West London favourite Charlotte’s Place has added a new upstairs dining room overlooking Ealing Common – in what used to be the flat where founder Charlotte Kearns lived. She opened the restaurant with her husband, John, more than 30 years ago. It is still, according to the latest Harden’s Survey, “the best in Ealing by far”. Owner Alex […]

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Allegra McEvedy has bought the Shepherd’s Bush wine bar Albertine, founded by her mother, and will reopen it after a spruce-up later this month. Originally opened in 1978, Albertine became a favourite watering-hole for staff from the BBC’s White City studios further up Wood Lane – it even suggested the name Albert Square to the team […]

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The ETM Group (the mushrooming gastropub empire behind The Gun, The Jugged Hare and The Botanist) has reopened one of Ealing’s most popular pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern. The boozer reopened this week after an extensive refurb, with a 60-cover restaurant, bar, private function rooms, and walled garden. Ealing Park Tavern first opened in 1728 when […]

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New grill house, West Thirty Six, will open in Golborne Road later this month – the same west London street that already houses John Doe, the charcoal grill spot glowingly reviewed by the Observer’s Jay Rayner on Sunday (4 Jan). The three storey 100-cover restaurant with bar and cocktail lounge, on the former site of the […]

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