Each month Westside Resident brings you all the latest food news, restaurant openings and foodie treats from Chiswick, Ealing, Acton, Shepherd’s Bush and around
Don’t miss the opening of Crepe Affaire on Chiswick High Road. The new pancake house is sure to be packed with ravenous kids after school wolfing down banana split and Nutella crepes, but it also promises to cater for the daytime crowd with savoury fillings such as goats cheese, caramelised onion and spinach. Even those with allergies can indulge in their gluten free buckwheat flour crepes. Look out for their opening week (10 November) of crepe giveaways!
382 Chiswick High Road W4 5TF; crepeaffaire.com
The newly refurbed North Star is adding some extra sparkle to Ealing Broadway. With its shiny new interior, glitzy side garden and glossy menu of US diner classics and drinks, it’s already proving a great draw for locals. Sharing dishes include nachos, chilli and smoked wings, or there are sliders, fish and chips and burgers with 28 toppings from pulled pork to fried eggs and eight sauces. Beers include seasonal rotating craft brews and house ales.
43 The Broadway, Ealing W5 5JN; 020 8579 0863; thenorthstarealing.co.uk
Ealing welcomes another new arrival this month in the form of Limeyard, an all-day café and restaurant with a new take on surf, turf and salads. With a fresh, punchy menu of seafood, grills, raw salads and cocktails, its Californian influence is clear but there are also nods to Europe and Australia. Try the Super Salad packed with mung, soy and red beans, grilled feta, shaved vegetables, roasted seeds, picked herbs, sesame dressing or for the more carnivorous the steak and eggs or buttermilk chicken with warm peanut and coriander rice salad. And don’t forget a stack of pancakes, baked waffles or the Full Yard for breakfast – guaranteed to set you up for the day.
8 High Street, Ealing W5 5DB; limeyardrestaurant.co.uk
Looking for a new career or challenge, become a Bread Angel and help feed the world – or at least your corner of it – real bread. Virtuous Bread now run courses on how to set up your own home-baking business. The 12 hour course can be split over three weeks or a couple of half days and covers all the facts and information needed to hone your bread baking skills, as well as how to establish and grow your micro bakery business. The course costs £400.
Uber cool Acton barber Arthur Razor will be offering a complimentary Spiced Apple cocktail to celebrate Movember with each special ‘tash trim. The male grooming salon isn’t your everyday barbers, providing its customers with haircuts, skincare, body treatments as well as massages.
12 Churchfield Road, Acton W3 6EG; arthurrazor.com