From Battersea to The Boltons

Saturday, August 15th , 2020

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Fiume is literally nextdoor to Battersea power station and has a riverside outlook, with plenty of outside tables. It was busy on the warm summer evening that we visited, and to be honest the setting was probably most of the appeal. Although there was a competent lamb ragu pasta dish, there were minor issues with several of the other things that we tried. This is a shame given the background of the executive chef and head chef, but neither of them bothered to put in an appearance this evening, which doubtless did not help matters.

Cambio de Tercio is an old favourite of mine, serving Spanish food near Gloucester Road since 1995. Some dishes are borrowed from famous restaurants in Spain, such as the superb modern patatas bravas from Sergio Arola in Madrid. Others are more classical tapas, such as padron peppers or garlic prawns. The food is served by enthusiastic Spanish staff and the restaurant is blessed with several outside tables. The mostly Spanish wine list is extensive and features an exceptionally wide range of sherries.