Notting Hill

  • Test Driving Sumi - superlative sushi in Notting Hill

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    Top sushi chef Endo Kazutoshi spent lockdown getting this more casual sushi joint ready to open in Notting Hill. We popped along for a look. 

  • The Secret Sandwich Shop opens in Notting Hill

    The Secret Sandwich Shop opens in Notting Hill

    They've been delivering across London for a few weeks now, but later this week The Secret Sandwich Shop will actually open their real-life sandwich shop. They're putting out sandwiches with an East Asian twist, all based on the Japanese Wanpaku sandwich and on the menu are:

    • The Secret Sandwich - 5 Seasonal Vegetables, with Avocado, Tomato and Kewpie Mayo
    • The
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  • New York restaurant Sunday in Brooklyn is coming to Notting Hill

    New York restaurant Sunday in Brooklyn is coming to Notting Hill

    Sunday in Brooklyn has been a big hit in New York - and they're the latest NYC restaurant to make a splash in Notting Hill. They'll have dishes from the original restaurant (including the famed pancakes) and a big focus on brunch. 

  • Notting Hill's The Cow pub succeeds in battle for survival

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    Update 28/4/21 - looks like good things do happen to nice people, as we've just heard that Westminster Council has approved the pub's reopening. "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the tremendous support you have given us while campaigning to ‘Save The Cow’," says owner Tom Conran. 

     

    Our hearts go out to The Cow pub in Westbourne Grove. Not only are they having to deal with the

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  • Geales in Notting Hill is the pandemic's latest restaurant victim

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    It opened at the beginning of the second world war and, with a few hiccups, has been serving up fish and chips to Notting Hill locals ever since. But the pandemic has put paid to historic west London restaurant Geales which this week announced that it is not going to reopen.

    The restaurant, which first opened its doors in W8 back in 1939, has served cod and chips to a pantheon of celebrities and film stars over the years.

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  • Skye Gyngell's Spring shop is opening in Notting Hill

    Spring Shop

    Last year, we reported that chef and restaurateur Skye Gyngell was due to open another version of her Spring restaurant in the shape of a shop in Shoreditch. While that didn't come to fruition in the end, the shop is still going ahead, but this time in Notting Hill. 

    It's taking over what once used to be Dorothee Schumacher, and will feature much of what's already on sale in the restaurant's lockdown online store. So there

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  • Jackson Boxer's Orasay launches an ever-changing seafood menu to support day-boat fishermen

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    As many regular restaurant-goers know, the restaurant industry depends on the sustainable seafood stock supplied by independent fishermen from day-boats. However, the one-two punch of both restaurants being closed and the impact of Brexit has had a hugely negative impact. 

    So one restaurant, Jackson Boxer's Orasay in Notting Hill, is doing what it can to help. As the restaurant opens up again, starting with terrace dining on 13

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  • Buvette London gets ready to showcase its terrace in Notting Hill

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    Hugely popular not only in its original West Village location, but also in Paris and Tokyo, hip New York bistro Buvette has landed in London.

  • Sumi in Notting Hill is the new restaurant by sushi master Endo Kazutoshi in Notting Hill

    Sumi in Notting Hill is the new restaurant by sushi master Endo Kazutoshi

    Here's something that escaped our attention in the run-up to Christmas - Endo Kazutoshi opened a new sushi restaurant. If the name sounds familiar, it's because he's the man behind Endo at Rotunda, the very well rated high-end sushi restaurant with a view in White City. 

    Sumi had planned to open fully in December were it not for the restrictions. Instead, they've decided

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  • Farina Pizzeria are returning to Notting Hill

    Farina Pizzeria are returning to Notting Hill

    Back in June, it was revealed that popular Notting Hill Pizzeria was shutting its doors - with founders Edy Piro and Paolo Petrillo announcing plans to make a comeback at some point. That point has arrived and Farina are opening a brand new pizzeria on Notting Hill Gate, just up the road. 

    They're all about Neapolitan pizzas with 48-hour fermented dough and showcasing San Marzano tomatoes. Pizzas

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  • The Good Plot deli and restaurant on Westbourne Grove is Mandy Lieu's Notting Hill ethical project

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    Model Mandy Lieu is behind the transformation of this Westbourne Grove spot into an all-day restaurant and deli aiming to connect Londoners with where their food comes from.

  • Los Mochis brings a Mexican/Japanese mash-up to Notting Hill

    Los Mochis brings a Mexican/Japanese mash-up to Notting Hill

    This new Notting hill restaurant from a Middle East restaurateur is something of a mash-up between Mexican and Japanese cuisines with plenty of added mezcal and tequila. 

  • Cinquecento pizzeria expands from Chelsea to Notting Hill

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    Cinquento pizzeria first opened its doors in Chelsea last Christmas and, during lockdown, expanded with a kitchen in Battersea. Now they're getting ready to open its second eat-in pizzeria, on Portobello Road.

    The key difference with the new place though will be that it's split into a dining room at the back and a grab and go place at the front. So you can just drop by for a slice of pizza or some aracinini to take away, or settle

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  • Beam cafe is coming to Notting Hill

    Beam cafe is coming to Notting Hill (post-lockdown)

    They've already opened successful cafes in Crouch End and Highbury and next up for Beam is a move west to Notting Hill.

  • Tandoor Chop House head to Notting Hill, opening on Uxbridge Street

    Tandoor chop opens in Notting Hill

    Popular Covent Garden restaurant Tandoor Chop House is expanding, opening in Notting Hill this week. The restaurant, which is owned by Ennismore, the folk who brought us The Hoxton, has taken over the old Eggbreak site on Uxbridge Street.

    Starting with a dinner-only service, they'll be turning out their dishes "inspired by the communal eateries of Northern India and the classic British chop house.

    So you can expect to find on the

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