The Victorian railway companies knew how to look after their passengers, as shown by the impressive proportions of this one-time waiting room for Chiswick station. These days, zinc-topped tables & leather sofas blend with open fireplaces & original wooden flooring to create a relaxed backdrop for breakfast, lunch or dinner, a pint of draught ale or something from the concise but appealing wine list in the bar. A regular menu touts the likes of Dorset prawns with aïoli or Italian salame with pickles, ahead of lamb kebabs or a pie of the day, & there is profitable support from daily specials such as mushroom risotto or lemon sole with herb garlic butter. For pud, don’t miss the homemade chocolate brownies. A terrace with fairy lights & summer barbecues – plus live jazz on Saturday nights – also keep the locals returning.