Battersea fried chicken shop reborn as neighbourhood bar-restaurant

Ploussard, a new neighbourhood restaurant and natural wine bar, opens tomorrow (1st April) in Battersea Rise, close to Clapham Common.

Named after a relatively obscure wine grape from the Jura, Ploussard serves a list of low-intervention and natural wines – including, yes, a Côte de Julien made from ploussard – alongside a seasonal menu that includes a lamb and anchovy crumpet, Mangalitza pork chop and whole baked brill to share.

The founders are Tommy Kempson, who runs the front-of-house, and chef Matt Harris, the duo behind chicken burger operation Other Side Fried, which started out from the back of a van in 2014 and now has a permanent home in Brixton. They closed down their second OSF site earlier this month to convert the premises into Ploussard.

Matt said: “It’s been a dream of mine to open my own restaurant and now it’s actually happening it’s a bit surreal.

Ploussard, which has just 35 covers, is offering food at half price for tomorrow’s opening.

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