From Chiswick to Soho

Saturday, September 03rd , 2022

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Sola bucks the current trend in London fine dining by continuing to emphasise luxury, top notch ingredients at a time when multi-starred restaurants regularly serve up chalk stream trout and a main course of chicken. Here you get Dombes pigeon, Jouno tomatoes from Provence, N25 caviar, proper black truffles, hand-dived scallops (pictured) and large langoustines amongst other things. The cooking has become more polished since it opened, and Sola now serves some of the more enjoyable food to be had in London.

High Road Brasserie is part of the Soho House group, an all-day restaurant on the Chiswick High Road. It is perennially popular, serving brasserie staples like beef tartare and chicken Milanese. The food is never more than pleasant, and service can be a little harried at times, but the menu is appealing and it must be a gold mine given the occupancy every time I walk past it.