Any fears that the Battersea Power Station developments would only bring uninspiring chains quickly dissipated when they announced that the likes of Pedler Cru (from Peckham’s Pedler team), The CoffeeWorks Project, Dodd’s Gin and the subject of this post, Mother, were to open in Circus West Village. Hailing from Denmark, Mother is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar that focuses on wood-fired sourdough pizzas, wine and good times. Much like their stylish site in Copenhagen’s Kødbyen meatpacking district, their spacious Battersea archway is an atmospheric, candlelit space filled with wooden furnishings and fresh herbs.
They use purified seawater to make a light, soft sourdough base, which they then load with burrata, smoked salmon, speck and more. London is no stranger to decent sourdough pizza, and there are pizzerias opening left, right and centre at the moment (e.g. Made of Dough, Crust Bros), so it’s wise of Mother to also offer bruschetta bites, deep fried mozzarella balls, freshly baked paninis and more. The fresh pasta dishes might just be the best thing on the menu – our fettucine with mushrooms, parsley and pinenuts was excellent. What else is there to say? Oh yes, the kitchen is open til 11pm every night (dangerous), and they put on a wonderful buffet brunch spread at the weekends. And there’s table tennis outside. And it’s a stone’s throw from the river. That’s more than enough reasons to trek over to my overlooked neck of the woods I reckon. See you there!
Mother – www.motherrestaurant.co.uk
3 Arches Lane, SW8
N.B. It can be a bit tricky to find! Take the steps down from Chelsea Bridge and walk along the water to find Circus West Village.