Independent Restaurant For Former Brew Cafe Site

Plans to open an eatery called The Silver Birch following a refurbishment


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A new restaurant is planning to open at the premises formerly occupied by cafe chain Brew at 142 Chiswick High Road.

The new establishment will be called The Silver Birch and is the first venture for the owner, a long-time resident of south-west London, who says the focus will be on providing an independent neighbourhood restaurant, focusing on modern English food, with sustainable produce and locally-sourced ingredients.

He said the restaurant would be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and would be a place where diners could come in for a coffee and croissant, or a sit-down lunch or dinner. While the menu is in the early stages of planning, he said that there would be sharing boards, charcuterie plates, and daily specials.

The new owner said he was looking forward to making new friends in Chiswick, an area he knows well. He was educated in Kew and Barnes and currently lives in Wandsworth.

He told that he made a career change from being involved in a political advisory role to fulfilling a dream to train as a chef and open his own restaurant. This had involved working for a year in Michelin-starred kitchens. However, he said he would not be the chef in The Silver Birch, but would be the owner/operator.

The idea for the name of the restaurant came from his favourite tree in his grandmother's garden, 'classic and beautiful' which is what he intends the new restaurant to be.

The premises will now undergo a refurbishment with a new kitchen installed and he hopes to open by the summer.

A planning application has been submitted to Hounslow Council for the replacement of existing fascia signage with 2x externally illuminated up-lights and awning.

Brew restaurant closed last September amid reports of a fall off in business.

The chain, with an Australian-themed menu has other branches in Clapham, Barnes, Putney, Wandsworth and Wimbledon. Antipodea restaurant, which has a branch in Kew, is part of the same stable.

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March 7, 2020

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