end pedigree, local outlook
House, Chiswick's newest gastro-pub, looks set to be a welcome addition
back and unpretentious perfectly describes the brand new gastro
pub and its owners who opened for business last Saturday evening
to a full house.
on Devonshire Road, this new venture is the creation of Nick Gross
and Peter Reffell (pictured right), who both formerly worked with
Marco Pierre White. They spent an age searching for the perfect
site and just 4 weeks transforming the old Manor Tavern into stylish,
comfortable and welcoming space.
philosophy is to attract a local, community based, regular clientele
who are looking for a relaxing atmosphere and good food. With this
in mind, their gastro pub is perfectly situated, slightly off the
beaten track, surrounded by residential roads and within easy walking
distance of the business park at Hogarth Roundabout.
first exploring Chiswick, Nick and Peter were so impressed with
the quality of our local produce, that they buy all their supplies
here. The meat comes from Mackens The Butcher, fruit and veg from
M&C and any slightly more obscure ingredients from Adamou, the
excellent Greek grocers on Chiswick High Road.
menu is made up of a delightful mix of English and Mediterranean
dishes refreshingly devoid of any ostentatious descriptions or embellishments.
The chef, Peter Reffell, intends to change the menu daily depending
on what fresh produce is available that morning, and offer separate
lunch and dinner menus, both accompanied by a rather respectable
wine list. A personal recommendation would have to be the Mezze
of Baba Ghanoush, Hommous and Romesco served with rosemary flat
bread or the Roast Tomato Tart with Rocket Salad. And for those
lovers of real ale, there is a solemn promise that it’s on
family men, they welcome children at appropriate times and adopt
a flexible attitude towards preparing food for their more pernickety
clients. They have created an excellent outside space with ample
seating, a perfect spot for a sunny lunch or warm summer evening.
the operation still in its very early stages, Nick and Peter are
adopting a shrewd ‘see how it goes’ attitude with regard
to setting any policies e.g. whether they will take reservations.
However, with their hands on approach, friendly demeanor and excellent
culinary skills, The Devonshire House will clearly be the success
they undoubtedly deserve.
The Devonshire House, 126 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 2JJ
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