No. 29 Power Station West, Battersea
By Emily Lawler
In January we launched our series on London’s best baby-friendly restaurants for grown-ups. This time we’re just south of the river in Battersea.
No. 29 Power Station West is one of the first restaurants to open in the new development in Battersea Power Station. There will be many more to come, it seems. The place is pleasantly decorated maybe entirely by Loaf. To clarify, this isn’t a criticism. I love Loaf. I wish I could afford Loaf.
The restaurant, which serves up high-end pub grub-esque plates and cocktails, had been open about three days when I ventured in looking like I had been dragged through a shrub backwards whilst exhausted and sweatily pushing my buggy. The service was well oiled, polite and accommodating considering how brand new the place was. There were a lot of families with children of varying ages dining, and little succulents adorning each table.
What’s good? Lovely rich beef and black pudding croquettes. The rotisserie chickens. A beautiful smoky crème brûlée with passion fruit.
Kid friendly? Yes, although the baby change is locked and accessible by a hidden elevator, so you need to ask for access.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✓loads of other parents
✓space for buggies
✓toys/play area—the area surrounding the restaurant has fountains, ping pong tables and other activities running regularly that are free