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Review: Chez Maiss – Hammersmith Broadway, London

We’re no stranger to train stations and we can confidently say this is the finest restaurant we’ve come across in such a setting. We’re all too familiar with the fast food chains, bang average coffee outlets and if you’re lucky, a Leon to fuel up on ahead of a long journey. That’s unless you’re commute starts or ends at Hammersmith with the brand new opening of Chez Maiss – a beautiful restaurant, cafe and wine bar hidden away in the corner of the station’s mini shopping centre.

Entering for our post rush hour dinner, we couldn’t quite understand why we were almost the only people in there. Having opened just a few weeks before our visit, we sincerely hope the West London revellers discover Chez Maiss in their masses soon. It’s open from 8am until late, serving freshly ground coffee and an extensive breakfast menu, all the way through to lunch and late night dinners… and perhaps half of the problem here. Whilst we truly enjoyed everything we tried, maybe it’s trying to be too many things at once instead of outstanding at one.  

Cocktails at Chez MaissTirimasu Espresso Martini – absolut vodka, galiano ristretto coffee liqueur, freshly pulled espresso, sweetened with tiramisu syrup – £8.50

Fully expecting an evening full of wine, we were surprised to be pointed towards the cocktail menu by our waitress but her recommendations were faultless. It felt strange sipping on the Gin based bubbles and Espresso Martini whilst facing an impressive wine rack mounted against the wall, although that’s not to say it didn’t kick off our night in delicious fashion. It set the precedent for what was to come in marvellous ways.

Burgers and fries starter at Chez MaissMini burgers with mushroom mayo, rocket and fries – £10.95

Fried calamari with aioli – £7.95

We know what you’re thinking… not one but two burgers… as a starter. Yes, absolutely and it was top notch, if not made a little bit peculiar by the substantial side of fries to go alongside. The soft buns and mushroom mayo ensured we didn’t worry about that in the slightest and with another starter of fried calamari, it only geared us up even further for our main courses.

Chicken au vin blancheChicken au vin Blanche with salad and green olives – £13.50

The stand out performer of the night was Jessica’s truffle pasta dish served with Parmesan sauce, chicken and shiitake mushrooms. We only spoke of our undying love for anything with truffle included just last week in our review of Cheeky Chico’s, and this proves it once again. With the strong taste of shiitake and the creamy/dreamy parmesan sauce, there was the perfect combination of flavour and softness. 

Truffle pasta at Chez MaissTruffle pasta with chicken and Parmesan – £12.00

All behold the dessert. What a way to round off another great evening enjoying wonderful food. We’re so glad that the owners decided to open here in Hammersmith (rather than Syria – which apparently was their original plan?!) Named after owner Maiss, the Broadway’s latest addition not only serves up delightful dishes but looks beautiful too, especially if you can snap up a table next to the flower wall.

strawberry cheesecake at Chez MaissStrawberry cheesecake for two – £7.95

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Disclaimer: we were given a complimentary meal at Chez Maiss' in exchange for this review and social media coverage. However, all opinions and photos remain our own.

17 Comments

  1. June 30, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this review. I want a freshly grounded cup of coffee now and those mini burgers and fries!
    xx
    Sulo

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:42 pm

      Can’t get over the fact that those mini burgers and fries was a starter!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. Kayleigh Zara
    June 30, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    The food looks absolutely amazing, and the tiramisu Martini looks heavenly im actually so jealous. I bet it tasted amazing

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:44 pm

      James definitely didn’t complain about it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. July 2, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    Wow, so much tasty food! The mini burgers and fries look delicious and something I would defo order for myself. This post is making me superrr hungry! Thanks for sharing and fantastic photos too! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      I would definitely be returning to have the burgers and fries as a starter, any time!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. July 4, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    Probably shouldn’t be reading this so on an empty stomach, but everything looks delicious. The cocktails and mini burgers caught my eye in particular. Thanks for sharing this fantastic experience. If I’m ever at Hammersmith station I know where to head for food and drink!

    Tx. // Tajinder Kaur

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:50 pm

      Definitely a good spot to get a bite to eat or to have a cocktail just before getting your train!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. July 4, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    Your photos are making my mouth water, I love calamari and truffles too. Also, how good do those cocktails sound? Yum, thank you for sharing! Lisa x

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:55 pm

      Love calamari and nothing beats truffle ever!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. July 4, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible! I love that stations are upping their game like this. As you said, Leon is usually about as good as it gets. Your photos are beautiful too X

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      Exactly and this place is so good for food even if you’re picking up someone from the station or if you simply wanna go for a drink!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. July 5, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    The food sounds and looks amazing and such nicely presented too! Calamari in a wine bottle? Ok then! I see what you mean about it trying to be “too many things at once” though. But I bet it was nice being one of the only people in there!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      It was really weird being the only people there it was nice but at the same time it was like but why, you know!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. Melissa Kacar
    July 7, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    All of this looks so delicious! I would especially love to try the truffle pasta! All of the photos are great too! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      The truffle pasta it was worth every penny!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  9. Nathan
    November 12, 2019 / 6:50 am

    Great review! Thanks!

    Really amazing food and the cheese cake….

    No need to say more.

    Thanks for sharing this secret in Hammersmith! 🙂

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