Historical version 2 of Brook, W6 0XF
- 320 Goldhawk Road
Was a gastropub in Hammersmith, now closed. Hammersmith Today reports that it will be reopening as the Duchess of Cambridge in autumn 2011, under the management of the people behind the Bree Louise in Euston.
The information below is retained for people who want to know what it was like as the Brook.
It's a little off the beaten track, being located to the north of Stamford Brook Station. One side is devoted to dining, with tables set with wine glasses and white tablecloths, while the other is for drinking, with wooden chairs and tables, a few half-round armchairs, and a couple of sofas. There's a drinking patio out the back, too. It's not your standard shabby-chic gastro; the floorboards are varnished, the ceilings are high, the paintwork is clean, and the furniture all matches. There's a nice old-style Fuller, Smith, and Turner mirror behind the bar, with a yard for ale hanging above it.
Kake visited on a Wednesday afternoon in August 2009. There were about half a dozen other customers, including a couple with a baby in a pushchair. Music was playing, but not annoyingly loudly. Real ales available were Black Sheep (£1.60/half, and perhaps a little past its best), London Pride, and Sharp's Doom Bar.
Food is served all day. There's a bar snack menu, but you can order the restaurant menu in the bar if you prefer. Bar snack examples gathered in August 2009 included toasted pitta with hummous, olives, and tzatziki (£5) and spicy vegetable samosas with minted cucumber yoghurt (£4.75).
It's not entirely clear who the people behind this venture are. They say on their website that their sister restaurant is the Waterloo Bar and Kitchen, but looking at IP addresses, they may possibly also be connected in some way to the Capital Pub Company. The ChiswickW4 review linked below says the owners are "a well-established family business", but gives no further details.