Brunswick House Cafe

Lunch today at Brunswick House Cafe at Vauxhall.

Brunswick House is on the Thames Path where it leaves St George Wharf. The lovely 18th-century house is occupied by Lassco who sell architectural salvage. You can wander all over the house looking at piles of door knobs, letterboxes, street signs, tiles and framed posters. There are even old baths.

An extension on the north side is where the cafe has recently opened. Diners sit on old chairs at antique tables.

Arriving at 1pm was maybe not  a good idea as it’s very popular. It was thirty minutes before I was served but everyone is polite and hardworking.

The so-called Blythburgh sausage roll (£6.40) was a huge slice of meat in thin pastry served with salad. It was worth waiting for and really filling. Water is easily available which will be welcome to walkers in summer.

Also on the menu was roast beetroot soup and haggis on toast. The coffee had been roasted just two weeks ago.

A pot of Lapsang Souchong is £2.

I was away by 2pm which was fine for several hours walking before dark.

Brunswick House, on the corner of Wandsworth Road and Nine Elms Lane, is a handy and delightful stop on the Thames Path between the South Bank and Putney.

The opening times are 8am (weekends 10am) to 5pm.

See page 40.

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