Charlotte's Bistro
Charlotte's Bistro

Charlotte's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charlottes.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02087423590
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Monday - Saturday Dinner: 6pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, British
  • Executive Chef: Wesley Smalley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of Pay and Display in the area including on Turnham Green Terrace itself.
A word from Charlotte's Bistro
The Bistro has been awarded the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand in both 2011 & 2012. Steps lead up from the cocktail bar to the buzzing raised level dining room which opens daily from 12pm for Lunch and Dinner. The decor features familiar natural wood finishes, leather banquette seating and booths all the way back to the beautiful glazed back section. Head Chef Wesley Smalley and his kitchen brigade produce confidently executed contemporary British cooking. Dishes focus on great flavours and showcase carefully selected seasonal ingredients without over complication. As part of our commitment to sustainability and local produce we source high quality English and Welsh meat and our fish is delivered daily, direct from Cornwall. Monday to Saturday there is a Set Lunch Menu available and an Early Diner Offer before 7pm. Sundays feature an all day set price menu including Roast Beef.
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Charlotte's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
242 reviews since 5 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.9
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (131)special occasions (102)romance (82)business meals (68)sunday lunch (56)outstanding value (43)group bookings (40)good vegetarian options (28)brunch (26)pre/post theatre (20)afternoon tea (5)child friendly (4)outdoor eating (3)Show More
  • Lunch time special
    LittleBear
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We had the lunch time special - excellent price, choice and food. The inclusive glass of wine, we chose the wine, was lovely, smooth and rounded ( not cheap house plonk) . This is a restaurant not a "bistro" and the superb food reflects the use of seasonal ingredients by a team that cares and knows about food.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Lovely spot for a delicious meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    I was recommended to try Charlotte's Bistro through a friend who has lived in Chiswick for years, she highly recommnded it so I thought is try it for a family meal. I couldn't fault it, the food was delicious, service perfect. Great choices and good wine list. Definitely coming back!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to hype.
    ozfoodies
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    It's been getting a bit of press lately but did live up to the resultant expectations. Had one or two disappointing meals there in years gone by so had given it a wide berth. The welcome and initial service had me turned around before the starters arrived. Cracking W4 restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • jrlowry
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    My wife and myself had a lovely lunch on the 20th August. It was brilliant.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Great, as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Our 5th visit to Charlotte s Bistro and we are always very happy with the food and the service. The staff is extremly professional and friendly. We are moving back to Burgundy in France , but will come back when we come back to London. I would recommend the early diner offer as it will be quieter and you will get a nice apéritif with your menu.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special!
    fcdine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Charlotte's never fails to disappoint! Food is sublime, great range of champagnes and wines to go with it, staff are very friendly and attentive and get the service balance just right. Great ambience and atmosphere - just a great place to go for that extra special something
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Spectacular food
    Crystalbugg
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I really enjoyed my dining experience at Charlottes Bistro. The portions were a fair size and I would highly recommend the beef bavette and the carrot cake- both were delicious. All the plates were also beautifully presented. The service was very good. The staff were friendly, professional and dealt well with our large group. We did the early dinner deal, 3 courses and a cocktail for £27. This was excellent value and as I enjoyed the food so much, I will definitely dine here again with or without the special offer.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and great value
    HungryrabbitVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    We had three sublime courses for £27, and I can't work out how they do it. The food is just lovely, portion sizes good, and with a free glass of wine as well it is an absolute steal!! Lovely service too.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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  • exc choice of well presented dishes
    robdin
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    A glass of Prosecco at £7 is slightly on the expensive side.The food (gin cured salmon, sea trout, duck liver mousse, potato dumplings and cauliflower, chocolate and earl grey tart, strawberries with burnt butter cream and vanilla) was excellent and very well presented. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gone downhill
    johnlaew
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Asa regular customer I was appalled at the service we received this time round. The first waiter knew nothing of our booking and so told us to wait on the manager!. Having been sat by the manger we then waited 8 minutes or so to be offered any water/menu's etc. The waitress who served us knew nothing about any of the wines, When we finally chose our wine it was not available, twice. Both waitresses consistently walked past with very little interest.To top it all, I nearly lost a tooth on an olive stone in the tapenade. Terrible, terrible experience. Suffice to say this had this been our first time we would not go back, Chiswick has plenty of eating places. What a shame that one of our favourite places for lunch let us down so badly.
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  • perfect as always!
    DBLeaseVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Charlotte's is our favourite West London restaurant. The quality of the food is perfect - local and in season. The service is outstanding: that perfect balance between professionalism and friendliness. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!
    luxevolupte
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    We visited Charlotte's Bistro midweek recently and had one of the most enjoyable evenings we have had. Food was amazing, service impeccable and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Recommend the pate starter (if the still have it, menu changes often) was one of the best starters I have ever had (and only mildly fond of pate usually). My fiancé's meal was as wonderful as my own and we will DEFINITELY be regulars here. We live in Chiswick but definitely worth travelling to if you don't. Our new favourite!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Go Gogo
    cg574
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    From the time we entered the restaurant to the time we left, there was nothing amiss, service topnotch, amazing food, Michelin starred would say, service outstanding, paying attention to customer , will be back again soon please leave space for the carrot cake.
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    business meals, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Great little spot...
    eatingoutismyhobby
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I had read and seen a few reviews for Charlottes bistro and they all seemed positive, so wanted to see for myself and I'm pleased to say that it lived up to expectation. Had three courses and a good bottle of white wine and it came in at the expected suggested value per person and was certainly worth it. When you go, make sure you save room for the carrot cake... it's superb.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    lucillet
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    I first came to Charlotte's Bistro two years ago for a birthday lunch on a Sunday, had a lovely time, and had been looking forward to going back ever since. This time was again for my birthday. Food was delicious both times. I had emailed ahead of booking to check that my wheat intolerance would not be an issue. When I got to the restaurant they printed out a menu that was edited to only include the things I could eat - a nice touch. I had the pan fried sea bream with squid ink and Brixham crab. It tasted of the sea and the bream skin was so crisp - tasty! Was served with beans and samphire which I had never had before. Dessert was cherry sorbet and a fruit salad, perfect with deep cherry flavour and very refreshing way to end the meal.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Delicious lunch!
    Francophile
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    Lunch a deux on a quiet Monday. Excellent service and really delicious food. Suspect it is much more lively in the evening but was a lovely lunch escape.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Gins
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Went here for a Saturday evening meal. Busy restaurant with a nice choice of fresh, seasonal dishes. Good wine selection, although some are very pricey in proportion to the price of the menu. Chocolate & Earl Grey was very enjoyable. Afterwards we moved to the bar, to try some of the flavoured gins; Anise, Rhubarb, Beetroot, Limoncello, yummy! The bar staff have a good knowledge of drinks and the restaurant staff very pleasant too.
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  • Lovely dinner
    CharlotteS
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We went for their early dinner before heading to the George IV down the road for their comedy night. The food and service at Charotte's Bistro was fab. Under £27 for three great courses and any drink of your choice. The food was lovely, and interesting. The service was excellent. Really enjoyed it.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Unfortunately the quality of the mains very poor, 2 of 4 were undercooked and fatty. The dessert was very tasty.
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  • great cocktails!
    ladieswholovetodine
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Whilst the cocktails, ambience and service were excellent, the food was just "good". The portions are quite small. Fine for a table of ladies but if we'd invited the men they would have gone hungry.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • A great deal
    K4pl4n
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    We had a great meal, the food was very good and very nicely presented. The icing on the cake was the earl-bird deal which made it very good value.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little Gem
    Whispacat
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    The freshness and choice of food was very refreshing. Highly recommend the seabass and an unusual doughnut and apple dessert that I had to finish. Recommeded to a freind straight away
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely intimate restaurant
    Whispacat
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    This was a pleasant surprise just minutes away from Turnham Green Station.. A bubbly atmosphere, attentitive staff who were helpful and responsive. Some lovely wines and the meals on offer exceeded our expectations. The Salmom starter was delightful with a lovely ginger infusion. The seabass, mouthwatering with an unusual mix of green vegetable. The lemon meringue was delightful and unsually presented (not a traditional one but never the less delicious
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Beautiful seasonal food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Lovely spring/summer menu with knowledgeable servers who were happy to discuss menu choices and wine pairings with us while remaining discreet and unobtrusive. Delicious food, would definitely go back again.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • consistently excellent
    foodieJ
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Always lovely service with a constantly changing menu delivering well judged food combinations executed to a high standard at a more than reasonable price. A local gem.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impromptu lunch
    Tedderbear59
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Had an appt in London so decided to pop into Charlotte's Bistro for lunch en route. We opted for the lunch special menu. Food was cooked to perfection, staff were really friendly and helpful. Will deffinately return!
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    brunch, business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food.
    Benthechef
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Good food, all dishes executed well although everything slightly under seasoned . Our server didn't seem to be happy to be at work,& didn't really know about the food. I would return with the hope of these small issues fine tuned
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up Close and too personal
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    Great local restaurant, good food but tables are far, far too close together. Don't go if you want a romantic meal or you want to hear what your guests are saying. Good for lunch bcse it's quiet or go to their sister restaurant in Ealing: much, much better.
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  • Lovely meal
    ChiswickFoodie
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Had a really delicious meal here. Each course was absolutely delicious. The manager who welcomed and seated us was fantastic. Didn't make us feel bad for being late! Slight blips with the server who took order etc but she was lovely and we really enjoyed ourselves
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    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch venue in Chiswick
    LivetoEat
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    Very tasty lunch with very good service and good choices. Value for money.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Quick Lunch
    HazeleyVIP
    Dined on 19/5/2014
    Stopped here for a quick lunch, thoroughly excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gin & birthday celeb
    Marilyn
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    We are gin fans! They have an eclectic mix of gins, the bar staff are very knowledgable and very happy to make great gin recommendations - oh and whiskeys too! Food good too, my friend said she had the best salmon starter she had ever tasted. .
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  • Moderately decent food
    Charlie
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    The ambience was quite chilled and comfortable - I was catching up with a friend so it was a good environment. The food was okay - you could see that effort had gone in to make it 'fine dining' with querky techniques like deconstructed dishes and the scattered presentation - however, they didn't manage to pull this off to a high enough standard. In the end, it felt like the chef had just watched too much masterschef but didn't give enough thought to the food itself. My deconstructed lemon meringue pie was particularly bad - it was a few blobs of meringue, shards of meringue and lemon curd. The menu said shortbread but it just came with some crushed biscuits; The sum was less than its parts. The service was very good though.
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  • partydiner
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    I went with a group of friends having not been for a while. We had a nice drink at the bar and then went to the table. Nice service and ambience but I thought the food was over priced for what we got and not that tasty. I had duck which was a little too pink for me and the desert was mediocre. We paid £45 with no starter and a bottle of wine between the 4 of us. It was more of a £30 a head place in my opinion and with mains all being around the £20 mark I thought that was too much. I had a dodgy tummy that night after my duck!
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    romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Charlottes bistro for early dinner
    MarFerVIP
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Great value for early dinner. Great food and wine. Service is excellent
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    Cduffy
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    Enjoyed celebrating my partner's birthday here. Had the early bird menu - great value. All the dishes looked and tasted great. Service was attentive and well timed. It was a Monday evening so we would experience the gin tasting. Very enjoyable experience. Will be back.
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  • A constantly good choice
    SebDVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We don't leave far from Chiswick and Charlotte's Bistrot is a place we go to often. We went there this time for Saturday lunch with a friend. The place was quiet and the waiting staff was friendly and attentive. The lunch was very good and we had a good chat.
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    brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Review of Charlotte's Bistro
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place to meet up with friend's and catch-up over great food. Service was great as ever and the early-bird menu great value for money.
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  • Plenty of better options around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I was sincerely disappointed to be put at the very last table when there were lots of other tables available, under a low ceiling corner, felt like a sardine in a can. But still did not expect to be boiling... The air conditioning was turned off because someone complained on the other side of the restaurant, so we were honestly uncomfortably hot. The waiter was super nice and that saved the night from a complete disaster. Food was honest but did not blew anyone away, though quite pricey and pretentious. Did not meet my expectations. Feeling sorry I chose this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Will not come back. Plenty of better options in Chiswick.
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  • Superb
    amancalledhorse
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    That is all! Everything about the experience was superb!
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