Locale Italian restaurant in Blackheath is one dramatic dining room. The deep crimson walls offset dramatic chandeliers, gilt-framed mirrors, velvet drapery, dark wood chairs and tables, dark leather banquettes and spot-lit black and white photographs. Come, drink at the snug lounge bar, enjoy the fresh Italian cucina di casa and maybe have a little pose. 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. Bookings advised. Locale tempts you further with unusual and boutique wines, fresh fruit cocktails and markedly good coffee.
Sample a la carte
- Baby spinach salad with goat cheese, red onion cherry tomatoes and balsamic dressing £7.25
- Prosciutto and salami with fennel and sardinian crisp bread £6.95
- Seafood salad with calamari, shrimp, baby octopus and salmon £7.95
- Whole buffalo mozzarella with tomato, basil & extra virgin olive oil £7.95
Other starters are available.
- Risotto with asparagus, broad beans, peas and parmesan £9.95
- Ravioli filled with smoked salmon and ricotta in a creamy tomato sauce £10.95
- Seafood linguini, prawns, octopus, calamari and clams with a spicy tomato sauce £12.95
- Grilled chicken paillard with herb roast potatoes and rocket £12.95
- Char grilled scotch rib steak with herb roast potatoes £16.95
- Grilled lamb steaks with buttered jersey new potatoes and mint £17.25
Other main courses are available.
- Chocolate amaretto mousse with white chocolate sauce £5.50
- Pears in red wine with cinnamon ice cream £5.95
- Panna cotta with mixed berry sauce £4.95
- Selection of ice creams or sorbet £4.75
Other desserts are available.
1 Lawn Terrace, Blackheath Village, SE3 9LJ
£25-£34 / €35-€49
Mon - Thurs 5pm - 10:30pm
Fri 5pm - 11pm
Sat - Sun 11am - 11pm