301-303 Chiswick High Road
Tel. 020 8747 0377
Food type: Modern European
Nearest tube: Gunnersbury/ Chiswick Park
This is the first time I would be blogging about Hedone despite this being my third visit to the restaurant. In all honesty, I should be visiting more often given how good the cooking is here and how impressive the produce is on display. However, getting a table here is tricky, particularly after the dining room has undergone some renovation which resulted in a reduction in the number of seats in the restaurant which would allow them to deliver more complex dishes. The other problem is its location in Chiswick which is a bit of a pain to get to one way or another. Although I live in Surrey and it is a fairly short drive to get to the restaurant, I do like to have a drink with my meal.
These days the restaurant does not have an ala carte menu. You simply choose between a shorter tasting menu (£85) or a longer carte blanche menu (£125). At lunch (only Fridays and Saturdays), the restaurant also offers a cheaper £45 lunch menu. Given that on this occasion, we were visiting the restaurant on the behest of my sister who had travelled from Singapore, it was a no brainer that we were going for the carte blanche menu which would allow Mikael to show off more of his cooking. As it would have it, Mikael’s sommelier had just left so he ended up looking after us with our wine that night.