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Star Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, who trained in London almost 30 years ago, has made his return to the capital with the opening of a new high-rise restaurant in the Battersea Power Station development; his 15th-floor Iberian restaurant "with its own bar on the floor below as well as a rooftop bar with an infinity pool), is part of the new art’otel design by Foster + Partners; opened February 2023.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You feel like you’re on the set of Blade Runner next to the floor-to-ceiling windows” of this striking newcomer on the 16th floor of the new Battersea art’otel, with gobsmacking sightlines over the top of the power station and of the London skyline. Fêted Portuguese chef, Henrique Sá Pessoa, provides a not-unaffordable selection of tapas, petiscos, tortilla, grills (from the Josper) and a few large plates. Our reporters were generally more enthusiastic than The Standard’s Jimi Famurewa (whose food “lurched, haphazardly, from forgettably luxe to clumsily experimental”), referencing “classic Portuguese dishes, all executed with impeccable attention to detail”. But one reporter did feel their meal was only “fine… like JimFam we were thinking of the much more interesting and better value menu at Lisboeta”. Top Tip – dip your toe in the water by “heading to the rooftop bar next door which has stunning views: order some drinks and nibble on small plates”.

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If you’re of a certain age, your reading may have been punctuated since the 1980s with visuals in national newspapers of how a skyline bar/restaurant at the forever-about-to-be-redeveloped Battersea Power Station might look. Well, it’s finally a reality! Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa will open these three distinct spaces – a 15th floor restaurant; a bar on the 14th floor; and a rooftop bar with infinity pool – as part of the new art’otel in the development. Sá Pessoa’s existing interests include his two Michelin star Alma back home in his native Lisbon and acting as exec chef to art’otel Amsterdam. Authentic Portuguese and Catalonian cuisine is promised alongside other dishes of Iberian inspiration, with numerous items finished tableside for a bit of added glam.

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15th Floor, Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, London, SW11 8BJ

JOIA Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of JOIA Restaurant in SW11, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of JOIA restaurant.
Kieran C
Not enough flavour in the food for these pr...
Reviewed 7 months, 10 days ago

"Not enough flavour in the food for these prices. Service was all a bit hard work. Some good views of the power station. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
SundayLunch   £55.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £46.00 £0.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £8.00
Service 15.00%
15th Floor, Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, London, SW11 8BJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm
Saturday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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