Sam's Brasserie & Bar
Sam's Brasserie & Bar

Sam's Brasserie & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.samsbrasserie.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 8987 0555
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Sunday: 9am until late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Mark Baines
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We offer live soul and jazz music in the bar on Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the year - please check our website for more details.
  • Special Events: Happy Hour: Sunday to Thursday 5pm - 7pm (not available in December)

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    If travelling to Sam's by bus, please alight at Turnham Green Church.


    The nearest tube stations are Chiswick Park (zone 3) and Turnham Green (zone 2) - both of which are on the District Line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Heathfield Terrace is a short walk away & has a combination of meters & pay & display machines which are free after 7pm. A little further down Heathfield Terrace you will find the Town Hall which also has metered parking. On Chiswick High Road, opposite Marks and Spencer, & about a 3-4 minute walk away from the restaurant, there is a small open air, pay & display car park.In the evenings, you can normally park on single yellow lines after 6.30pm but double check parking restrictions.
A word from Sam's Brasserie & Bar
Award winning Sam's Brasserie & Bar is an all-day every day informal restaurant and bar serving Modern British cuisine. The menu has everything from light snacks and salads to three-course meals with serious roast on Sundays
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Sam's Brasserie & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since 26 November 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.6
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (58)business meals (48)fit for foodies (48)group bookings (46)brunch (44)sunday lunch (43)romance (37)child friendly (21)outstanding value (12)good vegetarian options (11)disabled access (9)pre/post theatre (6)afternoon tea (2)outdoor eating (2)Show More
  • Very good as usual
    Valentinos
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    Sam's has become my regular local water hole, and I'm never disappointed when I dine here. On this aoccacion I had friends from abroad and they were impressed as well. Well done again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy customer
    DisappointedLocal
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    Everything about Sam's is right. The price, the atmosphere (could be romantic, could be group), I was here 1 on 1 with a girlfriend for an intimate chat and felt private. Service was decent, nothing special but not annoying or lacking. Although I will say I was fussy about the wine and I literally tried 4 wines before selecting which they were completely fine with. The food is really tasty, menu good and the desserts are equally delicious. I wish they had a simple set menu all evening, then I would come more often!
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Nutmeg
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We met for a drink in the bar beforehand which had a lively atmosphere without being too loud. The food was good and well presented, and our waiter was knowledgable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Let down by really slow service. Waiter made up for it once aware. Came here 2 weeks after it originally opened. It's really developed well. Spoke the owner then and glad it's worked out well. Lovely food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual this time
    Eagusm
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Maybe different chef midweek but food was good but not the excellent we've usually had. A bit more salty than usual and steak quite small and fatty. Usually amazing though so we will be back I hope but at weekend.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Service
    KCEater
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This is one of the few places in London that I feel like the 12.5% service charge is warranted. I've been there twice now and both times the service was great,. i.e., The server was there within a few minutes of sitting down, took our drink order and delivered quickly, my wife was very indecisive but the server helped out and make an excellent recommendation, dinner was served in about 10 minutes after ordering, and finally the mgmt made regular visits just to ensure quality of service and food. . The Ribeye is tender and well cooked. I ordered it Medium and couldn't have asked for a better cooked Medium steak. Cocktails were great, i.e., not watered down, served on ice, and an appropriate quantity.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • We love Sam's
    JGeno
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    We live in Chiswick and it is always a great meal when we go to Sam's Brasserie. The atmosphere is casual, yet cozy. The food is delicious and the prices are fair. We love it!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance
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  • Just hit the spot
    IanM
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    We were a group of 6 having a small celebration. Sam's was just right. Food was outstanding, particularly the Fresh Figs, Speck, Buffalo Mozzarella starter which 3 of us had. Service also friendly and excellent. We will go to Sam's more often!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justgoingout
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    I was surprised how busy it was for a Tuesday evening, not just in the restaurant but also in the bar area. The atmosphere when we walked in was very great. The service was very good. Our waiter really didn't mind having to come back to us on 3 occasions to ask if we were ready to order ! again the atmosphere gave us a real buzz that my friend and I couldn't stop chatting!! Food/ wine - everything was very good. Defo another visit will be planned.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chiswick favourite
    Lovetoeatout99
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Great service, lovely staff, delicious food- a real chiswick favourite. Good ambience and lovely for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as previous visit
    janieeats
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Went on Saturday night with my husband and two other couples. Drinks were quite expensive at the bar and the food was not as good as I have previously had at Sam's Brasserie & Bar. Service also a little slow, had to ask for service a few times. May have just been an off night for them.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, special occasions
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  • Business Lunch
    FidelGastroVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Took a client to Sam's for the 2nd time and yet again it didn't disappoint. Lunch was relaxed yet enjoyable so I have no doubt we'll be back
    Special Features:
    business meals
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  • Impressed as usual
    Eagusm
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dependably great food with friendly efficient waiting staff. Quite busy so a little noisy but certainly no too much so.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night!
    Juddy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We made a last minute date night booking and they were more than accommodating. From taking our coats to cocktails at the bar, service was friendly, food delicious. Great for date nights, dinner with friends and they even cater for families. You felt like you were in an inner city restaurant so a real treat.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighbourhood restaurant
    luv2eat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    good place to come with friends; tasty food; reasonably priced; good service.overall very good value for money in a comfortable environment. will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beccacaca
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    A little noisy on a Friday evening, but our table was ready when we arrived, we were served quickly and the food was delicious.
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  • Just4you
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was great. I think dessert needs more choice. The bench type seats are not comfortable at all and too high. The noise level is difficult
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasantly surprised
    Eagusm
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Surprisingly 'foodie' food in a relaxed setting. Really fresh crab and half price cocktails after a surprise bonus
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    robfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The menu in Sams Brasserie never particularly appeals and I usually prefer going for a drink/bar snack than for a meal. However on this occasion we tried the restaurant. I didn't particularly fancy anything on the menu but when it came the food was well-presented and very good. The service was friendly and efficient, particularly given how busy it was on the night we went, and the atmosphere buzzing. Good cocktails contributed to a fun evening. It isn't cheap but the food is good quality and it is a cool venue. .
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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  • service could be improved
    Cazzlesuk
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Food was delicious but the service was a little weird. Our server didn't speak great English so we kept having to repeat our order, they did not advise us to order a side with the fish (definitely needed one) and charged £4 each for the lime & soda (apparently they used bottled sparkling water - bit strange) when we complained they reduced it to £2.50 per sparkling water. All in all I'd go back as it was delicious but I'd have wine instead!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food but good cocktails!
    Ks709
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    My second time here and I must say I was disappointed. The food lacked flavour and the menu is still very limited, poor choices for vegetarians. However, I'd recommend this place because of the relaxed atmosphere and good cocktails. Perhaps give the food a miss.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • F A B U L O U S !
    Piglet
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Limited menu but all dishes looked delicious! Chose the Hot Chicken & although we were warned that it could take up to 20 minutes, I didn't feel that I'd had to wait very long. Portions are quite large so no room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food. service needs improving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    squid, risotto balls, roast pork, sea bream all v tasty and would return for this reason. Issue was service: our waitress' English wasn't very good so she didn't understand basic orders eg white wine spritzer and didn't understand when we asked for certain menu options. She wasn't very attentive either, forgot some things and then brought dessert far too early and it wasn't warm (as menu indicated). Admittedly, our issues were resolved quickly and another waitress apologised.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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  • KCEater
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Tucked away off the high street of Chiswick, Sam's is nice place. Very trendy, great drink menu, good wine list, and nice food. Food service was a little slow, but the server made up for it by regularly checking on us for drinks. (I was there for dinner)
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • had the 5.2 menu
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    it was great and if you include Happy hour then its a win win night
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  • Sunday lunch at Sams
    LancashireLassVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We booked for a late lunch at Sam'. The food was good but the service was a bit sporadic, the acoustics make it a little difficult at times to make yourself heard and we think the waitress perhaps didn't hear us. The food was good and well-presented.
    Special Features:
    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • SimbaVIP
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Good range of dishes, service really couldn't be any better.
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  • Birthday treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    My wife, her sister and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening last Saturday, 26thJuly. The menu as ever is varied and had dishes to suit all tastes. The lamb and the ribs were superb. We always enjoy the atmosphere at Sam's, has a real buzz! Excellent evening and my wife really enjoyed her Birthday treat. Many thanks. PAR.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food, a little bit noisy
    foodlover
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    I can't fault the waiting staff, attentive and very professional. Food is high end and well made. It's fairly informal and very little ambiance. I would say great for lunch or after work drinks
    Special Features:
    business meals, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • symmy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The whole experience was amazing, from the moment my friend and I walked in the door. We were allocated a table but wanted to sit somewhere else, the staff were more than happy to accommodate our needs. The food was amazing a little late, but the staff apologised and kept us updated. The food was worth the wait! Would Recommended the leg of lamb, absolutely divine!!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar and restaurant
    Sr1234
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Fantastic cocktails at the bar with a huge selection and then enjoyed dinner after. Cab company yards away so easy to get home. Only feedback was that the waitress was over attentive which was actually quite grating - but she meant well so it's just a small thing. Will definitely visit again
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Went for brunch on Saturday around 11am, was quite quiet, but the food as always was very good and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Another good meal at sam's
    Trail56
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Sam's has consistently good food and service, we have eaten there on a number of occasions and not been dissappointed
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Nice atmosphere
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food nice but a bit fried and fatty for me, not so many healthy options it's mostly ribs and fried chicken and burgers etc, was hoping for more healthy salads and grilled fish etc.
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  • Special low call dish - TYou :)
    Tvmum
    Dined on 18/5/2014
    Went for lunch expecting 5:2 Menu but it wasn't available. However chef cooked something special, below 400, so much appreciated. Will definitely visit again when in Chiswick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chuffed
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Celebrated a relatives birthday in Saturday night and the restaurant gave us a great table, plenty of room and not squished in. Some really lovely touches such as a birthday treat with coffee and attentive service from friendly service staff made it a really memorable night. Not to mention fantastic food (excellent fish and one diner saying the chicken was the best ever!) and good value drinks, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this fantastic local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Restaurant
    Silver
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    menu changes frequenly and this time I had chicken, coleslaw and spicy sweet potoato mash, best meal I have had at Sam's, the chicken was tender and spicy. Lovely service too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for us
    Daughterandmother
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Busy & noisy, could not really hear what the person opposite to me was saying, food mediocre, there are plenty of better places in Chiswick
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  • Sam's Brasserie
    Nkap
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Arrived early so had a drink at the bar which was quite busy, maybe because there was live music that night. The meal itself was good, much better than my previous experience but the restaurant was also very busy so we had to wait some time between our courses. Would recommend for the food.
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    special occasions
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  • Sam's great!
    Clarq
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I didn't come back to Sam's in a long time, so wanted to try it again after a long time. I had a great brunch there last Sunday, still a great address in Chiswick. NY atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly
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