No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Bars, British·
Silver Award
London, W4 2DR ·Website ·Call020 3857 4669

SquareMeal Review of No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Silver Award

The latest venture from independent bar group Darwin & Wallace has an open, naturally lit, stripped-back feel – in keeping with the building’s fire station history. Emergency call-outs have been replaced by relaxed all-day eating and drinking, helped by a colour scheme of soft pinks, chalky whites and pale greys, plus seasonal British cooking. The menu ranges from small and sharing dishes – pig’s cheek and black pudding croquettes, perhaps, or crispy peppered squid – through to more substantial main courses. We enjoyed delicately spiced ginger chicken cakes coated in a light golden crumb with zingy lime coriander mayo, and mini sausages smothered in a sticky-sweet honey and mustard glaze. Next, an accurately cooked sea bass (soft flesh, crisp skin) arrived with baby artichoke, buttery new potatoes, asparagus and a crème fraîche tartare sauce; chicken Kiev was satisfyingly crunchy, the tender meat stuffed with garlic butter. Pudding of bitter dark chocolate tart was accompanied by a fluffy mousse and a nostalgic slice of chocolatey Rice Krispies cake. To drink, the selection of classic cocktails is boosted by various spirit infusions, house-made syrups and sherbets. Rounded off by an attractive courtyard space, this elegant venue makes a welcome addition to leafy Chiswick.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, British
Cool, Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch, Late night dining
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Dates, Romantic

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197-199 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR

020 3857 4669


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 9am-12M (Fri-Sat -1am Sun -11pm)


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