Harden's survey result
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“You can’t fail to have a good meal” at this “West End-style operation” off Chiswick’s main drag, whose “very accomplished cuisine” and “polished” service (“insightful wine advice” in particular) create an experience almost “on a par with Chez Bruce” (its stablemate). “Worth the schlep across town”… says a fan from E18!
“A good reason to live in Chiswick!” – this “dream local” is a worthy sibling to Chez Bruce, that’s “well worth the trek to W4” for its “exemplary” classic cooking and “quiet wow factor”; a tiny minority, however, quibble that it’s “not quite as special as prior to the extension” (a couple of years ago).
“After a fall from grace post-refurb” (in 2013), this “fabulous” Chiswick “jewel” – sibling to the legendary Chez Bruce – “has recovered its zing”; ratings for its “glorious” Gallic cuisine (“just the right balance of classic and innovative”), “outstanding” wine and “immaculate” service are all impressive.
A revamp and expansion have divided opinion on this “Chiswick star”, which is historically one of the survey’s top performers; for fans it’s still “the best example of a fine dining neighbourhood restaurant in town”, but doubters say the cooking’s “lost wow factor” of late, with service seeming “harassed” too.
La Trompette opened in 2001 and has been showered with accolades since the outset; a reflection of the care, dedication and energy invested in the restaurant by the whole team. It serves some of the best food in London but without the formality or prices associated with the capital’s top end establishments.
We closed at the beginning of 2013 for a complete refurbishment, and have expanded to include a brand new kitchen, private dining and improved customer facilities. The new appearance has not changed the focus of the restaurant. The aim is as it always has been, to give all our guests the best possible dining experience from start to finish.
La Trompette remains under the same ownership which includes other notable restaurants Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse.
La Trompette Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Best meal so far this year, most dishes faultless. The wine list is both good and outstanding value."
"Had lunch yesterday. Always a favourite but quite excelled itself. Perfect service, friendly but not intrusive. 7 course tasting menu was superb. Lots of fish and seasonally right mushrooms. Trout dish was wonderful, lots of subtle clean flavours distinct from each other but beautifully balanced, ceps, truffle and comte cheese course the same. Scallops a bit overwhelmed by yuzu butter but everything else was superb. Strawberry shortcake soufflÃ©, tasty, light and lovely theatrical presentation."
"Very good food and very good service"
"Still the best address in Chiswick / Hammersmith area. Wine list finely matches menu prices and sommelier has made a very good job to bring wines people in London want to drink. Will keep coming back. Initially had Nobu booked, much happier with Trompette!"
"The 2 starters starters (Cornish mackerel, smoked eel, kohlrabi, pickled rhubarb and sorrel) and (Raw gilthead bream, bonito, shimeji, cucumber and English wasabi) were absolutely delicious and stunning."
"Fabulous meal as ever"
"Our 'go to' favourite when we are needing a real treat, the menu never fails to excite, the service is exemplary, and we love the food, it is artistry on a plate, but, at the same time, real food."
"Consistently strong and interesting food that seems to be have gone up a notch over past year or so. Room can seem a bit bland but excellent service and cooking on several visits"
5-7 Devonshire Rd, London, W4 2EU
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, Sun 3 pm, dinner 6.30 pm, Sun 7 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 pm