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    Wednesday, 6 December 2017


    When I very first started out in the world of work, I interned at a PR company in Battersea. Back then, there was barely anything in the area (other than the Dogs Home and the Power Station) but fast-forward to today and there's some really exciting things happening that side of the river.

    Of course there's Bunga Bunga (for the most hilarious brunches) or Gordon's London House (for when you're feeling fancy) and with the redevelopment of the Power Station underway, Battersea is turning into a bit of a foodie hot-spot. So with that in mind, I decided to head back to my old haunt to meet a friend for a lunch and bloody good catch up.
    What I'm Wearing: Jumpsuit / Bodysuit*Roll Neck (worn underneath)

    So where was this new place we were heading? Well, it's called Mother and it's a new Italian restaurant which has popped up under the shadows of the Battersea Power Station.  It's a little tricky to find at first (a lot of this area is still under construction) but it's well worth persevering. 

    The team at Mother aims to deliver delicious, authentic Italian dishes using the very best seasonal ingredients, sourced directly from Italy. This is their first outpost in London but they're already really popular over in Copenhagen so the owners are hoping to emulate that success over here. 
    The restaurant itself is super trendy. Built beneath the old railway arches, the space is complete with exposed brickwork, huge hand-carved wooden tables and industrial-style steel beams. Everything has been personally designed by the passionate team and they've tried to restore as many of the original features of the space as possible. 

    Taking pride of place at the centre of the restaurant is the huge wood fired ovens which are the heart and soul of this place. Constantly in action, they're fired up in the mornings to roast off vegetables and bake the delicious handmade focaccia and pizza all through the day.  

    We kicked our lunch off in true Italian style with a selection of anti-pasti including delicious roasted and pickled veg served alongside slices of freshly cut meat...
    and warm, freshly baked sour-dough focaccia. The dough is pillowy soft with just the right amount of charring and a generous sprinkling of garlic and oregano. We also tried the 'Baccalá fritto' - a classic Roman dish of deep fried, salted cod which wasn't quite to my taste on this occasion. The batter was just a little too thick for me and overpowered the delicate fish inside. The 'Suppli' though are an absolute must order. Deep-fried balls of risotto, stuffed with meat and melted mozzarella which strings out as you cut them open.  They are DIVINE and we polished the whole lot in seconds!For our mains, we shared a couple of pizzas which really were incredible. I love a good pillowy pizza base (rather than anything too crisp) so these were perfect for me. Nice and soft with the edges curled up so they got a light charing in the baking hot wood oven.

    The comically named 'Nick says it’s good' is a white pizza consisting of smoked cheeses and cauliflower and decorated with green olives, anchovies, capers and little chili for a little heat. 
    My favourite though? It has to be the prosciutto. 
    That same delicious pizza base but piled instead with tomato, mozzarella, rocket and prosciutto - plus a good generous helping of pesto. Simply delicious! 
    Our waitress also told us that all the pizzas at Mother are made using sea-water in the cooking process which apparently mean they are lighter (any excuse to eat a few more slices hey?). 

    Overall we really enjoyed Mother. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is super laid-back so you can enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner in true Italian style. I'm sure once the Power Station opens, this place will be heaving so next time you're in the area - make sure you pop by for a bite to eat. I promise you'll fall in love with the pizzas!

    Mother London
    Circus West Village 5BN, 188 Kirtling St, London SW8

    * I was invited to review Mother London

    1 comment:

    1. Battersea is getting so trendy!! It looks delish - I need to pop down for some pizza! x