Eat and Drink in West London
West London refers to the outer western suburbs of Greater London. Chiswick is an area of West London with a wide range of options. There are at least 30 restaurants in Chiswick. Chiswick High Road has the usual wide selection of fast food outlets and supermarket food. For the more discerning, an extensive range of restaurants and eateries exists for all tastes and budgets that makes Chiswick a definite destination for the gastronome.
Coco's Noodle Bar, Edwards, The Green Cafe and Bar, Haha's, The Okawari and Thai Tiara are name of some budget restaurants in West London. Caffè Uno, High Road Brasserie, Sam's Brasserie and Bar, La Trompetteetc are the mid-range type of restaurant in West London. You will never be short of a pub in West London. Upmarket bars and clubs are also plentiful.
A little bit of downtown Damascus on the Uxbridge Road, this buzzy Syrian restaurant – all carved wood and ornate Arabic brasswork, satellite TV and genial bustle – offers eye-opening food at remarkably low prices. Syria shares many dishes with its Middle Eastern and eastern Mediterranean neighbours (hummus, tabbouleh, Lebanese fattoush salad, moussaka, Moroccan tagines and myriad grilled kebabs) and, naturally, the aubergine plays a significant role in the Abu Zaad kitchen.
As you would expect from a graduate of Fergus Henderson's St John, chef-owner Tom Pemberton specialises in common-sense cooking. His kitchen works diligently to extract maximum flavour from often neglected ingredients (skirt steak, mutton, mackerel etc) and Pemberton tries to keep the prices down accordingly. At £13, the two-course set lunch is excellent value, but with this feature's self-imposed £10-a-head price limit in mind, the express lunch...
Naturally, this Neapolitan-owned pizzeria has a wood-fired pizza oven. That's unremarkable these days. Few restaurateurs, however, would go to the trouble of bringing over a fourth-generation Italian specialist to build said oven, using handmade bricks prepared from specific sands and clays from around Vesuvius and the Amalfi coast. Such is the determination at Santa Maria to produce superlative pizza. And Ealing clearly appreciates that effort.