Soft Opening Dates Announced for Sam's Kitchen

50% discount during preview period on Turnham Green Terrace

Sam's Larder closed after Christmas

March 11, 2024

It has now been confirmed that Sam’s Kitchen on Turnham Green Terrace is to reopen on Friday 22 March.

Initially there will be a soft opening with diners getting their food at half price (other than Monday 25 March and Monday 1 April).

The full opening is scheduled for Tuesday 2 April and, to celebrate the launch, the first 50 guests on Tuessay 2 April and Wednesday 3 April will each receive a free dish of Lemon and Ricotta Hotcakes with Poached Yorkshire Rhubarb.

Sam Harrison and Fanny Stocker decided late last year to switch the venue from the Sam’s Larder format to Sam’s Kitchen following the response to a similar venture in Hammersmith.

It will now focus on the brunch market with more tables inside and the freezers and food display cabinets removed. The 40-seat café also has a handful of alfresco tables. The interior design will take its cues from the Hammersmith original, including leather banquettes, marble counter tops, antique mirrors and tiling. And, in a nod to the former Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick, a number of works by artist Sir Peter Blake will adorn the walls; these were gifted to Sam by Sir Peter and are the same pieces that were once on display at Sam’s Brasserie.

Sam said, "I couldn't be more excited to open our second Sam's Kitchen in Chiswick. I'm often told how much our old regulars from Sam's Brasserie still miss our breakfasts, and with our first Sam's Kitchen in Hammersmith proving so popular, it just made sense to bring it back to where it all started for us. Chiswick has lots of great options already, so we're certainly in good company, but I feel Sam's Kitchen really stands out with the quality of our offering. I'm delighted to have Head Chef Abbie Hendren on this journey with us, and my hope is that Sam's Kitchen will become a beloved go-to spot for breakfast and brunch just like Sam's Brasserie was all those years ago."

Abbie Hendren’s CV includes La Trompette and The Glasshouse, and she will lead the kitchen with a menu combining comfort food, classic breakfast and brunch items, and new dishes.

He hasn’t ruled out opening for dinner later on perhaps initially just on Fridays and Saturdays.

Typical breakfast dishes are set to include:

  • Brixham Crab Crumpet (brown crab butter, poached egg and hollandaise)
  • Sam’s Full English (Cacklebean eggs, HG Walter bacon and sausage, black pudding, hash browns, fried slice and house baked beans)
  • Hereford Rump Steak, Fried Egg, Chimichurri (sourdough toast)
  • Roasted Pineapple, Cardamom Yoghurt, Spiced Oat Granola (root ginger, lime)
  • Toasted Banana Bread (with whipped coconut cream, tropical fruits)
  • Sweet Potato Rösti, Black Beans and Avocado (confit cherry tomatoes, wilted greens, mojo verde)

Lunch options include:

  • Spring Pea and Broad Bean Soup (cheddar palmier, wild garlic pesto)
  • Pork Schnitzel (crispy sage, Caesar dressed leaves, anchovy, Cacklebean egg)
  • Maple Glazed Heritage Carrots, Whipped Tahini (mixed grains, pomegranate molasses)
  • Brindisa Chorizo, Jalapeño and Honey Butter Cornbread (charred corn salsa, mojo verde)
  • Fried Haddock Sandwich (toasted brioche bun, sriracha aioli, Thai-style slaw)

Desserts will change frequently, inspired by seasonality and local suppliers, such as the Chiswick House Rhubarb and Frangipane Tart

Sam’s Kitchen at 59-61 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, (W4 1RP) will be open daily from 8am to 5pm with the kitchen closing at 3pm. The café will serve walk-ins only with no reservations allowed.


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