“London is flooded with gastro pubs but you’ll have to go a long way to find a better one than this food-loving pub in Chiswick. Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, The Roebuck is a haven for all seasons.”
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CUSTOMER REVIEW JANUARY 2014
I live locally in W4 and I have found The Roebuck as a really good place for Sunday lunch with friends and family. A traditional roast and a range of other delicious dishes. A main roast and a pudding plus a large glass of vino – all good value for the area. Friendly Chef and welcoming staff look after us very well – especially Phil who served our table and for whom we have great respect. He strikes just the right balance of professionalism and informality. I’ve just returned home after a great experience today (19/01/2014) entertaining a long lost friend. Thank you to everyone involved.
“At a spot on Chiswick High Road where business gets tricky & the route to Hammersmith starts to slip downmarket, The Roebuck was seen as one gastro pub too many by local sceptics. Its savvy, worldly-wise owners (Lots Road in Chelsea, The Queen’s Arms in Pimlico) knew they could make no concessions in giving it broad appeal. So they mixed style, comfort & class with cocktails, sofas & chandeliers, & added a garden escape screened from the traffic, plus some great food – & now locals can barely stay away. A sophisticated £5 lunch draws in office workers & kids-at-school mums, while the daily changing menu (with additions for dinner) lifts old favourites above the ordinary: cod with borlotti beans, black olives & cherry tomatoes or cauliflower, sorrel & parmesan risotto on a typical day. Accessible wines range from ‘clean & easy going’ to ‘rich & gutsy’.”
Local Customer Review
You are my local and since I moved to Chiswick 3 years ago I have frequented The Roebuck many many times & have always found the food fantastic & service exceptional. I celebrate my birthday every year in the pub as there’s no reason to go anywhere else! Don’t change anything ever! Thank you.
There’s a degree of accomplishment here that’s missing from many otherwise distinguished gastropubs. Perhaps the well-spaced chairs and tables to one side of the bar lend an air of Parisian-brasserie dignity that would be lost if the front sofas-and-slouching section extended further; perhaps it was just the combination of a leafy beer garden, a summer’s day and a zingy lemon and ginger mojito. Duck egg with brown shrimps, unadvertised but welcome capers, samphire and sourdough toast made a perfect starter, while the wonderfully textured main of plump orzotto (pear barley risotto), rendered an appetising green by its broad beans, only suffered from a degree too much parmesan. The menu is inventive – in the addition of slightly overpowering hazelnuts to asparagus with pea shoots, perhaps too much so – and due attention is given to details such as an excellent side of mash. The onglet could have been rarer, and offering a whole marrowbone to scrape out might be too much of a good thing, but the accompanying dressed parsley salad with thin rings of onion was superbly judged. Drinks on tap are also worth exploring: on this visit, Sharp’s summer pilsner flavoured with thyme.