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The best restaurants in Notting Hill

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Here's our pick of the best restaurants in the Notting Hill, an area which has grown into an excellent restaurant destination. 

Notting Hill restaurants 

Wild
Address: 202 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
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Wild is a Mediterranean restaurant in Notting Hill that's something of a spin-off of the original Wild Tavern in Chelsea, offering a chic dining experience that suits the area very well. The menu features top-quality ingredients, such as red Sicilian prawns and Spanish bluefin tuna tartare alongside fresh pasta dishes. It's popular with west London celebs too, so you might spot an A-lister here.

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dorian
Address: 105-107 Talbot Road, London W11 2AT
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Notting Hill's Dorian has become one of the most popular restaurants in the area and much of that is down to their head chef, Max Cohen, previously at Ikoyi and Kitchen Table. Owned by Chris D'Sylva (Notting Hill Fish + Meat Shop), and billed as a "bistro for locals" they have a seasonal British/European menu on offer and a notably great wine list.

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caia
Address: 46 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PR
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Billed as a combo wine bar, restaurant and music venue, Caia comes from a duo that was behind popular Notting Hill restaurant Fiend. Alongside the wine, there's an open kitchen turning out an excellent menu of small plates and snacks - and some amazing garlic bread too.

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Pollini
Address: 79 Barlby Rd, London W10 6AZ
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Set with the impressive arts and design collective Ladbroke Hall, Pollini is their seasonal Italian restaurant. It's led by chef Emanuele Pollini, who has worked at a host of Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy before this. The room is impressive, if a little cavernous, and Pollini's creative take on traditional Italian cuisine is proving popular.

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Kuro Eatery
Address: 5 Hillgate St, London W8 7SP
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From the same people by Kuro Coffee, this is their restaurant which blends a Mediterranean and European menu with a minimalist decor. Expect an ever-changing menu of inventive food that also makes very good use of the attached bakery.

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Ria's
Address: 29 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE
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Ria's in Notting Hill is a natural wine bar that also happens to serve up deep-dish Detroit-style pizzas. So, along with your Pet Nat, you can have one of their pizza pies that include toppings like roasted king prawns or potato, taleggio and lardons, drizzled with Parmesan cream.

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pelican
Address: 45 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE
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This pub has undergone many iterations over its long lifespan but the newest revival has been a big hit with foodies and critics alike. The cosy atmosphere provides a backdrop to the small plates menu with dishes showcasing the local produce; their link to the local neighbourhood increases with regular events such as movie nights and Pilates classes.

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Core by Clare Smyth
Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
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Clare Smyth once led Gordon Ramsay's signature London restaurant before going onto even bigger things and earning three Michelin stars here at Core. Expect fine dining (but in a relaxed atmosphere) with signature dishes like the Potato and Roe or he Core Apple not to be missed. If you can't get a reservation, the bar Whiskey and Seaweed (which also has bar snacks) is well worth a visit in itself.

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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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sumi
Address: 157 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS
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This comes from sushi master Endo Kazutoshi, the man behind Endo at the Rotunda. While that's a full omakase affair, this sushi bar in Notting Hill is a slightly more casual affair, which has gone down extremely well with West London folk. It remains easily one of the best sushi spots in town.

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The Ledbury
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, returning with a glammed-up redesign and perhaps something of a more high-end feel than before. That change was certainly for the better as it earned the restaurant its third Michelin star.

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Empire Empire
Address: 16 All Saints Road, London W11 1HH
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This Notting Hill restaurant comes from Harneet Baweja, the man behind the very popular Gunpowder restaurants. Here, he's gone for something new - specifically a mix of Indian food and disco music, with a focus on the seventies music scene in India. Expect dishes like lamb shank dum biryani or fish chop rogan josh.

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Akub
Address: 27 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TQ
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Akub is top Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan's restaurant in London that's billed as being a progressive take on Palestinian cuisine. The menu uses a combination of fair-trade Palestinean produce as well as local produce expect Middle Eastern flavours and lots of sharing dishes.

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strakers
Address: 91 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PR
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While Thomas Straker occasionally gets into the press for the wrong reason, he still has a huge social media following and his Notting Hill restaurant remains a hit. Here, you can expect a menu centered around sustainability and seasonality and certainly get to try a few of the chef's famous butters too.

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zephyr
Address: 100 Portobello Road, London W11 2QD
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This Notting Hill restaurant comes from the people behind Pachamama, but this time it's all about Greek food. So expect a menu of modern mezze dishes as well as chargrilled meat and fish. On top of that, they have a bar that's worth the trip alone called Naked & Famous, in the basement.

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kitchen
Address: 47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH
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Ben Tish is now in charge of the menus at all Cubitt House pubs, although the Princess Royal was their first brand-new pub in the group in years. An immediate local hit (the huge garden and terrace certainly helps) it has a Mediterranean-led menu focusing on seasonal fish and shellfish all set inside a gorgeous-looking gastropub.

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herefordnew
Address: 3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove, London W2 4AB
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A longstanding local success, for seasonal British food done brilliantly you can't go wrong with Hereford Road, where former head chef of St. John Bread and Wine, Tom Pemberton, is in charge of the kitchen. The set lunch deal here is also one of the best in town.

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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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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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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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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. It does what is does very well and remains a big hit with locals.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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losmochis
Address: 2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN
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This Notting Hill restaurant hashas created a whole new culinary category with its Mexican-Japanese fusion cuisine. Alongside tostadas, tiraditos and ceviche, there are 18 different tacos as well as plenty of tequila and mezcal. There's also a tiny omakase restaurant, Juno, hidden inside which is well worth a visit in itself.

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