To honour the advancing of Mrs Del Monte’s age by a year, Mrs Del monte’s folks kindly took me to The Brackenbury Restaurant (http://www.brackenburyrestaurant.co.uk/) nestled in the heart of Brackenbury Village. And Mrs Del Monte. Brackenbury Village, for those who find Chiswick too hip, Kensington too bustly and Barnes not twee enough.
The Brackenbury was closed apparently and has now reopened. How’s that for back-story? It’s quite a tale I weave, you’ll agree. I don’t know anything about its previous incarnation, however it now occupies what used to be the Port of Manila, which is a shame, but entirely logical. Port was decent but always empty so far as I could see. The Brackenbury was rammed when we went on a Saturday night and we were seated by a friendly Italian waiter who said he’d arrived in the UK the week before. The menu is excellently concise and updated daily. There’s a intriguing selection, and clearly the chef is thoughtful and inventive. Of the dishes shown below, the stand out for me was the Spiced Fish Stew and the Cod.
Nice atmos, decent wines to choose from and excellent service means that the Brackenbury is a welcome return and I hope that people search it out, tucked away as it is. I also hope that Tizer returns to our supermarkets and Nicholas Cage has one of his enjoyable and always original thrillers in the pipeline.
The Brackenbury Restaurant
129-131 Brackenbury Rd
Tel: 020 8741 4928