9 Fulham restaurants you need to know about
The residents of SW6 are blessed with a solid smattering of fine brasseries and diners, here are our favourite 9 Fulham restaurants
Tom’s Kitchen brings industrial chic to the Fulham restaurants scene, with its polished metro white tile walls, crittal mirrors and urban lighting. It’s not just the Instagrammable interior that shines at Tom’s though – it’s known for its Michelin star food dreamt up by famed chef Tom Aikens back in 2006. The brasserie serves up a host of comfort foods with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options, all plates using the best in seasonal ingredients. Among favourites of returning customers is the chargrilled Cornish halibut with garnish from the Tom’s Kitchen farm.
A newer addition to our guide to Fulham restaurants, Super Tacos is set in a beautiful old market hall for a relaxed evening of Mexican fare in a stunning Victorian setting. The pop-up is from the same brilliance that brought us Breddos Tacos, so you can expect the same level of authentic Mexican cooking and attention to detail. The foodie brothers who started the brand took inspiration from the streets of colourful Mexico City, where it’s commonplace to find small and unassuming street food stands selling tapas-style nibbles. The stands are typically also surrounded by a gaggle of friends, taking their time eating and enjoying a slower pace of life.
These brilliant burgers started life with humble beginnings in Broadway Market, east London. Since then, Butchies has spanned across London, crossing the Thames and gracing Fulham with its presence. The star of their simple menu is the delicious buttermilk fried chicken smothered with their signature secret sauce and served in a toasted bun. The restaurant menu is totally free-range and has come from the farms of Somerset for hungry Londoners to enjoy. Alongside their award-winning chicken sandwiches, the menu offers skin on fries, moreish buffalo hot wings, and halloumi fries.
Eight Over Eight
An Asian fusion restaurant where plating up dishes is a complete art form. This favourite of Fulham restaurants offers guests a selection of pan-Asian dishes, including beef san choi bau, miso black cod and chilli salt squid. Dim sum lovers won’t be disappointed with Eight Over Eight’s offering of dreamy dumplings steamed to perfection. The restaurant is also a bottomless brunch venue hip bar.
11 Cadogan Gardens
With a prime location just off Sloane Square, the luxurious red brick town houses of Cadogan Gardens provide the ultimate Fulham location for a lavish evening meal or a quintessentially English afternoon tea. The building is a hotel first and foremost, but guests can also come in for a spot of cosmopolitan all-day dining or enjoy a drink in the opulent Chelsea Bar. Hans’ Bar and Grill’s menu is seasonal, and at its core ethos is a dedication to British produce.
A beautiful old pub on the corner of Old Brompton Cemetery, The Atlas impresses with its overflowing flower baskets and ivy-clad exterior. Inside, it’s a cosy bar with a traditional feel. The menu is far from your typical pub carvery fare though, with a range of contemporary and exciting dishes that elevate it above and beyond what you expect from your local pub. The antipasti platters are a great sharing dish, with a selection of prosciuttos and cheeses, and the burrata and black fig and pomegranate starter is a taste sensation. For the main, go for the pappardelle – thick ribbons of pasta complemented by a rich and meaty wild boar ragu.
The magical floral garden at Megan’s is open whatever the weather, with artfully exposed brickwork covered in fairy lights, and inside a ceiling of hanging white flowers. Fulham diners don’t just come to Megan’s to Instagram the interior though, and the brunch is among the best in south west London. Enjoy served with organic coffee and freshly squeezed juice. In the evenings there are plenty of sharing boards to pick from, as well as deconstructed Turkish-style kebabs to make the mouth water.
An iconic restaurant set back from the Thames Path, the famous River Café opened back in the 80s to widespread acclaim, with a solid reputation for having trained some of the best British chefs around. The space is warm and friendly and unintimidating despite its stoic reputation. The cooking is still the main reason people come here, and mains feature traditional Italian dishes as well as modern plates like chargrilled marinated leg of lamb and wild sea bass roasted with Florence fennel and lemon. River Cafe should be on everyone’s list of top Fulham restaurants.
Santa Maria Pizzeria
With the flagship in Ealing, this Fulham offshoot is also known to serve up one of the finest charcoal-flecked Neapolitan pizzas in the whole of London. Those with a penchant for pizza need look no further than this SW10 haunt, with its laidback Italian-style service and authentic interior, and its extensive menu that features not only perfectly chewy and well-topped pizzas, but burrata starters and delightfully tangy tomato bruschettas. On the menu are all the classics, as well as the favourites such as San Francesco, with peppers, courgettes, aubergines and parmesan, and San Mattia, with mushrooms and truffle oil. There are also a host of vegan pizzas to try out, and all are served with extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil leaves.