Little Bay – Battersea
Like a superhero in disguise, opera-themed restaurant Little Bay has an unassuming exterior, but step inside and it reveals a restaurant that’s bursting with action. The wow-factor comes from intimate dining booths spanning two tiers complemented by a dazzling chandelier, plush red upholstery and a small stage for entertainment.
When we visited, the staff were very friendly and the venue busy, which is always a good sign. Our waitress pointed us towards the dynamic cocktail list, from which we sampled a delicious tipple as we debated what to order.
The menu features an assortment of classics, from mussels to vegetarian moussaka, and dishes that err on the more health-conscious side. We chose the duck fillets with pickled cauliflower, apples and raisins, which had a gamey, earthy taste and contrasting textures, and delicious smoked salmon and avocado atop a toasted muffin. The slow-cooked lamb shoulder accompanied by potato gratin, spiced aubergine and green beans was delicious, while the pear and Stilton-stuffed chicken was moist and packed a flavourful punch. As for dessert, we tried the specials of raw strawberry cheesecake and raw carrot cake. It was a choice that paid off.
Battersea’s Little Bay is a gem of a restaurant with its own eccentric charm, offering reasonable prices, great food, tipples, service and entertainment. What more could you ask for?