Image above: The Italians, 454-456 Chiswick High Rd
The Italians and The Sushi Co
Two more restaurants are due to open on Chiswick High Road: the popular cafe and deli The Italians is planning to take over the former site of the Vietnamese restaurant Caphe Guests, two doors down from its current premises, to open a pizza restaurant and wine bar and The Sushi Co is planning to open on the site which was previously The Flight Centre.
Last week the owner of Annie’s on Strand on the Green, Lorraine Angliss, confirmed she would be taking over site previously occupied by Bill’s restaurant.
The Italians already serve pizza from their existing premises at 454-456 Chiswick High Road, but last year staff shortages brought on by the pandemic and Brexit meant the restaurant was without a pizza chef. The restaurant still has vacancies for pizza chefs, which have been open for three months.
Pianta, the Italian plant based restaurant which opened at the end of last summer in Turnham Green Terrace, has been forced to close because their Italian chef left and they could not find another one.
Image above: the now-closed Vietnamese restaurant Caphe Guests
Too many restaurants?
The Sushi Co. has ‘now hiring’ advertisements out front for managers, chefs and front of house staff. Lorraine Angliss told The Chiswick Calendar she was opening another branch of Rock & Rose, a cocktail bar and restaurant similar to the one she has in Richmond.
Two weeks ago the owner of Betty in Barley Mow Passage, Steve Novak, told LB Hounslow’s licensing panel Chiswick was over-subscribed for lunchtime eateries, as many office workers were still working at home. He said what Chiswick needed now was a late night place.
Chiswick not only has a lot of restaurants, but a lot of top quality ones. Republic, the Indian restaurant opposite The Italians, was added to the Michelin Guide in December, bring the number of Chiswick restaurants in the guide to five.
Image above: The Sushi Co is planning to open on the site which was previously The Flight Centre
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