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The best restaurants in Notting Hill

From fun spots on Portobello Road to fine dining on Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill is definitely on the up as a restaurant destination. Here's our pick of the best restaurants in the area. 

 

104
Address: 104 Chepstow Rd, London W2 5QS
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This is one of the smallest fine-dining restaurants in London, run by chef Richard Wilkins (ex-Petrus and Waterside Inn) fitting in just six tables for a maximum of 12 diners at any time. If you manage to grab one of those precious seats, you can expect a modern French menu.

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Assaggi
Address: 1st Floor, 39 Chepstow Place, Bayswater, London W2 4TS
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This longstanding neighbourhood gem of an Italian has been packing Notting Hill's denizens into its light-filled dining room - above the ground floor pizzeria - for over 20 years. They source the best Italian ingredients possible for a classic Italian menu that's inspired by the chef's Sardinian childhood.

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buvetteint
Address: 9 Blenheim Cres, Notting Hill, London W11 2EE
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Hugely popular not only in its original West Village location, but also in Paris and Tokyo, Notting Hill is where hip New York bistro Buvette has landed in London. Like the original, it's part cafe, part wine bar and restaurant. As they say, it's for everything "from an early morning espresso, to an afternoon croque madame" and late night cocktails.

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caractere
Address: 209 Westbourne Park Road, London W11 1EA
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Emily Roux is the latest member of the Roux family with a successful restaurant. She joined up with her husband, Diego Ferrari - former Head Chef at Le Gavroche - to run this restaurant that's part French, part Italian. The menu has a fine dining feel, but presented in a more laid-back setting, with courses split into sections like "curious", "robust" and "greedy" (which, yes, is the dessert section).

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Core by Clare Smyth
Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
What We Know:

For years Clare Smyth was seen as the guiding light of Gordon Ramsay's flagship Hospital Road restaurant. Since going it alone with her own fine-dining spot in Notting Hill she's already notched up three Michelin stars as well as the top London slot in the Good Food Guide.

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eggbreak-new
Address: 30 Uxbridge St, Kensington, London W8 7TA
What We Know:

This egg-focused, brunch-heavy restaurant comes from Ennismore (the same people behind the Hoxton hotels). There are all types of eggs - in burgers, omelettes, salads and even simple boiled eggs and soldiers if that's what you fancy.

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eggslut
Address: 185 Portobello Rd, London W11 2ED
What We Know:

This is the original London venue for the LA import. The unconventional name gives a hint at what to expect - lots of eggs, mainly in buns. There's the option of scrambled or fried eggs in their brioche buns as well as a coddled egg if you want to veer away from the carbs. The counter is the place to be here (although it's also very handy for takeaway).

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Electric Diner
Address: 191 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED
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Soho House's Notting Hill outfit consists of an Electric House members club, a fancy Electric Cinema (London’s oldest cinema) and the Electric Diner. The Diner's all day menu features steaks, sandwiches, all-day breakfasts and plenty of comfort food.

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farmgirlnotting
Address: 59A Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 3DB
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If you know your chia seeds from your raw cacao nibs, this is one for you. Farm Girl, is a mecca for uber-health conscious Londoners, and this was their first outpost in London. Expect coconut BLTs, gluten-free doughnuts, smoothies and more.

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fiend
Address: 301 Portobello Road, London W10 5TD
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Fiend is from Chris Denney, previously of 108 Garage. Here's he's putting together a menu that's trying to be as eclectic as it can in what's described as a "vibrant bohemian restaurant, bar and lounge" that's "provocative, rebellious and inspired".

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herefordnew
Address: 3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove, London W2 4AB
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For seasonal British food done brilliantly you can't go wrong with Hereford Road where the former head chef of St. John Bread and Wine, Tom Pemberton, is in charge of the kitchen.

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losmochis
Address: 2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN
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This Notting Hill restaurant is from a Middle East restaurateur who has created a whole new culinary category with its Baja-Nihon cuisine. Alongside tostadas, tiraditos and ceviche, there are 22 new takes on a taco. And yes, there is plenty of tequila or mezcal on hand (including a tasting flight) on the menu.

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mazinew
Address: 12-14 Hillgate Street, London W8 7SR
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With two of Greece's top chefs enlisted to create the menu Athinagoras Kostakos, executive head chef at Bill, Coo Mykonos and George Venieris, executive head chef at the roof garden restaurant at the Electra Palace Hotel in Athens, this modern Greek restaurant aims to "reinterpret old time classic recipes with a modern twist."

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orasay
Address: 31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU
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Jackson Boxer (also of Brunswick House) took inspiration from the Scottish islands and highlands for this West London seafood restaurant which has become one of Notting Hill's best. Dishes range from fried prawns to whole day-boat fish and sharing dishes like the Belted Galloway Rib with Bearnaise.

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Six Portland Road
Address: 6 Portland Rd, London W11 4LA
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Six Portland Road comes from Oli Barker (who used to head up Terroirs alongside Ed Wilson). It's a small 40 seater restaurant with an ever-changing European-influenced menu, always with five choices for starters, main and dessert. The wine list is well worth a look, with a focused list of around 50 and primarily small growers.

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sumi
Address: 157 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS
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Having already opened his fabulously-reviewed Endo at the Rotunda, sushi master Endo went one further, opening this new sushi bar in Notting Hill, which went down extremely well with West London folk. Easily one of the best sushi spots in town.

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sundaybrooklyn
Address: 98 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU
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Sunday in Brooklyn has been a big hit in New York - now they're one of a few NYC restaurants making a home in Notting Hill. Their hazelnut and brown butter pancakes are the main attraction (you'll want a whole stack) and the all-week-long brunch is a big deal too. The corner location means that it's a bright and airy place to have a US-style brunch.

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suzi-tros-Jade-Nina-Sarkhel
Address: 18 Hillgate St, Kensington, London W8 7SR
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An open charcoal grill is at the heart of this Greek bistro, from the people behind nearby Mazi. There's a focus on northern Greek cuisine and Thessaloniki in particular.

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taqueria
Address: 141-145 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RS
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Originally beginning life as Cool Chile Co stall on Portobello Road, the team moved inside to become Taqueria, serving up tacos, tostados, ceviches and all manner of Mexican treats. After many years, it still holds its own as serving some of London's best tacos.

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thecow
Address: 89 Westbourne Park Rd, London W2 5QH
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This Notting Hill pub is highly rated by locals, having been a success for over 25 years. The ethos is "Eat heartily and give the house a good name'" which has given London this lovely, modern gastropub, with a strong selection of oysters and shellfish. The seafood platters are a particular draw here - and even if you're just popping in for a drink, a plate of oysters is strongly recommended.

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ledburynew2
Address: 127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ
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One of London's legendary restaurants and one that's often raved about by foodies as among the very best in town, Fronted by Brett Graham, it's recently had a complete revamp after a short closure returning with a glammed-up redesign and on a mission to win back its Michelin stars.

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kitchen
Address: 47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH
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Ben Tish has been overhauling the food in Cubitt House pubs like The Coach Makers Arms in Marylebone but the Princess Royal is the first brand new pub in the group. WIth a Med-led menu focusing on seasonal fish and shellfish this gorgeous looking gastropub is worthy of a detour (not to mention it has a big garden and terrace).

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shednew
Address: 122 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT
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This was the first restaurant to be opened by The Gladwin brothers, who are each a farmer, a chef and a restaurateur. Serving up British food, much of it from their own family farm, it's all about locally grown, sustainable produce.

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tonkotsunottinghill
Address: 7 Blenheim Cres, Notting Hill, London W11 2EE
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This Tonkotsu is a small departure from the rest, as it features a counter-style ramen bar of the kind you'll find in Tokyo. But don't worry - if it's your favourite ramen dishes you're after, they're on the menu too.

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ukai
Address: 240 Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1LL
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Notting Hill's Ukai is very much in the fusion mould - mainly Japanese, but taking in Mediterranean and South American infuences. The robata grill is put to good use - and look out for their snacks, aka "Japas".

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