Rock & Rose opening in Chiswick High Rd Tuesday 19 April 

Image above: Rock & Rose, Richmond

Lorraine Angliss, who runs the popular Annie’s restaurant at Strand on the Green and Little Bird cocktail bar and restaurant in Grove Park, is opening her third Chiswick venue – the biggest of them all – in Chiswick High Rd on Tuesday 19 April.

She is opening Rock & Rose at 270-272 Chiswick High Rd, where Bill’s restaurant used to be, as a sister restaurant to her Rock & Rose restaurant in Richmond.

“We are just having a soft launch” she told The Chiswick Calendar, “we have decided to open without a party or anything special, just open quietly evenings only for the first week and lunchtime and evenings the week after.”

Image above: Cocktail bar at Rock & Rose

The new restaurant will share the vision of Rock & Rose in Richmond:

“to create a stylish, glamorous restaurant and cocktail bar where customers and comfort are a priority and offers a sense of excitement for customers so that they feel very special.”

In all Lorraine’s restaurants she creates a very stylish atmosphere with lots of bright, bold colours, flowery fabrics, velvets, tassles, an eclectic mix of furniture and cut flowers, representing her own unique, feminine and flamboyant style.

The food will be very similar to that at Rock & Rose in Richmond: Mediterranean and Asian influenced dishes and interesting cocktails.

House specials in the spring 2022 menu include Fresh Cornish Crab Risotto, Slow Roast Pork Belly, Monkfish and Tiger Prawn Curry, Calves Liver and Chicken Milanese. See the whole menu here: Rock & Rose menu

Image above: Rock & Rose furnishings

Lorraine set up Annie’s, her first restaurant, 20 years ago on Thames Rd, offering a chic but cosy, eclectic decor with lots of velvet and flowers in evidence reflecting her personal taste and crowd-pleasing food. The neighbourhood restaurant quickly became a hit on a site where several other restaurants had failed.

She went on to open Rock & Rose in Richmond, another restaurant in Barnes which has since closed and Little Bird, a cocktail bar on Burlington Lane in the row of shops opposite Chiswick station.

Image above: Lorraine Angliss outside Little Bird in Grove Park

She learned the restaurant trade from her family in Spain and managed the Rolling Stones’ restaurant Sticky Fingers in High Street Kensington. The Stones opened Sticky Fingers in 1989, decorating it with rock and roll memorabilia.

They sold it to Maxwell’s Restaurant Group in 2000, with Bill Wyman retaining a share, but it closed in June 2021 after 32 years of trading.

Image above: Rock & Rose furnishings

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See also: Lorraine Angliss profile

See also: Owner of Annie’s opens Rock & Rose in Chiswick High Rd

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