The High Road Brasserie is located on Chiswick High Road and serves a seasonal brasserie-style menu. Being a brasserie you can expect to find classics like croque monsieur and madame, a chicken club sandwich and steak on the menu. If you’re searching for any of the following restaurants in Chiswick, best breakfast west London, brunch west London or bars in Chiswick do give High Road Brasserie a try.
This eatery is part of the Soho House Group so you know it’s going to be good. It’s situated in an impressive building which is also a boutique hotel and private members club with the Cow Shed spa next door. The venue opened in 2006 to serve the local creative community of West London. It’s a great place to enjoy a business breakfast, lunch or drinks after office hours if you’re lucky enough to work in the vicinity. Otherwise, make it a destination at the weekend to enjoy a leisurely brunch with your lover or a Sunday roast. Chiswick is a great place to go shopping at the weekend. The Old Cinema is very close and well worth a visit for vintage and retro furniture. There are plenty of independent shops to browse around along Chiswick High Road, Turnham Green Terrace and Devonshire Road.
High Road Brasserie Menu
The head chef is Mathias Oberg who presents a seasonal brasserie-style menu with plenty of crowd-pleasing classics. Let’s start with breakfast which Homeboy and I enjoyed. If you want something healthy and simply opt for the seasonal fruit, granola with yogurt and berries or strawberry with quinoa, almonds, and yogurt. If you need warming up try the porridge with berry compote. These dishes cost between £5-6. For something sweet and hot try the crepes with lemon, sugar or Nutella. They also have pancakes with blueberries or bacon with maple syrup. We shared the French toast with apple, cinnamon, and cream which was delicious. These are priced £6-8.
French Toast with Apple, Cinnamon and Cream
If you’re after a cooked savoury breakfast, these are priced from £5-11. You have the choice of a full or half English breakfast. If you’re not feeling very hungry you could go for the bacon or sausage sandwich instead. They also have simple eggs on toast, three-egg omelet, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or salt beef hash with duck egg. Eggs benedict, royale or florentine are also featured. I went a couple of weeks earlier by myself and tried the eggs florentine which was spot on.
On this visit, I tried the avocado with a poached egg on toast which was great and left enough room for the French toast.
Avocado with Poached Egg on Toast
Homeboy tried the kippers with poached egg and spinach which was fabulous.
Kippers with Poached Egg and Spinach
The all-day menu features starters of mussels in white wine, tiger prawns with garlic and chilli, crab with avocado on toast, steak tartare with horseradish, Burrata with black figs and wild mushroom bruschetta priced between £5-12. Mains include steaks from the Macken Brothers which are served with café de Paris butter, béarnaise or peppercorn sauce for £13-24. Other mains include pork belly with crackling, lamb ragout, calves liver with onion mash, salmon with spiced tomatoes and olives, sea bass with new potatoes and battered cod with chips. Veggies might be tempted by the aubergine Parmigiana or pumpkin risotto. Mains are priced at £11-17. They also offer a cheeseburger, croque monsieur, and madame, sandwiches like the chicken club and salads like quinoa, feta, beets and broccoli. On Sundays they serve a roast – you can have roast rib of beef or roast chicken which are served with goose fat roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and seasonal greens for £19.
High Road Brasserie Interiors
As you arrive you’ll notice the extensive outside dining area with a distinctive green awning. They have heaters so you can sit outside whatever the weather. Inside you have a beautiful bar counter in the middle which has a five-star hotel cocktail lounge feel.
Either side is two dining areas. To the right, there’s a long leather seat which stretches the entire wall and is very comfy. This seating is faced with zinc-topped tables with room for two people which can easily be pushed together to accommodate more if required. The other side of the bar you’ll find additional seating for larger groups and the door through to the toilets.
Stunning Tiled Floor
The décor is sophisticated and elegant. The walls are clad in wood with mottled mirrors above. The flooring is spectacular with patterned tiles so do make sure you look down to admire it. The lighting is also beautiful with fittings reminiscent of the 1940s era. Overall it’s a beautiful space to relax in.
High Road Brasserie Information
Cuisine: Seasonal brasserie-style
Near: Chiswick and Turnham Green
Website: Highroad Brasserie Website
Address: 167-170 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PR
Open: Monday to Thursday 7am-12am, Friday 7am-1am, Saturday 8am-1am and Sunday 8am-11pm
Décor: Sophisticated and stylish
Seating: 80 seats on the ground floor
Reservations: Advisable to book which you can do via telephone or online
Service Charge: 12.5% discretionary
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London (exterior and food) and Soho House Group. Thanks: Kavita Tandon.