Monday, 27 June 2011

A glimpse of riverside living in SW6

So we have been telling people for months and it seems that others are finally coming round to our way of thinking, Fulham is trendy again. Ok so it’s never going to be Shoreditch and it’s unlikely to become home to super cutting edge bands and artists but it is offering more and more great pubs that are worth travelling for. A prime example is the newly refurbished ‘Waterside’ pub in the super swanky Imperial Wharf complex. The development is becoming increasingly more convenient with a selection of restaurants and the overground rail service with an extended timetable at weekends. There is also the holy grail of conveniences...a Tesco Metro with a cashpoint! Ok so maybe we would have preferred to see a local family run supermarket emerge but one cannot deny that it is very handy.
Anyway back to The Waterside, there is nothing more civilised than sitting by the water on a summers evening sipping something cold and enjoying an alfresco experience, especially when it is in sw6 and two minutes walk from home. Last Thursday saw just this happen when we headed to The Waterside post work for their launch party. The space itself its vast and is split on varying levels with multiple bars and a Moroccan themed decor as you enter. It is also worth noting that this is not a few dirty, sticky pub benches outside- there is some very funky outdoor furniture and a selection of canopies creating a contemporary yet comfortable space . We were treated to a refreshing cocktail and grabbed a pew outside by the river to enjoy the sunset and general buzzy ambiance, slowly winding down from the day at work.
As with all post work parties once everyone has had a drink the appetites kick in and people dive on the canapés like vultures with tactical expertise. Thankfully we were not left hungry and all felt extremely satisfied thanks to the sizeable selection and efficient delivery of canapés. A feast of miniatures from their menu were handed round which ranged from the classic burger and fish and chips to the more sophisticated foie gras on toast and crusted French onion soup.
The location is really exceptional, so much so that I returned on Sunday evening for a drink in the sunshine and saw the Sunday lunch menu in full swing which was appeared to be doing a roaring trade. Jess and I will no doubt be returning to experience their dinner menu and report back on the experience but so far so good in my opinion, we are thrilled to have such a great local.


  1. I have to say that I WAS a huge fan of Waterside for more than 2 years...but I've been there lately and the service wasn't than good. 50 minutes to get the food, not even a bread and olive platter without that waiting... not so good..

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