The Station House
Around the corner, literally, from Acton Central Station, The Station House is a freshly renovated pub/restaurant. Blending into the station itself, you’d be forgiven for walking straight past it.
Serving beers to sports fans at weekends and to regulars all year round, on the surface it’s your typical London local. However, with chef Rogerio De Andrade at the helm – a past apprentice of Gordon Ramsay and Rowley Leigh – this is not your average boozer.
Serving up a variety of European-inspired plates in his open-plan kitchen, from tapas to more traditional fare, Rogerio and his team create some inspired dishes. Pulling stone-baked pizzas from an oven in the corner, the chefs tease diners as they wait. From old favourites like Calabrase and Romana to more innovative combinations of fennel salami with pistachio puree, you’ll struggle to resist the pizza menu.
The Station House also offers antipasti for, at the time of writing, three for £20. Delicious examples include mozzarella arancini; and scallops, Jerusalem artichokes and truffle dressing.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or long, leisurely lunch, a few stops on the overground to the Station House and you’re in business. Bellisimo!
By Mia Vincent, London correspondent
Photos: The Station House