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“Might need a burger afterwards”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Charlotte's Bistro

Charlotte's Bistro
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Ranked #1,338 of 22,375 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $51
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chiswick
Transit: We are two minutes walk from Turnham Green Station. Come out of the station, turn left and walk about 100 yards almost to the end of Turnham Green Terrace. We are on the left hand side. That's it.
Description: Charlotte's Bistro is the perfect neighbourhood bistro offering great cooking, genuine hospitality and a cocktail list waiting to be discovered. Head Chef, Michael Snelda, leads the team serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Brunch is also served 9am to 12.45pm at weekends. Michael's menu is a celebration of seasonal ingredients with quality, provenance and value for money at the foremost of his thinking. The Express Lunch menu delivers a small but perfectly crafted list of dishes, all priced at £9.50, which will be served within 10 minutes. The á la carte menu also offers amazing value at lunch and early evening at a fixed price of £19.50 for two courses or £24.50 for three courses. The cocktail bar works exclusively with fresh, seasonal ingredients and high quality artisan products. PLEASE NOTE: Charlotte's Group is now an entirely cashless business. We accept payment by debit card, credit card, AMEX and Apple Pay.
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Might need a burger afterwards”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Read all the reviews and thought great place, let's go! Six of us went and rather wished we hadn't. Staff were friendly, nice atmosphere, busy BUT.. the food tasted good but so little of it - fine if you're on a diet. Two of us had the soup which had a nice taste but came in a small pitcher. The snail and pigs head starter was unusual in that it was a case of hunt the snail! Main courses good but small portions, you need to order extra vegetables. Dessert, the strawberry, burnt cream etc came with one small strawberry cut into tiny pieces and an empty egg shell!!! If strawberries are the first named ingredient one is not enough.The cheese board for two was very mean. I am not suggesting the food should be american sized portions but you do need more than a taste.This is not a place to go if you don't want to leave feeling hungry.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It's all about Passion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Not surprised this is ‘London Restaurant of the Year’.
From the moment you enter this trendy continental style restaurant, you are made to feel so welcome and comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive staff. The cocktails are special with attention to detail in every respect. Recipe secrets willingly shared with enthusiasm. Gin evenings are Wow!
The menu is changed regularly with exciting seasonal dishes. We are regular visitors and we are always spoilt for choice.
The service is exceptional, with continuous supply of free still and sparkling water.
Always good value!
Fun relaxed atmosphere and excellent value make it our favourite restaurant in Chiswick!

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner, lovely room and super staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had a delicious dinner at this restaurant on a warm summer evening that was perfect. My daughter and I each had a very nice drink - she had an interesting cocktail while I had one of their cool, nicely flavoured ice teas. The main courses were excellent for a warm evening - light fish dishes, while a shared donut was a very nice dessert.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice dinner experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is one of Chiswicks really great places to have dinner at. I have been wanting to come for a long time and then I booked and got an offer via Bookatable for an Early Bird offer. 3 course dinner with a cocktail upon arrival. The good thing is that the offer was valid until 19.30 so it didn't have to be a super early dinner.

Service was really good and i couldn't fault the food. Really nice flavors as well nice presentation.

Will surely come back for more occasions.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Memorable meal with lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Four of us came here for a leisurely Saturday night dinner and we were all blown away. Our waitress was lovely and nothing was a bother. We all had gin cocktails to start yum....and a white and red wine, also great. The others shared oysters and I tried the pork crackers....very tasty but too much pig hair ended up in between teeth! Chilled watercress soup was lovely followed by bavette of beef with celeriac and broad beans....so so good. We all loved our meals and the cheese that came after was fantastic. Could not fault it other than the smoke alarm siren that kept going off in the kitchen.....wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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