Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
204 Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 9DW
Take an idyllic stroll from Hammersmith station across one of the finer crossing points of the Thames - Hammersmith Bridge - and you'll find yourself outside Barnes' best-kept secret. Justifiably self-assured, The Bridge offers all that you'd want from a gastropub and more. The interior - recently refurbished to match the high standard offered by the bar and kitchen - delivers an aesthetic that's warm and inviting. Whether you're a family looking for a traditional Sunday roast, or a curious couple in need of some wholesome dining and unquestionable service, The Bridge ticks all the boxes. The menu boasts adventurous dishes such as grilled peach, Parma ham and rocket salad, as well as classics like chargrilled, aged Angus rib-eye steak with fries, roasted Portobello mushroom and peppercorn sauce - which, incidentally, was succulent and delivered with finesse. The pork ribs made absolutely sure they'd get a mention too, offering divine flavours: charred pork, offset with a glaze that enhanced rather than dominated. Accompanied with freshly made coleslaw, this was a highly satisfying serving. If you decide to visit on a Friday, you're in for a treat, as The Bridge's Fish Friday menu attracts fish foodies from far and wide. All of the produce is delivered fresh from Billingsgate Market that morning. With to-die-for dishes such as the seafood platter, fresh oysters and lobster on offer, a fish lover need not look at any other part of the menu. Perhaps you'll pop by on a warm summer's evening. If so, the wonderfully welcoming secret garden at the rear plays host to a perfect alfresco environment. Having said that, a Saturday brunch or a Sunday lunch will also be superbly complemented by the surroundings. A visit to The Bridge is an effortless experience for the discerning diner. The staff's smiles are not only genuine, but fuelled by their passion for the pub and the produce they are so eager to share with the public. Happily, their pride is matched by the delights delivered - so all that is left for you to do is to make your way to Barnes without delay and sample the top cuisine and superb hospitality of The Bridge.