hundred years nearby, the pub is a mix of colourful pop-art and 60’s imagery. The garden, which has ‘outdoor rooms’ is perfect for Indian Summer nights and Autumnal evenings.
We visited and here’s why you should go…/
It’s not just old favourites with a twist on offer at this cute little pop up, the pub is also hosting an East End fish stand on Friday evenings, although it wasn’t on when we popped by (extreme sad face at missing out on oysters!)
During the summer months, this quaint little pub will also host BBQs alongside weekly market stalls and you can also feel charitable whilst tucking in to breakfast, as 25p from every full English breakfast goes to a gardening charity called Thrive.
136 Battersea High St, London SW11 3JR