Pictures at Dorsett Shepherds Bush

Located in the heart of West London, on Shepherd’s Bush Green, Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers a wealth of Asian hospitality in the heart of West London. Its iconic Grade II listed building maintains its 1923 façade whilst showcasing cutting-edge, modern design and a glass roof, rendering it an impressive venue for any occasion.

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Conveniently located at a stone’s throw from the Central Line and overground lines at Shepherd’s Bush station and extensive bus routes, Dorsett Shepherds Bush is easily accessible from anywhere in the capital and is perfectly situated to experience the best of London, with quick and easy access into the city centre and just walking distance from popular sites such as Notting Hill and Westfield London, the largest covered shopping development in the capital. Indulge in some retail therapy here at The Village with every conceivable high end store from Burberry to Versace.

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At the hotel, guests can relax and rejuvenate at the Adeela Crown Aesthetic Spa, enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails at Jin, the Dorsett’s destination bar located in the hotel’s golden atrium and dine at the hotel’s relaxed Pictures brasserie style restaurant.

Pictures, is an all-day dining contemporary restaurant offering great cuisine in the buzzing part of Shepherds Bush Green. With its European infused menu, Pictures is a welcoming stylish eatery in which to enjoy either a light lunch or a full dining experience in the evening. Everything on the menu is made in house using fresh ingredients delivered by its carefully selected suppliers.

 

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To create a sense of occasion, guests can start off the night with an aperitif at the hotel’s stylish ‘Jin Bar’, in the beautiful golden atrium of Dorsett Shepherds Bush. We decided to take our cocktails in the elegant modern surroundings of the restaurant with mirrors and pictures of Hollywood screen sirens hanging on the walls. Stylish drinks in a stylish dining room.

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Having looked over the menu and listened to the recommendations of our waitress, I decided to go for the popular Crispy Calamari. This is an unusual way to served squid as it was very crispy but the flavours were interesting.

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My dining companion chose the Crayfish Cocktail made with freshwater crayfish, avocado fan and brandy marie rose sauce. Simple presentation with the crayfish and avocado allowed to take centre stage on the plate.

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The main course choices include the Chuck & Rump burger consisting of 8oz Suffolk beef rump, beef tomato, streaky bacon and cheddar cheese served with skinny fries and Dorsett’s house sauce – not for the faint-hearted or those with a small appetite! My dining companion was drawn to the slow cooked pork ribs marinated in smoked paprika dry rub and cooked in a barbecue sauce before being served with American coleslaw and a generous portion of colourful salad. If you arrived hungry you certainly won’t leave that way after this dish!

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I chose a lighter option of Poached Teriaki Salmon with the rich Japanese flavour of the teriaki balanced by Scottish salmon supreme texture. Although usually served with an oriental inspired wasabi and scallion mash, I preferred to pair this dish with some crushed roast potatoes and for the wine we chose a delicious Rioja Rosado with notes of strawberry and raspberry developing through to juicy pineapple and tropical flavours.

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A range of sumptuous desserts tempt the taste buds with flavours including Vanilla Crème Brulee Cheesecake served with a berry compote – the perfect marriage of two popular desserts in one.

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Chocolate lovers will not be disappointed with the dense fudge-like consistency of the Pistachio Chocolate Brownie with the green jewel-like pistachios running through the cake covered with a smooth ganache topping and served with raspberry ice cream which cut through the richness of the chocolate beautifully.

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If you’re in the area after a day’s shopping at Westfield why not avoid the ubiquitous chain restaurants in the shopping mall and come to Pictures instead for something a little different. We also hear the breakfasts are quite good too so you might even want to extend your visit overnight!

Pictures at Dorsett Shepherds Bush
58 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8QE
0203 262 1026
www.dorsetthotels.com/unitedkingdom/london/shepherdsbush/restaurant.php
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