A pub, restaurant and hotel from restaurateur Greg Bellamy and Paul Merrett - a Michelin-starred chef and TV regular. Its location on the edge of Richmond Park is certainly an enviable one, but even if it didn't enjoy such lush surrounds its impressive garden - very popular come summertime - would still attract those with an eye on the bucolic.
The seasonal menu reads like a gastropub menu, but one with a flourish or two. Loch Duart salmon, for example, is served as sashimi, with a 'crunch' of chilli and shallot, pickled cucumber and ketjap manis - an Indonesian soy sauce. A tenderloin of Gloucester Old Spot is served with prosciutto, sage, soft polenta, wild mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli and a smoked onion purée.
Weekend brunches draw the well-heeled locals, with Sunday roasts also proving popular. The bar area offers its own food menu alongside Cask Marque beers and a wine list dipping into the old world and new, with many bottles available by the glass, too. Keep an eye out for live music as well as special events.
10 West Temple Sheen
|Opening hours:||Breakfast served 8.30-11am Mon-Fri; 8.30am-noon Sat. Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. Meals served noon-10pm Wed; noon-10.30pm Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Mortlake rail|
|Price:||Main courses £9.50-£16.50.|
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