Charlotte’s Bistro is an independently owned family run neighbourhood restaurant and a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. It was awarded a Bib Gourmand for serving ‘good food at moderate prices’ in 2012.
Located in Turnham Green, on a busy street (and 5 minutes from QVC so ideal for me that night as I was on a late shift). It feels totally family run and the staff are incredibly friendly and eager to please, I’m not surprised regulars come back again and again.
They source seasonal produce to use on their food and drink menus from ethically minded local suppliers. Their kitchen brigade work tirelessly to bring new innovative dishes every month, using the best local produce they can find. We asked lots of questions about what to have, especially me being gluten free and vegetarian. My friend had soup to start, I had a Kentish heirloom beetroot salad with goat’s curd and horseradish, then they had Pork Belly with parsnip and cabbage and I had roast pumpkin, black trumpet mushrooms, violet artichokes and chestnuts (with mashed potato as a side dish – you have to don’t you?). All presented beautifully, clean and delicious. Dessert was a warm almond and blackberry bakewell with salted caramel ice cream for my guest and pink grapefruit posset for me.