Perennially packed, noisy with chatter and with tables spilling on to the broad pavements of Chiswick High Road, this venture (from the Soho House group) continues to strike a chord with the dapper denizens of W4. Pitched between a grand café and an art deco bar, it’s cleverly nailed a look that transcends generations; parents and teenagers can dine together at a venue that offends neither’s sensibilities.
The all-day menu is accessible, featuring fail-safe favourites such as full english breakfast, buttermilk pancakes, croque monsieur, steaks from the grill and simple mains such as plaice goujons with fries. Vitamin smoothies are an antidote to the comfort food, but given that our waitress visibly wrinkled her nose when describing their hyper-nutritious contents, we’re not sure how often they’re ordered.
Mostly, customers are here for hangover-friendly dining. A fish pie was packed with succulent chunks of salmon and haddock, while avocado on toast came with a perfectly poached egg. Desserts are knowingly retro: black forest gateau or crêpes suzette, for instance. Prices are a little high, given that portions are on the modest side, but no one here gives a hoot.
|Venue name:||High Road Brasserie||Contact:|
162-166 Chiswick High Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served 7am-11pm Mon-Thur; 7am-midnight Fri; 8am-midnight Sat; 8am-10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Turnham Green|
|Price:||Main courses £11-£16|
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Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
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Despite being perpetually packed, you can book a table in advance or else sup on a delicious cocktail while you wait. The food at High Road House, like many eateries on the Chiswick High Road, is of a very high standard. Not ridiculously expensive either! The menu boasts a range of meats, fish and vegetarian options as well as some very indulgent desserts and starters. Tip: if you order the baked Camembert to start, order something ridiculously light for mains! The staff can be a little rude and it is overwhelmingly loud inside the restaurant, but they have an outdoor seating area for a spot of al fresco dining (outdoor heaters are used in the colder months).
Nice winelist, decent food, commited service. Advisable to ask for a quiet table to avoid en vogue Chiseick show offs, parading their screaming kids around.
I used to really like this place for a simple midweek meal. As previous users have said, they once did an excellent beef burger. But the quality of the food has absolutely nose-dived over the last year, going from quite good for simple dishes, to completely inedible. Such a shame. (Unlike others, I've always personally found the staff to be very pleasant.)
Not up to the standards of the other Soho House venues. Food is decent and they do make a pretty mac & cheese off the menu, but the attitude of the staff is generally poor. You'd think being in Chiswick, where most diners are local, you'd go out of your way to keep people happy but I've not found that to be the case.