Wallace & Co, Putney, London
On our final day in London we found ourselves at Euston Station with nine hours to kill before our return home on the overnight sleeper. What can you do in London with nine hours to kill on a Sunday? Being a Scot, my first thought was pub, my better half however had another idea, “What about a traditional Sunday Lunch?” she asks.
Now London is a big city, where do we go to eat a good Sunday lunch? The Wolseley had been mentioned to us earlier in the week as serving up a good Sunday lunch. However there website didn’t inspire us standing on the concourse at Euston. I remembered Gregg Wallace had opened a deli/caf/restaurant some where. A quick jump onto the net again, yes Sunday lunch served. A quick call and we were booked in for 1.30pm. Off we headed, exactly where, we did not know.
We came across Putney Bridge so we jumped off the train, all to find that we were on the wrong side of the Thames, a quick walk across the water (no I can’t walk across water but a footbridge would suffice) and we were in Putney and quickly wandered into the restaurant.
On entering we found the place to be buzzing. Obviously this was a popular place and had a good “feel” to it. We were first met by a display of Veg, to the left a counter selling preserves and all other sorts of goodies, which attracted my eye. You see where I come from is a deprived area, deprived that is of choice of fresh veg. Unless you venture down to the farmers market once a month, Asda is your only choice of ‘fresh’ veg.
We were taken to our table and duly ordered two roast beef lunches.
The meal arrived just as I imagined it would, two slabs of roast beef, potatoes a big Yorkie Pud and a dish a vegetables on the side. This was Sunday as it should be everywhere. No fancy presentation, good honest food, just like your Mum used to cook.
We quickly devoured our lunch, the beef was lovely and the buttered cabbage was to die for. If anything wasn’t quite right it was probably the potatoes, maybe a touch undercooked.
Next came our pudding, I opted for a delightful Lemon Meringue Pie, which was just as you always imagined it should be, light and tasty. Jax ordered the sticky toffee pudding which was certainly the better of the two desserts, a tough admission for me because I usually hate sticky toffee pudding, but this was a very very good pudding. Soft and light with a small amount of nuts through it. Delicious.
Just as we were finishing, the main man himself, Gregg Wallace popped over to say hello which was a nice touch. Though I never considered that I looked like him until he mentioned that we must have been separated at birth……. that’s one to think about, maybe I could make a career being his stunt double in Masterchef?
Value for Money 10/10
Cost: 2 mains, two desserts and two alcoholic drinks £41.00
Would I recommend? Hell yeah.