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There’s a degree of accomplishment here that’s missing from many otherwise distinguished gastropubs. Perhaps the well-spaced chairs and tables to one side of the bar lend an air of Parisian-brasserie dignity that would be lost if the front sofas-and-slouching section extended further; perhaps it was just the combination of a leafy beer garden, a summer’s day and a zingy lemon and ginger mojito. Duck egg with brown shrimps, unadvertised but welcome capers, samphire and sourdough toast made a perfect starter, while the wonderfully textured main of plump orzotto (pear barley risotto), rendered an appetising green by its broad beans, only suffered from a degree too much parmesan. The menu is inventive – in the addition of slightly overpowering hazelnuts to asparagus with pea shoots, perhaps too much so – and due attention is given to details such as an excellent side of mash. The onglet could have been rarer, and offering a whole marrowbone to scrape out might be too much of a good thing, but the accompanying dressed parsley salad with thin rings of onion was superbly judged. Drinks on tap are also worth exploring: on this visit, Sharp’s summer pilsner flavoured with thyme.
122 Chiswick High Road
|Transport:||Tube: Turnham Green tube|
|Price:||Main courses £9.50-£18.50. Set lunch (Mon-Fri) £5 1 course|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-4pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 6-10.30pm Fri, Sat|
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