Eat your way around the globe without leaving SW6; menus inspired by British, Spanish, Indian, Thai and Sardinian cooking have made our list of the best 10 restaurants in Fulham
Cuisine: Modern European
Modern European bistro Manuka Kitchen opened its no-frills doors at the end of 2012, with an emphasis strongly on top quality food. In the kitchen, chef Tyler Martin has continued to produce menus of superb standards, meanwhile Joseph Antippa keeps front-of-house service slick and welcoming. Best to book in advance for Manuka Kitchen’s great value meals.
Manuka Kitchen, 510 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5NJ; 020 7736 7588
Munster Road’s Locale is a welcoming neighbourhood restaurant that serves up traditional Italian cuisine. As well as for family friendly suppers, it’s a great spot for lunch. New for the autumn, Locale’s lunch menu features Italian classics such as lasagne, ravioli, pizza as well as salads and chicken ‘secondi’. What’s more, Locale is running a 241 lunch offer, which is valid from the set menu every Monday to Friday. Look out for Locale’s Taste of Italy series coming soon, in celebration of regions of Italy starting with Tuscany.
Locale, 222 Munster Road, Fulham, London SW6 6AY; 020 7381 6137
In 2010 The Harwood Arms in Walham Grove was the first pub in London to be awarded a Michelin Star. Need we say much more? The brainchild of Brett Graham of the Ledbury restaurant and Mike Robinson of the Pot Kiln pub in Berkshire, it’s perhaps little wonder that the food is fantastic. The star doesn’t have to mean expensive either, The Harwood Arms offers a set daily lunch menu from Tuesday to Friday; priced at £20 for two courses and £25 for three courses.
The Harwood Arms, Walham Grove, London SW6 1QP; 020 7386 1847
Sapori Sardi on the Fulham Road is a family-run restaurant run by husband and wife team, Piero and Rosa. The care Piero puts into his cooking and the warm welcome for Rosa and her team will make you fee like part of the family. Sapori Sardi serves up authentic Sardinian food at its best along with a host of carefully selected Italian wines.
Sapori Sardi, 786 Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 5SL 020 7731 0755
A trip to The Blue Elephant will transport you to Thailand, via ImperialWharf. The restaurant (formerly in Fulham Broadway) has an impressive Thai-style interior décor, which was blessed by monks from Wimbledon’s Buddhapadipa Temple when the restaurant relocated. The food here is excellent too; The Blue Elephant’s talented chefs prepare food using ingredients flown in directly from Thailand creating dishes from menus that are centuries old as well as new, innovative ideas.
The Blue Elephant, The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, Townmead Road, London SW6 2UB; 020 7751 3111
Indian restaurant Nayaab first opened in Park Walk, Chelsea in 1981. In the mid 1980s, owner Praveen Rai moved his restaurant to Fulham’s New Kings Road where it remains today. A trusted name in SW6, Nayaab serves consistently good curries and more. Head to Nayaab for a traditional taste of India and to try new and exciting developments in Indian cuisine.
Nayaab, 309 New King’s Road, Fulham, London SW6 4RF; 020 7731 6993
Upstairs at Amuse Bouche sits a gem of a restaurant in Fulham. Claude’s Kitchen, headed up by chef Claude Compton (ex-Petersham Nurseries and Club Gascon), opened in 2013 to positive reviews. Going strong, Claude’s Kitchen has become Fulham residents’ favourite. The food focuses on British offerings; fish is delivered daily from South Cornwall and the meat is organic and free range. The menu stays seasonal and fresh by changing weekly.
Claude’s Kitchen, 51 Parsons Green, London SW6 4JA; 0207 371 8517
Cuisine: Modern British
Claude and Cedric Bosi’s pub The Malt House in Fulham is popular with Fulham locals, and the Resident can vouch for why. The regularly updated menu at The Malt House does not disappoint; perhaps because the a la carte menu is overseen by Claude Bosi (who has 2 Michelin stars), who is said to taste all the dishes personally before they make it onto the menu.
The Malt House, 17 Vanston Place, Fulham, London, SW6 1AY; 020 7084 6888
Cuisine: Seasonal British
Tucked above Broadway Bar & Grill and below Broadway House private members’ club, is Brasa, which describes itself as ‘West London’s luxury grill restaurant’. The grill its referring to is an impressive Asador Grill that has been imported from the Basque mountains of Spain. Ingredients are seasonal, and sourced locally where possible and features organic meat and fresh fish from the DorsetCoast.
Brasa, 474-476 Fulham Road, London SW6 1BY; 020 7610 3137
10 El Metro
We couldn’t do a Fulham foodie round-up without including this Fulham Broadway institution. El Metro opened in 1989 – same year SW resident was first published – so has been serving tapas to Fulham residents for 25 years. We think that’s testament enough to the quality of the food here. If you haven’t been already, what are you waiting for?
El Metro, 10-12 Effie Road, Fulham Broadway SW6 1TB; 020 7384 1264