Saturday brunch is the most important meal of the week for Londoners. 

That’s the conclusion I came to as my bus passed through Balham, Clapham and Battersea, where dozens of brunch spots line every street. 

And just when you think the area can’t fit in any more brunch restaurants, another comes along. 

I was on my way to The Table in Battersea, the new kid on the block in the south west London foodie scene. 

While they’re new to the area, the folk at The Table have plenty of experience in the brunch game after 17 years of success at their Southwark location. 

Their second restaurant is in Battersea Rise, an area buzzing with independent gems and some of the best eateries in London. 

But while there’s fierce competition in the area, The Table more than holds its own. 

From the moment we entered we were greeted with that perfectly relaxed atmosphere that you look for on a Saturday morning. 

The place was pretty busy but the interior was so spacious that we didn’t feel crammed in at all. 

We were given a table by the window, near the outdoor terrace, and were looked after by the attentive staff – the service was second to none. 

Alongside the brunch classics were intriguing dishes like smoked ham hock and chorizo hash or a buttermilk chicken burger with their signature Southwark hot sauce. 

But what caught my eye more than anything else was the brunch club (£13) – streaky bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, all served on pancakes (or waffles). 

I was looking for that classic American diner experience with crispy bacon covered in maple syrup. 

News Shopper: The bacon was brilliantly crispyThe bacon was brilliantly crispy (Image: Newsquest)

I wasn’t disappointed, the bacon was some of the best I’ve ever had. 

I was enjoying my meal so much that I’d barely noticed the meal being devoured by my other half. Yet it is worthy of its own review. 

She went for the long weekender (£12) - avocado and poached eggs served on a generous stack of waffles, with halloumi on top (£2.50 extra). 

News Shopper: Waffles topped with halloumi, egg and avocadoWaffles topped with halloumi, egg and avocado (Image: Newsquest)

The eggs were perfectly cooked with a runny yolk and the whole dish tied together beautifully. 

We washed it all down with a couple of delicious coffees and a smoothie each – we went for strawberry and coconut which was absolutely killer. 

News Shopper: This smoothie was to die forThis smoothie was to die for (Image: Newsquest)

The Table is a brilliant spot for brunch - the quality of the food and the service was impeccable.

I would recommend it to anyone looking to treat yourself on a weekend morning.