As you know, I’m searching for the best burger in London. Pub burgers are often very good but not quite good enough to blog about. Yesterday’s burger at The Rosendale was a little bit special though.
El G and I were cycling from Brixton to Penge (don’t ask…) and decided to check the Michelin guide to London restaurants to find a good gastropub on the way. And West Dulwich’s The Rosendale was highly recommended – an old coaching house featuring an outside terrace, great-sounding menu and heavy emphasis on sourcing and ingredients.
It’s huge – with great big high ceilings inside and a sunny terrace, with pub grub served at the front and a posher dining room to the back where the food is apparently superb. Its the sort of place that makes it own butter, mayonnaise and burger buns – an won Time Out’s best gastropub award in 2007. Bit of an odd location though and wasn’t that busy – which is a real shame.
I ordered the cheese burger with coleslaw on the side and it was fantastic. Home-made bun which was light and fluffy, home-made mayonnaise which was citrusy and tangy, tasty thin chips, good cheese and an incredibly well-cooked burger – meaty and tender and pink. Highly recommended if you live in the area for great pub grub. I was also jealous of a family eating steaks and red wine on the terrace – looked very good.