From Belgravia to St Margarets

Saturday, June 19th , 2021

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Zafferano has been a long-time favourite of mine since it opened. It has seen a number of fine chefs over the years, and recently has been back on form. It does an excellent saffron risotto, inventive salads and good pasta, and the only real drawback is the expensive wine list, reflecting the Belgravia area. Service is very slick here, and there is a large terrace with outside seating. 

Le Salon Prive is a small French restaurant in St Margarets, near Twickenham. A solitary chef assisted by a kitchen porter manged to produce quite ambitious classical French food, as befits the chef’s background with Pierre Koffmann, amongst others. A twice-cooked cheese souffle is the star dish here, but there are some other nice dishes too, and corkage is modest. It is certainly of a much higher standard than you might expect from a neighbourhood restaurant.