Harden's survey result
“The kind of restaurant that sets the gold standard” – this “classy and understated” neighbourhood star has an obscure location in a Chiswick side street and echoes the “unshowy” excellence of its stablemate Chez Bruce, “delivering the goods year on year”. “Novel, vibrant and exciting cooking still thrills and surprises” and service, likewise, “is outstanding – you never feel like a waiter is looking over your shoulder but the staff are attentive to everything”. The persnickety feel that the interior is maybe a mite “clinical”, but most reporters feel “the surroundings are lovely”, “all very relaxed”, cosseted by “the hum of happy diners”.
“A consistent class act, year-in-year-out” – this “perfect local” (“people of Chiswick, do you know how lucky you are?”) is “pretty much on a par with Chez Bruce”, its stablemate. “The sublime cooking manages to be classic, yet with exciting elements popping up in each dish”, staff are “first rate” and – though “relaxed” – its “elegant” styling would not be out of place in the West End.
“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).
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.
Rob Weston took over the kitchen at La Trompette in February 2013. Rob’s career reads rather like a great food guide; working at a senior level for Marco Pierre White followed by Guy Savoy in Paris, Le Gavroche and then, most recently, 15 years as Phil Howard’s right arm and Head Chef at The Square.
Rob’s feet however remain planted firmly at the stove; the phrase “I’d rather be cooking” sums up Rob’s passion for the kitchen rather than the paper shuffling that comes with it.
Our new dining room includes a smart contemporary space which can accommodate up to 16 guests for private use. The room situated at the front of the restaurant, boasts great natural light and is equally suited to a celebration, a business lunch or simply a gathering of friends.
We will do our utmost to make your event a success and are happy to arrange the room, the menu and the service to suit your requirements.
We are also able to hire the entire restaurant for exclusive use. Please contact us for details:
La Trompette Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Couldn't fault it at all - food was magic and lovely surroundings, all very relaxed"
"Still a local beacon in Chiswick. Delicious food and attentive service. We dined in new extension which was fine but not quite as atmospheric as the original part."
"The sort of restaurant that sets the gold standard. The food hits the mark with just enough mix of imaginative flair and wonderfully fresh ingredients. Service is attentive and not too over friendly. The new wine waiter (a Greek gentleman) was charm and expertise personified. And, bliss, no music, just the hum of happy diners. A place for serious treats!"
"Fabulous lunch and excellent service. We dined late and there was no pressure for us to leave. The room is rather large so not as intimate as one may wish but a great place."
"It's been moved a stage upmarket since I last went a couple of years ago, and as a result, the portions are smaller, the food is prissier and the service has slowed glacially. But what is now really lacks is any "buzz" - it was Mother's day, but all very staid. Pleasant but very unexciting"
"Possibly the best meal for a long time. And they had a Jackie Blot Montlouis, which was superb"
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