Bermondsey has another gem to add to the area's collection of super spots. With Cecil's providing a 1930's taste of the orient, Casse Croute serving up authentic French cuisine, Bermondsey Arts Club bringing an array of beautiful boozy cocktails, Maltby Street and Druid Street covering all things food market (Blu Top, Monty's Deli, Hansen & Lydersen etc etc), enter to the stage The Watch House.
Already the one stop shop on Bermondsey street for artisan coffee and cake, situated in a 19th century listed building, The Watch House is now home to Waffle On (fame found amongst Maltby Street, Broadway Market, Streetfeast, KERB, Secret Garden Party and Camp Bestival) and serving their signature buttermilk sweet and savoury waffles everyday from 5pm till late.
Here's where you want to be ending your date; two forks, a vague air of Autumnal romance (jumpers, rosy cheeks etc), plenty of chocolate sauce and a cheeky grin. Sold!
We went on a rampage through the Instagram heaven that is square waffles on square slates. Please prepare to drool over the onslaught of waffles that are about to grace your eyeballs!
All the waffles are freshly baked to order on cast-iron waffling machines as the entire place is swathed in deliciously sweet aromas.
Chicken & Waffle (£7)
Southern fried spicy buttermilk chicken with maple syrup butter
Slow-Roasted Duck Waffle (£6.50/ £7)
Asian spiced slow roasted, shredded duck, plum sauce & optional biodynamic egg
Goats' Cheese Waffle (£6)
French Melusine goats' cheese, blueberry coulis, honey, figs, blueberries
Seasonal Fruit Waffle (£6.00)
Summer fruits including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, summer fruit coulis
Italian Plum Waffle (£6)
Baked plums with crushed Amaretti biscuits and Italian Zabaione cream
Cheeky Chocolate Waffle (£5)
Thick Belgian chocolate sauce, meringue, vanilla cream
And for September only, Gizzi Erskine's signature
Bananas Foster Waffle (£8)
Caramelised bananas with a chilli & honey butter, creamy rum sauce, pineapple jam and a scoop of Sorbitium vanilla bean ice cream.
(£1 from each sale will be donated to Action Against Hunger).
Enjoyment is an understatement. The groans of delight and queues stretching outside The Watch House made it quite clear that this genius new collaboration is going to be a huge hit. Each month, there'll be a new special to keep us coming back for more (no doubt here)!
We were invited as guests of The Watch House & Waffle On.