Rye by the Water opens in Brentford

The Ballymore-backed Brentford project is bringing big change to this little pocket of west London, and Rye by the Water is making a splash there already!

This new bakery and grill, from the team behind Sorella and The Dairy, is definitely something to get excited about. Headed up by Ben Rand and Janine Edwards (Head chef and head baker at The Dairy and Little Bread Pedlar respectively), this hidden gem is already off on the right foot.

The restaurant boasts secluded waterfront location, with plenty of seating outside to enjoy the view. Indoors the space is light and airy, split between a rustic cafe-style area complete with bench seating, and a more polished, small-table area at the other end of the space. The open kitchen sits between these two areas, and though there are doors at each end of the space, you are more than welcome to amble your way through the kitchen on the way to your table, adding to the welcoming feel of the restaurant.

Still on soft-launch, head chef Ben says the team are "finding their feet", and growing the menu day by day- but the current offerings are already noteworthy. A splendid selection of pastries is on offer each morning, as well as their fresh sourdough loaves, available to buy as whole or half loaves. Daily from 12, a range of fresh sandwiches are on offer, made from house-baked ciabatta- goats' cheese and spiced aubergine chutney currently stands as the staff (and my) favourite!

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Sumptuous scenes at @ryebythewater today! This gorgeous new opening is part of the Brentford project, and I popped down today with @emmahitsthespot to see how their soft launch is going. With @jay9anne and @ben_rand1 on the team from @lbpedlar and @thedairyclapham respectively, the food was never going to be anything other than fabulous. The pastry is some of the best I've had in London, and the sandwich we shared was just lovely. With cosy, beautifully airy interiors and a stunning river view, I can see this place becoming VERY popular in the coming months! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bakery #pastry #patisserie #london #foodie #foodpic #foodshare #foodblogger #soulfood #foodporn #foodphotography #foodblog #londonfoodies #foodlover #foodgasm #coffeeshop #indulgent #brentford #eatingfortheinsta #croissants #croissant #travelgram #visitlondon #foodreview #dessert #dessertporn

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During soft-launch, sit-in customers receive 10% discount (as if you needed another reason to visit!), but the team have exciting things on the horizon, with an expanded seasonal bakery range, pasta and pizza in the works- I'll definitely be heading back!