West London best restaurants and bars

Bingham

Nearest tube: Richmond – 12 mins🚶‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

Why is it so awesome: Classy cocktails with a river view, inside library arm chair vibe.

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Cafe Laville

Nearest tube: Edgware Road – 8 mins🚶🏻‍♂️ or Warwick Avenue – 8 mins🚶‍♀️

Why is it so awesome: The canal setting 😍 . It’s very low key considering it’s stunning location which is part of its charm.

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Electric Cinema

Nearest tube: Notting Hill – 10 mins🚶🏻‍♂️ or Ladbroke Grove – 7 mins🚶‍♀️

Why is it so awesome: A cozy sofa chaired cinema that serves cocktails z If you going to watch a movie, watch it in style while sipping bubbles. Arm chair or front row sofa?

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Farmacy

Nearest tube: Bayswater – 9 mins🚶‍♀️ or Royal Oak – 10 mins🚶‍♀️or Notting Hill – 11 mins🚶🏻‍♂️

Why is it so awesome: Vegan heaven. Though not being a vegan and a stomach that hates wheat, lentils and all things vegan, I usually hate vegan restaurants and struggle for food for me but brunch is a great compromise as their one non vegan naughty is eggs! It’s also a great place for those on a health kick with shots that are full of goodness. Or you can actually drink real vegan bubbles at the lovely bar – less full of goodness and more full of bubbly brunch vibes!

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Gaucho

Nearest tube: Richmond – 12 mins🚶🏻‍♂️

Why is it so awesome: Decadence on the river with amazing steak choices. A firm favourite of mine – I’ve spent many a birthday lunch & dinner here for myself and friends. Whilst I actually hate white linen table cloths, there is something very special sitting on a sunny day by the river sipping some champers. But since covid they actually have on bare on the tables but the setting is still sensational. Equally their indoor is gorgeous- more bustling and busy but still a great choice.

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High Road Brassiere

Nearest tube: Stanford Brook

Why is it so awesome? Summer vibes and a beautiful bar. It’s a summer go to but be warned I went for lunch and was still there at dinner! But what I love most is their truffle chocolates!

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Hollyhock cafe

Nearest tube: Richmond – 15 mins🚶‍♀️

Why is it so awesome: The views, vegan offerings and the quirky fairytale setting. Perfect little hideaway from the world for coffee and catch ups.

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Infernos

Nearest tube: Clapham Common/ High street

Why is it so awesome? The infamous Clapham club made famous by students, sticky floors and the Hollywood Aussie star Margo Robbie! A drunken must when you first move to London!

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Incognito

Nearest tube: Richmond (also in Kingston)

Why is it so awesome? Novelty over priced fun and frivolous cocktails perfect for some silliness from the ‘rub a dub dub’ to the ‘ferris wheel’ there’s something for everyone!

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London Cocktail Club

Nearest tube: Clapham Common

Why is it so awesome? Film memories from ‘Cocktail’ famous sign to a ‘Titanic’ lounge to a ‘Star Wars’ loo! This bar brings the bubbles and brunches too! Not just for the evenings!

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No 01 Duke Street

Nearest tube: Richmond 🚶‍♀️ 5 mins

Why is it so awesome: Great vibe – can be a pre drink venue or its own destination. From a roaring fire, sofa chairs and cocktails to a restaurant, quirky menu and fine wine. Great for all occasions.

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Pitcher and Piano

Nearest tube: Richmond – 10 mins🚶🏻‍♂️🚶‍♀️

Why is it so awesome: Affordable and on the river. I’ve included this as whilst it’s a pub chain the location sets it apart. The terrace with the sunsets over the river – makes summer very special plus they let you book it!

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Rick Stein

Nearest train: Barnes Bridge 🚶‍♀️ 5 mins

Why is it so awesome: Superb service at this sensational seafood river setting restaurant. A perfect Sunday spent!

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Rock & Rose

Nearest tube: Richmond – 7 mins🚶🏻‍♂️🚶‍♀️

Why is it so awesome: Food is great, cocktails even better and ooozes glamour in a non pretentious way. One of my all time fav go to restaurants. It is perfect for date night or girls night. Super special but not overwhelming. Oh and if you like a cocktail then you have to have the geisha (formally called the pretty woman!)

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Scott’s Richmond

Nearest tube: Richmond

Why is it so awesome? Old school classic fancy pant’s restaurant though with a price tag to match. For dining with white linen table cloths is is their second Scott’s with Mayfair having been a long standing classic. However I love the bar for an evening drink or three!

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Summer House

Nearest tube: Royal Oak 🚶‍♀️20 mins

Why is it so awesome: Self named ‘summer and seafood all year round’…. this is summer in a restaurant. Set in little Venice though you could be in the real place minus the accents. Floral decoration, fabulous fish and holiday feels all around – it’s a must when needing that sunshine happiness (and is sheltered if the rain wins!)

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