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|Address:||11 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH|
|Tel:||020 3589 2741|
|Price: £41.00||Wine: £16.50||Champagne: £43.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 9am-12M (Thurs-Sat 00.30am Sun -11pm)|
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When you make one of those last minute bookings there’s little time to ponder expectations, so the fact that is was a beige encounter didn’t come as a huge disappointment. We found an urban style brasserie alongside a spacious bar area which was bucolically reminiscent of a pleasant barn conversion. The menu which seemingly offered so much promise didn’t quite accomplish. It also stays with you on the table during the meal here, aka a place mat.
A South American wine suited both our choices : A Rib-eye with fries and Cod with chorizo and chickpea broth laced with saffron aioli. This proved a powerful fish dish where chickpeas made a rare appearance – a relatively cheap component out-weighed by an abundance of chorizo – not so good for a fan of the chickpea, like me. Saffron was slightly overpowering too, so some tuning was required here and the fish was just of reasonable quality. A good steak with dressed watercress were joined with anaemic looking French fries which were passable matchsticks surprisingly both texturally and flavour-wise.
Standard was broadly equivalent to a Hotel du Vin. Sunday lunchtime may prove rather enjoyable with live Jazz, otherwise, I wouldn’t mind exploring the slightly less-ambitious sounding breakfast and brunch menus. Oh and service deserves mention turning out to be all it ought to be, and delivered with a smile.