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This London Designer Restaurant Used to Be a Fire Station
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown

Any time a historic relic like a firehouse gets new life breathed into it, we’re all eyes and ears. Located in Chiswick, this London fire station turned hotspot bar and restaurant is a design lover’s dream that’s sure to make it onto your brunch bucket list. With gorgeous digs, delicious food and drink, and a chic location, No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station should be at the top of your London brunch hit-list.


Photography: Mariell Lind Hansen

Blush and Plush

Plush rose and garnet velvet seating mixes with leather banquettes, industrial pendant lighting and bright white surrounds to create a space that’s as beautiful as it is bustling with energy. The swanky furnishings, varied art collection, cool lighting installs and vibrant greenery give No. 197 a vibe that’s perfectly brunch worthy. All you’ll want to add is your crew to make this place feel like your own.

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Photography: Wild & GrizzlyMariell Lind Hansen

Boozy Brunchin’

We’re serious about brunch being a bucket list worthy thing, and this menu does not disappoint. Start with a couple of cocktails – maybe the elderflower and Earl Grey fizz or a pineapple sage mojito. If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, order up a stack of the coconut pancakes with caramelized banana and coconut yogurt. For a savory brunch fix, you can’t go wrong with No. 197’s take on the classic London fish and chips, which is grilled sea bass with pea hummus, watercress, chips, and crème fraiche tartar.

Photography: Wild & GrizzlyMariell Lind Hansen | No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Cruising Chiswick

This west London neighborhood is known as the place to wander tree-lined streets with fancy shops, check out lots of eateries and booze spots, and possibly sight a celebrity or two. If that’s not enough reason to head west, we’ll stick to tempting you with the bubbly options for your bucket list worthy brunch-capades. 

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Photography: Wild & GrizzlyNo. 197 Chiswick Fire Station

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