A new restaurant and bar is set to open its doors in the heart of Chiswick at the old fire station in April.
Named in honour of the former home of the local fire brigade, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station in Chiswick High Road will welcome punters and diners from April 26.
The building has been stripped back to its heritage as a fire station on the outside, and transformed with soft pinks, chalky whites and pale grey furnishings including sofas and oak chairs inside alongside a original paintings.
New owners Darwin & Wallace have also brought back to life the forgotten courtyard, with front to back light for a stunning space where people can enjoy food and drinks.
Offering all-day morning tea and coffee to a night cap experience, the owners hope it will be enjoyed by residents and businesses alike.
Its antipodean-influenced or Australian-inspired menu offers all day food from organic eggs benedict to pan-fried sea bass, plus breads and jams sourced locally and a seasonally changing menu.
The bar will feature spirit infusions, house made syrups and sherbets including Lavender Rob Roy and Tanqueray 10 Gimlet as well as beers and lagers.
Mel Marriott, Darwin & Wallace managing director, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing our modern vision of the local pub to the heart of Chiswick, one of my favourite London spots.
“Our ambitions at Darwin & Wallace are to work with the best artisans of design, food and drink and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station will be no exception.
“Located in one of London’s loveliest boroughs with the old fire station, the fourth addition to our group is rich in independent spirit and we cannot wait to welcome you through the doors.”
The building was more recently an All Bar One which closed down in September last year.
It is the fourth location to be opened by the independent bar group, adding to its sister sites at quaint London villages of
Book in advance for 50% off food until May 1.
Elsewhere in the borough, as part of the planned Hounslow High Street Quarter development a number of food chains including TGI Fridays, Smash Burger, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas are to open branches.