I love living in Battersea, especially because of how many amazing bars and restaurants there are! I love trying the newest places and my latest trip was to Little Bird on Battersea Rise. The restaurant is a sister to the venue of the same name in Chiswick, and is the fifth restaurant from Lorraine Anglis who also runs Rock & Rose – somewhere that has been on my list to try for ages! (It will happen very soon)
The Battersea branch of Little Bird opened earlier this year and has already won Best Newcomer awards, so I was excited to try it! I’ve driven past during many (unnecessary) Uber rides and noticed how absolutely gorgeous the restaurant is outside – the decor is amazing and this extends to the inside too. It’s really beautifully designed and you kinda feel like you’re on holiday (even on a snowy night in December!)
We had reservations for 7pm but my best friend Matt got there beforehand to work over a glass of wine – and discovered that there is a Happy Hour between 5pm and 7pm which includes half price prosecco. A definite reason to pop in for a visit!
My lovely seat for the evening
We got started on a bottle of bubbly as soon as I arrived (we were celebrating Matt’s fabulous new job so it would have been rude not to) while we looked at the menu. Describing itself as Asian inspired, it features mainly sharing plates with a couple of special main courses too – the night we were there, the featured special was a delicious looking Lamb Curry.
We ordered some hummus with flatbread to start, and then selected 4 other dishes (it was hard because they all sound and look amazing!) We went for Teriyaki Salmon Fillet, Prawn Nems (I didn’t know what that was either, but it means crispy rolls, FYI) Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Salt & Pepper Squid and Grilled Halloumi & Sweet Potato Brochette. We ordered some Sweet Potato Fries too, because Monday.
Hummus with a tonne of flatbread
(front) Prawn Nems & Sweet Chilli, (L-R) Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Salt & Pepper Squid, Teriyaki Salmon Fillet, Grilled Halloumi & Sweet Potato Brochette
All of the dishes were amazing, but my favourite was definitely the Brochette. We ordered the large portion and this consisted of two huge skewers of halloumi and vegetables, served on flatbread, really tasty! I’d definitely recommend all of the dishes we tried, and there’s loads more on the menu that I can’t wait to taste, especially the Sea Bass Taco.
Grilled Halloumi & Sweet Potato Brochette
Salmon Teriyaki Fillet
There’s a selection of desserts available but we decided to try some cocktails after dinner instead. The restaurant prides itself on its bespoke cocktail menu and definitely didn’t disappoint. I chose the Autumn Bird – which was served not only with a shot of Kir Royale but also an actual BIRD on the glass (well not a live bird but it was still a cute touch) Matt went for the Salted Caramel Martini…..and I was super jealous, even though I had my bird. It was AMAZING. We would literally both go back just for that, it was pretty much a dessert in a glass.
Salted Caramel Martini, Autumn Bird (SO CUTE!)
Little Bird is a gorgeous place to experience holiday vibes even in winter whilst eating delicious food and fab cocktails. I will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu and can definitely see myself taking advantage of their Happy Hour sitting on the beautiful patio (when it gets a bit warmer maybe)
Find me here in summer TBH
Perfect for: Asian tapas, Happy Hour near to Clapham Junction, perfect cocktails in a quirky setting.
Little Bird is at 1 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG (and also 1 Station Parade, Burlington Lane, Chiswick W4 3HD)