Found in Twickenham, Intercontinental Brasserie is a unique concept which does exactly as its name suggests - offers a menu which traverses the globe, stopping off in Britain, France, India and Thailand along the way.
The brains behind this globe-trotting affair is chef Ram Jalasutram, who has had previous experience working in some pretty well renowned kitchens, including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and luxury Scottish estate Gleneagles.
The dining room at Intercontinental Brasserie is spacious and airy, complete with floor to ceiling windows on one side that flood the space with natural light, and cosy high-back brown leather chairs. Look out for the built-in barbecue grills on the tables too, which allow diners to experience some real restaurant theatre, with live cooking at their table.
As for the menu, the food offering at Intercontinental Brasserie prides itself on sourcing produce from local artisans and farmers. It’s inclusive too, with the vast breadth of cuisines available (think everything from British grills to classic Indian fare), meaning there really is something for everyone. Vegetarian and vegan diners aren’t left out either, with the menu featuring a dedicated section of plant-based dishes.
To kickstart your meal, choose between starters of Indian, Thai or British/French origin - think a venison samosa alongside sea bass tempura or a crab and prawn cocktail. For your main course, you can choose between a range of curries, steaks from a grill or dishes such as duck breast with sticky rice and beef Wellington with truffle mashed potatoes. If you fancy veering off the beaten track, instead opt for the novel chef’s specials, which include a butter chicken masala pie and Scottish lobster in a medley of spices.
It should come as no surprise that Intercontinental Brasserie offers an international wine list, but there are classic cocktails, beers and spirits available too.