As you say, quite a few of those are not near Hammersmith!
The first few I’m not familiar with.
Brat is supposed to be good but really hard to get into (bookings scarce and long queues for walk-ins), so I’ve never bothered.
Trinity is excellent. There is downstairs for more formal michelin-style dining, upstairs for casual but we’ll executed small plates and wine. Make a booking if you plan to go.
Leroy is good, but for me if I was in that area I’d go to Lyles instead. Similar approach but I prefer their execution.
The most popular opening near Hammersmith lately (be it with a very specific group of people) must be jollibee in earl’s court. The first and only European outpost of an omnipresent and well-loved fried chicken chain in the Philippines. I have no idea what it’s like as the local Filipino community have it continuously mobbed with home-sick, multiple-hour queues wending their way for blocks down the road.
May well try to get into Trinity as I liked the look of that. Upstairs or down, though - have you eaten at both ?
That said,is there anywhere of that ilk slightly closer to Hammersmith ? Esp the upstairs/ small plates/tapas and good wines by the glass that do not destroy your wallet and/or faith in humanity ?
Yes. Both are great for food and experience. It really depends what style you prefer. Downstairs for proper michelin-style white tablecloth service and fussier meals. Upstairs for casual small plates in a more relaxed setting.
Some good suggestions from @Hyperion. For similar to trinity but closer I don’t really know West London so well and can’t think of anything of that style in the area. Sorry!
I’ve delayed replying as my rec was Thai 101in Hammersmith as per @Hyperion’s rec and as I had a table booked tonight ,thought I’d make sure it was still as good as previous visits.
Happy to report that all dishes were good. Isaan sausage still great ( you might find the texture a bit soft as it’s properly fermented). Laab nice and spicy with lot of herbs and citrus. Som Tum with salted crab was a very good version.
Tried 2 new dishes. Soft shell crab curry was quite mild but sweet and fragrant. Lovely texture on the crab. The Southern Thai mackerel curry was very spicy but deep flavour and nice bits of mackerel.
I took. 2 people who’ve eaten a lot of Thai food and they were both suitably impressed.