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    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • xmasblend Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
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  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese
  • lavazza Bean Review
    Lavazza Qualita Rossa
  • bobosocial BOBO Social
    Great Burgers in town
  • bagelbakery B Bagel Bakery
    Bagels take Chelsea
  • cafedenata Cafe de Nata
    Sweet Treats are Made of This

Some Japanese Tapas in Chelsea

Well, Jerry, they're Japanese. I mean, that TV you watch, that sushi you eat, I mean, even that kimono you wear. Where do you think all that money goes, hmm?
Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld episode “The Checks”)

One of my latest restaurant visits was to try Kurobuta cuisine. They are an Izakaya UK version, this is a Japanese concept where people get drinks and share small plates, pretty much their tapas concept. What began as a pop up now has three locations in London with the kitchen rule by Nobu’s ex Head Chef Scott Hallsworth.

Darkness and Neon lights
We embrace the concept and went for different dishes, with some highlights such as the beer-grilled beef with wasabi salsa, the Wagyu beef sliders, and the Kurobuta pork ribs. Probably the most anticipated hit and miss was the pork belly steam bun, sadly it didn’t hit the mark.

Not as good as expected

The promise Japanese food with a western twist. Lovely food, but a bit pricey.

T: 0207 920 6442
Japanese Cuisine
Approx Damage: £60pp
Area: Chelsea
Borough: Kensington & Chelsea
Twitter: KurobutaLondon
Kurobuta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Gelato time in Chiswick

That's like an ice cream man named Cone
Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld episode “The Librarian”)

Chiswick high street has transformed wince we moved here. New cafes, restaurants, and also gelaterias. This is the case for Oddono’s Gelati a fresh and natural Italian gelato chain.

The place
They opened their first shop in South Kensington in 2004, offering Italian gelato with the homemade recipes from one of the owners’ nonna. Now they have 5 locations around London.

Gelato time
Great gelato, the Italian way, perfect for sunny days. So if it’s hot and you spot Oddono’s don’t hesitate to get your ice cream, in my case I went for a classic combination of chocolate and stracciatella.

Approx Damage: £5
Area: Chiswick
Borough: Hounslow
Twitter: oddonos
Oddono's Gelati Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Burger Wars Episode XC: Smokehouse in Chiswick [BurgeReview]

You know, just because a person's a smoker, that doesn't mean he's not a human being
Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld episode “The Abstinence”)

I have said before that it is a bit of a challenge to find a decent bbq place in London. There are several but none hit all the marks. That was until I visited Smokehouse in Chiswick, a sister place of the original in Islington.

Just in case
I have been in two occasions already, and one of them was a feast, where they smoked, and slow cooked three types of meat, short rib, ox cheek, and Korean pulled pork. The feast was amazing, everything spot on, one of the best meals I have had.

Feast time
But now on to the burgers, they also have burgers a la carte, especially for lunch time. I went for the fried chicken burger with guacamole, chipotle, and fried egg, and my wife got the Cheese Hereford burger with a lovely melted comte.

Say cheese!
The verdict, both burgers were fantastic but if you’re a cheese aficionado you have to go with the cheesy one

The damage,  £15 for the burger with fries

The conclusion, amazing place, nice burgers, and great smoked meats, can’t recommend highly enough, top marks

T: 020 3819 6066
Pub / BBQ Place
Approx Damage: £50pp
Area: Chiswick
Borough: Hounslow
Twitter: smokehouseN1
Smokehouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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