Avanti: A Taste Of The Mediterranean

Diana and Gabbi

Serving tempting tapas and stone-baked pizzas, Avanti is a family-friendly restaurant

After the demise of the Melody Cafe (with its controversial awning), the Bedford Corner site was speedily acquired and refurbished (without awning). The new-kid-on-the-block is Avanti, a Mediterranean fusion restaurant with an emphasis on tapas and authentic Italian thin crust pizzas.

‘When the premises became available, I moved fast,’ confirms owner, Gabbi Khidyer. ‘I’d been wanting to open a cosy tapas-style restaurant in Chiswick for a while and this was the ideal location.’ Gabbi has 35 years’ experience running successful restaurants and bars in Italy and the UK and his team at Avanti is lead by Manager, Diana Rogovska, Head Chef, Andrea Musa, and tapas chef, Aaron de la Moya.

‘It’s a pleasure to work with Andrea and Aaron, they use classic techniques and only the freshest ingredients,’ says Gabbi. ‘From Aaron’s tapas menu, I’d recommend Carrillera de Cerdo (Boar Cheeks in red wine) and Pulpo a la Galicia (Octopus on a bed of sliced potato with paprika, peppers and onions). The Paella (there is a vegetarian option) is delicious and the meat and cheese and fish sharing platters are proving popular. Andrea makes all the pizzas to order – they are baked in a traditional stone oven – and to add variety, we also regularly feature French and Greek dishes on our Specials list.’

Gabbi is keen to make Sundays a family day: ‘Children under six years-old can eat without charge and bottles of house wine are half price. Also, on weekdays, if you drop in for a beer or glass of wine (3-7pm), you’ll be offered a free tapa in the traditional Spanish way.’

With space for al fresco dining (courtesy of neighbour, Nic Ladha), breakfast served from 10am – from full English to Eggs Benedict – and a range of brunch and lunch options, Avanti is a welcome addition to Chiswick’s dining scene. ‘We want to be a proper local restaurant,’ says Gabbi. ‘We’ve had a lovely reception, many customers are becoming regulars and we’ve already hosted private parties. It’s very encouraging.’

Avanti
Bedford Corner,
4 South Parade, W4 1LD
020 8994 9444
info@avantichiswick.com
http://www.avantichiswick.com

Avanti-Restaurant Chiswick-W4
Avanti
Bedford Corner,
4 South Parade, W4 1LD
020 8994 9444
info@avantichiswick.com
http://www.avantichiswick.com

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