Out of relatively nowhere, London stalwart The River Cafe has decided that now is the time to expand - and they're opening a new restaurant called Sylvia's.
They're not moving too far away from their own back yard though, as it'll be making use of the old meeting rooms at (River Cafe owner Ruth Rogers husband) Richard Rogers Architects. In an email sent by River Cafe, they say:
The menu will have great pastas, risottos and soups,
The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith.
The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairly standard pub menu of
Hammersmith folk have a hot new deli. Sam's Larder will open officially on Crisp Road tomorrow as an extension of nearby Sam's Riverside restaurant.
The shop will stock all the fresh and store cupboard foods the restaurant's kitchen uses, along with wines from the wine list, and ready meals such as fish, chicken and vegetable pies; seasonal casseroles; and rabbit ragù pasta sauce.
So you'll be able to pick up London's best bread
As London's restaurants prepare to spill outside, going alfresco in a big way this summer, new Hammersmith restaurant Sam's Riverside is taking full advantage of its waterside location.
Only open four months before the lockdown - here's a reminder of our Test Drive at the time - the restaurant will reopen on
We head west for this new neighbourhood guide, highlighting what you can have delivered to your door, from brunch treats to a casual sushi supper.
Popular West London ice-cream sellers Bears Parlour is opening its second outlet this weekend - a kiosk on Brook Green.
Run by Phil Harrison, former head chef at the much-respected Anglesea Arms gastropub, and his partner Vera Thordadottir, they've made quite the name for themselves with their Icelandic soft serve.
Seasonal ice-cream flavours include things like Salted Pumpkin Seed Nougat or Blueberry, Lavender Jam
Sam Harrison, the man behind Sam's Brasserie, has found a riverside home for his latest restaurant. We head to Hammersmith for a look.
Heading to the tube at Hammersmith and really fancy a good glass of wine? This could be the place.
West London restaurateur Sam Harrison is back with a destination riverfront restaurant by Hammersmith Bridge which is part of the multimillion Riverside Studios redevelopment.
The last few years have seen Crosstown Doughnuts expanding all across London and they're getting ready to open their latest outpost. This will be their Hammersmith branch - and is also the first time they've appeared in West London. So, if you're a fan of their sourdough doughnuts and you live or work in Hammersmith, this one's for you.
But it's not just Hammersmith that's getting a dose of Crosstown love - they've a number of specials hitting all of their
Love 'em or hate 'em, the return of Taco Bell to London is going to get a lot of people excited.
Classic French bistro dishes, wines, coffee, and pastries will be the order of the day at this revamped neighbourhood spot.
Hard on the heels of Feast Canteen opening up at Kings Mall, Hammersmith is getting another food hall with a difference. E17 is part artisan food store, part convenience store and also a dining in experience under one roof.
Hammersmith is getting a huge new palace to Korean fried chicken wings and beer and this branch of Wing Wing has two private karaoke dining rooms too.
In a nutshell: Steamed Asian buns with Western-fusion flavours
Summing it all up: A new restaurant with a self-service kiosk will be dishing out Asian-style steamed buns, as well as some more Western fillings like vegetarian curry and even a full English.