The best restaurants in London

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
104
Address: 104 Chepstow Rd, London W2 5QS
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Chef Richard Wilkins (ex-Petrus and Waterside Inn) has moved into West London to open his solo venture, on the old Marianne site, serving up a modern French fine dining menu.

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Address: 108 Golborne Road, London W10 5PS
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An immediate hit when it opened, this West London restaurant serves up a range of very of-the-moment food, encompassing small plates, tasting menus and a good vegetarian offering too.

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andina-notting
Address: 157 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RS
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This is the latest from Martin Morales, the man behind Andina and Ceviche. It sees him bringing not only another Andina restaurant to Notting Hill but also London's first Peruvian bakery to the area.

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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 years.

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caractere
Address: 209 Westbourne Park Road, London W11 1EA
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Emily Roux (yes THAT Roux familiy) has joined up with her husband, Diego Ferrari - former Head Chef at Le Gavroche - to run this restaurant that's part French, part Italian in Notting Hill.

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Core by Clare Smyth
Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
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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 two 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
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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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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 much more 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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gold
Address: 95 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB
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Notting Hill's food credentials are boosted by a restaurant and bar team that comes via the River Cafe and Soho House to take what was once a pub. They're serving up sharing plates, and food cooked over fire or in a wood-burning oven, all across four floors.

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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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MAM
MAM
Address: 16 All Saints Rd, London W11 1HH
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From Colin Tu - the man behind Dalston's Salvation in Noodles - this restaurant takes Vietnamese street food as its inspiration, focusing on skewers cooked over the robata grill.

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mazinew
Address: 12-14 Hillgate Street, London W8 7SR
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This modern Greek restaurant enlisted two of Greece's top chefs 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. They say, "We reinterpret old time classic recipes with a modern twist."

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natoora-counter
Address: 5 Elgin Cres, Notting Hill, London W11 2JA
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Natoora are already known for their excellent grocery stores, and this Notting Hill outpost also features an in-store cafe, the Natoora Counter. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, each dish on the menu will be fully traceable.

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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.

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pomonas
Address: 47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH
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This restaurant has seen a few changes since opening, but it's now settled down with Million Pound Menu winner Ruth Hansom in charge of a modern British menu.

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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 menu.

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Southam Street
Address: 36 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PR
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With the success of 108 Garage behind them, the same team have opened Southam Street. This is a three storey place taking in a grill, raw bar and an upstairs mezcal bar too.

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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 new Greek bistro, Suzi Tros (from the people behind nearby Mazi), which focuses on seasonally changing small plates.

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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.

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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. 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.

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The Ledbury
Address: 127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ
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One of the few London restaurants to make it as far as the top 10 of the World's 50 Best, this is often cited to us by fellow foodies as their favourite place in town. Fronted by Brett Graham it manages to mix high-end Michelin-starred food with a relaxed service, while still keeping the locals happy too.

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littleyellowdoor
Address: 6-8 All Saints Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1HH
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Imagine being friends with someone who enjoys all the benefits of a super house share in Notting Hill. That's the premise of this pop-up turned permanent bar and restaurant on All Saints Road..

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The Shed
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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