I don't know London suburbs very well, which is why I'm posting. We're living near Windsor, and we do go into London a bit, but the exorbitant ticket costs make it a special occasion thing. It's not a good value proposition to spend thirty quid on train tickets for a ten quid thai meal.
I was looking for suggestions for places we can drive to in the Western suburbs, sort of Heathrow-ward: the ones I'm working on so far are Hammersmith, Chiswick and maybe Richmond but there seem to be loads of burbs. French, Italian, Thai, Indian - pretty much anything as long as it's good in its class.
Happy to search through the board for reviews once I know what I'm looking for.