On a very wet and blustery Thursday, armed with umbrellas and clothes that weren’t warm enough we set out to Battersea on an exploration.
Determined not to be put off by the weather we grabbed our breakfast of coffees to go and nestled into our seats on the train. It didn’t take us long to reach Clapham junction and we were soon making our way down the wet streets of London battling against the elements- Ginnie particularly enjoyed watching my umbrella being turned inside out as the wind picked up and I struggled to regain control whilst trying to keep my bedraggled locks out of my eyes and follow the satnav on my phone at the same time. I’ve subsequently concluded I’m not a multi-tasker.
It was with a sigh of relief then, when we spied our destination- The School House bar and restaurant on Saint John’s Hill. Once we were sat down we were soon feeling snug again and, as usual, it wasn’t long before our minds turned to our stomachs. The theme here, in case you haven’t guessed, is back to school and indeed everywhere you look you will experience a school related flash-back. The service was prompt, perhaps because the restaurant was fairly quiet, and the menus were handed to us on clipboards.
We loved the school desks where the menus are kept and the ruler sugar containers added an element of fun.
We both chose freshly squeezed orange juice to brighten up the drizzly day.
Next I went for an exploration to see how far the owners had chosen to keep to the School theme- I wasn’t disappointed!
I soon began to feel I was back in the school library!
But got a bit disappointed when I couldn’t find myself on the Class photos on the wall…
Is this where the headmaster hangs his brolly?
After all the exploring it was time to sit back and enjoy ‘The Naughty Schoolboy’ meal I’d ordered. A delicious feast of American style fluffy pancakes with sausages, bacon, egg, saute potatoes and a side of maple syrup awaited me on my return.
Ginnie’s chicken, bacon and avocado lunch was equally tempting and was served up on a retro looking school dinner tray.
Both meals were tasty, although I do like my egg on the slightly runnier side. I guess the dinner lady was in a bad mood that day!
After a visit to the toilet I found Ginnie absorbed in some high brow reading material
Only to discover she was being cheeky and looking at the bill that was hidden inside instead!
Feeling well and truly fuelled up we set off again on our journey homeward musing that perhaps School isn’t so bad after all. To find out more about The School House check out their website here. If you pay a visit yourself remember to leave your comments below- we’d love to know what you think!
139 St John’s Hill, London, Battersea SW111TD