Donna Margherita

With its unassuming awning and ramshackle roadside seating, you might not give Donna Margherita a second glance.  Set on my very local Lavender Hill, although open since 2003, Donna Margherita seems to have retained its local ethos, attracting a crowd of mainly nearby SW11 residents and very promisingly, Italian expats who know a bona fide … Continue reading Donna Margherita

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Manifesto

A pizzeria soft launch on a bank holiday Monday on my nearby Northcote Road: the recipe for a new opening that I couldn't resist!  So dragging my local but reluctant companion, who was definitely more keen on enjoying the tried and tested Radio Alice or Franco Manca, to Manifesto we went...Cards on the (dining) table, … Continue reading Manifesto

Pear Tree Café

Battersea Park is undoubtedly my favourite green space in London: it's a hidden maze of landscaped gardens, lakes, playgrounds, and best of all a Buddhist Peace Pagoda.  Battersea's relative difficulty to get to, however, has also made its Park long feel like South London's secret;  a garden reserved for locals – whether those from South … Continue reading Pear Tree Café

BabaBoom

As part of my long and rather staggered relocation to Battersea (a choice which is, admittedly, my own!), I decided to finally test out a local brunch/lunch spot on Battersea Rise. It’s also diagonal to Soif, a natural wine bar, which is also on My List, but more on that one that another time. In … Continue reading BabaBoom