Hg2 : The Hedonist


This Hammersmith vegetarian specialises in South Indian home-style dishes. Housed in a smart, modern-looking dining room fronted with huge glass panes, it’s a friendly place and popular with everyone from Indian families, to students and sorts who look like refugees from the River Cafe. The service tends to lose the plot when it gets a bit too busy, making it an ideal weekday lunch venue. It’s very reasonably priced, so much so that it’s the frugal feasting choice of Charles Campion, editor of the London Restaurant Guide, who declares it a purveyor of “satisfying South Indian vegetarian cooking”. Everything – from the opening offers of dosas, samosas and vadas (lentil doughnuts) to main courses of kootus made with fresh coconut and yoghurt, and chickpea curry to sides of rice cakes – is produced to a standard that belies the low cost.

157 King Street,
W6 9JT
+44 20 8741 8563
Opening Times
noon-2.45pm, 5.30-10.45pm (Fri 11.30pm) Mon-Fri; noon-10.45pm Sat/Sun
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