A last minute trip to town last week ended very pleasantly with a late dinner at the recently refurbished and re-launched Clapham gastropub The Landor.
Chef Chas Tapaneyasastr previously worked at celebrated meat emporium Hawksmoor and it’s fair to say that, if your predilections are in any way carnivorous then you’ll be in for an extra special treat. The menu runs the whole gastropub gamut from scrumptious bar snacks (including hand cut chips, pork crackling and cheesy garlic bread to stunning puds (White chocolate, lemon and vanilla cheesecake, dark chocolate and fudge brownie, sticky toffee pudding) by way of a profusion of delicious mains, both light and hearty.
The pictures above and below illustrate the lip-smacking deliciousness of the food. Slow roast Kilravok pork belly and crackling (above) is expertly prepared (unlike so many pseudo gastropub attempts) – roasted overnight with beer and honey, and served with a savoury apple tartin, fondant potatoes and buttered greens. 21 day aged Dexter ribeye steak (below) is perfectly cooked to order, with a watercress salad alongside and also Chas’s secret recipe ketchup roasted chips. The Landor Aberdeen Angus burger (also below) is a meaty treat served in a toasted bap with all the trimmings.
Amazingly, especially considering the very reasonable prices, just about everything is made in house, from the ketchup to the ice cream. When so many so-called gastropubs are sourcing their food from the Brakes catalogue, this is pretty inspirational, and the effort that goes into such endeavour is unquestionably evident on the plate and in the eating.
If you’re in the area and hungry and / or thirsty, get yourself down there. You definitely won’t be disappointed…
70 Landor Road
0207 737 3419