The warmest welcomes can be the hardest to find…

Comfortable setting, friendly welcome and exceptional seasonal ingredients at Charlotte's Place

Comfortable setting, friendly welcome and exceptional seasonal ingredients at Charlotte’s Place

Firstly, a very Happy Easter to all my readers and fellow foodies. I hope the break has allowed you to sample something new and exciting or a well established favourite. Either way, a good slab of quality chocolate is a must!

I’m a seasoned professional at heading East on the London Underground from central London. It’s rare that you’ll find me West of Victoria, but today’s entry into ‘best kept secrets’ is hidden in a West London neighbourhood.

Ealing, famous for first bringing together the Rolling Stones, boasts a truly exceptional local neighbourhood restaurant in ‘Charlotte’s Place.’

On arrival, you are invited to ring the door bell, which is answered by a friendly member of staff. It’s very much got a feeling of being invited over to a friend’s house for dinner; but this friend sources the finest seasonal ingredients money can buy!

Our highlights included a beautifully flavoured chicken liver mousse starter which was served with a homemade piccalilli. Piccalilli always reminds me of Christmas time, a family favourite for the Boxing Day spread. But this tangy mustard pickle was the perfect foil for the meaty, garlic flavours in the mousse. Another starter on our table was a beetroot cured salmon, which inspires an upcoming recipe for this blog. The scarlet colour penetration on the delicately thin slices of salmon an attractive base for any plate of food.

A final recommendation of the dark chocolate and hazelnut brownie, served with salted caramel ice cream. Dessert heaven for those with a sweet tooth, need I say anymore?

The atmosphere relaxed and service attentive throughout, it was a true pleasure to experience Charlotte’s Place. Hidden away in Ealing, the restaurant is well and truly deserving of a place in my ‘best kept secrets’ archive.

An ever-changing, seasonal, fresh menu. So you better move quick if you want to get your hands on that brownie!

Charlotte’s Place
16 St Matthew’s Road
Ealing
London

http://charlottes.co.uk/place/

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