Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Chiswick
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Chiswick restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 31 restaurants in Chiswick and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Chiswick restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. La Trompette French restaurant in Chiswick 5-7 Devonshire Rd - W4
“We schlep across town from E18 two or three times a year and we always have a wonderful experience!” – this “consistently fabulous” destination occupies a low-profile location in a Chiswick sidestreet, but remains the “go-to-choice in West London” for many reporters and “rivals many more high-profile West End temples of gastronomy”. Like its even-more-famous stablemate, Chez Bruce, its “bright”, neighbourhood-style interior is smart but far from flash – the “spoiling experience” it delivers derives from its “seriously imaginative and beautifully executed” modern cuisine and its “seamless and charming” service. And it offers “very good value”, too: “this is exactly what every restaurant at this price point should aspire to”. On the downside, the table layout can seem “too crowded”, and there were also very occasional good-but-not-great meals reported this year: “are they a bit stretched since they added more covers?”
2. Tamp Coffee Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Chiswick 1 Devonshire Road - W4
“A caffeine hit and empañadas, obvs” – that’s the deal at this well-liked small coffee bar, off Chiswick’s main drag, which, as well as its trademark Latino bites, serves a selection of baps, pastries and other brunch-ish fare from early morning till afternoon.
3. Rhythm & Brews Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Chiswick 22 Walpole Gardens - W4
“A lovely, local independent coffee shop” on the distant borders of Chiswick and Gunnersbury combining “laid-back music on vinyl (some of which you can buy)” and a “cosy” vibe with “great pastries” and other simple fare, plus some fine brews (using Union coffee).
4. Annie’s International restaurant in Chiswick 162 Thames Rd - W4
This “enviable local star” from former Sticky Fingers director Lorraine Angliss knows exactly its doing after more than 15 years in Strand-on-the-Green – and its ratings are always very dependable. The menu may not be the most exciting in town, but it’s “varied” and contributes to a “totally relaxing” meal. In September 2019, its Barnes sibling gave up the ghost – perhaps the closure of Hammersmith Bridge was knocking trade?
5. Villa Di Geggiano Italian restaurant in LONDON 66-68 Chiswick High Road - W4
“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”.
6. The Swan Mediterranean restaurant in Chiswick 1 Evershed Walk,119 Acton Ln - W4
Slightly “hard to find” on the Chiswick/Acton border, this “lovely” panelled pub serves “surprisingly good”, “ambitious”, yet “unfussy” food with a distinct Mediterranean accent. Service is “friendly”, and there’s an “amazing garden” for the summer months.
7. Le Vacherin French restaurant in Chiswick 76-77 South Parade - W4
“Consistently good food” and a “lovely French atmosphere” earn solid ratings for this long-running bistro – an unusually “authentic Gallic experience” by Acton Green. It’s “excellent value”, too, “if you choose carefully”.
8. Michael Nadra French restaurant in Chiswick 6-8 Elliott Rd - W4
“Vibrant”, “thoughtful” cuisine is very consistently produced at both Michael Nadra’s eponymous restaurants, in Chiswick and Camden Town. Both sites, though, are awkward in their way: the former “is a small space that’s a bit of a squeeze” (window tables are best); while the latter, right next to the Regent’s Canal, is a little stuck out-on-a-limb, and can seem “a little morgue-like” when it’s not busy. Both sites, though, are pepped up by their “friendly” staff.
9. City Barge British, Modern restaurant in Chiswick 27 Strand-on-the-Green - W4
“A beautiful situation on the river” in picturesque Strand-on-the-Green is the prime reason to seek out this “friendly local”, but its pub grub is consistently well-rated too. In summer there are small terraces with table service to the front and rear of the pub too.
10. High Road Brasserie British, Modern restaurant in Chiswick 162-166 Chiswick High Rd - W4
“A suntrap outside and buzzy atmosphere” help make this fashionable Soho House haunt – prominently situated near Turnham Green Terrace – Chiswick’s premier brunch spot. Fans say the “food’s always good” too, but critics are less convinced (“imagine your worst greasy spoon breakfast, then multiply the bill by five…”)
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