Nestled between Wandsworth Town and Balham lies one of London’s hidden secrets, Bellevue Village.
Taking its name from Bellevue Road, which runs along the south side of Wandsworth Common, the South West London neighbourhood boasts a flock of affluent homes, prosperous local businesses and a lively community, all a stone’s throw away from Wandsworth common. It is also perfect for food-loving residents, as it boasts a vibrant collection of eateries, many of which are independent and all of which are exceptional. Here are five of our favourites:
Flotsam and Jetsam
Tucked just in from the common on Wiseton Road, this trendy café is a well-established pilgrimage destination for the brunch-loving, with its smashed avocado toast an ever-present feature of the weekend Instagram feed. The boutique coffee shop is also a haven for coffee enthusiasts, serving an array of different artisan brews and even offering barista courses for those keen to improve their skills.
Drawing in gastronomes from all over, this Michelin-starred restaurant is the jewel in Bellevue village’s crown. Although hailing from Surrey, chef Bruce Poole is a master in contemporary French cuisine, and his eponymously named restaurant prides itself on serving ‘the best food and drink but within a relaxed, informal yet professionally orchestrated environment’. Home-made charcuterie, slow cooked braises, warm and cold salads and bread-making are listed among their specialities.
Serving a host of British favourites – including the compulsory gastro-pub classic of Ale battered fish and chips – The Althorp is a focal point for those who want to catch up in a relaxed environment. The pub, which boasts an airy interior and contemporary decor, benefits from a terrace overlooking the common, patrons roam with their drinks in the summer months. They also do a fabulous bottomless brunch, an afternoon tea, and regular comedy night.
Occupying a prime position on the corner of Bellevue and Trinity Roads, Brinkley’s Kitchen is a spacious, contemporary restaurant with open kitchen and views out over the common. Their modern, eclectic menu ranges from Moroccan spiced chicken breast to aged highland fillet steak, and all their wine is supplied by their sister establishment, Brinkley’s Wine Club in Chelsea.
Guests can also take advantage of their elegant heated garden for alfresco dining during summer and those chillier autumnal nights.
The Good Earth
In the centre of Bellevue Road sits this ever-busy Chinese restaurant, The Good Earth. Lauded by critics and local residents alike, their mouth-watering menu of oriental treats ranges from Dragon’s Whisker Prawns to succulent Aromatic Duck. The restaurant offers an unparalleled high-end Chinese dining experience, although it conveniently also offers a home-delivery experience for those who prefer to enjoy their noodles from the sofa.
Would you relish having so many tantalising eateries on your doorstep? Bellevue village is now home to Charles Baker Place, a new collection of properties on Wiseton Road. Not only do these properties capitalise on their exceptional location, but they are perfectly designed for family living, with secure gated access, and located near several renowned schools. They also benefit from other Michelin star-level features such underfloor heating and surround sound.
So for gastronomes who want to have great food on their doorstep, book a viewing at Charles Baker Place today and we’ll guarantee you’ll be coming back for seconds.
Currently, there is one four-bedroom mews available with double height studio and two five-bedroom townhouses with single storey garden studios.
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