It might be a slight trek for some to visit this relatively new restaurant near Kew Gardens, but after visiting last month we discovered it’s definitely worth it. Linnea is what you get when a Swedish-born chef with 20 years experience and a clear knack for perfection launches his very first restaurant. Everything is just exemplary – the beautiful decorations , interiors and exteriors (they’ve got a hidden garden), the attentive staff and their knowledge of wines, the flawless presentation of the food – and of course, the food itself. It’s got a Swedish-French theme going on, being both modern and fancy, and every dish we tried from the compact menu couldn’t fail to impress if it tried. The May menu featured a remarkable roasted scallops with a carrot puree and cucumber and coriander salad for starters, and this was followed by the lamb rump, perfectly cooked and accompanied by confit potatoes and peas and broad beans. The mango and lime fool and strawberry ripple cheesecake were just as lovely for dessert and fingers crossed, they’ll appear on the menu for June. Three courses plus wine is roughly £45 a head, so double up a visit to Linnea with a trip to the nearby Kew Gardens and you’ve got yourself a lovely weekend, sorted. For more details, visit: www.linneakew.co.uk See pics from our recent visit below!