Hammersmith & Fulham


Trendy Fulham has a new-ish Japanese restaurant that looks properly the business and might rival Roka for style. It’s all dark wood and vintage glass, clever lighting and cream, feathered design touches. It’s both gorgeous and understated, and really very elegant.


The highlights of afternoon tea are the macarons which have an almost impeccable texture, and I’d recommend the sesame-speckled watermelon or rose and pistachio variety.

Toro Gordo

Toro Gordo is a vivacious Spanish restaurant in Hammersmith, serving Catalonia-styled fish and meat based tapas in generous portions and in an affable atmosphere.

Franco Manca

The puffy, charred cornicione (crust) give way to a paper-thin middle, and the base is chewy and salty, with just the hint of sourness for an added dimension.