Address: 3 Hereford Road
St. John Bread and Wine alumnus Tom Pemberton has made minimalism the order of the day at his first restaurant, on a residential street in West London. Pared-down decor (white walls, maroon leather booths) ensures that nothing detracts from the well-sourced, simply prepared food on the daily-changing, thoroughly British menu. While some dishes (beetroot, lettuce, and boiled egg salad; calf's liver, sage, and onions) benefit from understatement, others could do with embellishment, including the too subtle pheasant. Charming service and a stunning selection of cheesesthe St. James is particularly recommendedshould guarantee the future of this homey spot (entrées, $26$29).