We recently mentioned Milkwood in our update of Herne Hill, at the time we’d only visited the bar but since then we were invited along to try the food, and having done so we decided it was more than worth another mention.
There’s a separate dining area in Milkwood, which is behind the bar, and more formal than the area out front for drinking. Service is excellent, providing the right level of attention with regular water top ups and bread and oils while you order.
Alongside our bread we started with a Pilsner Urquell and Elderflower and Cucumber Martini, the cocktail was amazing, rivalling my love for espresso martinis and the perfect refreshing start for my sweet inclined palette.
The first course was mouth wateringly delicious, squid is always a must for me and Milkwood’s version did me proud. A plate piled with Crispy squid in sweet soy sauce was so moreish, I’d return for this alone.
The main courses lived up to the expectation set by the starters, with interesting combinations and deliciously cooked meat from both the Lamb rump with black olives, chickpeas, courgette, rosemary & anchovy yoghurt and the Confit duck leg with lentils, samphire and large juicy lardons.
To finish we decided on the Vanilla cheesecake with raspberries, and as a nod to our Argentinian adventure earlier in the year the Dulce de Leche ice cream. These were matched perfectly with some sweet dessert wines picked by our waiter.
Price wise, mains range from £11 for a burger up to £22 for Rib Eye steak. It’s not dirt cheap but the food is deserving of the price tag. Starters and dessert from £5, which is great value.
I would definitely return, in fact I’m keen to try their brunch menu already! Milkwood is sure to thrive as a Herne Hill stalwart.
Milkwood – 216 RAILTON ROAD, LONDON, SE24 0JT