MEGAN’S- THE MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN LONDON TAKES OVER BATTERSEA POWER STATION
June 17, 2019
Serving Mediterranean food since 2002, and with restaurants across five different locations, Megan’s can be definitely considered a long-standing icon in the London food scene.
I had the pleasure to be invited to their new restaurant in Battersea, five minutes walk from the park, by the newly repurposed Power Station.
Located right by the river, the restaurant has a great view of the City. Its outdoor terrace makes it an ideal destination for those warmer summer nights, but it’s inside that the magic happens.
As you enter Megan’s, you are instantly transported to an enchanted Mediterranean location. Romantic fairy lights, blossom flowers and white dream catchers decorate the walls and the ceiling. A real tree stands high in the middle of the room, giving real Midsummer Dream vibes.
We sat by the window, with beautiful natural light shining through. The waitress talked us through their specials cocktails and menu and gave us some suggestions on what she would recommend.
We began the evening with two refreshing Chelsea Gardener Martinis (Hendrick’s gin, prosecco, elderflower, cucumber and mint) and ordered a Mediterranean Board to start.
Creamy harissa hummus with lamb, falafel (some of the best I’ve ever tried in London), imam bayildi, halloumi accompanied by a variety of balsamic vegetables and warm flatbread. Beautifully plated, delicious and the perfect sharing option.
We then picked the mixed grill platter and one of their famous ‘posh kebabs’ as a main.
The mixed grill was a mix of different kinds of succulent meats. Chicken shawarma, lamb and what they call a Turkish chorizo (our personal favourite, absolutely delicious). All served with more hummus, refreshing mixed salad and sauces and fresh flatbread.
The posh kebab, however, was the show stopper. I picked the deconstructed Quinoa Falafel and Cauliflower kebab, which was served in a spicy shakshouka with flatbread and accompanied by a delicious coconut yoghurt and pistachios. A welcomed twist on the original kebab, and definitely a most refreshing option for Summertime.
The waitress succeeded in tempting us to their famous ‘Half Baked Cookie Dough’ for dessert and two more of their delicious cocktails.
The dessert was incredibly rich and delicious. The cookie dough is not baked through to retain moisture. It’s filled generously with Nutella and accompanied with pistachios and vanilla ice-cream to add even more flavour to it, absolutely gorgeous.
The cocktails we choose to accompany our desserts were the Passion Fruit Martini (vodka, prosecco, vanilla and passionfruit) and the Pink Lemonade (limoncello, prosecco, mixed berries and elderflower). Equally delicious but didn’t quite beat the refreshing and unique taste of the Chelsea Gardener we tried at the beginning of the meal.
At the end of the meal, we took time to venture around the venue to admire their beautiful private booths (perfect for a special occasion or birthday celebrations with a group of friends) and the well-stocked bar, which holds a choice of cocktails and soft drinks for any taste.
All in all, we had a truly incredible evening. Elegant and romantic decor, hearty and beautifully plated dishes and warm hospitality make Megan’s one of the most romantic restaurants in London, and I’m sure I’ll be back for a visit soon!
T: +44 20 7348 7139
A: 27 Circus West Village, London, SW11 8NN
Written by Marta Fabiani for Luxuria Lifestyle International