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Excellent food. Excellent, friendly, well informed staff. Great atmosphere. Definitely will be going back. The party of people I went with also felt the same.
Third time visiting and excellent food and service yet again. This time we tried the desserts and the rice pudding was an absolute dream. Servers always smiling.
We just love this little restaurant. Always great food. Always great service. Best wine list on Battersea Rise, organic beer, gluten free options... This is the 'Cheers' restaurant where they remember your name!
Great, healthy and tasty food present in beautiful way. Well priced considering the high quality, I would recommend this restaurant and I will go again.
Good. Towards very good. I am 64 and I wanted somewhere for my (younger) wife and I to go with our 18 year old daughter for a bit of an occasion. We wanted somewhere easy and local(ish) and we had left it to the last minute on a Saturday afternoon to plan it. I was a bit surprised to get the booking so easily. The bill was £210 but that included a round of cocktails, a bottle of wine and one of the dishes the cote de boef for 2 at £58. It was a really nice evening, and the staff were really welcoming and friendly, and the food was almost entirely very good. This is not a criticism but the restaurant is hard to classify. They say "casual fine dining". Yes sort of. They make a big thing about ingredient quality and the sourcing. Very good. However, the portions are pretty large and more akin to a gastropub (although more special). That can be brilliant or not depending on priorities. How much do you as a customer rate "sophistication"? The presentation was nice - slate plates etc - but not "fine dining" style at all. The food did not have the artistic flourishes which in many places are pretentious, but some people like them. There are no table cloths (because it is "casual"), no long explanations about the food and how it is cooked, no fancy presentations, no sommeliers, no endless attention and endless filling up glasses that one expects with fine dining. The menu is straightforward, food orientated (no "drizzled with jus") but classical. No "small plates" or "tasting menus" here (I wish there had been as some dishes sounded interesting) . Starter, main, dessert. Not vast choices but once again that may not be a problem. The bread to start with was typical. It came (with a normal crust) in a basket just like a gastropub. Not in a fancy heated cloth with rocks in it and with extra flavours (for example). The butter was just butter. Not made with skimmed goats milk (joke) with some special local flavouring ....... However, the bread was clearly fresh and very nice. But don't get me wrong, as a group of 3 we actually really enjoyed almost all the food. The wine list - I chose the 4th cheapest red wine and it was £30. I think if you are "casual" then some clever choices of inexpensive wines would be expected. It did not feel like a fine dining wine list either. Decor and ambiance - yes casual but not fine dining. Not retro. A bit fake trendy. It felt like modern IKEA wood tables (wood - tick) and the room surrounded by a railway carriage soft bench seating. You have to have exposed brickwork (tick), and a bit of artwork (tick), music (modern but bit innocuous tick) but it felt their heart was not really into it when it comes to atmosphere. Cornish Tiger is about the food, the cooking and the sourcing, and is not quite so much about the "experience" So I suspect that they are just a bit confused who they are aiming at, and therefore some customers may be a bit disappointed, and yet it is a very honest and good quality attempt at really nice food in a restaurant environment without being pretentious. But does that make it a touch expensive? But we enjoyed it and we would go again.
Went to Cornish Tiger in Clapham and loved it! I had never been before but a friend and I have a regular lunch date and always try somewhere new, and this had got excellent reviews so we thought we'd give it a go. We both ordered from the special set two or three-course menu and the food was delicious, and the service was top notch too. The only odd thing was that we were the only diners in there (it was a Wednesday lunchtime) so I can't comment too much on the atmosphere - though we liked the décor - but I imagine it must be a buzzy place when it's full. I'd definitely eat there again, and if you haven't tried it yet, go!
This is my favourite restaurant in the area. The combination of good food at very reasonable prices creates great value. Try the lunch time set menu, it's even better value! Why the place isn't overflowing at mid day is beyond me. The menu is always interesting, great use of spices in many dishes, the home made soups are always tasty and served with great presentation and I've never had any complaints with the fish. Much effort goes into sourcing their meat and fish, largely from Cornwall. What's not to like about that! What I particularly like is that the fish is never overcooked and you always have that lovely translucent sheen between the muscle blocks. Good steaks (which they will look on the griddle or, if you don't like that way of cooking, in a pan or under a grill). I've even tried the odd vegetarian dish - sampled off my daughter's plate :) which I also surprisingly enjoyed being something of a dedicated carnivore. They have an interesting wine selection (try the white PX as an aperitif - it's dry!) with some good entry level bottles and many others at various price points. I like the interesting range of Belgium-style bottled beers and they serve excellent espresso! What's not to like.
The Cornish Tiger provides excellent quality food, well prepared and incredible value for money. Service is always friendly and helpful. The wine list matches the menu well and offers a good balance of wines across price points. The menu offers a range of more traditional items along with the occasional novelty but most are interestingly flavoured with spices. Not over-powering but additive IMO. But if you don't like the spice, ask the kitchen to dial it down or cook it plain. You'll still enjoy it. Guaranteed.
This is the third time I've been to Cornish Tiger and I have loved it every time. The set menu at £9.95 for two courses is brilliant value for money and a glass of Brut for £4.95 is superb value too. The food is good quality, the portion sizes are generous, and the service is top notch. Interior is stylish and the seating is comfortable. I'm a huge fan of this place and I keep bringing new friends with me each time I visit.
This was our first visit and would definitely recommend it. The food was good and very tasty. Some things were surprisingly spicy which wasn't mentioned on the menu so if you're not into heat i'd suggest asking the waitress first (ours was very good at explaining the menu). Only issue was our cote de boeuf. I was having a cheat night after dieting for weeks and was wanting an indulgent treat so opted to share the Chefs recommended Cote De Boeuf with my fiancé. Sadly it was a big disappointment- whilst it was well seasoned and looked perfectly cooked it was tough and the meat tasteless. The bone (normally a bonus and good fun to gnaw on) was sinewy and impossible to get anything from. In fairness to the staff we didn't mention this until after we'd paid (and just mentioned it in passing as constructive criticism) they were very apologetic and said they would have replaced it had we asked. Two others in our group had the rib eye which was out of this world! Overall a nice meal and reasonably priced