West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse

Located at the ‘wrong’ end of Golborne Road, perhaps, West Thirty Six juxtaposes its dodgy surroundings with a breath-taking interior fit-out.
West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
Enter into the busy bistro-style ground floor restaurant, with open kitchen and riveted metal tables…
Ground floor restaurant @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
Ground floor restaurant @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
The journey to our table was reminiscent of passing through a very upmarket house party, past beautiful cocktail-sipping patrons and reclining revellers!  The maitre d’ led us through the restaurant and up several flights of stairs, past beautifully furnished cocktail lounges and landings…
Cocktail lounge @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
…till we reached our table in the ‘Monkey Room‘, a drawing room-style restaurant with an eclectic mix of luxurious furniture, bookcase-lined walls and an assortment of modern and traditional artworks.  I totally fell for the décor – my top tip is to request a table in this area when booking, for sure.
Monkey Room @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
West Thirty Six’s menu has been created by Jon Pollard, formerly of Soho House, and is modern grill house – namely, steak.  Seated at a mahogany table in leather wingback armchairs, Chris and I shared a steak tasting board (£45 to share), each piece of Hereford beef aged in-house and optimally cooked according to cut, and slightly charred on the outside.  The steaks were nice… but it was the accompanying dishes that really stole the show.
Steak tasting board @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
The Crab Trifle starter elicited a ‘wow’ of appreciation with each bite…
Crab Trifle @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
Sides of Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheese and an Asparagus & Bacon Salad were delicious – the latter of which featured huge chunks of pork (the menu massively downplayed this dish, which featured pork belly and not merely ‘bacon’!) and a soft-centred boiled egg.  Chunky chips were below par though – skip those in favour of more macaroni!
West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
After mains, we were pretty stuffed, but in a bid to remain in our super comfy armchairs for a while longer, we ordered pudding!  Rhubarb Cream and Banoffee desserts were fab, the rhubarb tart and sweet all at once, and the banoffee utilising all the normal ingredients but presented in a totally new way.
West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
West Thirty Six is also available for private parties – the top floor can be hired out – another quirky townhouse space with its own bar, DJ booth and fabulous furnishings.
Top floor space to hire @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
Weekend brunch at West Thirty Six is pretty great too (although the music soundtrack was rather odd – like a throwback for a nineties rock concert?!) – I’ve tried and tasted the Full English (£15) and Oat & Ricotta Pancakes (£11), and it’s nice to enjoy the beautiful interior in the daylight, or out on the terrace.  Sunday roast is available for £19 from 12 noon too.
Brunch @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
Additionally, the Tool Shed is a good place to know about – a smoking, drinks and barbecue area that’s part open to the elements.
The Tool Shed @ West Thirty Six: Stunning starters & desserts in a luxe West London townhouse | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? tried, tested & tasted
3-course meal for two (food only) around £130.
West Thirty Six
36 Golborne Rd, Near Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5NR