In sleepy Barnes, Adras Restaurant is home to lively Lebanese flavours at this bend in the River Thames. On Castelnau, just south of the river, Adras is a new addition to this part of town, and is already making a name for itself in an area famous for the quality of its restaurants (there’s one restaurant in particular that springs to mind, just down the road…). London is hardly short of fancy restaurants, so its refreshing to see a young upstart choosing to cater for Barnes locals, rather than trying to pull diners from central, which is exactly the name of the game at Adras.
Adras Restaurant in Castelnau, south of the river, opened its doors in March 2015 and is already proving popular with Barnes locals. Serving uncomplicated and uncompromising Lebanese flavours and a smattering of Russian influences (we love the pelmeni), this is certain to become a local staple. Conveniently served by Hammersmith station (District line), Adras is ideally situated for a bite of spicy Lebanese flavours on the way home from the office.
London’s restaurants largely cater to the city’s high rollers, international crowd, and unavoidably cluster in Central. And yet in Adras Restaurant on Castelnau, Barnes has a local star of its own. Packing huge Lebanese flavours and international influences which hint at the country’s rich history, there is much to enjoy at this laidback eatery. This south of the river local joint is ideal for a relaxed evening with friends, but be warned - this place fills fast! A reservation is always a smart move when you need a table at Adras Restaurant, especially for larger groups or at the weekend.