Riverside Plaza, 14 Chatfield Road, SW11 020 7223 0999 © Wandsworth or Clapham Junction Open i0am-i0:30pm Mon-Sat, i0am-2:30pm Sun Over the last decade Max Renzland has been behind some of London’s most inventive and consistently excellent French restaurants. Most have been located in obscure parts of southwest London; this one is sited in an unprepossessing riverside development in Battersea. The dominant feature of the interior is a handsome 1930s mahogany bar imported from Lille. Le Petit Max is essentially a reasonably priced bistro. The menu du jour is particularly good value, but the carte is also within the reach of most budgets. A typically earthy meal could start with boudin noir blood sausage with potato salad, then braised shoulder of milk-fed Pyrenean lamb with haricot beans and garlic, finishing with rum baba, red fruits and Chantilly.