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16 St. Matthew's Road, Ealing, London W5 3JT
- Ealing Common Station (0.5 km)
- Ealing Broadway Station (0.9 km)
- Purple Minicabs 0207-060-7111 (0.8 km)
- Contact us:
020 8567 7541
- Opening hours:
Mon - Sat 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 10pm
Sun 12pm - 9.30pm
8 reviews of Charlottes Place in English
Lunch here was fantastic, Situated on Ealing green not only was the location beautiful but the food and service was great. I was early and had to wait for my partner and instead of feeling awkward I was charmed by the lovely Derek ( manager). Food was beautiful presented and delicious, the chef clearly loves his work, and the set lunch deal is incredibly good value. I look forward to going again.
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We went on a special offer, giving us 50% off Sunday lunch. Even at full price, this is a reasonably priced, slightly higher end restaurant, which was relaxed, with a decent wine list and friendly service.
One of the benefits of moving around for work is discovering new venues for eating Ealing has a surprisingly wealth of restaurants and eateries to sample - my only concern was not having enough days there to try it all out!
Charlotte’s Place is an English/French restaurant which, at the time of eating, had an amazinng deal of 50% of their lunch menu - so you could effectively have a pretty high quality 2-course meal for £6 or 3-courses for £7.50! Unfortunately we were kind of pressed for time so could only fit in time for the 2-course meal. The course options (or the Quick Lunch Meal) change on a daily basis so you can never be guaranteed the same dishes two days in a row.
We were lucky enough to get a Pork Belly dish (one of my all time favourites as everyone knows) and a crumble option for dessert (again one of my all time favourites!) Although the serving for the main dish wasn’t huge the quality and taste could not be faulted. The crumble too was delicious though I would have welcomed a scoop of ice cream over the slightly watery custard that came with it.
Service was very friendly and helpful if absent at times. The owner Alex Wrethman even had a little chat to us on the way out. The location was closer to Ealing Common than Ealing Broadway and is a little bit off the main street and seemingly in the middle of a residential area. But according to Alex there are plans afoot to move the restaurant more towards the Broadway which I think can only help it out.
Gorgeous quaint little restaurant right on the edge of Ealing Common. Unfortunately I have never been lucky enough to get a table upstairs, as although the decor is decent downstairs there is no natural light and you feel like you are sitting in a basement. I shall have to learn to book further ahead. So back to the food - they serve you with a pre dinner cocktail of your choice (who am I to say no) whilst we perused the menu. Great modern mix of flavours to choose from, but being a meat fan I opted for the entricote. A very good choice, it was divinely cooked and seasoned perfectly. My friend had the dover sole which too looked (and I was told) tasted superb. If I lived in the area, I think I would definitely be visiting more often.
Must say, I’ve seen this place reviewed on lots of other sites and was always a little concerned by the 5 line nature of the reviews. If I am looking to spend “the average £35 a head” on a meal, I want to know I am taking a potential customer/or a date (OK OK…Customer) to a venue where everything is spot on. Well, for Ealing, this ticks the box. Yes, it’s not the West End, but the food was tasty, the service prompt and efficient (if a little cold) and the bill acceptable.
It does seem a little up its own booty, but all in all, I give Charlottes Place 5 stars because it is a good restaurant that you can take either your mother, your sister, your prospective lover, your lover, your wife, your lover :-) or even your business clients to and not be disappointed!
Charlotte’s Place is on a corner at the bottom of Ealing Common. If I had to name the cuisine, I’d call it French-British fusion. I’ve been there several times over the last 4 years. It’s probably one of the fancier places in Ealing.
They renovated the building in mid-2005. The changes to the building were a mixed bag, in my opinion. Before, it was a small, cramped, old brown wood building with a lot of charm. It’s now a less-interesting white ultra-modern set of rooms with an open kitchen. In other words, like every other modern restaurant. If you like clean, white open spaces, then you’ll like this, though. Me, I like character. The good points of the reno are that it’s got more room: lots of downstairs seating, in fact, with a little jazz piano.
The service is usually very good.
I remember one meal where my wife started with the lime-cured céviche of sea trout, and I had the honey-roast figs stuffed with foie gras. We shared the chateubriand, which was perfectly done and huge; even the sides (potato, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sauce) were incredible. A bottle of St-Emilion Grand Cru to wash it down, and a dark chocolate and rasperberry mille-feuille (shared) afterwards, made it all just that bit better.
On another visit, it was mille-feuille of wood pigeon, fig, apricot, and parmesan, with roasted garlic & shallots. I’ve had some pretty tasty braised pork belly there, too.
From time to time, Charlotte’s Place drops promotional flyers to individual streets in Ealing. Those flyers give you half-price food for Sunday lunch on one of a couple of dates. It’s a great idea, and certainly got us back in once.
Also, if you sign up for their mailing list, you’ll get info about changes to their menu or their Weekend Early Diner + Comedy Offer.
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