I followed with a lighter starter of aubergine, lentil, endive and pomegranates. Well-seasoned and tasty, this was one of the stars of the evening for me.
We were recommended the steak and as I'm not one to turn down the opportunity. I happily tucked in, but I think in the case, Roxie Steak still has the number spot for me. Deep-fried gherkins were an intriguing accompaniment but my rapidly filling stomach ruled out trying the cauliflower cheese.
I was strong and resisted the peanut butter brownie in favour of the roasted pineapple and rum cream. I admit to dessert envy when I looked round the table, especially for the florentines-for-two, but comforted myself with the thought that I was at least contributing to my five a day.
It was a really chilled evening with great company. Thanks to Laura, Ben and the team for the invitation and to my fellow bloggers for sharing the southwest London love.