Powderkeg

4.1
33 reviews
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Pizzeria
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  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
POWDERKEG, Battersea’s favourite neighbourhood bar is a short stroll from Clapham Junction station.

They relaunched in autumn 2017 with a fresh look and new owners – the team behind southwest London’s award Winning Brickwood Cafés, WC Wine & Charcuterie and Joe Public Pizza.

POWDERKEG specialises in delicious cocktails, British craft beers and an ever-changing wine list.

The kitchen residency at Powder Keg comes from the well know Joe Public Pizza, serving Californian style sourdough pizzas by the slice and huge 20” pies.

With a 2am licence on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s also a great local spot to book for drinks parties.
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D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible pizza but watch out for the size. Don’t order two 20 inch pizzas if you’re two people. One is more than enough for two. Cocktails were the let down. Some nice signature cocktails but the bar staff weren’t experienced enough to do the classic cocktails well. Bad gimlet and bad martini, ok Manhattan. Good vibes though.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I visited Powderkeg in 2019 after having had what I classed as the best brunch in London in 2018.
Unfortunately, the menu had changed significantly and dishes were more generic and bland. I won't be going back.
The environment is really nice, with a beautiful conservatory and I probably would leave a different review if I hadn't had such a brilliant experience at Powderkeg last year.

T
London
64 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Booked brunch for 12:00 and even though they open at 10:30 the place was empty when we arrived - A few people arrived after us. The brunch menu is different than on Opentable, with not many options - no fried chicken for example! Smoked Salmon & Eggs was good, but I added Sausage on the side which was a mistake. They advertise a Gloucester Old Spot sausage, but I received poor quality ones. The food took 35 minutes to arrive even though we were the first to order at 12pm. Drinks (juices) were very good and the staff very pleasant.

JH
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a lovely relaxed meal with food that was very good. The evening was let down by the extremely slow service which is reflected in the review rating. Having said that the staff were very apologetic and gave us an additional free bottle of wine which was very much appreciated.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Opentable said there were tables available to be booked. So we booked. Only to be told late at night and then with a phone call less than 2 hours before explaining there was no available tables. Disappointing

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing cocktails and very personalised service. Food was really good (but secondary to the cocktails for sure).
I found the music slightly too loud but I guess it is a restaurant off the back of a bar and a Friday night.

AT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved the Valentine’s menus and thought the food was great value. The place is beaut and the staff were very amicable! I will definitely go again with my pals!

MN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere and the service was absolutely superb. Will be back for dinner as I imagine the dining area is very romantic in the evening.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday roast!

m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a lazy Sunday lunch. Roast chicken was the best I’ve ever had - full of flavour, tender and juicy. Huzzah for the new cocktail menu - well chosen, well-designed, and well-executed.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was decent and homely, perfect for a casual dinner with friends. Belly pork was a little over done and the crackling chewy. Desert was homemade pear pie which was a good winter warmer homemade dish. Cocktail list was good though we stuck to wine/water.

K
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

very good food and pretty setting in the restaurant area

BH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service and staff were amazing, could not fault them at all. We had booked in for dinner, food was great, but atmosphere is more like a bar so not great if you want a quiet catch up, but saying that we still had a lovely evening.

n
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great roast here....fab service as always

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great loved the small unique menu and the amount of gin on offer. Unfortunately service was slow and the food was overpriced.

That being said we did have a great evening for friends catching up.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

One great barman. One moody one.
Pretty dead but was a Monday.
Food came far to quick and tasted deep fried. Suggests it’s not all made to order.
Far from terrible and the (dark haired) waiter was sharp and welcoming plus food was ok.
6/10. Probs 7 on any other night but the Monday.
Would go again so couldn’t be that bad!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Sunday roast was terrible and expensive

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day everywhere was booked so stumbled on this great roast and great service and lovely conservatory feel to it - very enjoyable experience!!

CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, staff were really nice and we got a free Bellini with our brunch! Definitely recommend

P
London
27 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

This was the second time I went to this restaurant, the first time was for an early dinner, I really liked but this time I didn't. The table they got us was way to small, we were 3 guys seated on a 2 people table, it was really noisy, not a good experience. I reckon that this restaurant is good if you go earlier or for brunch, do not do for later dinners, this if you don't like to scream, and be in a tinny table.

R
London
62 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We've been to Powder Kg before and enjoyed a great night with restaurant meal. This is now tapas food and whilst food was ok means more expense and less satisfying in our view if you want a full meal not nibbles. Staff were lovely however and its a lovely setting - now more of a bar than a restaurant.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty but there wasn't a lot of it. We went for brunch and ordered a couple of extra things to make up for the small main.
The brunch menu is also a small one so there aren't enough options to choose from.

KM
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Experience was overall average- seems to be style over substance here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the recent refurbishment, everything looks gorgeous ! The new menu is an absolute must. I only picked 2 dishes this time, but will undoubtedly be back for more soon !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked for myself and wife on our 10 year Wedding Anniversary and we requested seating in conservatory which was an awesome choice to enjoy the amazing food. The bar area was very lively and would be fantastic on a men's or women's group night. Staff couldn't do enough to please and we will definitely be back.

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The space the pretty, drinks are good, food is fine, but service wasn't up to standard and music was too loud in the restaurant area.

JP
London
99 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Wanted to try something new in clapham as have not been here before. Was good fun and nice (not amazing) food. Good atmosphere and good for the price. So generally a good evening.

o
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always - Oliver looked after us impeccably :) thanks PKD!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere

MA
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely cocktails!!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place probably best quality and service in Clapham Junction area. Next level.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Who knew this gem was only 5 mins from Clapham Junction. Amazing design, great staff and food better then the standard local fair. Cocktails in the bar followed by dinner in the conservatory was just right. Noticed an intimate little private dinning room as well for next time.

b
London
53 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - exceptional service. You get exactly what you ask for, nothing is any trouble. Very friendly staff and helpful.