|Culinary Chiswick for Children|
Try out some of the finest local establishments this half term
With weekends often being a hectic time in the local restaurants, half term provides the perfect opportunity to try out some of Chiswick's finest eateries with the children.
Known as "buggy city" in some quarters, being child friendly in Chiswick is somewhat of a pre-requisite for any local restaurant but which establishments actually go the extra mile to provide a real family friendly dining experience?
Give your children's brain a boost at Fish Hook. Although there is no dedicated children's menu as such, chef Michael Nadra welcomes families and creates delicious modern European seafood dishes that appeal to even the most ardent members of the anti-fish brigade. (Note this restaurant does not have highchairs.)
Pacific Bar & Grill have a kid’s menu for £5 per head which gives a choice of pasta pomodoro, a burger (made from Donald Russell’s award winning beef), corn-fed chicken breast or home made fishcake with a soft drink and ice cream. And if that's not enough to tempt, they have an entertainer every Sunday afternoon.
With a family man Rufus Wickham in the kitchen, Sam's Bar & Brasserie has really captured the real concept of child friendliness. The kids menu (two courses for £5.50) features dishes such as Shepherd's Pie & Broccoli, Home Made Fish Fingers & Pea Mash, Vegetable Sticks, Houmous & Mayo, Ice cream and Fresh Fruit, Bananas and Cream. With a well stocked library of children’s books and a large range of traditional wooden children’s toys, ranging from a fire truck to a small oven and cooking utensils for budding chefs, Sam's provides an ideal place for both parents and children to spend time together.
Situated on Chiswick High Road, Gravy is a cool yet cosy family run bar and restaurant where the emphasis is on a friendly, warm welcome, efficient service and imaginative food at a reasonable price. A great place for a family brunch with a special children's breakfast (under fives) for just £1.95, eggs Benedict, full English, my family's favourite scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and toast or simply coffee, toast and marmalade for £2.95 there really is something for everyone.
The Devonshire House provides fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. With a large garden at the back, al fresco family lunches will be an entirely pleasurable experience. With the head chef being a father, there is always something on the menu to suit every member of the family
May 30, 2006