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.
Deep-fried courgette flowers filled with the creamiest of ricotta were crunchy and rich.
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.
The Welsh lamb ragout was rich and satisfying and served with a thick ribbon pasta called paccheri.
The seafood mixed grill was an extravaganza of prawns, monkfish, scallops and calamari. A real treat.
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.
There’s also a good section of classic Roman pizzas. This one is generously topped with wild mushroom and sausage.
It’s pointless trying to resist those classic Italian puds, so we didn’t try! Tasty tiramisu always delights.
And then the creamiest of panna cotta with wild berries. The perfect ending.
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