1 Lawn Terrace, Blackheath, London SE3 9LJ
Locale restaurant is the ideal neighbourhood eatery in the heart of Blackheath, serving authentic Italian dishes. The grand wooden staircase leads to a huge dining room with its high ceilings and makes for a dramatic first impression. The deep red walls and dark wood, lit by huge candelabras and candles successfully create intimacy, ideal for romantic couples and family groups alike. Large black and white Italian pictures adorn the walls, alongside gilt framed mirror and drinks cabinet.
The new, extended bar area offers a relaxed drinking experience. With large rustic wooden tables for larger parties and leather sofas and armchairs, it is perfect for pre or post dinner drinks. The open bustling kitchen at Locale gives an insight into the care and attention paid to each dish by the Italian chefs, and all the dishes are made to authentic Italian recipes to ensure guests get a true taste of Italy.
Locale bake all their bread and make all of their pasta fresh every day using Italian flour and eggs for the genuine article. Try a starter of Tuscan Salad with broad beans, faro, Rocket and Pecorino Cheese or the Black tagiolini with crab, garlic, chilli and tomatoes, and dessert of affogato. It's beautiful food at affordable prices - unusual for the lovely London location. Sunday Brunch is very popular here and serves fine prime roast rib of beef with all the trimmings. Booking is highly advised.