The fifth annual Ealing Half Marathon is back for another year, with 2016's race taking place on Sunday September 25 from 9am.

The 13.1 mile course starts and finishes in Lammas Park, and is a single lap through Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephen's.

And after all that long, tiring way with nothing but energy gels to keep you going, you're going to need some serious comfort food once the race is over.

Here are our top picks for restaurants near Ealing where you can get a well-deserved bite to eat after the half marathon.

Charlotte's Place

Charlotte's has been Ealing's "neighbourhood restaurant" for 26 years, so what better place to visit if you're visiting from elsewhere and want to get a taste for the local business?

Serving Modern European cuisine and some great autumn dishes, visit here for a comforting meal after the run.

Charlotte's Place, 16 St Matthew's Road, Ealing, W5 3JT - 020 8567 7541

The Gate

If you're looking for a healthy vegetarian restaurant to visit after all that running, look no further than The Gate in Hammersmith. With delicious treats like pumpkin tart, Thai green curry and tortillas, you'll never miss the meat.

As co-founder of the restaurant Adrian Daniel puts it, "We like to let the ingredients do all the talking for us".

The Gate, 51 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QL - 020 8748 6932


After a huge half marathon, all you need is a huge meal to fill your belly. Tinseltown is a late-night American-style diner with steaks, burgers and milkshakes to die for.

A reviewer on an independent website said: "This is absolutely one of the best restaurants I have been in London, the food is amazing."

Tinseltown, 18-19 The Mall, Ealing, W5 2PJ - 020 8567 0066

Redemption Bar

If big meals aren't your thing, celebrate the Ealing Half Marathon at Redemption Bar in Notting Hill. Completely vegan and alcohol-free, its motto is "spoil yourself without spoiling yourself"...

Treat yourself to a tasty free-from dish after the race if you want to keep up your saintly bill of health.

Redemption Bar, 6 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, W2 5BH - 020 7313 9041

Five Guys

Five Guys is a successful chain restaurant for a reason - its juicy burgers, chips and milkshakes make it the perfect place to visit if you really want to spoil yourself after running the whopping 13.1 mile distance!

Five Guys, Central Buildings, The Broadway, Ealing, W5 2NT - 020 8567 1723

La Gatta

La Gatta is a gourmet pizzeria in Fulham, including deep-fried Pizza - a delicacy in Naples.

The pizzeria uses unusual gourmet ingredients not usually found in a typical pizza, such as truffle oil, delicious cheeses, and smoked salt, so head here if you want to indulge yourself with an unusual meal after the epic race.

La Gatta Pizzeria, 311 New Kings road, Fulham, SW6 4RF - 020 310 51699


If you want something tasty to eat but can't stomach the idea of a huge meal, why not head to Pho for some refreshing, healthy Vietnamese food?

Pho serves light noodles, soups and delicious curries, and you can even have it to takeaway if you need a lie-down!

Pho, 22 New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2XA - 020 3058 2778

Meat and Shake

Need a serious meal after running the half marathon? Meat and Shake serves enormous Southern barbecue portions of meat, as well as milkshakes and deep fried Oreo doughnuts for dessert.

Meat and Shake, 17 The Green, Ealing, W5 5DA - 020 8840 7373

Hare & Tortoise

Visit this brilliant Japanese restaurant to re-fuel after the 21km run.

A reviewer for TripAdvisor said: "Whenever I am up in London I always make a trip to the Hare & Tortoise in Ealing. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, quick service, and the food is so tasty. Can't recommend enough."

Hare & Tortoise, 38-39 Haven Green, Ealing, W5 2NX - 020 8810 7066

Ealing Park Tavern

Ealing Park Tavern has been included in Michelin's Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2016, so head here for some seriously luxurious eating once the race is over.

With delicious gastropub food and a cosy atmosphere, Ealing Park Tavern is guaranteed to soothe your aching body after the run.

Ealing Park Tavern, 222 South Ealing Road, Ealing, W5 4RL - 020 8758 1879

Thai Canteen

Brilliant Thai food in an informal setting with benches, Thai Canteen is a great place to visit if you've come to the Ealing Half Marathon with a big group of friends.

An independent reviewer said: "The food here is GREAT very tasty indeed and really good value with good portion sizes."

Thai Canteen, 24 New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2XA - 020 8567 9093

The Clay Oven

If you fancy a filling curry after the Ealing Half Marathon, visit The Clay Oven, a brilliant Indian restaurant.

An independent reviewer said: "But the food is amazing, the best Indian food I ever had. And the Peshwari Naan delicious, so tasty!"

The Clay Oven, 13 The Mall, Ealing, W5 2PJ - 020 8840 0313

Take a look back at last year's event with our picture gallery.