My return to Fiume at Battersea Power Station

My most-frequented post-lockdown destination this summer has turned out to be Battersea Power Station. It was one of the first places I went as soon as restaurants opened up again. And then as friends read about my initial visit there, they all suggested going there, too. So, not one to let my friends down, I’ve hopped on the bus and headed to this lovely new development several more times. Love that there’s a handy bus from close to my home to take me right to the new Circus West Village development.

Today we’re heading for Fiume, one of several establishments overlooking the river.Fiume means river in Italian so perfect for this Thames-side setting and their tasty southern Italian dishes. Stand by for some truly mouth-watering pictures.

What’s on the menu

There’s a great selection of tasty antipasti, pasta, pizza and meat and fish dishes to choose from.

The spicy tuna battuta made for a beautiful place of vibrancy. The freshest of tuna with a lovely bite.

Fiume: tuna
Beautifully bright tuna on a bed of zucchini

Deep-fried courgette flowers filled with the creamiest of ricotta were crunchy and rich.

Fiume: courgette flowers
Crispy, creamy stuffed courgette flowers

I went for the culatello – a beautifully sweet and salty Italian ham served with juicy melon and berries. This simplest of starters always works for me and the addition of berries was inspirational.

Fiume: culatello
A classic combo of tastes and textures

The Welsh lamb ragout was rich and satisfying and served with a thick ribbon pasta called paccheri.

Fiume: ragout
The rich roundness of a ragout

The seafood mixed grill was an extravaganza of prawns, monkfish, scallops and calamari. A real treat.

Fiume: seafood
A delectable plate of seafood

Today I did something I often do and had a starter as my main. Great choice. Plump, juicy prawns served on a fabulously fresh salad of avocado, hard boiled egg, capers and olives.

Fiume: prawns
Prawn and avocado – a heavenly match

There’s also a good section of classic Roman pizzas. This one is generously topped with wild mushroom and sausage.

Fiume: pizza
The meaty pizza on its crusty base

It’s pointless trying to resist those classic Italian puds, so we didn’t try! Tasty tiramisu always delights.

Fiume: tiramisu
The beauty of a classic tiramisu

And then the creamiest of panna cotta with wild berries. The perfect ending.

Fiume: panna cotta
Panna cotta with a fruity touch

Today’s price point

Today’s lunch for four of us came to £137.50 for the food.

We enjoyed the house wine which was a South African blend called The Rambler. Both white and red were £23.50 a bottle.

Fiume is at Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station SW8

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