Hattie Lloyd 01/01/22
High Road Brasserie | Staple Chiswick Restaurant Run By Soho House
New York. Istanbul. Barcelona. Chiswick.
Sure, only one of them has a Soho… but all of them have a Soho House.
In fact, the Chiswick branch was amongst the first to get its own branch of the feted members’ club back in 2006, and thanks to the open-to-all High Road Brasserie taking up the ground floor, it’s since become deeply enmeshed in the local food scene. Remaining perpetually packed from breakfast until closing, it’s easily one of the most popular restaurants in Chiswick.
There’s no mistaking it as you approach – it’s at least three times the width of the neighbouring shopfronts, with al fresco tables spilling out onto the pavement under its distinctive muted green awning. Walk inside, and you’ll immediately be impressed by the venue’s most distinctive feature, a vibrantly patterned mosaic floor running throughout that seems to have been patched together at random from a collection of eclectically colourful tiles. Sitting above it are the more restrained Art Deco furnishings, with puffy banquettes, pendant lighting, and a gorgeous vintage marble centrepiece bar.
On the heavily French-leaning menu you’ll find an array of classic brasserie fare (steak tartare; escargots with parsley & garlic; duck breast with green beans & hazelnuts, etc.) complemented with the occasional European counterpart, like their hearty chicken Milanese, or their delightfully crisp fish & chips. There’s also a terrific Sunday lunch, which offers four choices of roast alongside exceptionally large Yorkshires, tatties and veg.
Pitch up to that marble bar and you’ll find a concise list of house cocktails – the heady Renaissance blends vanilla vodka with chilli, elderflower, pineapple, and honey – alongside a very non-concise list of globe-spanning wines. And if you stay after 9pm, you can score one of ten moreish cocktails for an acceptable £10, such as their Chiswick breeze (Bacardi coconut, pineapple shrub, grapefruit soda)…who knew Chiswick conjured up such tropical vibes.
In short, it’s every inch the Soho House you’d expect to find in, say…
…New York, Istanbul, or Barcelona.
NOTE: High Road Brasserie is open now. You can find out more, see the full menus, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
High Road Brasserie | 162-170 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PR
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162-170 Chiswick High Road, West London, West London, W4 1PR
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