Put it in front of me, and risk losing the whole block to my stomach in a matter of minutes. Tempt me with it, and you will regret it. It's that number one food that I just can't say no to, no matter how much my stomach begs me to. Ask me what food I could never live without, and it's cheese. Soft cheese, hard cheese, melted cheese, grated cheese...
...I'm pretty sure that it's time to admit it. I am a cheese addict. You have been warned.
Which explains why I could barely contain my excitement when learning about the latest pop up in London's South West. The Lodge, conveniently located right next to Clapham North tube, is the ultimate haven for my fellow foodies, particularly those who have a soft spot for cheese, too.
Upon walking up the stairs to the funky restaurant/bar, I was instantly transported to a Swiss après-ski chalet. From the gorgeous pictures of the Swiss Alps, to the skis and ice-skates hanging decoratively from the walls, to the toasty warm room filled with wooden benches and tables, I completely forgot about the hustle and bustle that was in fact, London, and right beneath me.
With a range of suitably themed drinks, cocktails and meals, the difficult part was choosing what to order. Go for a hot cider to start, which is guaranteed to warm you up. Then, try the Reblochon and Smoked Bacon Croquettas to get your tastebuds warmed up for the cheesey heaven that awaits.
And of course, the star of the show...you simply cannot come here unless you share one of the delicious cheese fondues. Whilst my first impression claimed greedily that there was not nearly enough fondue in the bowl for two - I was soon reminded by my full and heavy stomach that fondue is always a great idea...in small portions.
A 5 out of 5 star experience from the decorative venue, to the service, to the delicoius food. An absolute must visit this winter in London!
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