Dec 7 2012
Chiswick is one of my favourite parts of London, leafy boutique filled streets and hidden gems of restaurants off of the beaten track. So when the lovely folks at Sams Brasserie invited me for supper there last week, I was more than a little excited.
Sams is very much a neighbourhood restaurant, with a massively homely feel. As soon as we walked in, the whole place was buzzing with friends catching up over deliciously cooked food and good wine. Whilst the food is up there with some of the best restaurants that I’ve eaten in, you don’t feel at all awkward when you walk in, no stuffy silences or snooty staff… a really friendly atmosphere.
With plenty of choice available on the menu, you might want to give yourself plenty of time to choose. My favourite dish by far was the Ricotta, Wild Mushroom & Spinach Pithivier which was insanely good. Even though I was stuffed, I could quite easily have eaten it all again. You can read my full review over at This Little Lady (which has also had a lovely re-design by the way).
Without sounding too blasse, we’re incredibly lucky in London to have a wealth of options available when it comes to restaurants, many of which serve great food. What sets Sams apart though is the people. The staff took the time to talk to us, explaining each of the meals fully and taking a real interest in what we thought of them. Their excitement for the Christmas Menu which was launching the next day was palpable and you could just tell that they actually loved what they do.
On a side note, there aren’t many restaurants where the waitress would come over half way through the meal to instruct you that your suitcase that they’re storing for you is vibrating and then pretend to believe you when you inform them it’s your toothbrush. Couldn’t be more grateful to that girl, I could have died!
Be sure to check out Sams for yourself if you’re over that side of town. It’s well worth the trip and reasonably priced for the quality of food and service that you’ll receive. Great place to catch up with friends and family.
11 Barley Mow Passage
Tel: 0208 987 0555