La Trompette

French, Modern European·
Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of La Trompette

Gold Award

Regularly applauded as a “top-notch neighbourhood restaurant”, La Trompette is smart, serene, sophisticated and civilised – everything you might expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant, but without the stinging prices, pompous attitude or fawning staff.  

Whether you’re here for a celebratory evening bash or a chatty midweek lunchtime catch-up, the elegant dining room always looks the part with its contemporary artworks, polished floors, well-spaced tables and views over a classy terrace. Everything gels, and you can almost feel the good vibrations as a pleasant hum of chattering conversation fills the air.  

Meanwhile, the kitchen “never fails to provide excellent food” via a daily menu that’s all about muscular Euro-centred flavours and eclectic ideas. Expect lots of intricate detailing on the plate – as in starters of caramelised calf’s sweetbread with girolles, almonds, mustard leaf and hyssop or Cornish red mullet with grilled aubergine, fennel, green tomatoes and togarashi spice.

Carefully sourced ingredients also get the attention and respect they deserve in main courses ranging from Herdwick lamb accompanied by crushed charlotte potatoes, Tropea onions, lemon and summer savory to aged honey-roast duck, roast French corn-fed chicken or wild sea bass with summer beans, octopus, and salsa verde.

After that, the magnificent cheeseboard is a must, but we also suggest dipping into fruity seasonal desserts such as the English gooseberry soufflé or warm poached apricots with wafers and honey ice cream. Meanwhile, readers give full marks to the “efficient, attentive staff”, the “good-value” lunch menu and the voluminous 600-bin wine list.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
French, Modern European
Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation
One Michelin star
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Does La Trompette have a Michelin star?

La Trompette has one Michelin star.

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What is the dress code at La Trompette?

Smart Casual

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Does La Trompette offer gluten-free options?

Yes! We are happy to cater for any dietary requirements and always ask our guests when booking if there is anything we should consider.

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Meet the team
La Trompette

Greg Wellman

Head Chef

Originally from Hampshire, head chef Greg has travelled extensively in Australasia and South America, and this is reflected in the diversity of dishes on the menu. He returned to the UK to cut his teeth in some of the most prestigious kitchens in London, including The Square, Chez Bruce and at Elystan Street with Phil Howard, before then taking the helm at La Trompette's sister restaurant The Glasshouse in Kew.

A keen surfer, Greg is passionate about all things 'sea' and loves to cook fish dishes!

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Chez Bruce

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3-7 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2EU

020 8747 1836 020 8747 1836


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:00
Thu 12:00-14:00
Fri 12:00-14:00
Sat 12:00-14:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-22:00
Sat 18:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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18 Reviews 

Paul J

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Innovative haut cuisine delivered with excellence and accompanied by attentive service on food and wine. Superb every time!

Michael S

28 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Outstanding cuisine, inpressive wine list, relaxed and elegant dining room

Fiona E

24 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

It has a lovely atmosphere as well as great food and wine.

Debbie T

26 July 2019  
For a local restaurant, excellent quality of food and good value wines. Service always remains impressive. The restaurant moves with the times and the ambience is always buzzy.

Peter G

02 July 2019  
Always a good local to go to. Saturday lunch deals are very reasonably priced and the quality is excellent.

Sara G

31 July 2018  
Never fails to provide excellent food and service in a calm quiet environment.

Siobhan C

10 July 2018  
A very serene and sophisticated dining experience. Delicious food and great attentive service from very efficient staff. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Malcolm K

28 June 2018  
Top notch neighbourhood restaurant. Good value lunch menu and outstanding wine list.

Peter G

08 May 2017  
Always fun and relaxed, this is the crown in Chiswick's restaurant scene.

David H

10 August 2013  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
First visit since re-opening, and thankfully its just as good
When a restaurant that you enjoy enough to visit three times in six months closes its doors for a couple of months and re-opens bigger, with a virtually brand new kitchen brigade and many changes front of house too, it's understandable to have concerns about the effect all this will have on the type and quality of food on offer. No need to worry in my view- the menu and the food quality were both indicative of a seamless changeover rather than a painful revolution. If you liked it before you'll like it now. And the visual impact of the place hasn't changed much either, if you ignore the private dining area tucked round a corner and a few extra tables. I shan't go through what we ate blow by blow, except to say that the blackberry souffle with lemon curd ice-cream was very good indeed and was not overpowered by the lemon curd, in the same way that my soft and gentle raviolo of suckling pig was complemented rather than beaten into submission by the accompanying barbecue sauce. I thought I might have a little quibble on the wine- a minor claret, but whilst initially closed it opened up nicely as the meal progressed. Everything we ate was at the very least competent and sometimes much better. The restaurant was half full, so maybe not a real test of service, though what we received was timely and pleasant. The bill for the two of us with wine and service was £100 which in our book is decent value for food of this quality Altogether a very good meal, and we'll certainly be back
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