Barnes folk will already know that well-loved local Sonny’s has closed.
We can only hope the team said something cool like “You’ve served your last meal, Sonny” before closing the doors.
The good news is that it’s still in the hands of Phil “The Square” Howard and Rebecca “Kitchen W8” Mascarenhas. And despite Howard’s many suggestions that the duo’s other co-venture, Chelsea’s Elystan Street, would be his last hurrah before retirement, the pair are coming back with a new eatery in Sonny’s place. It’s called Church Road, and it officially opens its doors today.
Elystan Street is one of their many Michelin starred restaurants, so it bodes well that they’ve transplanted two former staff (head chef Sam Astley-Dean and manager Alan Parry) into the new place. They’ll be continuing the good work of Sonny’s with a British produce-led menu, from sweetcorn and clams with clam & chorizo crumpet, to roasted fig pudding with fig leaf ice cream. They’re even introducing a good-value, veg-only lunch menu made with otherwise waste products, which goes to support a community food project.
It would literally be a waste not to go…
NOTE: Church Road has just opened – we’ll be back with the full scoop when we’ve visited. You can find out more, and make a booking, at their website HERE.
Church Road | 94 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 0DQ
Last Updated: 23rd September 2019
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