West London Restaurants Revisited

Saturday, July 25th , 2020

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High Road Brasserie is an interesting place, somewhere that is not shooting for anything too ambitious on the food front, but which is perennially packed out. They are blessed with many outside tables, and it was noticeable that the inside tables were well spaced, with staff wearing masks and menus entirely virtual. The menu here covers bistro classics like beef tartare and fish and chips, with nothing on the menu that is going to disturb the comfortably off local clientele. The actual execution of the food is a little variable, the best dish on this visit being a lemon posset. However the overall package continues to pack in the customers, with every table taken on the Monday night that we visited.

The Dysart (pictured) was one of relatively few high-end London restaurants that reopened promptly on July 4th, which is partly why it was the first place I dined at post lockdown. Another reason is its ample space and care and attention to social distancing precautions, which I have noticed seems quite variable in the restaurants that I have looked at. The main reason, though, is that the food is great, at a good price, all with a fairly priced wine list and nice staff. This second meal here in quick succession was as excellent as the first.

Next week sees the reopening of The Ritz, so I may just have to pay that a visit.