SquareMeal Review of
Quantus Bar & Restaurant
Cosy and casual, with super-friendly staff and easy food, this Chiswick eatery also wins locals over with its bijou surrounds, exotic chandeliers and monochrome prints on exposed brick walls. The kitchen blends European and Latin influences for a seasonal line-up that might run from squid with chorizo, chilli and chickpeas or balsamic-glazed black figs with watercress, mint, Gorgonzola and pistachio to veal milanese, linguine with prawns or grilled rump of lamb with aubergine and chilli syrup, oregano and pomegranate. A few oriental influences also creep in from time to time (rare Szechuan tuna with nectarine, parsley and passion fruit), while desserts could include Sicilian polenta cake or chocolate and grapefruit mousse with crushed meringue and cherries. The food is backed by a decent slate of international wines including a noticeable South American contingent. In short, Quantus is a decent, grown-up prospect – and a bargain, to boot.