Summer Dining in the Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House

Image above: The Garden Pavilion, Chiswick House

Chiswick House has launched a new fine dining experience for the summer months. The Garden Pavilion is a collaboration between Food Show Events and Chiswick House and Gardens Trust in the big marquee which they also use for weddings.

Chefs-Patrons CEO Andrew Gosling and partner and Chef Director Max Uyanik are serving lunch, dinner and afternoon tea using seasonal British produce including fruit and vegetables fresh from the Kitchen Garden.

Max told The Chiswick Calendar they have been working with Chiswick House for years, catering weddings and commercial events. In 2019 they won the contract to provide sole catering for Chiswick House, which turned out not to be quite what anyone expected in 2020.

So this year they’ve come up with something new for the people who are tentatively coming back to dining out. The Pavilion is large and spacious and there is also outside seating.

Opening times

Lunch, 12.30 – 3.30 pm, Friday / Saturday / 12.00 – 6.00pm Sunday

Afternoon Tea, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, Friday / Saturday / 3.00 – 6.00pm Sunday

Dinner, 5.30 – 9.00 pm, Thursday / Friday / Saturday

Reservations are recommended.

Images above: Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House; Afternoon Tea

Sample menu – Afternoon Tea

The menu will be constantly changing, but a sample at time of writing is:

Afternoon tea, from £34.50 per person

Finger sandwiches –  Corn fed Coronation chicken and mango emulsion on granary bread / Organic Burford bown egg mayonnaise and mustard cress on white bread (V) / Forman’s organic oak-smoked salmon and lemon fromage on brown bread / Baby cucumber and minted cream cheese on campagrain bread (V).

Sweet pastries – Home made plain and raisin scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry conserve / Valrhona chocolate and salted caramel eclairs / Raspberry and almond financier / Black Forest gateaux / Green tea parfait yuzu gel and black sesame ash.

Served with a selection of Twinings Loose Tea Infusions.

Sample menu – Lunch / Dinner

Lunch, Prix Fixe menu, two courses, (main and dessert) £38.50 per person / Dinner, Prix Fixe menu, three courses (starter, main and dessert) £48.50 per person.

Starters – Foie Gras and Gressingham duck terrine, pickled garden pears, candied pecans and warm brioche / Passionfruit cured organic salmon, mango salsa and lime crème fraîche / Nutbourne heritage tomato salad, burrata, black garlic, basil ice cream and sea coral buckwheat tuile (vegan option available).

Main courses – New Season duo of lamb, cannon and pressed crispy belly potato galette, braised garden peas, grilled baby courgettes and lamb jus / Pan seared fillet of Cornish sea bass, risotto primavera, Wye Valley asparagus and Parmigiano-Reggiano snow / Wild mushroom and summer truffle pithivier, pommes purée, wilted spinach and cep purée (vegan option available).

Desserts – “Edible flowerpot” carrot cake, carrot fluid gel, carrot spaghetti, cream cheese frosting and coffee crumble / Deconstructed pina colada, coconut pana cotta, passionfruit fluid gel, compressed pineapple and rum sorbet (vegan option available) / Chocolate and raspberry delice, roasted hazelnuts praline, raspberry sorbet and cacao nib crisps.

Club Card offer

Holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card will be offered a free glass of fizz (sparkling wine) or soft drink, such as non-alcoholic cider, with lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.

Images above: Food Show plates and Chef Director Max Uyanik

Chefs – Patrons

CEO Andrew Gosling founded Food Show in 1987 and has built up the business to provide high end catering for special events.

‘Our energy, passion and creativity are evident in our innovative food and event concepts, all of which are tailor-made and designed to delight both the palette and the eye. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, maintaining the very best client experience with skilled staff who continually exceed expectation with their passion for delicious, elegant food and stunning events’.

Max Uyanik became Andrew’s partner and Chef Director in 2010, after working at some notable London restaurants including Bibendum Kensington, Bluebird Chelsea and Troubadour on Old Brompton Road.

Andrew says Max is ‘one of the most innovative chefs in the industry and is driven to create excellent modern menus which are visually stimulating and exceptional in flavour’.

Max has focused on menus with British/European influences, making the most of stunning seasonal ingredients and cutting-edge cooking techniques.

Image above: Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House


The Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4 2RP
Tel: 07759 495245

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