Restaurant in Battersea Rise
Nestled on bustling Battersea Rise sits the pretty Little Bird. With al fresco seating, fairy lights and greenery, this restaurant in Battersea Rise is beautifully decorated. Think luxe beach shack chic with wood, brass and pops of colour! The restaurant comprises a bar area, low seating for a quick bite or some tables towards the back for lunch/dinner.
Little Bird have an array of their own cocktails and we started with their signature offering, the Summer Bird (£9.95). This cocktail had Ron Calados rum, crème de mure, homemade strawberry syrup, vanilla passion fruit and lemon. It was fruity with a strong passion fruit flavour and a shot of bubbles alongside it. The Far Eastern Promise (£8.95) with absolut vodka, ginger & lemongrass, lychee liqueur & fresh lemon and shaken with egg white was zingy but a tad heavy on the lemon and a little tart for us as a result.
We loved Dancing in the Moonlight (£9.95) with absolut vodka, kummel, homemade strawberry syrup, orange oil and orange bitters. Served straight up it was strong and the orange was pleasantly refreshing.
Little Bird offer a range of Asian inspired plates and bowls ideal for sharing. We went for:
- tuna sashimi & avocado with pickled ginger, wasabi & lime (£8.95)
- king prawn & avocado tempura with ponzu (£9.95)
- blackened cod fillet & miso aiolo (£12.95)
- fresh crab arancini with lemon aioli (£8.95)
We loved the prawn & avocado tempura with huge, fresh juicy prawns. The rich creamy avocado in the lightest crispiest batter made for a seriously moreish dish.
The blackened cod was also great – perfectly cooked with a tender flaky texture and complemented well by the miso aioli. The crab arancini (3 very generous sized balls) were also enjoyable and the crab was so fresh. We also tucked into side dishes of courgette fritti, with black vinegar & soy (£4.95) and the sweet potato fries (£3.95) which were crisp with a good fluffy texture inside.
The mini donuts with chocolate sauce and caramel (5.95) were recommended. They had a pillow-y soft inside perfect for dipping in the indulgent chocolate and caramel sauces. They were great as a sharing dessert!
We also tried the elderflower posset with ginger sponge & almond biscotti (£5.95). The dessert was beautifully presented but a little too set in texture and not quite creamy enough for us!
Little Bird restaurant in Battersea Rise has a great selection of dishes and is easy to choose from whether you have meaty, seafood or vegetarian preferences. We particularly enjoyed the freshness of ingredients in each dish – they were well cooked and had punchy flavours as well as being beautifully presented. The interiors are worth a wander in for and would certainly make a great backdrop for a special occasion. We recommend popping in at happy hour too (5-7 weekdays) for a few of their cocktails and nibbles.
East London Girl: Little Bird Restaurant
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