Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea
Vivek Singh – the man behind acclaimed modern Indian restaurant The Cinnamon Club – opened his latest restaurant at Battersea Power Station in 2018. The sleek, urban-inspired restaurant located within a railway arch is open for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites. The kitchen serves seasonal dishes with Vivek’s trademark modern Indian flavours: highlights include laal mass, a fiery Rajasthani lamb curry; chargrilled seabass in a banana leaf parcel; and vegan bitter melon with buckwheat and amaranth seeds. There’s also an imaginative cocktail list by award-winning mixologist Tony Conigliaro, and bar bites inspired by the dishes found on the Mumbai Jaipur Pink City Express train route.
Italian chef Francesco Mazzei was one of the first to open a restaurant at Circus West Village. Named Fiume (the Italian word for 'river'), Mazzei oversees the site as chef patron alongside head chef Francesco Chiarelli. Sitting right on the bank of the Thames, the restaurant offers unrivalled views of the river and has a large Mediterranean piazza-style terrace to enjoy them from. Inspired by the traditional food of Mazzei’s homeland, the restaurant serves hearty recipes made with fresh, vibrant ingredients from the Med. Expect the likes of wild boar ragu pappardelle; Scottish crab and Amalfi lemon linguini; and aubergine parmigiana.
From Copenhagen’s cool meatpacking district, Kødbyen, Mother is an Italian pizza restaurant which aims to offer simple soul food. The first international outpost of what is regarded as the best pizza restaurant in Denmark, the team’s signature organic sourdough pizzas (made with seawater) is what guests come for, alongside its homemade mozzarella, wine and beer. At the centre of the restaurant is a wood-fired oven, which churns out daily bread, sourdough pizza and roasted fish, meat, and vegetables. Mother’s wine list is a micro-list, using only a handful of high-quality Italian producers that the team knows personally.
Tapas Brindisa Battersea is the culmination of 30 years of experience as purveyors of Spanish food and culture. At its newest site, the team has gone right back to its roots, and the menu is inspired by the best ingredients from across Spain and its islands. Seasonal tapas and bar snacks sit alongside a line-up of artisanal plates from a devoted cured food counter offering meats, cheeses, and fish. Enjoy a relaxed brunch at the terraza-style bar area overlooking the river, grab a seat at the or gather for an intimate supper with friends in the dining room and watch the theatre of the open kitchen.
Tonkotsu is named after the lip-smacking, creamy ramen typical in Kyushu, Japan’s southern-most island. Mighty bowls of ramen are at the centre of the restaurant's menu, made with 18-hour slow cooked broths and homemade noodles. The menu also includes perfectly crisp fried chicken marinated in soy, ginger, garlic and mirin, glorious gyoza made fresh in-house every day, and a super selection of Japanese whiskies and sake. Our opinion? This is up there with London’s best ramen.
A lively neighbourhood restaurant with an open-style kitchen and marble counter where guests can watch the chefs at work, Battersea is home to Wright Brothers’ first Josper charcoal oven. The seafood experts have four other restaurants in Soho, Spitalfields, South Kensington and Borough Market, and this newest fifth location offers the same fresh seafood from the team’s very own wholesale business in Billingsgate Market. On the menu, expect to find oysters from around the British Isles, France and beyond, seafood platters and seasonal fish. The restaurant also features an elegant private dining room for up to 22 people and an outdoor terrace with views across the river.
No. 29 Power Station West
Belonging to the independent group Darwin & Wallace (the people behind No. 11 Pimlico Road, No. 1 Duke Street, No. 32 The Old Town and No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station) newcomer No. 29 Power Station West offers a relaxed, all-day experience from morning coffee to night cap and everything in between. The carefully curated menu of locally sourced food and drink is served within a beautiful interior that draws inspiration from local and global settings. Independent in spirit and rich in design, No. 29 Power Station West is the only pub at Circus West Village.
The CoffeeWorks Project
The CoffeeWorks Project is an independent family-run business with a simple aim: to showcase the best quality coffee, tea and food in a friendly and relaxed environment. Awarded at the Love London Awards three years in a row and voted one of London’s top 30 coffee shops by the London Coffee Guide, The CoffeeWorks Project has established itself as one of the capital’s most progressive speciality coffee houses. Pop in for artisan coffee, tea and food, or – in the evenings – craft beer and a wine sensory experience.
The team behind Mosaic Pubs opened its first micro-brewery at Battersea Power Station back in November. Battersea Brewery sits on Arches Lane, the same stretch as Mother, Cinnamon Kitchen, Tonkotsu and Boom Cycle. The bar offers an array of craft beers, including the brewery's own German-style lager Aura. Dishes include British cheese and charcuterie from Cannon & Cannon as well as homemade toasties.
SHOP & DO
Vagabond Wines opened its first shop in Fulham in late 2010, but its mission is still the same: great wine at great prices, to be experienced by all. Its Battersea bar allows everyone – no matter your expertise – to sample and discover over 100 wines by the glass without the commitment or pressure of a classic wine bar and shop. This, paired with a stellar line-up of highly trained and passionate wine advisors, makes its interactive wine experience one of the best in town.
The Battersea General Store
The Battersea General Store is a local, but global, store. Its range of produce is anything but ordinary: expect everything from Spanish potato chips, Japanese whisky, mac n’ cheese from America and crispbread from Norway, as well as artisan breads, meats and pastries. Alongside international brands, the team supports local artisan suppliers of beer, wine, cheese and more. Your daily Times or your monthly Vanity Fair? It stocks those too, and if you’re local, the team can deliver to your door.
Renowned for its high-energy, music-focused fitness experience, Boom Cycle has now opened its flagship studio at Battersea Power Station. The studio provides Boom Cycle's signature 45-minute classes plus express 30-minute sessions over the lunch period with all daily rides led by its expert motivators. The new venue features rides across two rooms, each kitted out with state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system and the top-of-the-range models of Schwinn bikes plus a new concept lifestyle hub, where riders can socialise, work or relax post class. Caffeine hits are on-hand courtesy of London Grind Coffee and a dedicated shake bar provides Neat Nutrition shakes for that post-ride hit.
The award-winning official hair partner of the Baftas, Paul Edmonds is a luxury hair and beauty salon. This particular site is the UK’s first Shu Uemura hair and beauty emporium, where clients can experience a menu of hair and beauty services such as cut and finish, blow dry, colour (full head, highlights, balayage), hair treatments, up dos and extensions (tape, bonds, weave). Beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures, facials, lash and brow treatmentsand waxing is also on offer, as are men’s hair and beauty services, including wet shaves and beard trims.
Battersea’s ultimate film lover’s destination is opening in February 2019. Once open, Archlight Cinema will be the place to enjoy the latest releases and much-loved classics. Expect three screens, all complete with state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos surround-sound; laser projection; and fine wine, craft beer and homemade treats from the Sweet Shop.
Established in 1876, Moyses Stevens is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious florists. An enduring brand with a royal warrant, Moyses Stevens supplies beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements for individual customers and private events. When it opens later this year, the team will welcome a new flower school with a range of classes and courses for both budding amateur and fully blossomed florists.
Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, SW11 8A