On a cold and rainy Sunday evening we stumbled upon Brighton Way, the newest venture from the people behind Crystal Palace’s hugely successful restaurant, Exhibition Rooms. The leather sofas, wooden paneling and exposed brick looked so homely and welcoming that we quickly decided to settle in for the evening.
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The well edited menu offers everything from classic burgers to sea bream, rib racks to tuna steak. Nothing too fancy or messed about with, just good British fare. We opted for a classic platter to start – a sharing board crammed with all manner of porky goodness – the home-made Scotch egg with its still soft yoke was a particular delight.
Mains were fresh tuna steak, a burger and a portion of twice fried, doubly delicious chips. The burger was tender and the tuna just seared and beautifully fresh. We then retired to the sofas to take a break before attempting pud with glasses of delicious, full bodied Malbec. Sunday papers are scattered across the wooden tables and the lighting is at a perfectly low level to induce calm and relaxation; all in all, perfect for a relaxed Sunday evening.
After letting our mains go down, we attempted to whittle our dessert selection down to two from the eight or so on offer, each of which sounded amazing and each of which we’d happily have ordered. We opted for the chocolate fondant (one of my favourite ways to
test a restaurant is whether or not they can master this tricky dessert) and the Eton Mess. Both were perfectly executed, generous, and unctuous and the perfect end to a perfect evening.
Prices are so reasonable we’ve since been back for brunch too (go for the dreamy eggs benedict).
Definitely one for the little black book…
5 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1EF / 020 8696 0695