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White City Place is a futuristic cluster of skyscrapers for work, home and shopping for media and techie types. At the foot of one bold high-rise is Wellbourne Brasserie, its glass walls facing south and west and a huge sunny terrace overlooking rolling lawns. It’s a new all-day modern British brasserie from Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy, chefs with CVs to die for (Dabbous, The Square, Launceston Place and Le Manoir to name a few). Despite a starry background, there’s a refreshing lack of swank, with affordable prices and remarkably good cooking.
Snack on flatbread with taramasalata, cured meats or a trio of vol-au-vents ahead of starters proper: creamy fresh burrata with ribbons of white asparagus, confit Jersey royals with ricotta and fresh herbs, or sardines bathed in a glistening gremolata. Mains include superior fish and chips with crushed peas, and a magnificent escalope of Ibïama pork served with spring greens perked up with XO sauce and shards of lardo. A £10 plat du jour might be cassoulet or buttermilk chicken while there are desserts to defy any diet such as summer pudding with clotted cream.
With a wine list at easy-going prices, cheerful service and even homemade sourdough loaves to take away, this is a great addition to west London. And White City tube is three minutes’ walk. Go now.
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