Last night a Pescatarian and I were lured across town on a Monday evening by the promise of complimentary treats at the newly refurbished Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick.
We were greeted by Sam Harrison (the man behind the name) at the new quirky American-diner style bar where we nibbled on spicy pop-corn and flatbread, and three sizable portions of hummus, babaganoush and the best light and creamy taramasolata I have ever tasted.
Our treats were part of the exciting revised New York style bar menu. Other highlights included a skinny burger with lots of salad and no bun, a Butchers board, and Padron peppers with sea salt (my absolute favourite snack when I lived in Spain).
|Steak and Kidney Pudding|
The new restaurant menu tickled our fancy even more so we carried our drinks across the buzzing bar and into the relaxed restaurant, where we were complimented on the hearty dishes we chose: Steak and kidney pudding with swede and carrot mash and an extra jug of gravy and a humongous fresh plaice with a parsley and caper sauce. Even though we were full to the brim we somehow managed to share an irresistible blackcurrant cheesecake with port and apple sorbet.
As we were leaving, we discovered we had just missed Rick Stein who had been filming his Christmas special there that day. But he will be back in November for his Sea-Food Pop up shop.
If you want to sample the complimentary snacks get down to Sam’s Brasserie during September (Monday - Thursday) between 6pm and 8pm.
Oh, and how could I forget - the cocktails are worth a tipple too.