Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW
If I am not eating in the last city hotspot, I am getting fit in the city. This week’s focus is a chill date night spot in South West London. We had the pleasure to review SOIF Battersea and taste their French menu, joke and unwind. I was a little SOIF, missing my Parisienne food.
This restaurant is known for the Daily menus of modern French fare and a long list of mainly French wines. The staff is a mix of locals and fellow Parisienne’s.
I was excited to start our date once we walked into the rustic-chic space and glad I wore heels that night.
We started off at Soif Wine Bar & Bistro tasting a few glasses of bubbly wines. It was quintessential to start off a date in the right direction. It was easy for us to unwind in these laid-back surrounding of the bistro.
The waiter brought us two types of sparkling wine to taste one Jurancoon Sec Pierre Gerbais. He also went for a shot of whiskey. Was I too intense already? Yes, dating a vegetarian can be hard.
Early late diner evening chit-chat finally lets us talk about the menu. Each day in the bistro kitchen new season dishes are prepared with a wide selection of plates for the carnivorous and non-meat eaters.
For those pescatarians, there is also a variety of fish and seafood to choose from. With a French twist of course.
But first let’s devour some Giaraffa olives, charcuterie Salame Felino called ‘Speck’ and rye bread. Followed by cornichons with some duck rillettes meat. Followed by a roasted chicken broth.
This might be a nibble and cheat night. Oh, yes to the prawn taster with cherry tomatoes, onions and coriander.
The attempt to live a plant-based life I find myself eating mainly appetizers and starters. I leave the meat to the men. My date for the evening feasted on Roasted lamb rump, chargrilled sprouting broccoli, tomatoes & mash potatoes. It looked scrumptious. I went for Chargrilled swordfish, fennel, cucumber & chilli cause I like it hot.
On to more spirits and a breath before dessert. So how was the meal? Well, it wasn’t my traditional neighbourhood bistro, which is a good thing. The staff brought out our plates in a timely manner. And the food was very close to home cooking French countryside with an urban skew. It was a pleasure to speak French too with the staff, who were interested in how I spoke so well.
Now to dessert! I was not Soif anymore. We ate so much all we both could handle was splitting a vanilla ice cream dish called Occumare chocolate tart & crème cru. Which was très magnifique.
Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London