Cute and quirky is a great way to describe Annie’s. With brightly coloured decorations and cosy furniture, Annie’s is the restaurant of choice for coffee dates, brunches with the girls or a romantic dinner for two. Make sure to try a stack of American buttermilk pancakes or a delicious plate of Eggs Benedict for brunch or turn to favourites, such as Annie’s Classic Shepherds Pie or Fresh Battered Haddock & Chips for dinner. On top of the delicious food, Annie’s is a favourite spot for a refreshing cocktail or a glass of wine. The cocktails change with the season, but no matter the time of year make sure to try their signature cocktail, the British Royale. Annie’s also has a second branch on White Hart Lane in in Barnes.
162 Thames Road, Chiswick W4 3QS; 020 8994 9080; anniesrestaurant.co.uk
2 No.197 Chiswick Fire Station
Inspired by the old fire station that once stood in its present location, the owners of No.197 Chiswick Fire Station have created a unique bar that aims to instill a sense of community in all of its visitors. No.197 makes a point to use fresh, scratch-cooked food and well-sourced ingredients throughout their entire menu. From breakfast and brunch favourites, such as sourdough bruschetta with roast tomatoes, spinach, avocado and crispy bacon, or ricotta pancakes with season fruit to dinner classics like grilled sea bass and chips or a delicious No.197 house burger, restaurant-goers can’t really go wrong. No.197 takes their drink menu quite seriously, as well, by taking classic cocktails and giving them a No.197 twist with spirit infusions, house made syrups and sherbets.
197-199 Chiswick High Road W4 2DR; 020 3857 4669; no197chiswickfirestation.com
3 Charlotte’s Bistro
Built around the idea of being an informal neighbourhood bar and dining room, Charlotte’s Bistro is the perfect place for a casual night out with friends, eating good food and drinking great cocktails. Charlotte’s Bistro takes their drink menu quite seriously, as evident by the appointment of a designated head bartender, Tom Byrne. With award-winning food created using season ingredients, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
6 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick W4 1QP; 020 8742 3590; charlottes.co.uk/bistro
4 Little Bird
With an atmosphere inspired by her mother’s old cafe on Hayling Island, Little Bird’s founder Lorraine Angliss has brought a cute and quirky cocktail lounge and restaurant for all Londoners to enjoy. At Little Bird, guests can enjoy fresh Asian inspired food as well as choose a delicious cocktail from their extensive drink menu. Whether guests choose to sit outside on the terrace or remain inside, Little Bird is a great place to enjoy an evening out.
1 Station Parade, Burlington Lane, Chiswick W4 3HD; 020 3145 0894; littlebirdrestaurants.com
Inspired by neighborhood restaurants everyone loves to visit, Foxlow has become the perfect place for a relaxing evening out. Foxlow receives all their produce from the best British farmers and fishermen, meaning their menu changes with each season. Enjoy steaks from grass-fed cattle, fried and roasted chicken from Castlemead Farm, grilled fish and seafood from the South Coast, as well as seasonal salads, sides, and puddings. Their drink menu hosts an extensive selection of wines from around the world along with seasonal cocktails and craft beers. Foxlow is perfect for a leisurely brunch, Sunday roast or a night out with friends.
11 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick W4 4PH; 020 7680 2702; foxlow.co.uk
6 Jackson + Rye
Jackson + Rye has become famous for its classic American dishes. Start the meal off with American favourites like corn dogs or popcorn chicken then move onto either a classic BBQ, buttermilk fried chicken or the New York sirloin. Their breakfast and brunch menus also pay homage to the states with choices like Buttermilk Pancakes and the avocado ‘Benedict’ gracing both. Jackson and Rye is also the place to turn to for an extensive drink menu. Ranging from classic cocktails to red and white wines, and American beers, restaurants guests have plenty of delicious options to choose from at Jackson and Rye.
217-221 Chiswick High Road W4 2DW; 020 8747 1156; jacksonrye.com
7 Villa di Geggiano
Inspired by the villa in Tuscany, and bearing the same name, Villa di Geggiano has brought the taste of Tuscany to London. Much of the ingredients are imported from the Villa and surrounding Tuscan farms, and are then prepared as classic Italian dishes, like a ricotta and spinach ravioli and a risotto with Tuscan sausage and saffron. Boasting a well-stocked bar as well, guests can enjoy classic Tuscan cocktails and wine while eating dinner either out on the terrace hidden away from the busy Chiswick High Road, or stay inside and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
66-68 Chiswick High Road W4 1SY; 020 3374 9442; villadigeggiano.co.uk
If there’s anything Vinoteca takes pride in, it’s their wine menu. With a selection of 25 wines by the glass and over 200 by the bottle to choose from, Vinoteca isn’t messing around with bringing the best wine around to the attention of its guests. Don’t think, though, that they don’t take their food just as seriously. Each Vinoteca branch’s head chef creates a unique menu everyday before opening their doors for lunch. To help ease the possibility of becoming overwhelmed with the large number of wines offered, Vinoteca provides the perfect wine pairing to whatever type of dish you may be craving.
18 Devonshire Road, Chiswick W4 2HD; 020 3701 8822; vinoteca.co.uk
As the name of the restaurant suggests, visitors can expect the Smokehouse to take their meat very seriously. Possessing the warm atmosphere of a village pub, Smokehouse has three open fires and a stunning landscaped garden and terrace. The menu is hand crafted by head chef Jeff Marris, who ties in his past experience with butchery into every aspect of the menu. With the meat changing weekly based on what’s coming in from the best farms in the country, and the fish being caught daily, guests can expect truly fresh and delicious food. Smokehouse’s tendency to pay attention to the finer details is evident on their drink menu as well. Their selection of wines and beers will pair perfectly with whatever you decide to try for dinner.
12 Sutton Lane North, Chiswick W4 4LD; 020 3819 6066; smokehousechiswick.co.uk
10 La Trompette
La Trompette has been bringing Londoners delicious food and an extensive wine menu since opening its doors in 2001. With menus that change frequently enough to keep its regulars guessing, La Trompette offers choices like grilled turbot, herb crusted chicken and barbecued côte de boeuf along with caramelised wafers, Gariguette strawberries and a rhubarb crumble soufflé. The extensive wine menu is home to a selection of over 20 glasses of wine and a selection of well over 200 hundred bottles of wine.
3-4 Devonshire Road, Chiswick W4 2EU; 020 8747 1836; latrompette.co.uk
11 Restaurant Michael Nadra
Restaurant Michael Nadra combines fresh produce with a fine dining experience to create a unique restaurant. With an intimate and relaxed environment, you can choose from dinner options like roasted quail with pickled girolles and red onions or steamed sea bass with prawn and chive dumplings then pair these options with you favourite wine selection from over 200 options. Make sure to check the menus, though, they tend to change quite frequently.
6/8 Elliot Road, Chiswick W4 IPE; 020 8742 0766; restaurant-michaelnadra.co.uk
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