La Trompette 'Even Stronger' After Glasshouse Closure

Staff from Kew restaurant to be transferred over

The team at the Glasshouse restaurant in Kew
The team at the Glasshouse restaurant in Kew

Bookmark and Share

Medical Advice Sets Couple on Road to Opening Chiswick Cafe

Oree Boulangerie Plans Chiswick High Road Move

Elder Press Cafe Wins Environmental Award

Sign up for our weekly Chiswick newsletter

Comment on this story on the

The owner of La Trompette, the Michelin-starred restaurant on Devonshire Road, is assuring local diners that its future is secure despite the shock closure of a sister restaurant.

The Glasshouse in Kew, which also has a Michelin star, has announced that it will be serving its last meal on 17 September after ‘23 very happy and successful years’.

This will come as a huge disappointment to its many regular customers. The Michelin guide said of it before the announcement, “Everyone deserves a neighbourhood restaurant like the lucky residents of Kew and the fact that The Glasshouse been here for over 20 years is proof itself that they’re doing things right. One of its most appealing attributes is the delightful team; there’s no pomp or ceremony and everyone is treated with equal reverence, making it the kind of place you feel equally at home having a spur of the moment supper as a long-planned celebratory dinner.”

Chiswick resident, Nigel Platts-Martin, who jointly owns both the Glasshouse and La Trompette with Bruce Poole, along with Chez Bruce in Wandsworth, said, “I am very happy to confirm that La Trompette is unaffected by the closure of The Glasshouse. Indeed, many of our excellent staff at The Glasshouse will be relocating to La Trompette which will make La Trompette an even stronger business.”

La Trompette is currently closed for an annual holiday but is set to reopen on 31 August. The restaurant opened in 2001 and, as well as the Michelin star has won a range of accolades. It seeks to serve some of the best food in London but without the formality or prices associated with the capital’s top end establishments.

Value Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More

This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.

Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.

We've always done that and won't be changing, in fact we'd like to do more.

However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.

We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.

One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.

If you do support us in this way we'd be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.

For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you'd like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.

August 23, 2022


Bookmark and Share