Looking for restaurants in West London? With West London being home to a vibrant culinary scene, with an array of exceptional restaurants catering to every palate and preference, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to dine.
Join us as we explore just some of the most incredible and unique restaurants in West London.
Restaurants in Hammersmith
51 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QL
Nestled in the heart of Hammersmith is The Gate restaurant, a beloved vegetarian and vegan restaurant that has become a go-to destination in West London for brunch and dinner.
The restaurant was founded in 1989 by brothers Michael and Adrian, who had a vision to recreate the diverse flavours and culinary experiences they had enjoyed as children, eating food with Arabic, Indian and Jewish influences.
From seitan and cauliflower shawarma, chipotle wild mushrooms and beetroot burgers to sticky date pudding and dark chocolate and hazelnut Terrine, there are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to choose from.
And for those seeking an al fresco dining experience, the restaurant boasts a charming secret garden.
Credit: The Gate Restaurant
278 King Street, W6 0SP
L’Amorosa, a Michelin Bib Gourmand family-run restaurant, is celebrating ten years of serving remarkable Italian food.
Founded in 2014 by chef and owner Andy Needham, who spent 15 years as Head Chef at the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Zafferano in Belgravia, L’Amorosa offers customers an informal dining experience with exceptional customer service.
The menu features a range of delicious dishes, including raviolo with slow braised beef short rib ragu, linguine with sweet prawns, roast sea bass and more. Accompanied with the menu is an all-Italian wine list.
The River Cafe
Thames Wharf, W6 9HA
Nestled on the picturesque banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith is the River Cafe, a Michelin-starred restaurant offering an exceptional dining experience.
The menu boasts a selection of delicious and authentic Italian dishes, including tagliatelle al ragu, linguine con granchio, rombo al forno, coda di rospo con vongole, stinco di vitello and more.
Alongside its exquisite Italian dishes, the restaurant is known for its outstanding customer service and stunning riverside terrace, which is an absolute treat, especially during the summer.
1 Crisp Road, W6 9DN
Sam’s Riverside is a favourite among locals and visitors alike, boasting breathtaking views of the Thames and Hammersmith Bridge, which serve as a perfect backdrop for indulging in outstanding dishes made using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
The menu features a variety of modern British and European dishes, ranging from British oysters, Shetland mussels, and Hereford-aged sirloin to salads, soups, and more. The restaurant also has an extensive cocktail menu and a well-curated wine list featuring many handpicked selections by Sam.
The restaurant’s interior is bright and spacious, and provides a comfortable dining experience. However, if you prefer to dine al fresco, you can take advantage of the outdoor terrace or enjoy a drink at the dazzling bar.
Credit: Sam’s Riverside
78 Glenthorne Road, W6 0LR, 129 Brackenbury Road, W6 0BQ & Greyhound Road, W6 8NX
Poppy’s Thai is a family-run business serving outstanding Thai food across three locations in Hammersmith.
By day, the restaurant serves traditional afternoon tea and cakes, but come nightfall, the restaurant is transformed into a delightful Thai eatery, offering an extensive menu that features a variety of classic Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai and Green Curry, alongside a few Malaysian and Chinese dishes.
The restaurant is renowned for its unique and quirky decor, with decorations including sparkling chandeliers, beautiful fairytale antiques, blossoming trees, and various oddities that add to the overall charm and character of the restaurant.
The restaurant operates on a cash-only basis and has a BYOB, allowing you to bring your drinks to enjoy with your delicious meal.
206 – 208 Hammersmith Road, W6 7DH
Faber’s is an independent neighbourhood wine and seafood restaurant founded by Matt and Anthony.
The menu features the best of what the UK’s home shores have to offer, with affordable lunches, coastal cocktails, British wines, craft beer and daily fresh fish and shellfish.
With a passion for supplying dishes that are not only delicious but also ethically sourced, the team are committed to working with and supporting sustainable British suppliers.
The restaurant’s decor perfectly captures the essence of Britain’s stunning shorelines, with original facades outside and exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and windows inside, adding a touch of character to the dining experience.
Credit: Faber Restaurant
236 King Street, W6 0RF
Indian Zing is a fine dining restaurant offering a unique blend of contemporary and traditional Indian cuisine.
The restaurant offers a delectable menu that has been curated by founder Manoj Vasaikar – a chef who has worked in some of the finest Indian hotels, such as Taj and ITC Sheraton, and London’s most prestigious Indian restaurants such as Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy.
Alongside the mouth-watering food, Indian Zing offers carefully selected wines that complement the tastes and flavours found in each dish.
Le Petit Citron
98-100 Shepherd’s Bush Road, W6 7PD
Nestled in the heart of Brook Green sits Le Petit Citron, a charming family-run French restaurant founded by Lawrence and Emily, who have worked in restaurants for over two decades.
The menu draws inspiration from the much-loved recipes their family ate on summer holidays to the French countryside, with dishes ranging from escargots a l’ail and confit de canard to crème brulé and petit pot au chocolat.
Vegetarian and plant-based options are also available, alongside seasonal dishes, providing visitors with something new on each visit.
In 2023, Le Petit Citron was classed as a Top 10 ‘Local Gem’ in London by The Good Food Guide and received the ‘Traveller’s Choice’ award for the fourth consecutive year by TripAdvisor.
Credit: Le Petit Citron
Restaurants in Shepherd’s Bush
77 Askew Road, W12 9AH
Located in the heart of Askew Village is Giulia, a charming Italian restaurant, founded by partners Giulia and Endris who had a vision of serving authentic Italian dishes.
The restaurant serves a monthly-changing seasonal menu of contemporary Italian dishes, with this month’s menu featuring seared octopus, ravioli cacio e pepe, wild boar ragu, amarone braised beef cheek and more.
65 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE
Whether you are craving breakfast, brunch or dinner, Chet’s, a Thai-Americana spot in Shepherd’s Bush, is worth adding to your list.
At Chet’s, the dishes combine the fiery and smoky textures of Thai cuisine with American classics, creating unique dishes that are hard to find elsewhere. Signature dishes include the smashburger, pineapple rice, tingling onion and chicken and roti waffles.
In addition to the delectable food, the restaurant’s retro American diner decor is a treat for the eyes, featuring classic diner benches, diner booths, and tables laid with 1950s-style napkin holders.
58 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE
Set within the Dorset Hotel, Shikumen is a Chinese restaurant that provides a delightful culinary experience.
The restaurant offers a wide range of Chinese delicacies that represent the diverse flavours of the country, from the northern to the southern regions. From crispy peking duck to homemade steamed dim sum, the menu boasts an array of flavourful dishes.
Restaurants in Chiswick
76-77 S Parade, W4 5LF
Step into France without leaving London at Le Vacherin, a traditional French bistro restaurant in the heart of Chiswick.
The restaurant is renowned for its authentic French cuisine, serving traditional and modern interpretations of classic dishes from escargots to duck confit and dry-aged beef. To complement your meal, the restaurant boasts an extensive drinks menu featuring some of the finest French wines, carefully selected to pair perfectly with each dish.
With two AA Rosettes and named by Michelin Guide as one of the best French restaurants in the UK, Le Vacherin is worth a visit.
Credit: Le Vacherin
Rock and Rose
270, 272 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PD
Rock and Rose is a stylish and glamorous restaurant and bar founded by Lorraine Angliss, a successful restauranteur and interior designer, with four other restaurants located in Richmond and Chiswick, including The Little Bird, Annie’s and Rock and Rose Richmond.
Known for its delectable food, creative cocktails and eclectic and one-of-a-kind decor, the Rock and Rose restaurant has become a popular destination for lunch, dinner and drinks.
The menu boasts a delicious fusion of Asian and Mediterranean dishes, ranging from their famous Rock and Rose ribs, classic steaks and seared sea bass to delicious dessert platters to share.
The drinks menu is equally impressive, with an extensive drinks menu offering beers, ciders, wines, and a selection of creative cocktails. So whether you are in the mood for a gin and tonic or a fruity cocktail, the talented mixologists at Rock and Rose will not disappoint.
Credit: Rock and Rose
High Road Brasserie
162-170 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PR
High Road Brasserie is a European-style restaurant along Chiswick High Road. As part of the esteemed Soho House group, it has quickly become a favourite among both locals and visitors.
Open from morning until late evening, High Road House is an inviting space for coffees and cocktails, to delicious brunch, intimate dinners and large celebrations, making it an ideal place for any occasion.
Villa di Geggiano
66-68 Chiswick High Road, W4 1SY
Villa di Geggiano is a delightful Italian restaurant that brings the flavours and ambience of Tuscany to Chiswick.
Renowned for its authentic Tuscan and Italian cuisine, Villa di Geggiano offers a selection of mouth-watering dishes from homemade tortelloni and carnaroli risotto to fillet of black cod and slow-cooked beef cheek. And for those with a sweet tooth, traditional Italian tiramisù and Tuscan almond cookies feature on the dessert menu.
The restaurant prides itself on using high-quality and authentic ingredients, many of which are imported from their Tuscan Villa and surrounding farms.
The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list featuring a collection of wines sourced from their estate in Tuscany and some specially chosen wines from small, independent producers.
If you prefer dining outdoors, the restaurant has a beautiful outdoor terrace adorned with grapevines.
Credit: Villa di Geggiano
3-7 Devonshire Road, W4 2EU
La Trompette is a well-known and highly acclaimed restaurant tucked away on Devonshire Road.
Awarded a Michelin star for its outstanding cuisine and exceptional service, La Trompette has become a must-visit for those seeking fine dining experiences.
The menu features a range of modern European dishes, including hand-rolled linguine, cornish hake, roasted venison loin, ube of ox cheek and more. And for those with a sweet tooth, the dessert menu is divine, with dishes including warm chocolate croustade, passionfruit souffle, apple tarte tatin and plenty more.
Napoli on the Road
9A Devonshire Road, W4 2EU
Founder Chef Michele Pascarella began his culinary journey by serving woodfired pizza from his Ape Piaggio, with a long-term goal to open a pizzeria. In 2019, his dream came to reality when he opened Napoli on the Road in Chiswick.
Michele’s passion for experimentation and innovation is reflected in his menu, offering customers unique twists and delicious flavour combinations on the much-loved dish. The menu is based on seasonality and changes every three months to ensure the pizzas are made using fresh and high-quality ingredients.
Napoli on the Road has received numerous accolades since its opening, including 8th place in the prestigious 50 Top Pizza Awards 2023.
Endo at the Rotunda
8th Floor, The Helios, W12 7FR
Endo at the Rotunda is a high-end Michelin star Japanese restaurant, founded by chef Endo Kazutoshi, a third-generation sushi master.
The restaurant’s menu features a carefully curated selection of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes handmade behind the counter.
With its impressive views, exquisite cuisine and impeccable customer service, Endo at the Rotunda is a perfect destination for those wanting an exceptional dining experience.
Restaurants in West London
Core by Clare Smyth
92 Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN
Core by Clare Smyth is a world-renowned, 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in Notting Hill.
Known for its impeccable food, fine wine and exemplary service, Core by Clare Smyth provides an incredible dining experience from start to finish.
Clare Smyth and her team craft exquisite dishes with an eye-catching presentation that perfectly matches the flavours and textures, taking each of your senses on a unique journey.
From Isle of Harris scallops and Sharpham Park spelt to Rhug Estate venison and Porthilly oysters, the team at Core by Smyth have created a diverse and creative menu using the best British produce from dedicated farmers and food producers.
The wine list is extensive and ever-evolving, ranging from firm favourites to timeless vintages alongside thrilling newcomers.
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