Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Hammersmith
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Hammersmith restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 34 restaurants in Hammersmith and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Hammersmith restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Potli Indian restaurant in Hammersmith 319-321 King St - W6
“Exceptionally flavoured, and unusual, ‘street-food’ dishes” – “the spicing makes them stand out” – have earned consistently high marks for this “inventive” Indian for much of the decade. It compares well with the better-known Indian Zing just a few steps closer to Ravenscourt Park tube station, and is “well worth a try”.
2. Shilpa Indian, Southern restaurant in Hammersmith 206 King St - W6
In an anonymous-looking Hammsersmith parade of shops, this Keralan café is a particularly notable “hidden gem” – “when it comes to authentic, deft, southern Indian cooking for a minimal bill, Shilpa sure hits the spot” and is “unbelievable value”. A word of caution: “it’s anything but an exciting place”: it’s all about the “genuine cooking”.
3. Yoshi Sushi Japanese restaurant in Hammersmith 210 King St - W6
“The best kimchi in London” – apparently “voted by the South Korean Embassy!” – is found at this drab-looking stalwart, near Ravenscourt Park tube. Despite the name, the place is Korean-owned and run – and it’s the “fantastic Korean dishes” that garner the plaudits this year: “sweet, savoury, spicy and with generous portions”. But the Japanese dishes are also excellent and “service is always personal”.
4. The Hampshire Hog British, Traditional restaurant in Hammersmith 227 King Street - W6
Near Hammersmith’s un-lovely town hall, this sizeable ‘pub & pantry’ has a particularly attractive dining area, looking onto its large garden, and you can also eat in the large bar. Even those who feel “there’s not a great menu choice” say a meal here is “an OK experience”.
5. Brackenbury Wine Rooms British, Modern restaurant in Hammersmith 111-115 Hammersmith Grove - W6
An “interesting wine list” is backed up by “reliable and quite imaginative food” at this modern and “very friendly” wine bar (with a sunny terrace) on a leafy Hammersmith corner. Wines are available pre-paid and by the glass to encourage experimentation, and can be bought by the bottle from the attached shop. There’s another branch in Kensington.
6. Anarkali Indian restaurant in Hammersmith 303-305 King St - W6
After a “welcome return” and revamp following an extended period of closure, this stalwart of Hammersmith’s restaurant row (est 1972) continues to provide a “very relaxing” setting for chef Rafiq’s consistently “enjoyable” curries.
7. The Anglesea Arms British, Modern restaurant in Hammersmith 35 Wingate Rd - W6
“The perfect pub” – this “brilliant all-round” hostelry, in a leafy sidestreet near Ravenscourt Park, is one of London’s top gastropubs: a status it’s maintained for two decades now. Its “seasonal” cooking is “unfussy but universally well-prepared and tasty”, “the wine list is very reasonable, there’s great cask beer” and it’s “always full and humming”. Service has had its ups and downs over the years: “it’s better than ever” at present: “friendly but not overwhelming”. Top Tip – “T-bone night is fantastic and exceptional value”.
8. The Dartmouth Castle British, Modern restaurant in Hammersmith 26 Glenthorne Rd - W6
A short stroll from un-lovely Hammersmith Broadway, this atmospheric pub (with outside terrace) surprises with its characterful style and quality cooking. “It’s getting busier and busier during the week, but weekends can be surprisingly quiet”.
9. The Andover Arms International restaurant in Hammersmith 57 Aldensey Rd - W6
A “great”, “traditional pub” in a cute warren of Hammersmith backstreets, which has been somewhat gentrified by successive managements, but which has ‘kept it real’ as a community boozer better than most. Steak is the top tip on the “good value” menu.
10. The Dove British, Modern restaurant in Hammersmith 19 Upper Mall - W6
2019 Review: History is in the air at this riverside pub, down a cute Hammersmith alley, and with fine views from the small Thames-side terrace. Feedback is enthusiastic about its “fantastic” pub scoff, but the marvellous characterful interior is the big deal here.
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