Every now and then you find yourself doing something a little bit different and having the kind of night that makes you think, ‘why don’t I do this more often?’

A visit to The Latchmere in Battersea followed by watching one of Theatre503’s groundbreaking plays, just upstairs, is one of those evenings.

The pub is handsome and richly decorated, brimming with art and beautiful eccentricities. The welcome is warm and service is swift – exactly what you want when you know you’ve got a show to watch!

The food, just like everything else, focuses on the homegrown and handcrafted. Look out for the Scotch eggs – it’s their thing. The Latchmere’s aged, in-house steaks reign supreme and the sweet potato fries are to die for. Puds are proper. The salted caramel sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream will leave you feeling triumphant. There’s even a stylish, heated garden if you’re a fan of dining al fresco.

The wine selection promises something for whatever kind of day you’ve had. There’s a sturdy selection of lagers and craft ales including Sambrook’s Wandle and The London Beer Factory’s Chelsea Blonde. Cocktails can easily take your night up another level.

Watching a play at Theatre503 promises to top any evening off before you head back downstairs for one final nightcap – the bar stays open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

A pre-theatre menu is offered Monday-Saturday, 6pm-7pm. It’s just £10 for one course, £15 for two, or £18 for three courses. Better still, diners at The Latchmere get 20% off theatre tickets.* All you need to do is book in advance and mention the discount. Result!

The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BW

T: 020 7223 3549


*Applies to full priced, adult tickets during 4 week runs only. Pre-theatre menu must be booked separately, through The Latchmere (contact information above).