Find this good neighbourhood restaurant in a parade of shops. Once inside, the large dining room, with crisp white napery, has a light airy feel during daylight hours and clever use of lighting produces a relaxing atmosphere at dinner.
The menu changes a little each day, and follows the seasons – as would be expected.
Expect summer starters such as ‘Ravioli of Lobster & Crayfish’; ‘Tomato Gazpacho’; ‘Croustade of Quail Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce’ or ‘Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Parfait with Madeira Jelly & Toasted Sourdough’ among the starters.
Perhaps ‘White Park Beef Burger with Onion Relish, Coleslaw & Fries’; ‘Monkfish Wrapped in Parma Ham with Lettuce, Broad Beans & Grilled Onions’ and ‘Rump of Lamb with New Seasons Garlic & Purée of Courgettes’ among the mains.
Leave room for dessert – maybe ‘Roasted Apricots with Camomile Ice Cream & Toasted Pistachio Nuts’ or ‘Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart, with 100’s & 1,000’s & Milk Ice Cream’
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30 (12.45-15.30 Sat & Sun); set L Mon-Sat £17.95 (2 courses) to £19.95 (3 courses); mains about £13 to £30
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.30 (Sat & Sun 23.00); set early D Mon-Thurs £17 (2 courses) to £19; mains about £13 to £30
- Seats: 100
- Wine: a concise list, kicks off at around the £18 mark, and there’s an excellent selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Barnes or Barnes Bridge Rail
- Directions: From Castelnau Road, turn into Church Road – the restaurant is on the left by some shops – see the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan, Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned