Characterful Chiswick may not have the renowned gastronomic reputation of other London areas, but there are plenty of excellent places to eat and drink here. From authentic Italian sourdough pizzas and green pub gardens to Michelin-starred dining and fine foods from the Farmer’s Market, W4 has your summer eats covered.
Franco Manca – Chiswick | Image credits: www.spottedbylocals.com
This beloved sourdough pizza spot needs very little introduction, as you’d be hard-pressed to find a pizza fan who doesn’t rave about the authentic sourdough disks, organic ingredients and relaxed atmosphere at Franco Manca, which just a few years ago was merely a small stall at Brixton Market. Now with eleven branches and counting across London they’re serving up pizza all over the city, but the Chiswick restaurant is the only one to offer fortnightly pizza-making masterclasses too.
Address: 144 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 1PU
Phone: 020 8747 4822
Treat yourself to high-end French dining at this closely-guarded local favourite, which offers haute cuisine at affordable prices. Settle in to the casual, relaxed dining room for an evening of Orkney scallops, foie gras, roast French rabbit and a delightfully smelly cheeseboard with a good bottle of red wine before rolling home utterly stuffed at the end of the night.
Address: 5-7 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, Greater London W4 2EU
Phone: 020 8747 1836
Considered to be among the world’s top 60 restaurants and the recipient of a Michelin Star in 2013, Hedone has won over notoriously tough food critics for years and is a must-try for Chiswick residents on a special occasion. The menu changes daily so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy multiple courses of exquisite food as they appear. Bon appétit!
Address: 301-303 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 4HH
Phone: 020 8747 0377
City Barge Pub
Take in a slice of history with your waterfront pint at the City Barge Pub, which has existed since the 14th century! With tables and chairs on the river as well as a terrace at the back you’ve got a good chance of finding a seat in the sun, while their classic British brunch on the weekend is worth a visit alone.
Address: 27 Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick, London W4 3PH
Phone: 020 8994 2148
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Duke of Sussex
This grand Victorian gastropub serves up a tasty modern menu including seafood paella, Catalonian tapas and classic fish and chips as well as an extensive drinks list, but the real draw is the lovely big pub garden. They’re also showing Wimbledon on the big screens throughout July, so grab a seat and a cask ale before all the action kicks off!
Address: 75 S Parade, London W4 5LF
Phone: 020 8742 8801
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Jackson + Rye
The food is big, bold and belly-busting at this American-style restaurant, where the USA’s most famous dishes are served from morning to night. Start the day with a spread of bagels or some Southern grits, while the afternoon and evening calls for gooey mac & cheese, juicy steaks and buttermilk fried chicken. Last but certainly not least, finish off with one of their excellent rye bourbon cocktails for the ultimate weekend nightcap.
Address: 219-221 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 2DW
Chiswick Farmers and Fine Foods Market
However lovely it is to enjoy a meal on a restaurant terrace in the sun, there’s something utterly unbeatable about a luxury picnic in one of the local grassy spots such as Grove Park, Chiswick Common or Gunnersbury Nature Reserve. Head to the Chiswick Farmers and Fine Foods Market on a Sunday morning between 10am and 2pm for a wonderful selection of fresh produce, cheeses, breads, organic juices, charcuterie and much more, before treating yourself to a deluxe picnic. Bring a blanket and doze the afternoon away!
Address: Grove Park Farm House Market Drive Chiswick W4 2RX
The George IV
A speakeasy-style bar, a comedy club and a gorgeous garden complete with outdoor screen? It can only be The George IV, one of Chiswick’s most loved pubs. Recently refurbished they’ve upped the game with a bright and bold summer menu, and whatever you do don’t miss their legendary parties, Monday pub quizzes, and popular live music nights.
Address: 185 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 2DR
Phone: 020 8994 4624
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