|Going Eco On The High Road|
New Italian to take over Southey's site
As one restaurant closes, another is preparing to open - albeit incredibly slowly. After an incredibly lenghty programme of refurbishment, the much loved Southey's site will reopen soon as Eco.
With a sister restaurant in Clapham, owner Sami Wasif is bringing his passion for Italian food across the river to Chiswick. Although he's not Italian as one might expect the owner of a pizzeria to be, he is Egyptian.
A regular of Clapham's Eco explains "He has lived in Italy for long enough to absorb plenty of culinary culture and he is not afraid to learn, to experiment and to innovate. He is particularly proud of his wine list, going to enormous lengths to choose wines that match his food. Above all, he offers his guests extraordinary quality for the price."
"I think Sami exhibits that particular Eastern Mediterranean hospitality that translates into a generosity of portions and ingredients without charging the earth. The accent is on simplicity: there are a few hot and cold starters. The pizzas themselves are formidable."
Taking a look at Eco's website affords a preview of the menu which includes:
in addition to substantial salads, pizzas, side dishes and desserts.