The scene Stylish, classy and thoroughly welcoming, the restaurant occupies the front half with large wooden tables and natural lighting, with the bar lurking at the back, a darker wood design and more subdued lighting offering a more sultry, post-meal atmosphere.
The grub Quickly establishing itself as a fave among locals, the Frizzle offers a two-course fixed-price menu, as well as brunch (full English and veggie brekkie options, eggs benedict and so forth) and express (sandwiches, fish and chips) options, plus
a three-course dining menu for evening luxury.
For starters, we sample the pan-fried tiger prawns, which are quite superb, and the ham hock, pea and mint salad, the latter proving a lower key but no less impressive option.
Mains feature the Frizzle’s trademark steak and oyster pie, cider and oregano marinated pork chops and daily fresh pasta, as well as seasonal chef’s specials.
We plump for the pan-fried mullet, – a hearty and tastebud spiking delight served on a bed of new potatoes – and the spatchcock chicken marinated in Tunisian spices, served on orzo pilaf with harissa dressing – perfectly cooked and full to the brim with excitingly diverse flavours.
For dessert, we opt for the double chocolate cheesecake (delicious but not for those watching the calories) and the butterscotch panna cotta (exquisitely palette-refreshing).
Behind the bar An impressive array of lagers and ales is complemented by a wide-ranging wine list (the Alasia Sec comes highly recommended) and some winning cocktails, the Colonist (a Rittenhouse rye wonder) and Cucumber Martini especially.
Bill please Starters from £5.45; mains from £8.75; desserts from £5.45. Wines from £21 per bottle; cocktails from £7.50.
Verdict A fantastic Wimbledon addition we can’t recommend highly enough.
74-78 The Broadway, SW19 1RQ
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