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in between Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush, The Brackenbury is the definition of a neighbourhood joint. It’s a small restaurant, but having recently undergone a refurbishment, the space is used well, resulting in a intimate and friendly atmosphere. Although too cold to make use of on our visit, the outdoor tables are sure to be a winner come warmer weather too.

Head chef Humphrey Fletcher, previously of The Glasshouse and The River Cafe, has created a French-leaning European menu that focuses on simple food prepared with quality ingredients. Dishes like buttery English asparagus with hollandaise; lightly spiced guinea fowl with pancetta and peas; onglet with frites and bernaise; and soft poached meringue on rich vanilla custard prove that great grub doesn’t have to be complicated.


With good, honest cooking, a well considered wine list, and a great value set lunch option, The Brackenbury is well worth seeking out, even if you’re not a local.

129-131 Brackenbury Rd, London, W6 0BQ