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'We were introduced to the super-talented chefs, genuinely nice guys'

Wellbourne Brasserie

Open Mon–Fri 5.30pm–10pm, Sat 5.30pm–11pm, Sun closed

The blurb

“Welcome to Wellbourne, informal and informed. The team have over 30 years’ experience running some of the most highly acclaimed kitchens and restaurants in the UK. Our main focus is to … Read more →

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'Unusual service was forgivable since the food was so on-point'

Shikumen

Open Mon-Sat midday-11pm, Sun 11:30am-10:30pm

The blurb

Shikumen presents Chinese fine dining and handcrafted dim sum within the sleek Dorsett Hotel in Shepherds Bush. Shikumen means “stone gate,” and the restaurant takes its name from traditional 1940s Shanghai architecture, which … Read more →

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Albertine

Open Mon–Wed 5pm–11pm, Thu–Sat midday–midnight

The blurb:

‘Albertine’s bar is nothing less than a local landmark: started in 1978, albeit in a rather different guise, by Sarah McEvedy (current co-owner and Allegra McEvedy’s mum), the cool, cosy pew-lined room provides … Read more →

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The Eagle, Shepherd’s Bush

Open Sun–Thu 11am–11pm, Fri–Sat 11am–midnight

The blurb

I tend to feel as though we are always waiting for summer in the UK to officially start, but I have concluded that this year this is it… drizzle followed by two scorching … Read more →

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brackenbury
'Light and healthy meals without being too indulgent for a midweek dinner out '

The Brackenbury

Open for lunch Tue–Sat midday–2.30pm, for dinner Tue–Sat 6.30pm–9.30pm

The blurb

The gap between Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith could probably be mistaken for a ‘no man’s land’—pubs and fine dining in Shepherd’s Bush are sparse; Hammersmith is much the same. … Read more →

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'I arrive for my appointment in a bit of a flap, but am immediately struck by the tranquillity in her flat'

Vibrational healing with Tina Cutler

The blurb

Tina Cutler describes herself as a vibrational medicine practitioner and draws on techniques such as reiki, reflexology, craniosacral therapy and sound therapy, putting her own spin on it with crystals and ‘psychic healing’. She combines this with natural … Read more →

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'This bar has a particularly magnetic quality, displaying an impressive range of twinkling bottles'

The Pocket Watch

Sun–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri–Sat 8am–midnight

The blurb

Formerly ‘The British Queen’, Brakspear’s press release says this pub refurbishment has been done with the aim of turning it into ‘a neighbourhood local’. Whatever next? Supermarkets being places where you can buy food? … Read more →

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'I was instantly relaxed and ready to play among the fairy-lit trees and bright cushions'

The Eagle

Open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun midday–10.30pm

Stepping into the garden of The Eagle is a slightly disorientating experience. I was instantly relaxed and ready to play among the fairy-lit trees and bright cushions. However, I found myself missing something, my eyes … Read more →

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'A well-thought-out offering that has some interesting and new ideas'

Jamie’s Italian, Westfield

Mon–Wed midday–10pm, Thu midday–10.30pm, Fri–Sat midday–11pm, Sun midday–9pm

Full disclosure here; I don’t like Jamie Oliver. At all. The man irritates me beyond belief. I know, I know—the nation’s darling, the blue-eyed boy of cooking, the proper cheeky geezer—how can … Read more →

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Habanera
'Inside was a wall of colour, noise and smell'

Habanera

Mon–Thu 7.30am–11pm, Fri–Sun 8.30am–midnight

I first met Lorraine, the owner of Habanera, on a sunny afternoon as I left the dentist next door to her new Mexican bar/restaurant on Uxbridge Road. Five minutes later I was sat in the then-unfinished … Read more →

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