The Magic Garden, Battersea.

I recently was in hospital for a week, on a drip, on a roller coaster of hysterical drug fuelled laughing to a nightmare of constant injections, scans and 8 blood tests a day. As soon as that was over it was too late to book a holiday for my time off work (set aside for a little spanish sun). Instead, I was treated to a day out rowing in Battersea Park and a lunch at The Magic Garden.

To start I had the water melon, feta and walnut salad (£6). This was lovely and refreshing. The combination of crunch, crisp and neutral lambs lettuce was a delicious taste-bud-tickler to kick start our lunch time feast.

Being a massive cheese lover, for my main I chose the colston bassett stilton panna cotta, roasted figs & toasted walnuts (£10). “Stilton panna cotta?!” I hear you cry. Yes, and as exciting as it sounded, it was not. It was tasteless and quite watery which was a huge shame as the rest of the meal was scrumptious. I am not one to leave food on my plate at the end of a meal, (you’ll often find me licking the gravy off my plate after one of my Yorkshire lass mum’s Sunday roasts) but I have to admit – that small white jellied cheese went away with only one forkful removed.

For pudding I ordered the chocolate brownie & vanilla ice cream sundae (£5). This was deliciously sweet and was served in a dinky cocktail glass. I would’ve enjoyed it slightly more had it not been so melted upon arrival.

All in all I’d give the:

Food 7/10

Venue 9/10

Staff 9/10

Oh and they have a cat with awesome whiskers in the garden so I’ll give an extra 0.5.

It’s a lovely venue and the staff are nice and smiley. I hugely recommend visiting it:

231 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LG