CharlotteBistro in Chiswick is the newer sibling of the long standing Charlotte’s Restaurant in Ealing. The Bistro, which opened back in 2010, has received rave reviews and so we thought it high time we try it. Chiswick is a well heeled village like neighbourhood in West London, we decided to make a day of it and headed over for a sophisticated day of dining and shopping.
Charlotte’s is big on sustainability which means the menu is seasonal with most of the produce sourced from ethically minded local suppliers – full marks here. The menu features 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts; big enough to offer variety whilst small enough to ensure each dish is perfect. We went for the Winter Soup, a hearty, warming dish and very well seasoned and the pressed middle white ham knuckle terrine and mustard mayonnaise, beautifully presented and full of the flavour the terrine went down a storm.
For mains the white Pork belly stole the show, a soft, juicy piece of meat topped with crunchy crackling and served with creamy mash, parsnip, curly kale and caramelised Braeburn apple. Cracking! The slow cooked short rib of red ruby beef served with roasted sweet English onions was another great dish, the meat equally as tender. A rich, dense chocolate tart complete the meal and we left pretty impressed and already planning our return.
The Bistro also has a pretty big bar which come Monday is host to Gin School, a weekly event which sees a different producer chat about their gin with free tastings too. Who said Monday should be blue?
6 Turnham Green Terrace Chiswick W4 1QP