Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

by Charlotte Smith

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.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

I was excited to start our date once we walked into the rustic-chic space and glad I wore heels that night.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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.  

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

For those pescatarians, there is also a variety of fish and seafood to choose from. With a French twist of course.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

This might be a nibble and cheat night. Oh, yes to the prawn taster with cherry tomatoes, onions and coriander.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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.

Restaurant Review| Soif Wine Bar & Bistro SW London Date Night Idea

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

27 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HG

 

 

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