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16 | 04 | 21

Eat your way through Ealing: Our top 10 cafes and restaurants

Curious as to what local neighbourhood eats are in the area? You’ve lucked out –more irresistible restaurants and cafes than we have room to list. From delicious takeaways to see you through lockdown to hip hangouts for when the world reopens, here are 10 favourites that are all within walking distance from Jigsaw.
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Santa Maria

You know you’ve found a good pizzeria when it’s full of Italian diners. The award-winning Santa Maria restaurant is as authentic as it gets, using the same much-loved ingredients and traditional cooking methods as they do on the streets of Naples. Amongst the classic pizza combos, there’s a long list of vegan and gluten-free options – all topped off with affordable prices. Buon appetito!

Off the menu, try: The San Gennaro pizza, for a true taste of Naples.

Current status: Until you’re able to dine inside, have their wood-oven pizzas delivered to your door.



Electric coffee

West London will spoil you for brilliant independent coffee shops, but this one’s up the with the best – and has inevitably become the morning ritual of many Ealingers. Their secret is small batch roasters of exceptional, ethically sourced, speciality coffee. Pick up your regular (and a flaky pastry or cronut for good measure) then stroll over to Walpole park for the perfect weekend wind down.

Off the menu, try: A latte (it’s worth it for the coffee art alone).

Current status: Open for takeaway coffee and treats and soon-to-be open for dine ins.



Soanes Kitchen

Nestled within the stunning grounds of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful spot to dine in around the area. On a sunny day, grab a table in the walled garden for lunch al-fresco style, or find a cosy corner inside to sample the delicious British cuisine. Made with local ingredients and seasonal produce, it’ll keep you smiling from breakfast through to dinner time.

Off the menu, try: The Full Soane to set you up for the day.

Current status: Soanes Kitchen is ready and raring to welcome you in post-lockdown. So add this one to your ever-growing Ealing eateries list.




Maxim (or ‘Mrs Chow’s’ as it’s known by seasoned locals) has become a particular favourite in the neighbourhood. Going strong since 1974, this family-run restaurant has been tempting diners back for decades with its traditional recipes from Beijing's street markets. Its plentiful menu offers everything from succulent spare ribs to grilled dumplings and crispy chilli beef.

Off the menu, try: The aromatic crispy duck – it won’t disappoint.

Current status: Give Maxim a test run with a takeaway, then check out the spacious, 80s-style Chinese interior when the restaurant reopens.


Steak on the green

The folk at this award-winning restaurant have fine-tuned their steak to perfection, using only the best cuts and quality-tested methods. It’s no wonder it was hailed as Ealing’s best restaurant last year. But that’s not all that’s on the menu. Buttery seabass and garlic tiger prawns will tempt fish lovers, and vegetarians aren’t forgotten – with grilled halloumi burgers amongst their delicious meat-free options. Its trendy décor and vibey atmosphere make it perfect for date night, or a casual catch up with friends.

Off the menu, try: Their seriously juicy “thick cut” steaks.

Current status: Order their steaks to cook at home or find them on Uber Eats until they open up later in the year.


Patri Northfields

Not your typical curry house, this trendy Ealing restaurant was founded by Puneet Wadhwani to recreate the snacks and dishes he once devoured as a young boy. Everything on the menu is centred around the food found at India’s iconic railway stations and on board its trains. It’s unbelievably moreish – and there’s an impressive selection of craft beers to wash it all down.

Off the menu, try: The daal makhani (slow cooked black lentils to die for).

Current status: Order in now for a lockdown feast, or keep an eye on Patri’s reopening dates.



WA Café

Ealing meets Tokyo in this popular independent Japanese patisserie, with bakes so beautiful, they’re bound to dominate your Instagram feed. Be sure to take a detour here before any journey from Ealing Broadway station to stock up on freshly-made cakes and pillow-soft bread.

Off the menu, try: The white sesame cheesecake and a Kurogoma latte.

Current status: Pre order online, pick up in store, or find them on Deliveroo.



Farm W5

Ridiculously good, fresh food, sourced from local farms and producers is what this place does best. Even better? It’s nutritious as well as delicious. Choose from healthy lunch boxes, wraps and sandwiches, with vegan and gluten-free options and head to the park to tuck in. Best natural cafe in Ealing? We think so.

Off the menu, try: A refreshing nicecream – their new frozen thick smoothies, here just in time for summer.

Current status: Grab their food to take away during lockdown.



La Rueda

This little gem is the place to come for authentic Spanish small dishes, designed to share (although they’re so good, you might not want to). Sample everything from delicious seafood to crispy croquetas. Team that with Spanish music and you might flamenco all the way home.

Off the menu, try: The succulent iberico pork. And what’s tapas without paella?

Current status: Available for takeaway until the restaurant opens up again.


Red Lion

Finally, no foodie list is complete without a solid Sunday roast recommendation – and Red Lion offers one of Ealing's finest. As locals go, you’ve landed on a great one, complete with a lovely beer garden to while away those summer evenings. Walk off all that food and drink at Walpole Park before heading back to the apartment, a 20-minute stroll away.

Off the menu, try: Any one of their roasts, served with deliciously creamy cauliflower cheese.

Current status: Red Lion will hopefully reopen this summer. Start getting excited for that post-lockdown pint.



So there you have it. 10 of our favourites – and that’s just for starters. Ealing’s food scene continues to thrive, so you won’t run out of new places to try or new favourites to stumble upon. It’s the perfect neighbourhood to make up for those lost lockdown meals out.
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