Brunch review: High Road Brasserie, W4

A sleek and stylish sun trap on Chiswick High Road 

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Go: On a sunny Saturday and bag a table on the pavement European-style.

Eat: Avocado and poached eggs on toast. With a side of smoked salmon if you’re especially peckish.

Pay: Between £5-£11 for breakfast, £3 for a coffee.

In the heart of busy Chiswick, High Road Brasserie is perennially packed. The W4 favourite is has a traditional feel, and an elegant art deco style – all eclectic tiles, polished wood and bold lighting.

Whatever the weather, seats will be filled – and you’ll always find customers sipping coffee and chattering on the tables which spill out onto the pavement.

The offshoot of Soho House is a popular choice for the area’s young families – you’ll never be too far from a highchair – but you don’t have to have a tot in tow to feel welcome. Its tables are frequented by West Londoners of all ages. And it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Though I can only speak for its brilliant breakfast menu…

High Road Brasserie does all the classics – full English, eggs benedict – exceptionally well, but there are some more unusual dishes thrown in there too: banana and peanut-butter smoothies, kippers, crepes. The salt beef hash topped with a perfectly poached duck egg is delicious.

You don’t get a huge amount for your money; portion sizes are modest rather than indulgent. But the food is cleverly put together and stylishly served. If you can snare a spot in the autumn sunshine, you’re on to a winner.

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High Road Brasserie, 162-170 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PR

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