The first solo project from Kimberley Hernandex (previously head chef at XU and Kym’s).
Harden's survey result
This “fantastic independent neighbourhood restaurant” in Chiswick serves an “adventurous” modern European menu of “delicious and unusual dishes”. Approaching its second birthday, it’s the first solo project from well-travelled American-born Kimberley Hernandez, previously head chef at XU and Kym’s, and is more ambitious than most such locals – “still finding its feet, but with so much potential”.
“A brilliant addition to the neighbourhood” – this Chiswick site was formerly a branch of Brew (next to W4’s thriving Franco Manca), and, despite opening in tricky times (October 2020), wins enthusiastic local praise. The first solo project from Kimberley Hernandez (previously head chef at XU and Kym’s), it’s a relatively ambitious neighbourhood restaurant for this chain-filled high street, with “competent”, “flavoursome” modern European cooking.
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"Chose this restaurant for our regular Xmas dinner with friends and had very high expectations. The food was certainly interesting, very well prepared and presented - if only it had been hot! At least the staff did their best to compensate and when the cold food had been pointed out we were offered complimentary desserts - a mistake quite well recovered. The restaurant deserves to do well but it was virtually empty the night we attended with just two tables occupied. I hope they can survive!"
"This was a disappointing meal in a restaurant whose credentials looked so good and with a high price point. The bread offered was dry and had clearly been cut for a while. The blooming onion starter, which others have seen as interesting, just seemed odd - a deep fried onion on deep fried kale with far too little sauce. The mains were small and, in particular the skate, off the bone, needed more texture . The flourless chocolate cake was nice but again needed texture."
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
142 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 1PU
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|