Image above: Sam’s Kitchen in Hammersmith
Not closing, just re-branding
Chiswick is getting a Sam’s Kitchen. Owner Sam Harrison, who has the Sam’s Riverside restaurant in Hammersmith and Sam’s Waterside in Brentford, is expanding his brand with Sam’s Larder deli-groceries and Sam’s Kitchens.
Brentford has a Sam’s Larder to accompany the recently opened Waterside restaurant. Hammersmith has a Kitchen and a Larder, to accompany the highly successful Riverside restaurant.
Chiswick has had a Larder in Turnham Green Terrace for over a year, but it has been closed since Christmas, much to the alarm of local residents. It is being given a makeover and will be reopening as a Kitchen in March.
Images above: Brunch is served
“We served breakfast and brunch for ten years at Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and so it feels right be doing this offering again”
Sam told The Chiswick Calendar:
“I am very excited to be bringing Sam’s Kitchen to Turnham Green Terrace,” Sam told The Chiswick Calendar.
“Our first Sam’s Kitchen opened in Hammersmith last June and has been very well received. I think our regulars like our twist on breakfast/ brunch classics and knowing that we use the same quality of produce as at Sam’s Riverside.
“We served breakfast and brunch for ten years at Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and so it feels right be doing this offering again. Also going out for brunch is my favourite treat of the week!”
The food business in Chiswick is very competitive, with several high-end grocers and many cafes. Several people have commented to The Chiswick Calendar that they didn’t feel he had got the offer right with Sam’s Larder in Chiswick and, clearly, Sam felt the same himself.
Sam’s Larder offered some food to eat on the premises, but with all the shelving and fridges selling produce, there was not much room for tables. Having ditched all the groceries and containers, the space is quite big.
“Hammersmith has 24 seats. This will have twice as many.”
Even though Chiswick has so many cafes, Sam’s will be a cut above, by the sound of it:
“There are so many places you can get coffee and a pastry, but restaurants is what we do”, says Sam.
Looking at the menu in Sam’s Kitchen in Hammersmith we can expect some really tempting and different takes on brunch. The website explains the vision:
‘For the longest time I have wanted to find the perfect little local corner cafe. Somewhere you can pop in with friends and family or just hide away in a little nook with a good book, a fresh cup of coffee and some terrific food. Sam’s Kitchen is just that place.
‘With a variety of hot drinks, freshly squeezed juices, breakfast, brunch and lunch. Taking inspiration from my time working in Australia, we will be serving breakfast dishes carefully developed by our head chef at Sam’s Riverside. Think crab crumpets, bacon & egg muffin, as well as Sam’s Granola with coconut yoghurt & seasonal fruit, and so much more.’
Roll on March.
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