Blogging can be such a solitary profession and as much as there is a big community a lot of work is done completely solo. For a sense of sanity, it is necessary to get away from the glare of the computer screen, writing posts and editing pictures. Being a Blogger means there are blurred lines between everyday life and the curated elements that actually appear on the website. Eating out has become a perilous gauntlet that involves taking waaay too many pictures of your food before the first bite. Whether I am reviewing a venue or not I turn off my phone, and try to soak up the atmosphere, the service, and really enjoy the experience. Getting away from my HP screen, That is exactly what I did over the weekend.
Living in London we have the privilege of some of the best places to eat in the world.. There is always a great restaurant, or new hub popping up that is a stones throw away. I was invited to try from the seasonal cocktail and food menu at n° 32 The old town in Clapham. Created by artisans of interiors, food and drink, the venue boasts a relaxed, all-day experience from morning coffee to a night cap.
N° 32 The old town serves British cuisine offering all day brunch and classic Sunday roasts. Since it was the weekend the bar was buzzing, and loud, but we were soon shown to our table away from the crowd, opposite the light bright open kitchen, where you could see the food being prepared. Sipping on fresh cold cucumber water ( which was constantly topped and refreshed) my mum and I took a while considering the select menu from grilled rainbow trout, rib eye steak, to the Halloumi and courgette burger.
I ordered the N° 32 house burger with Winterdale shaw cheddar, accompanied with the house made burger sauce with a side order of fries. My mum opted for the truffle macaroni cheese and avocado cheese toasty. It wouldn’t be dinner without cocktails and we opted for a Bellini with champagne and a rhubarb and ginger cobble ( Tanqueray, rhubarb and ginger shrub, cherry heering and fresh mint).
You know that thing when you are eating and there is basically silence because you are enjoying the food so much. yeah that. The house burger was delicious and moreish and came with a cutting knife as a skewer to cut the towering burger to something more manageable just for you, or to share. The tumbler of fries had just the right amount of thickness, and l struggled to finish the generous portion of the meal. My mum had no complaints either she nodded with approval with each bite. I ordered the dessert for research purposes otherwise I would have been done. The maple banana crumble with banana ice cream, served in a little pot was big enough to share, and was gorgeous. I am going back just to order that again.
If you find yourself in Clapham Common N° 32 The old town is definitely worth a visit. The food is good value for money, delicious and the service is excellent ( special mentions to lovely waitresses Valentina, and Diane who were so helpful, and charming). When the sun does decide to make an appearance eat outside , or visit the roof terrace with friends.