From Modern British to Modern Indian

Saturday, July 24th , 2021

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Republic (pictured) is a modern Indian restaurant that has taken over the old Hedone site on the Chiswick High Road. The dining room is still quite recognisable but of course the food is entirely different, with some interesting dishes such as spicy vegetarian sausage rolls, as well as more traditional dishes like channa masala. The chef has a very good background and this was a very enjoyable meal. Chiswick has long lacked a good Indian restaurant so it is nice to welcome this to the area.

The Tudor Room at Great Fosters is a one-star Michelin restaurant in a very grand country house hotel that dates back to the 16th century. The food has moved on since that time though, with chef Tony Parkin producing modern dishes such as langoustines with Thai broth, and lamb with Australian truffles. The classics are catered for too, with brioche made from scratch and a fine turbot with beurre blanc showing off genuine kitchen skills.