There is something very welcoming about the humble meatball. It allows all sorts of herbs and spices to be folded in, carries sauce like a don and has a high pun-ability rating. (There really is no better way to test your date than with a pun.) After travelling about tasting things and stuff, the team behind Curveball have settled into this family-friendly Balham spot. Munch their crispy free range chicken balls with spicy sauce and gorgonzola or try their version of a tater tot. Def tastier than Napoleon Dynamite's. While you wait for the balls to drop, sup on one of their homemade sodas in unassuming surrounds with lots of hanging plants and a darn lovely tilled floor.