Situated in a leafy and somewhat suburban area of West London, Chiswick is a family friendly community with a village-y feel. It's also a fantastic destination for some of London's best restaurants with one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the entire city. From Michelin stars to whoopie pies and just about everything delectable in between, Chiswick is home to a variety of restaurants and food shops for just about any occasion. Here's a list highlighting but a few of the excellent eateries around Chiswick.
Note: All the venues listed here – as well as plenty of other great places to eat – are within a short and rather pleasant stroll of the London Underground station at Turnham Green.
6 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1QP
Informal neighborhood bar and dining room adhering to sustainable and ethical practices. The menu is decidedly British and the goings on behind the bar suggest worldly flair. Find out more at charlottes.co.uk.
144 Chiswick High Road, W4 IPU
Sister pizzeria to the original and famous sourdough mecca in South London, the Chiswick outlet of Franco Manca has been a hit since opening a few years ago. Quality pizza in fun and comfy setting? It's a crowd pleaser to be sure! Grab an online slice at francomanca.co.uk.
301-303 Chiswick High Road, W44HH
Listed among San Pelligrino's 2013 list of the 100 Best Restaurants in the World, Hedone is chef Mikael Jonsson’s ode to culinary excellence and fine service. Not cheap but exquisite! Dream a little at hedonerestaurant.com.
6/8 Elliott Road, W4 1PE
“Premier dining” is offered here by highly regarded chef, Michael Nadra, with prix fixe and six course tasting menu options. Ceviche of scottish salmon with lime, red chilli, red onion, avocado & sweet potato? Yes please. Drool a little more at restaurant-michaelnadra.co.uk.
Outsider Tart/Blue Plate
83 Chiswick High Road, W4 2EF
Outsider Tart is an American owned bakery whipping up some of London's best (and biggest) cookies, brownies and more (they've even got a “barkery” offering “yummy treats for pooches”). Next door is Blue Plate, the same owners' soul food restaurant which serves “good old fashioned comfort food.” Have a look online at outsidertart.com.
38 Devonshire Road, W4 2HD
Quantus offers an exquisite menu of modern European cuisine with a strong Latin influence and a wine list that's inspired and decidedly Latin tinged as well. Service at this lovely little Chiswick local is formal and prompt yet exceptionally friendly, and the prices are a huge relief. For more info visit quantus-london.com.
5-7 Devonshire Road, W4 2EU
Under the same ownership of notably fine dining restaurants Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse, one Michelin starred La Trompette is considered to be among the very best French restaurants in the UK. Find out why at latrompette.co.uk.
Photo credit: Chris Osburn