From Aldwych to Chiswick

Saturday, March 04th , 2023

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Dipna Anand at Somerset House is sister to The Brilliant in Southall. This restaurant offers a much shorter menu than its elder sibling, but in the far grander setting of Somerset House, complete with river views and a terrace overlooking the Thames. I enjoyed the thali offered at lunch, as well as a very good vegetarian dish of thadka greens.

La Trompette in Chiswick has been operating for 22 years now, offering a very appealing menu of French food, the best of which this week was a lovely sweetbread dish. The restaurant has an unusually good and moderately priced wine list, and this combined with an experienced team of front of house staff ensures its continued popularity.