From East Sheen to Chiswick

Saturday, September 24th , 2022

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La Trompette has been a local stalwart for me for over two decades now, the menu very appealing and the cooking to a high standard. At this latest meal there were some lovely dishes including fallow deer and peach millefeuille. The fairly priced wine list adds to the appeal, as does the friendly service.

Black Salt has become a regular haunt, with two quite recent meals showing that it is fast catching up to its parent restaurant Dastaan. The menus are very similar and the recipes the same, with only very minor execution differences now. The tandoori dishes such as the prawns, the lamb chop and the chicken chop are superb, as is the bhajia starter. The main course curries are also top notch, such as the pork vindaloo and the methi chicken. Black Salt is outperforming almost every central London Indian restaurant at the moment, and yet it is still a bargain price.