The Candlemaker Battersea Review
The Candlemaker, for a quintessentially British experience.
We sheltered from rainy London at cosy pub The Candlemaker located in a quaint part of Battersea High Street. The Candlemaker is so quintessentially British. The menu focuses on the Best of British food and bunting adorns the outside al fresco dining area, where many punters enjoyed a drink on that drizzly summer evening we dined. The pub is full of British charm and it’s design takes inspiration from the candle factory that operated for over a 100 years in nearby York Road. The pub is vibrant and full of character, I had great expectations for the food…
I started off with a new favourite, an Old Mout cider, just one of the many options on offer at The Candlemaker. We went share into mains and I ordered the Steak and Eggs (£7.50) from the daily specials menu and chips as a side (£3). Along with the steak, my place was full of veg which meant I felt less guilty about overindulging on this particular evening. Karl went for the Meatloaf burger (a mouthwatering combination of smoked gammon and short rib of beef) which came with chips (£8.50). The food can be described as gourmet pub grub, it’s unpretentious and absolutely delicious.
For a gastro pub in London the prices are brilliant, there are not many places in the area where you can have proper grub for a reasonable price.
For dessert Karl went for the Eton Mess (£4) from the specials menu and I chose Apple Crumble served with fresh custard (£4). The crumble came in this cute little pot with a side jug of custard. I adore little touches like this! It was beautiful comfort food at its best, just what I needed to escape this awful August rain. You can view the full menu here, I love the ‘picnic blanket’ style gingham menus just adding to the ‘best of British’ theme of the pub.
Unfortunately I didn’t get his name but our waiter (and barman!) was so attentive and so friendly. He let us get on with our evening but was always there when we needed service, the perfect way to be for customers.
I got to The Candlemaker by travelling to Clapham Junction, exiting by Grants Road and it’s just over five minutes walk away.
136 Battersea High Street
020 7223 6532