Loosen your stripy tie, fling off your too-hot and too-heavy, badge-emblazoned blazer and forget pulling up your socks – school’s out not just for summer, but forever. But we bet you’re going to miss lunchtime in the schoolyard, sandwich bartering under the bleachers, and moments misspent behind the bike sheds, right? Well, thanks to Battersea’s The Schoolhouse, up Saint John’s Hill, you can put the cap of your alma mater back on, if only temporarily, and if only to indulge in classic British tuck shop fodder, school dinners that while served on those trays with the little sections actually look and taste gourmet, and a range of sneaky cocktails masquerading as science experiments. Book now and get your pass to London’s one and only school-themed restaurant.
The Schoolhouse has already made a name for itself in culinary educational circles for its infamous Bottomless Brunch events, with golden tickets to this all-you-can eat buffet of dishes like The Naughty Schoolboy (eggs, Cumberland sausage, bacon and sauteed tatties with a stack of pancakes and maple syrup) and Mr Benedict (go figure) selling out faster than hotcakes and the answers to next week’s pop quiz. Seeing punters acting their shoe size while chowing down for two hours on top nosh, washed down with prosecco, Kir Royales, Bellinis, and Mimosas, made the stricter-than-usual dress code acceptable. Besides, there was a photo booth to record this little field trip down memory lane, which in fact is a thoroughfare actually located along Saint John’s Hill in London’s Battersea. You learn something every day.
When The Schoolhouse isn’t flinging its doors open down Saint John’s Hill for a horde of hungry kids who’ve paid to have unlimited access to the canteen, The Schoolhouse maintains a fantastic foodie curriculum that ranges from sharing platters (Teachers’ Conferences) to pulled pork, chicken, goats’ cheese, and signature Schoolhouse burgers (School Dinners), hearty mains as nostalgic as mac & cheese and as A-level as The Big Rib (Old School Comfort) to vegetarian and greener pastures (New School Healthy). It’s also hard to miss that this rather unconventional London institution has a craft beer, wine, and cocktail list so long that if one were asked to copy it out on the blackboard just three times you’d be at this Battersea gourmet borstal all night – a detention that we’d not be too unhappy about.
I've had breakgast and lunch here and the food is amazing. Also good atmosphere and nice service. I love the 'school like' decoration of the place :)
Awesome brunch experience, we will be back here soon! Ta
Extensive menu, great brunch options and good value. Waitress was super friendly and commented that if a drink wasn't on the menu, they would probably still be able to knock it up for me.