Situated at the iconic Battersea Power Station, Megan’s at the Power Station is right by the water. Voted as one of the most romantic restaurants in London, it boasts bar area, cosy benches, round and long tables with abundance of macrame, indoor plants and fairy-lit booths and an outdoor seating. But most importantly, it is a pet friendly restaurant.
Megan’s at the Power Station is Pet Friendly
In fact, just to prove that it is truly pet-friendly, it lent itself as a venue for a photoshoot for Battersea Power Station’s page which featured a diverse range of gorgeous furry friends at their tables and booths all ready for a fine treat – see image below. The Power Station boasts a great list of pet friendly restaurants in the area.
Turkish Brunch Feast – Sharing Platter
Although we were early for lunch the place was already packed. That’s because the Mediterranean restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner (and all meals in between) from 8 am onwards. The menu at Megan had a variety of ‘serious’ mains or diners could choose from a selection of smaller mezze platters, to combine together to make a meal.
As the options were so varied, and we really wanted to try out a range, we opted in the end for the Turkish Brunch Feast, which was a combination of mezze and sides. It includes the restaurant’s famous Shakshouka – baked eggs on a cast iron casserole dish.
Apart from the Shakshouka baked eggs, the sharing platter also featured a Turkish cheese fondue and a choice of either grilled halloumi or sucuk ‘Turkish Chorizo’. We went with the latter.
Shakshouka, while not exactly a common offering, is beginning to become more popular (M&S’s cafe has started offering its own version too). At Megan’s the shakshouka was a combination of sharp and tangy tomato mix with a poached egg. This was well-tempered with the greens that served both as a garnish and alternate flavour. The black sesame seeds were an imaginative touch, adding colour and crunch to the dish.
The Turkish Chorizo was very tasty, in some senses overpoweringly so. It was overly salty on its own but paired well when cut in to bite-sized pieces and added to the Shakshouka. It also worked well in small bites when dipped in the cheese fondue.
The breads, both flat and seeded were gorgeous and wonderfully warm and lightly toasted to complement the variety of flavours from the sharp shakshouka to the sweet jam and rich sesame halva dip and cheese fondue. Other sides included a Turkish chopped salad, smashed avocado and harissa hummus.
The side of sweet spreads to go with the bread was reminiscent of breakfast spreads – Nutella, sesame halva cream and blueberry compote. Our ‘dessert’ after the mezze plates was delightful with the warm lightly toasted seeded bread.
Megan’s Turkish Brunch feast is a nod to the long lazy Sunday brunches of Northern Turkey, where the meal lasts all day until 9pm with tastes and grazing feasts marauding between sweet and savoury and everyone dipping in and out of a communal shared meal.
For the grilled halloumi cheese option (instead of chorizo), a photo that features this version is below.
Try This At Home
If you want to make your own Turkish breakfast at home, try the following recipes.
- Shoushouka recipe from Vidar Bergum
- Turkish Cheese Fondue ‘Muhlama’ Recipe from Megan’s
- Chorizo or Halloumi Cheese
Quick side dishes if you can’t get them from the shops
- Turkish chopped salad recipe from Food&Wine
- smashed avocado recipe from BBC Food
- harissa hummus recipe from plattings and pairings
The following can just be scooped out from jars.
- Sesame Halva Cream
- Blueberry Compote
You will of course, need small round cast iron eared pans for the Shakshouka and cheese fondue.
On the day of our visit, there were very few pets in the restaurant. As the place was quite busy, we asked for a quiet corner, away from foot traffic so Ollie could rest a bit more peacefully. We were seated at the front of the restaurant but at the far end away from the entrance itself, next to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
There are a variety of different seating areas from the main bar area to long tables and booths. The fairy lights and cushioned chairs gave this restaurant a warm welcoming feel, as if you were simply walking in to a friend’s busy living room rather than a restaurant. There was quite a mish mash of decorating choices from distressed wooden panels to artificial flowers on the wall, from ultra modern to rocco elements. It was okay as long as you did not pay too much attention to it and focussed on your own area. See gallery below for more photos of the interior.
More images from Megan’s
Megan’s was a warm and welcoming place to visit on a wet drizzly winter’s day – most importantly, it being pet-friendly meant that our four-legged family member was included. The restaurant was popular and its laid-back ‘come as yourself’ vibe certainly attracted a range of guests from lunching mummies to couples to families with young children. The service was quick and friendly, and recommendations were thoughtful. The bottle of tap water for the table was appreciated.
Overall, our experience of Megan’s at the Powerstation was a pleasant one. The usually nervous dog found some space to calm down and relax, despite it being a bit noisy. The food was interesting and sufficiently filling and although not quite a lazy Sunday brunch, we did not feel overly rushed to finish and had time to savour the different flavours and textures of the Turkish Brunch Feast.
Would we recommended it: definitely if you are looking for a laid-back pet-friendly space to visit, get together with friends or just savour long lazy meals.
Address:Megan’s Battersea Power Station, 27 Circus, West Village, London SW11 8NN
- Saturday 8:30 am –11 pm
- Sunday 9 am –9 pm
- Monday 8:30 am –10 pm
- Tuesday 8:30 am –10 pm
- Wednesday 8:30 am –10 pm
- Thursday 8:30 am –10 pm
- Friday 8:30 am –10 pm
Website: Megan’s at the Power Station