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Is This The End For Chiswick's Cafe Culture?
As Hounslow Council plans higher charges for al fresco dining

New Cafe/Deli Opens Along The River In Chiswick
Mari Delicatessen brings disused corner in Eyot Gardens back to life

Maison Blanc Cafe Starts Trading Again
Turnham Green Terrace patisserie opens up but future remains unclear

Say Cheese! La Cave a Fromage Opening This Week
On the site of the former Noa Noa boutique on the High Road

Guide Dog Controversy In Annapurna Restaurant
Local complains Indian restaurant refused admission

La Toscana Adds to Chiswick's Little Italy Bid
Another restaurant serving Italian food opens in W4

Chiswick Smokehouse Has Top Hygiene Rating Restored
Following a re-inspection of the barbecue and grill restaurant

Good Food Is The 'Wind Beneath The Wings' At Little Bird
Anne Flaherty reviews the eclectic new tapas restaurant in Grove Park

Urban Pantry Wins 'Observer' Food Award
Devonshire Road cafe is tops in 'Cheap Eats' category

Skittle Alley Coffee Shop and Pantry Closes
The cafe was located in the grounds of The Black Lion pub

Chiswick Has Another Italian Restaurant
Giusi has opened in Devonshire Road in the former Canta Napoli premises

Fire In West Kebab Takeaway On High Road
No injuries following blaze believed to have been caused by electrical fault

Speciality Cheese Shop For Chiswick High Road
Plans to move into the former Noa Noa premises

Grove Park Deli Goes Social!

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Decision Day Looms for Melody Cafe Gazebo
Enforcement notice looks likely for structure on Bedford Corner


'The Italians' Opening in Chiswick
A new deli, bakery and cafe on High Road

Crepe Parisenne Gets 'Spiced Up'
New name and menu for cafe which becomes Citrus & Spice

The Swan Gets Back Its 'Five' Rating For Food Hygiene
Following a re-inspection by the Food Standards Agency

More Sushi For Chiswick
Yumasushi coming to Acton Lane close to Chiswick Park tube station

Hedone Comes Fourth In National Restaurant Awards
The River Cafe in Hammersmith was voted Best Italian restaurant

Not So Perfect Pizza
Local takeaway is not flavour of the month with hygiene inspectors

A Contemporary Bar Giving A 'Relaxed' Dining Experience
Anne Flaherty reviews the 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Makeover For Tabard Pub Planned
Plans appear to leave the attached theatre untouched

Mediterranean Street Food Tapas For Grove Park
Owner of Annie's to open new restaurant Little Bird in June

Council Planners Give Thumbs Down To Pissarro Development
Application to build townhouses and flats by the river refused

Valentina Launches Bottomless Bubbles And Antipasti Bar Offer
With pizza or pasta to follow

No More Tandoori For Grove Park Restaurant
Mystery closure of popular local takeaway

Nova Was Closed So That It Could Have 'A Better Opening'
Sudden 'refurbishment' almost complete and restaurant to open 'shortly' says owner

The 'Pilot' Gets Thumbs Down On Hygiene Standards
Food standards inspector critical of the newly-refurbished gastropub

Confusion Over The Sudden 'Closure' Of Nova
Nova opens then closes suddenly 'for refurbishment'

Not Just Dessert At The Chateau
The popular bakery is seeking to expand its menu

Another Independent Cafe Closes on the High Road
Popular sandwich bar Natalizi shuts to disappointment of regulars

The Tiffin Box Diner
A welcome addition to the High Road

Indian Cardamon Closes Suddenly

Indian Cardamon Closes Suddenly

Devonshire Road restaurant posts message that they are moving

Restaurant Nova Plans To Open On High Road This Month
'Modern european' food to be served at site of former 1820 Bar

Another Bid To Demolish Former Pissarro Restaurant
Locals said they will continue their campaign against housing complex

A New Look For The Pilot
Gastropub in Wellesley Road reopens following an extensive refurbishment

Popular Local Pub Given Thumbs Down For Food Hygiene
The Swan is told it 'needs substantial improvement' after recent inspection

Man Found Guilty Of Racially Abusing Le Vacherin Owner
Court hears details of a row at his restaurant in Sutton

Crucial Cafe Has The 'Feel Good' Factor

Crucial Cafe Has The 'Feel Good' Factor

Penny and Ruth at the Crucial Cafe

Anne Flaherty review the Hogarth Club's new menu with focus on healthy eating

Well-Known Restaurant Rice Remains Open
And nearby businesses appear safe as plan for flats turned down

Yupa's Thai To Replace The Bedlington Cafe
Fauconberg Road loses its long-established no-frills eatery

Yupa's Thai To Replace The Bedlington Cafe

La Trompette Opposes Tamp's Bid To Play Live Music
Neighbours of the artisan coffee shop are unhappy about its plans

Sir Bob Geldof Visits Hogarth Health Club
Attends launch of the Crucial Cafe

Tiffinbox Takeaway Becomes A Diner
With food served in the traditional Indian style

Changes Ahead For Canta Napoli
Italian restaurant in Devonshire Road will close Sunday and become Giusi

Stay of Execution for Pissarro Building
Council turns down developer's application to demolish former restaurant

Pizza Parlour Looks Set For Turnham Green Terrace
Application submitted to convert former Chinese takeaway

Something Stronger Than Coffee on Devonshire Road
Tamp coffee shop applies for licence to sell alcohol

Foxlow Opens Its New Chiswick Restaurant
New chain with emphasis on steaks, cocktails and brunch, has taken over Sam's Brasserie site

Brew Cafe To Open A Branch In Chiswick
Will the new restaurant be all the rage with locals?

Chiswickians Happy To 'Travel' For Coffee
New coffee shop brightening up mornings for Strand on the Green locals

Sam's Restaurant To Close After a Decade in Chiswick
Talking to owners of Hawksmoor and Foxlow about sale

Sip While You Flip At Chief Coffee
Cafe with pinball machines opens in Turnham Green Terrace

Sam Harrison's Ten 'Roller Coaster Years' In Chiswick
Plans for outdoor seating, a refurb and a new menu

Two Well-Known Local Restaurants Facing Closure
Planned development could mean the end of Yupa and Rice

New Fees ‘Could Destroy Chiswick’s Café Culture’
Local businesses threatened with fourfold increase in street trading costs

A 'Classic' in Devonshire Road
Anne Flaherty enjoyed home made food at Classic Image Cafe

Japanese Restaurant Chisou Is To Close
The upmarket restaurant and sake bar shuts this weekend

The Hole In The Wall To Become A Smokehouse
Chiswick gastropub reopens today and plans big changes

End Of An Era At Mortimer & Bennett
As Dan Mortimer leaves Chiswick after 25 years

Chiswick's Italian 'Villa' Restaurant Is Ready
Villa di Geggiano brings Tuscan charm to High Road

Southern Comfort Cooking
Anne Flaherty enjoyed a meal at Jackson & Rye

Farewell To Pickwicks Wine Bar
Italian company to take over premises in Devonshire Road

Grove Park Deli Gets Top Marks
Five star rating in recent inspection for popular eatery

Chiswick Restaurants In New Michelin Guide
Retain their positions with one star each

Valentina Fine Foods Prepares For 'Grand Opening'
Fun event with free tastings on October 4th will mark arrival in W4

Prison For Chiswick Restaurant Wine Thief
Stole 28 bottles of wine but left most expensive one behind

George IV Reopening Soon
Retains its 'traditional pub' feel, following refurbishment

Pissarro Site Application Withdrawn
Hope renewed that location could still host a restaurant

Annie's Breakfasts Rated One of Best in Country
Daily Telegraph puts Chiswick restaurant in nation's top ten

Italian Deli and Restaurant to Take Over Villagio Site
Valentina Fine Food to open on Chiswick High Road

Chiswick Gets A Juice Bar
Get your fill of superfoods in a drink at The Wild Bunch

Chiswick Smokehouse No 'Hole In The Wall'
Asian flavours pep up classic dishes, writes Anne Flaherty

Sam Harrison's Ten 'Roller Coaster Years' In Chiswick
Plans for outdoor seating, a refurb and a new menu

Two Well-Known Local Restaurants Facing Closure
Planned development could mean the end of Yupa and Rice

More Noodles And Ice Cream For High Road
While boutique 'Blink' has closing down sale

More Noodles For Chiswick
As new restaurant Hare & Tortoise opens on the High Road

Could Pain Quo Be Quitting Chiswick?
The bakery has been spotted in property for sale ad

Home Style Italian Cooking At Canta Napoli
Penny Flood enjoyed good food and the 'great buzz' at popular restaurant

Barley Mow 'Al Fresco' Project Gets Go-Ahead
Hounslow Planning Committee say Yes to Sam Harrison's plan

Nicola Horlick Abandons Chiswick for Clapham
Investors reported to be annoyed at change of location for new venture

The' Italian Job' Comes to Devonshire Road
Microbrewery named after classic film to open shortly

Japanese Restaurant Chisou Is To Close
The upmarket restaurant and sake bar shuts this weekend

The Hole In The Wall To Become A Smokehouse
Chiswick gastropub reopens today and plans big changes

End Of An Era At Mortimer & Bennett
As Dan Mortimer leaves Chiswick after 25 years

Chiswick's Italian 'Villa' Restaurant Is Ready
Villa di Geggiano brings Tuscan charm to High Road

Southern Comfort Cooking
Anne Flaherty enjoyed a meal at Jackson & Rye

Farewell To Pickwicks Wine Bar
Italian company to take over premises in Devonshire Road

Grove Park Deli Gets Top Marks
Five star rating in recent inspection for popular eatery

Chiswick Restaurants In New Michelin Guide
Retain their positions with one star each

Prison For Chiswick Restaurant Wine Thief
Stole 28 bottles of wine but left most expensive one behind

George IV Reopening Soon
Retains its 'traditional pub' feel, following refurbishment

Pissarro Site Application Withdrawn
Hope renewed that location could still host a restaurant

Italian Deli and Restaurant to Take Over Villagio Site
Valentina Fine Food to open on Chiswick High Road

Italian Villa Owners Get Go-Ahead For New Restaurant
Villa di Geggiano hopes to open in September on Brick Oven site

New Restaurant For Turnham Green Terrace
Former Elias gets new owner and Mediterranean menu

George IV Pub To Get A Makeover
Expected to be closed for three months

Local Celebrity Wants To Take On Pissarro Restaurant Site
But future of the Corney Reach site uncertain as application lodged for development into flats

Sports Bar For Chiswick High Road
On the site of the former 1820 bar

The Duchess Of Cambridge Pub Closes
Lease on the Goldhawk Road premises is up for sale

Makeover For Well-Known Pub
The Bulls Head will close for a while while being renovated

New Bakery Opens On Chiswick High Road
Nikki's Bakery is on former Picture Man premises while Jackson & Rye prepares to open

McDonald's Closing On Chiswick High Road
The fast food restaurant has been a local presence for thirty years

Nicola Horlick 'Still Looking at Options'
Restaurant venture may not necessarily be in Chiswick

Hare & Tortoise 'Race' To Chiswick
The restaurant acted quickly to secure new premises on High Road

Strada In Chiswick Closes
Staff from the popular Italian chain bid farewell

Crown & Anchor Re-Opens After Refurbishment
The popular pub is now under new management

Local Butcher Departs Strand On the Green
MP Mary Macleod will open new Kew Bridge shop

Jackson & Rye To Open In Chiswick
American style restaurant to move into former Union Jacks

The Hole In The Wall
Anne Flaherty enjoyed hearty winter fare at the popular local pub

More Coffee And Cake For Chiswick
A new patisserie planned and Costa Coffee is opening too

Jamie Oliver's Union Jacks Restaurant Closes In Chiswick
Speculation that an American-style restaurant will replace it

Burger Restaurant Byron On Way
Company confirms that it will open a branch in Chiswick

Nicola Horlick Still Plans To Open Restaurant In Chiswick
City superwoman will go ahead with new venture despite closure of Georgina's restaurant in Barnes

Cafe Rouge On Chiswick High Road To Close
One of the area's longest serving restaurants says goodbye this weekend

Another Italian Restaurant Coming To Chiswick
Upmarket restaurant, deli and shop on Brickoven site

The City Barge Pub To Get A Makeover
Popular riverside watering hole closing for several months for refurbishment

The Tabard Becomes 'Asset of Community Value'
Bedford Park Society secures extra protect for local pub and theatre

Vinoteca - A Welcome New Arrival In Chiswick
Anne Flaherty reviews the wine bar and restaurant

Nicola Horlick To Open Restaurant In Chiswick
City superwoman taking over a' mystery' premises

Riverside Restaurant Pissarro To Close
The Corney Reach eatery will soon shut its doors

Sam's Brasserie Wins Wine List Award
Neighbourhood Restaurant Wine List for 2013

Sweet Treats for Chiswick's Former Eco Shop
Chateau Dessert coffee shop and patisserie opening soon on Chiswick High Road

Brickoven Milano Closes Down
Restaurant says Chiswick customers 'prefer the discount to the quality'

Two Chiswick Pubs Get New Owner
Crown & Anchor and Lamb Brewery bought by Mitchells & Butlers

Another Vietnamese Restaurant For CHR
Pho set to open in the former Chiswick Cafe premises

Join 'Annie's' Owner Lorraine Angliss On Her Sponsored Charity Walk
Raising money for a worthy cause

Vietnamese Cafe For Chiswick High Road
The new deli/cafe Ngon will open this week

Turnham Japanese I Really Think So
Much-loved Thai/greasy spoon to become sushi bar

Drop Anchor At The Crown- You Won't Want To Leave
Jack Collins reviews the new gastro pub menu

Lara Restaurant Review
Anne Flaherty enjoyed sampling Mediterranean cuisine at the popular local venue

Union Jacks Deny Chiswick Closure Rumours
Says it is not being turned into a different Jamie Oliver brand

Former Brasserie Gerard To Become An Estate Agents
KFH is relocating from Turnham Green Terrace to High Road

New Spanish Restaurant For Chiswick High Road
Chella closes its doors and La Mancha to relocate from Putney

New Wine Bar Set To Open In Chiswick
Vinoteca moving into the former Oriental Brasserie premises

Giraffe To Close On Chiswick High Road
Plan to combine site with Gelato Mio to create new restaurant

Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse
Anne Flaherty's meal at the new restaurant was a real treat

Machaan - A Great Addition To Chiswick
Penny Flood enjoyed her visit to the Indian restaurant

Zenny's - Raising the Bar in Grove Park
Jack Collins reviews a new Chiswick all-rounder

Quantus - Chiswick's Best Kept Secret
Eclectic neighbourhood restaurant impresses reviewer Anne Flaherty

Cote of Many Colours

Why Cote has won the Chiswick vote

All Bar One Keeps It Casual
Revamped interior and menu makes for a good night out says Anne Flaherty

The Old Station House
Liz Vercoe discovers a great place to meet and eat

Best of British At Union Jacks
Anne Flaherty samples the new menu at Jamie Oliver's restaurant

Pleasure In Le Pain
Liz Vercoe tries Brussels' latest export to Chiswick

A Gem Of A Ruby In Chiswick
Annapurna proves its reputation as favourite local curry house

Canta Napoli Lunch Menu - Chiswick's Best Kept Secret
The set menus are this summer's perfect lunchtime treat

Barley Mow Pub Gets New Image
High Road pub to be rebranded a microbrewery

Pizza To Go At Oregano
Takeaway goodness for the connoisseur

New Team Adds Lustre To Riverside Location
Anne Flaherty visits Pissarro

All Bar One To Stay In Chiswick
Plans to turn it into a branch of Tuk Cho cancelled

Bardolino Restaurant Becomes Brick Oven
More pizza for Chiswick as Milan-based chain comes to W4

The Devonshire Arms Closes Its Doors Again
Attempts to run the business as a community pub fail

Sweet Seduction At Rock And Rose
Worth making the journey from Chiswick says reviewer Anne Flaherty

The Devonshire Arms Opens Its Doors Again
Back in business this weekend as a community pub

Locals Say No To Sam's Al Fresco Plans
Claim pedestrianising Barley Mow would lead to more noise

Antonio Carluccio Returns to Chiswick
Credits his mother as his inspiration as he launches latest book

Jamie Oliver Opens In Chiswick
Wants Union Jacks to give an all-British take on pizza

La Trompette To Expand in Chiswick
Popular Michelin-starred restaurant to get more dining space

Chiswick Locals Face Long Wait for Jamie Oliver's New Restaurant
Authorities want tourists and Olympic officials to be given priority at Union Jacks

Love Blossoms Between Chisou And Reviewer Jackie
A spring delight at Chiswick's newest Japanese restaurant

Sam Gets His Fingers Burned
Eight diners exit before paying for their entrees

Bardolino Restaurant Closes
New tenant being sought for High Road premises

You Can Please All Tastes And Budgets At The Pilot
As Liz Vercoe discovers

The Devonshire Arms Closes
Restaurant that took over site vacated by Gordon Ramsay had been open less than a year

Le Pain Quotidien Takes Over Balans Site
Company has acquired the lease and applied for planning permission

Lunching At Annie's in Barnes - A Hit With All The Family
Eclectic surroundings and generous portions keeps everyone smiling

Jamie Oliver Coming to Chiswick
High Road's 'French Kitchen' to be new venue for celebrity chef

Piano Restaurant And Lounge Hits All The Right Notes
Persian hospitality and cuisine in sumptuous surroundings

No Beef with Wagyu Steak
The Cabin Grill's Japanese speciality proves a hit

More Chill Than Thrill At Hedone
Jackie Lee's expectations are not met

Old Pack Horse Gets A New Owner
An old favourite gets jazzed up

Pub Grub With A Twist
Penny Flood checks out The Devonshire Arms

The Pilot Confidently Hits Its Restaurant Stride
Duck eggs and lemon posset make a memorable dinner

Indian Cinnamon Spices Up Devonshire Road
New kid on the block impresses our foodie reviewer

Sold! On The High Road Auctions Cafe
We discover treasures of a different kind

The Cold War Comes to Chiswick High Road
Can Foubert's hold out against new upmarket competitor?

Charlotte's Bistro Asks What Makes the Perfect Summer Lunch
Send them your suggestions and you could win a champagne lunch

The Pilot Reopens After Major Refurbishment
Inside and out have benefited from a sympathetic transformation

The Codfather - Part One of Three
Two takeaways and a restaurant for Turnham Green Terrace

As La Trompette Celebrates Ten Years In Chiswick
We speak to co-owner and local resident Nigel Platts-Martin

High Road House 'Not For Sale'
Owner Richard Caring denies rumours of rift with Nick Jones

Two Rosettes For Restaurant Michael Nadra
Elliot Road restaurant recognised by AA Restaurant Guide

Hedonism Arrives On Chiswick High Road
Food writer Mikael Jonsson swaps keyboard for kitchen to become restaurateur and chef

With Home Grown Now The Favourite Choice of Diners
We're asking for your views on the Best of British in Chiswick

It's Been A Long Time Coming!
Bake at Home Pizza Company answers a coeliac's prayers

Chiswick's Star Is Joined By A Bib Gourmand
La Trompette and Charlotte's Bistro feature in Michelin's 100th anniversary guide

A Bargain At The Barley Mow
PLUS new decor, a new manager and a new chef at High Road pub

Chiswick's Restaurant Reminisces
Food lovers take a delicious detour down memory lane

Quantus Takes Flight in Chiswick
Food blogger Jackie Lee visits new restaurant on Devonshire Road

La Trompette Voted Amongst Britain's Top Restaurants
The Food List rates Chiswick's finest alongside the 'incredible' River Cafe with its 'silly' prices

Heard The One About The Two Vegetarians and The Coeliac?
Trio of tricky customers check out what's on offer at Chella

There's A New Chef In Town
We find out why Wesley Smalley left Jean-Christophe Novelli to join Charlotte's Bistro

Strong Local Presence In Prestigious Restaurant Guide
La Trompette, Sam's, Le Vacherin and High Road House all receive rosettes

Restaurant Survey Shows Diners Are Finding Great Deals
And many are feeling more appreciated by the restaurants they eat in

Tasty Tapas On The Terrace
Emma Brophy discovers a delicious new way of dining at Charlotte's Bistro

Ramsay Shuts Down His 'Food Hell'
'Coq au Van' off all menus after celebrity chef closes central kitchens

Fine Dining On The Terrace
Napa's proves a welcome respite from bustle of High Road

A Gastronomic Cirque de Soleil
Michael Nadra celebrates National Vegetarian Week with a garden tasting menu

New Tikka on the Block
Bombay Bistro impresses our guest reviewer

Culinary Creativity At Its Finest
Michael Nadra puts his name above the door and meat onto the menu

The Cabin Hits the Spot
Tootsies replacement offers good relaxed dining

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
We sample the delights of an Indian Supper Club

Surf 'N' Turf On Menu For Tootsies Site
The Cabin Bar & Grill opening soon on Chiswick High Road

River Cafe's Rose Gray Dies After Long Battle With Cancer
Tributes paid to a "true pioneer of delicious simple cooking"

Rare Combination of Upmarket Feel With Relaxed Atmosphere
Sue Choularton gives us a taste of what to expect Cote comes to Chiswick

There's A New Bistro In Town
We speak to restaurateur Alex Wretham about Charlotte's

Villandry Gets Off To Promising Start
Nick Montagu discovers 'an agreeable place well worth revisiting'

New Chiswick House Café Opens Its Doors On Monday
Serving sandwiches, soups and best of British cooking to residents and visitors

Côte De Chiswick
Classic French bistro on menu for former Texas Lone Star

Feasting With Friends At Faanoos
Emma Brophy learns to eat like an Iranian

New Year New Bistro
Charlotte's sets date for Turnham Green Terrace opening

Leiths Bucks Recession Trend
'People reassess work life and opt for change of career'

Villandry Sets Sights On Chiswick
For a French foodstore, bakery, restaurant and bar all under one roof

Chiswick Says Ta Ta To Tootsies
High Road restaurant becomes latest victim of recession

Definitely A Bistro and Maybe A Black & Blue
Two new restaurants arrive at once to Turnham Green Terrace

The Proof Is In The Pudding
We reveal who makes the most delicious desserts in Chiswick

Burgers R Us
We discover what the queues are about at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Back at Carvosso's at 210
Rediscovering that the High Road wine bar and cafe also has a restaurant

Twice As Nice For Half The Price
Canta Napoli Special Offer - Enjoy two main courses for price of one

Come Dine With Me
Top chefs give their verdicts on experiences in local restaurants

Staying In The Delia Way
Chiswick Fishmonger discovers it's the only way to do it

Impact of Diners Tightening Their Belts
Study shows amount we spend on eating out has fallen for first time in 40 years

A Good Beginning For The Brook
Opening night delivers tasty simplicity done with style

The Dove Goes Up in Smoke
Fire destroys kitchen and roof of popular riverside pub

A Step Too Far In His Mentor's Footsteps?
Chiswick's Mark Sargeant quits the kitchen to concentrate Ramsay's media demands

Two's Culinary
Mother and son check out Chiswick's most recent opening, Chella

Carluccio’s Opens Its Newly-refurbished Doors
Caffè re-opens with new interior bursting with Italian freshness

Back To Its Beginning
Crown and Anchor makes a refreshing return to its public house origins

Ramsay Sued For Peanuts
Another week, another pr fiasco for the beleaguered celebrity chef

He’s Not Special, He’s Marco-Pierre White
Unconventional wisdom of chef who thinks recession is obvious time to open restaurants

It's A Family Affair
Karma's take on modern Indian will give curry houses a run for their money

The Devonshire Serves Up Ramsay's Food Hell
Sun reporters find that 'Coq au Van' is on the menu at celebrity chef's gastro-pub

Who Floats Chiswick's Gravy Boat?
Results from our search for the best Sunday roast in W4

Going It Alone at The Union
Emma Brophy discovers a confusion of cuisine and purple potatoes

Canta Napoli brings Neopolitan delights to Chiswick
From pizza to Pasta e fagioli, this friendly local eatery will please all tastes and all ages.

Malcolm John Wins 2008/2009 Time Out Best Local Restuarant Award
Proving his decision to introduce French cuisine to Croydon was inspired

Same Thing Just Different Decor?
We check out the newly opened Kitchen and Pantry

Gastro Trio Make Michelin Guide
The Devonshire, The Bollo & Duke of Sussex feature

Can Makoto Satisfy Chiswick's Desire For Sushi?
We check out the latest addition to Devonshire Road

Hardens Rank La Trompette Amongst Best Gastronomic Experiences
But survey sparks row with Ramsay over "inevitably negative spin"

Has Andy's Had More Than a Name Change?
We discover the intentions of Chiswick's latest young turk

Could You Give Gordon Nightmares?
Ramsay's on the look out for more restaurants to rescue

Thai Feast Triggers Trip Down Memory Lane
New operators take over the kitchens at The Old Pack Horse

Love Children But Couldn't Eat A Whole One..
Emma Brophy believes there are worse things than other people's offspring

So Who Does Make The Best Breakfast In Chiswick?
Many contenders but only one winner of the ChiswickW4.com poll

The Things We Hate Most About Customers...
Local restaurateurs turn the tables on difficult diners

New Found Sense of Direction
Turns ugly duckling Ochre into classy swan of an Indian restaurant

Hearty, Richly Satisfying and Quite Simply Delicious
Elliot Road's Fish Hook will reel you in time and again

Vino Rosso Leaves its Diners Happy
Although it clearly helps to be a carnivore

New Ravenscourt Park Cafe Set to Open
Local company Fait Maison take over the lease

Celebrity Chef Cooks Up A Storm In Chiswick
Antony Worrall Thompson reveals gastronomic secrets behind traditional recipes

The Profound Side of Pizza
Emma Brophy gets serious with Clever Wally's creator Gregor Sokalski

Cheap, Tasty and Plenty of Karma
Modern pub grub as it should be at JB Bar and Diner

New Year, New Gastro for Grove Park
We check out the changes at the Old Stationhouse

Michelin Award La Trompette One Star
Devonshire Road restaurant receives much anticipated accolade

An Appetite For A Bargain
As diners tighten their belts, restaurants make menus economically enticing

Good Old Fashioned High Road Curry House
Can anyone remember a time before the Geetanjali Tandoori?

Breakfast With Baby At High Road Brasserie
Emma Brophy wonders who will save her from children's leftovers

Fish and Chips Just Got Glam!
With the opening of Burlington Lane's new restaurant Reef

A Whole Lot of Truffle at Le Vacherin
As Chef Malcolm John serves six courses of fine food and wine

Fishy Business On Burlington Lane
With the planned opening of boutique fish restaurant Reef

Going Eco On The High Road
New Italian to take over Southey's site

Presenting "Le Vacherin Malcolm John"
Rebranded, refurbished and reopened with great new offer

Olive Oil Tasting at Lola & Simon
Discover indicators of good quality and what the labels really mean

Sam's At Chiswick House?
Award winning brasserie in line for new cafe's franchise

As Fish Hook celebrates its first year,
we catch up with chef and proprietor Michael Nadra

New Bovine Resident For Fauconberg Road
The Copper Cow moves into the home of former Coyote

Is He Worth The Hype?
We find out as Ramsay opens his third pub The Devonshire

The Italian Connection
We check out Chiswick's new Eco restaurant

The Gastrofication of Chiswick's Pubs Continues
With the transformation of the Grove Park Hotel into the Old Stationhouse

How To Cheat With French...
Joanna Biddolph defies anyone to challenge her home-cooked food (from Darcau!)

As Sam Celebrates His Third Year In Chiswick
He talks to us about spiralling food costs, working hard and being part of the furniture

The Weir Bar & Dining Room
Out-of-towners discover Brentford's best kept secret

Le Vacherin Goes 'Bistrots Modernes'
Malcolm John treats his restaurant to a refurbishment

It's The Scores On The Doors That Count
Hygiene inspection reports of restaurants now available online

Thoroughly Modern Setting With Very Traditional Food
Penny Flood tries out the new kid on the Fauconberg block

High Road Location or Inspired Italian Cooking?
Emma Brophy ponders the secret of Zizzi's success

Brave Enough To Bag A Kebab?
Joanna Biddolph discovers the delights of late night eating at Elias

A Joke of A Review
Food critic should brush up on local knowledge as well as gags

Does Ochre Live Up To Its Promise?
We check out Chiswick's newest restaurant / bar

A Burger Too Far?
GBK and Tootsies feel the pinch as diners tighten their belts

A Bit of French In Front of the TV
We try out the take out from Bedford Corner's Darcau

As Ramsay's Refit Gets Underway
ChiswickW4 gets a preview of what's to come at Devonshire

Duke of Sussex Restored To Former Glory
Offering unpretentious, hearty food and a laid back atmosphere

My Big Fat Greek Dinner
We discover the delights of Chiswick's 'best kept secret'

Market Traders Turn Bistro Into Budsara
Chiswick food writer Andy Hayler reviews the new Thai in town

Full English breakfast @ Italian deli
We learn something about one of our national dishes

As Chiswick Moran Celebrates its First Anniversary
Emma Brophy talks shop with family man Tommy Moran and the hotel's Sales Manager Robert Russell

TV Dinners Spoil Ramsay's Top Rating
Restaurant Guide places La Trompette in London's Top Ten

Martin Lampen's Sausage in a Basket
Local author chronicles the joys and tragedies of British food

Tasty Thai At A Palatable Price
We put King Street's 101 Thai Kitchen to the test

Leiths Is On The Move
Internationally acclaimed school comes to Stamford Brook

Recipe for Romance in Devonshire Road
Hidden gem Zagora creates traditional style of Moroccan food

Le Vacherin Goes 'Bistrots Modernes'
Malcolm John treats his restaurant to a refurbishment

Out of the Ordinary in Stamford Brook
Lucy Metherell on why she adopted The Raven as her local

Gordon's Alive - He's On His Way
Gordon Ramsay in talks to buy The Devonshire House

'Save Our Favourite Tea Lady!'
Ravenscourt Park Cafe regulars petition council

Sam Broadens His Horizons
Acquiring Soho House Site South of The River

Calm Down Dear - It's Only a Review
Grumpy Winner shows a distinct lack of class during his recent visit to Chiswick's La Trompette

The Carpenters Arms in Black Lion Lane
St Peter's Square Restaurant gets another makeover

Strong Showing For Chiswick's Food Heroes
As search for nation's favourite fare sees 11 local nominations

Do It Again Sam
Rick Stein on why he's happy to back protege Sam Harrison

Is Chiswick The C Word?
Gordon Ramsay sets his sights on W4 for third pub

Calm Down Dear - It's Only a Review
Grumpy Winner shows a distinct lack of class during his recent visit to Chiswick's La Trompette

Head Chef Gives Menus A Makeover
Wayne Dixon joines Chiswick Moran Hotel

Toby Young Continues To Lose Friends and Alienate Chiswick
Barley Mow slur ends in a back-handed apology and the promise of a visit

Sunday Lunch at Chiswick Moran Hotel
Local roast dinner aficionados test drive Napa Restaurant's latest offering

How does a boy from St Vincent end up with a French bistro in Chiswick?
Emma Brophy meets Le Vacherin's acclaimed Chef Patron Malcolm John to find out

Andy's Set To Reopen
And delight Turkish food fans with new ground floor cafe

A Taste of Summer at Le Vacherin
With Phil Collins fine fruit & vegetables

What happened to good old fashioned pub grub?
We go in search of some traditional home made fare

Chiswick Not Big Enough For Black & Blue
Turnham Green Terrace site left empty for over a year

Watery Gravy Dictates Restaurant Overhaul
Flooded basement closes popular eatery for over a month

Who makes the best coffee in Chiswick?
Residents reveal their local preferences

Bright Future for Former Copper Kettle
As friensds transform tea rooms into Darcu on the Green

Seamless Simplicity at Shackology
We savour some shack chic on the High Road

What does it take to make a restaurant "family-orientated"?
Tonya Blowers ponders the question over dinner with her nearest and dearest at Chiswick's Giraffe

Fallout at Fishworks as another director departs
Fishy business continues at Turnham Green Terrace restaurant

South Parade to Get a Pub Fit for Royalty
Realpubs buy The Duke and plan a major gastro renovation

Barley Mow's Makeover Gets The Thumbs Up
Something for everyone at this High Road local

How does GBK fare amongst the competition?
We continue our search for the best burger in town

High Road House ordered to remove canopies
Will the council's decision set a precedent for other High Road traders?

Vacherin season begins with celebration dinner
Malcolm John hosts evening with wine tasting

Return to Ruby Grand
We see how the Hammersmith gem is faring these days

Tarantella - So Good He Went There Twice!
M Devito discovers a family run Italian trattoria on his doorstep

As the hitherto humble burger begins to make the headlines
We continue our search for Chiswick's finest at Sam's Bar & Brasserie

Woodlands Restaurant Gets Top Marks For Originality
As we check out the Chiswick branch of this South Indian vegetarian chain

Authentic Iranian on Fauconberg Road
Classy Sultanee dishes up some interesting cooking

Experience a Revolution in 'Vodka Nations'
And perhaps the ride of your life in a pimped up Russian Lada!

Chilling out at Carvosso's at 210
Pleasantly detained at the old police station

Trying Out Nicole Kidman's Favourite W4 Restaurant
Emma Brophy follows in the footsteps of an Aussie A-lister at Strada

Back to Sixties on Devonshire Road
Oriental Brasserie provides a disappointing night out

Modest Mows proves worth contender in culinary stakes
Barley Mow Passage's underdog displays real talent with traditional values

Restaurants forced to clean up their act
FSA's scores on the doors will give restaurants their stars

The Birdcage reverts to former name and opens as The Roebuck
Chiswick's new gastropub shows signs of competence in the kitchen on opening night

Sam's Bar & Brasserie Picks Up Coveted Time Out Award
Best Local Restaurant 'ticks all the right boxes'

Battle of the Brasseries
How does Chez Gerard fare amongst formidable competition?

Green Chilli hits the right notes
Distinctive King Street Indian scores highly on food and style

Upmarket Italian shows real promise
Vino Rosso may be still finding its feet but already displays real competence in the kitchen

Sam's Short-Listed for Time Out Award and..
.. one of London's top 20 restaurants for kids says Times

Chez Gerard looks set to open in Chiswick
Caffe Uno to be converted to new format

We try out the Nandos experience
And discover that the Portuguese take fast food to a whole new level

Chiswick's Food Heroes
Search for nation's champions sees eight local nominations

First anniversary at Sam's Bar & Brasserie
To mark the occasion we talk to Sam Harrison about community spirit, food heroes & how he spends his free time

Moran Hotel's Napa Restaurant
We get a taste of East Coast meeting West London

New Restaurant bar & deli
Friends bring some goodness to the High Road

Talking Italian with Antonio
As Chiswick says benvenuto to the latest gastronomic addition to the High Road

Sam's frees Toby Young from horrible misconception
Journalist's enlightenment on why Chiswick comes top every time

Bemused by The Bollo
Emma Brophy wonders if she's the only one missing the point

A real gem on the High Road
Annapurna maintains its reputation by dishing up a first rate ruby

Carluccio's brings Italian gioia di vivere to W4
Exclusive preview of Chiswick's newest Italian cafe and food shop

Texas Lone Star to turn black and blue
Steak house chain set to take over on Turnham Green Terrace

No puffing with your pasta
Fresh air all part of the service at Carluccio's

The Pilot proves perfect for parental getaway
Local gastro pub lives up to its reputation

Talking 'bout a Revolution
Great craic had by all at vodka bar's opening party

The Lazy Vine in St. Peter's Square
Roland Hanbury visits his new local restaurant

Classic Italian at Caffe Piccolo
Traditional dishes just like mama used to make

Fish fans will fall hook, line & sinker
Michael Nadra makes an outstanding return to Chiswick restaurant scene with Fish Hook

All About Annie's
Emma Brophy meets the inspiration behind the institution

A taste of Burgundy
Pissarro validates their reputation for fine food & wine

A Turkish delight on the terrace
Emma Brophy discovers the wonders of Andy's Restaurant

Chiswick eateries get a Maschler mention
Sam's Bar & Brasserie listed in 'Best Eats of 2005'

Spelling variation signals change of direction
Fish Hook reopens under new Chef / Proprietor

Top award for local restaurateur
Fishwork's Mitch Tonks named 'Restaurateur of the Year'

Carluccio sets his sights on Chiswick
Restaurant chain planning new branch on the High Road

Egon Ronay Stars for Two Chiswick Restaurants
Le Vacherin and La Trompette included in the 2006 edition of the prestigious guide

Texas Gone Star
Chiswick loses its popular tex-mex restaurant overnight

Is Chiswick set for a Revolution?
Vodka bar chain tipped to open on the High Road

A very good reason to a lie-in
Checking out the weekend brunch at Sam'

A taste of France for under a tenner
Le Vacherin proves to be "a blessed local phenomenon"

Funtime Frankie's
Glitz, glamour and great grub at Chiswick newest restaurant

What has Chiswick done to upset Adrian?
Sunday Times reviewer describes W4 as home to 10,000 dipsomanics

Not all plain sailing at Pacific Bar & Grill
Restaurant's most recent incarnation proves a little turbulent

Frankies opens with glitz, glamour & distinct lack of grub!
Celebrity champagne reception launches W4's new eatery

Frankie's Restaurant Secret Plans Revealed
Woods finds out how new local Italian will make sure their pizza deliveries arrive piping hot

Sam's Bar & Brasserie Excels at Dress Rehearsal
Nick Montagu offers a preview of the new local restaurant

So long and thanks for all the fish
Fish Hoek restaurant could close after change of ownership

The Swan dishes up an ugly duckling
Popular gastro-pub doesn't quite live up to its reputation

La Trompette on the cheap
Same standards of excellence at a set menu price

Preview week invitation from Sam's Bar & Brasserie
New restaurant planning 'dress rehearsals'

Perfect Balans on High Road
New Chiswick restaurant makes an impressive start

Frankie Dettori to ride into town
Marco Pierre White helping him expand restaurant chain

Rick Stein toasts Sam's Brasserie
Celebrity chef visits site of soon-to-open restaurant at the Barley Mow Centre

Pissarro's at the heart of the riverside community
Emma Brophy takes a look at one of Chiswick's favourite restaurants

Hole in the Wall - Chiswick's newest gastro-pub - reviewed by Nick Montagu

No need for a brief encounter in Grove Park - The Burlington Restaurant on Station Parade

New restaurant looks set to get green light - Planning approval recommended for site at Barley Mow Passage

West end pedigree, local outlook - Devonshire House

Chiswick restaurant has 'London's best wine list'

Fishy Business on Turnham Green Terrace



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