Harden's survey result
“A taste of the real Tuscany in W4” can be “a just fantastic experience” at this “lovely Chiswick local”. Named after the ancestral home near Siena of the owners, a 500-year-old Chianti dynasty who wanted a London showcase, its strengths are a “warm welcome”, “some real ambience” and – as you might expect – “a great wine list”.
That it “tries hard” and “is a bit overdone on the decor” (“interesting art” on the walls) is mainly seen as a positive for this “lovely” and “upscale” Chiswick venture, operated by a 500-year-old Chianti dynasty as a showcase for Tuscan cuisine and wine. The cooking is consistently well-rated and the wine list includes “bottles from their own estate at exceptional prices”. There’s a 50-seater terrace for al fresco summer dining.
“Authentic Tuscan fodder in charming surroundings” highlights this ambitious (somewhat “pricey”) three-year-old “a definite cut above the standard Italian experience” (“given so many chains in Chiswick, it really stands out”). “It’s a brave venture too, in a large space where others have failed”, and with a big summer terrace.
The “high-end” Tuscan cuisine and “wine from their own vineyard” at this Chiswick-fringe establishment do inspire some rave reviews. Its “high prices” are a major sticking point however, and for its harshest critics it’s “noisy, unappealing and rather gaudy”.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
66-68 Chiswick High Road, LONDON, W4 1SY
Mon - Fri 6 pm - till late; Sat & Sun noon - till late
Last orders: 10 pm