Fish and chips in East Sheen, Thai on the river and cool new look restaurant in Kew, this month there’s plenty going on in West London’s restaurant scene

Riverside dining

Does riverside dining in west London get any more iconic than The Depot Restaurant & Bar in Barnes? With stunning views, the Depot’s refurbishment earlier this year not only unleashed the essence of Hoxton into the sunny Barnes eatery, but it also replaced the old conservatory with a stunning glass one, with windows opening directly onto the towpath and providing a new al fresco dining experience. And don’t forget the Tideway Yard, one of the best suntraps in the area to quaff a cheeky bottle of rose while enjoying a lazy Mediterranean lunch.
Tideway Yard, SW14; 020 8878 9462; depotbrasserie.co.uk

The Depot offers riverside dining

Fish supper in Sheen
Fish n’ chips come none better in East Sheen than the newly opened Kerbisher & Malt. The award-winning group has been recognised for its great design and features sleek tiles with natural timber boarding and panelled walls – inspired by old timber fishing boats and all adding to the nautical theme. Sustainably sourced fish comes battered, crumbed in matzo meal or grilled, while other options include calamari, whitebait and half-pints of prawns. The ‘hand-chipped’, twice fried Maris Piper chips even come with home-made mushy peas and curry sauce. The posh chippy has options to take out or eat in and has just launched a new lunch menu of fish bites and chips, fillet of fish burger and chips or fishcake and salad all at £4.50.
170 Upper Richmond Road, SW14 8AW; 020 8840 4418, kerbisher.co.uk

Kerbisher & Malt’s first-rate fish and chips

Thameside Thai
Alan Yau’s Thai brasserie Busaba Eathai has just opened on Kingston riverside. The 135 seat restaurant, with its trademark communal teak tables and bench seating also features street art from Hunto to decorate their street food van. There’s a covered riverside terrace for semi-al fresco dining and a new lounge bar with cocktails such as Lemongrass and Thai basil Martini and Tamarind Negroni – just the ticket to revive one after a heavy shopping trip. Dishes include Isaan grilled pork, summer salads and Thai style desserts such as mango sticky rice and sweet plantain fritters with vanilla bean ice cream.

Head to The Botanist for traditional British pub food

 New look for The Botanist
The Botanist on Kew Green has reopened with a new look drawing on its links to its stunning local surrounds. With unpretentious seasonal and fresh pub food there’s also a large range of draught beers and cask ales and a vast list of world wines for a little light indulgence. Why not try their new weekend brunch or even indulge in a hearty Sunday roast. Large parties can enjoy some of the pubs semi- private rooms including the Green Room and the outside terrace or secret garden courtyard at the back of the pub.
3-5 Kew Green, TW9 3AA; 020 8948 4838; thebotanistkew.co.uk 


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