Last week I went to Charlotte’s Bistro in Chiswick, a little gem of a restaurant who very cleverly runs a ‘Gin School’ on a Monday evening too which has a different producer each week showcasing their gins. The night we were there ‘SLOEmotion’ were there too with their delicious Sloe Gins from Yorkshire. We tried it neat and it was thick like honey, and so sweet, the ideal dessert liquor. We also tried it with sparkling wine as a Bellini, equally good to have at the start of a meal (which we did too!).
The bar area is small but cosy at Charlotte’s, a very nice stop off if you live locally and want somewhere a little more intimate where you can actually chat to your guest. Ideally go on a Monday evening and you will also be educated in a gin too, educational and sociable!
Dinner was further back from the bar, the restaurant has a nice buzz, the tables aren’t so close that you hear your neighbour’s conversation and not too far apart so you feel as though you could be eating in a library. Great attentive service, with a very good seasonal menu.
My guest chose mussels, Pollock and finished with treacle tart (mmm, I know….!), and I had the veggie option; beetroot salad, Black Cabbage and Goat’s curd wellington and a cheese board to finish. I was eyeing up the table next to us and the cheese looked so good I couldn’t resist. Everything was fresh and flavorsome.
Charlotte’s have a new Head Chef in Ryan Perratt, who has helped created their new menu ‘One Venue, One Menu, All Day’ – with everything available throughout the day and evening everywhere! Perfect if you are the person who knows a restaurant menu well but doesn’t want to wait until after 6pm to eat their favourite dish which is only available after that time.