A bright glassy colourful chandelier hangs from the ceiling; clever map art adorns the walls and the bar.  There’s a collection of bottles standing on the shabby chic furniture and artwork that’s been installed that adds to the atmosphere of the Fulham Kitchen’s dream installation.

The owners and staff have contributed to the labour of love of this restaurant that they have nurtured since its opening in February 2015.

It’s a welcome retreat from the cold rain beating down outside, it’s not long before Elaura, the restaurant waitress is offering us the drinks menu from which we order a bottle of Malbec £30. The wine menu is extensive but not pricey.

She’s bright and enthusiastic about the restaurant.  She is also the contributor of the map art on the walls with an exclusive event to showcase her artwork in March 2017.

Are we in Fulham?  Suddenly you can forget you’re in central London and you are whisked away.  You feel that you could be in someone’s cosy living room with friends; it also has the atmosphere of a gastro pub, without pretentious quotes on the walls.

The restaurant which seats around sixty people has a loyal following, with I’m told, sixty local returning customers visiting weekly, some daily.  There is a true sense of unity and a family-feel about the people running Fulham Kitchen, London.

My two friends joined me and we are taken back in time as we listened to Zero 7 and Massive Attack playing in the background while we perused the menu.

It’s simple yet diverse offering sharing and starter plates, a great selection of salads, from Greek or Waldorf to grilled goats cheese, sweet potato and fig.  The mains included pasta and risotto, ‘pot’ dishes such as Goulash and lamb shank with a new addition of Baked Quinoa, stuffed peppers and beans.  There’s a grill section offering burgers, chicken, sea bass and steak, all for under £20.

We ordered some sharing plates of bruschetta with tomato and basil salsa £4, homemade beef meat balls £6.50 and deep fried calamari £6.95. Other tasty treats on offer include fried asparagus and mushrooms, octopus terrine, soup and cured meats and cheeses all for under £10.  The starters were presented well and were fresh and tasted delicious.

For our main course we ordered a king prawn and chorizo risotto £12.95 grilled sea-bass with baby spinach £13.00 and a 28 day mature rib-eye steak served with chips and salad £17.95.  My steak was divine, cooked to perfection by Nico the chef.  He really knows how to deliver quality food at reasonable prices.  No wonder they have a loyal following of customers.

If I lived near London I would definitely choose this as my local eatery.

Who wouldn’t when they serve all day breakfasts, the food is delicious and it doesn’t break the bank?  Want great food in London?  Head to Fulham Kitchen.

What to look out for?

Look out for Fulham Kitchen’s special events coming up including live blues, a boutique clothes fair, film noir evenings for cinema enthusiasts.  They are also going to host a Serbian/Anglo evening to showcase the best dishes from across the Mediterranean Sea, bringing together Serbian hospitality in a good old fashioned English knees-up.

How to Book?

Telephone 0203 609 3354 or email: robserb@btconnect.com.

Fulham Kitchen, 228 Munster road, Fulham SW6 6AZ

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