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Abbeville Kitchen, Clapham, London

limster | Mar 10, 2012 08:24 AM

Excellent flavours of onion tomato and other savoury things come together wonderfully in a sauce that cloaks a generous portion of cauliflower, coarsely cut, but somewhat cool, requiring a bit of dabbing in the sauce to warm them up.

Slices of roast pork with nice sections of fat, balancing the lean meaty parts, crowned by a wonderful piece of crackling. Beneath that, cabbage, fashioned to something like choucroute, thinly shredded and braised, but also full of herbs (rosemary? parsley?), and dark but clear broth. The pork again needed a bit of warming up from the broth, kept under a heat lamp, it had reached room temperature on the inside.

Superb rhubarb trifle, big creamy flavours form the cream and custard, contrasting and smoothing over the sour sweet rhubarb, with soft moist pieces of cake in between.

Roughly the same price range as Bistro Union; starters in the high single digits, mid teens for main courses, puddings around £6.

I enjoyed my recent meal at Bistro Union more, but that's just comparing 1 experience each. Any more to add?

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