Best local Indian Restaurant in Essex 2014
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Essex Caraway Indian Brasserie, in Gants Hill, has won the prestigious Best Local Indian Restaurant Award in the Restaurant Guides
The Hart Brothers
The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
If the west London enclave of Chiswick has long been a hot-bed of restaurants and cafes, rather surprisingly, it has never quite fostered a pub serving decent grub. Until now that is. All credit then to an establishment which not only looks cosy yet handsome at the same time, it also serves the kind of unpretentious food that ought to be the signature of any reasonable pub. A good helping of helping of jumbo green olives with feta cheese and olive oil aside, there are starters like a robustly flavoured grilled aubergine and courgette gratin in a red pepper coulis with more luxurious flavours produced by the well-made chicken liver and foie gras parfait with toast and pear chutney. Mains such as chicken breast with crispy bacon and potato cake, and leeks and tarragon cream sauce, or the poached smoked haddock with new potatoes, watercress and mustard cream, are not only sturdy, but earthy. As for the denouement, the pear and almond cake with hazelnut ice cream can hardly be bettered. Well, not if you donât take into account the eye-catching art deco chandelier which just about nails the place. Wonderful.