The Mr and I spent the other Saturday mooching the streets of London.
It was far too nice to be indoors so we made the most of the heatwave by walking along the south bank.
It was busy (what with the summer holidays) and there was a great atmosphere in the air.
Everyone seems so much happier when it’s sunny don’t you think?
We often wander with no agenda and this is how we found RSJ.
We only noticed it because there were a few people eating outside. After a quick look at the menu we decided to give it a go.
The dining room itself is light and airy and the service staff were very warm and welcoming.
We were handed an extensive wine menu! The list is out of this world. Great Loire wines and Muscadet sur-lie.
Then there is the A La Carte Menu which doesn’t overload you with choice (i’m always weary of menus with a endless list of food available, i always wonder how they can cook it fresh)!
For him : Seared black bean crusted tuna, cucumber & mooli salad & miso dressing
For me: Chicken liver & foie gras parfait, pickled girolles & fruit chutney
Both were super tasty. The Tuna was perfectly cooked and the Parfait was beyond smooth and full of flavour, absolutely delicious! I would easily have either again.
Next, round two..
For him: Roast tenderloin of pork, Bury black pudding, celeriac rosti, apple & Calvados butter sauce.
For me: Cote de beouf, flat mushrooms, tomato, chips, peppercorn sauce.
Again, both winners! The pork was moist without being undercooked and the steak was perfectly rare.
When the waitress came to take our plates, we asked how long they had been there. 36 years was her reply!!
The fact that RSJ has been around for years now tells you it is doing something right. It is a small restaurant with a limited but tasty choice of traditional well cooked dishes.
You can turn up on the off chance like we did, or book a table 0207 928 4554
They can be found just a 5 minute walk away from waterloo station at 33 Coin Street London SE1 9NR