"Lots of tourists enjoying the buns and cakes, but worth remembering for a light meal and in particular a very good breakfast."
"You do take pot luck not only on the menu (which depends upon what is fresh on the farm) but also on your companions sharing your table. Just hope that they aren't too greedy when it comes to sharing out the vegetables - and (to some extent) it is the very fresh and local veg that make the Field Kitchen special. A walk around the farm in Devon drizzle is just what you need to round off your visit."
"A high-end Japanese restaurant, just off Piccadilly. The decor is minimalist and wooden, clean lines and traditional. The restaurant was full of Japanese people, a clear sign the food should be good. The ambience is quite formal, this is a place perfect for business lunches but maybe not a romantic meal for two. The food was very good, if a little pricey. We had the shabushabu, a sharing dish where you are supplied with the ingredients and good the food yourself in a boiling pot of water on the table, very good fun if slightly messy. The service was great, very discrete yet efficient."
"his place is unique with its dishes made of finely cooked Indian dishes made with wonderful and full flavours. This is the best place to go to try as many dishes as possible without dropping a fortune."
"Went to the launch night last Monday - fab food, the baked pasta dish was one that my late mother in law who was from Naples taught me to cook. Really rustic. the pizza's were delicious, the arancini balls fab. Wine and beer good. Excellent atmosphere. Was good to see Nigella there, Peter Gordon, Pierre Kaufmann. Went back again on Friday 28th August for lunch. Just wonderful. Fabulous cheese and pepper pizza, radicchio and walnut salad to die for, pumpkin arancine just delicious. Very quiet in there for the first open day to the public. Will be a favourite haunt for lunchtimes and after work. Just remember it's a totally different concept to Bocca di Lupo, but the food is just as good. Really rustic Italian food. Love both restaurants."
"the decor could do with a makeover, informal was verging towards shabby, but it still offers honest bistro type food at a very fair price."
"This is good pizza. Voted as one of the top places in London to get your pizza pies. Pizza Pilgrims takes a lot of cues from the wildly successful Franca Mancas but tge crusts are slightly thicker. The only annoyance here is the inability to book unless you are in a group of more than 8 (limited to two bookings a night). Pizza Pilgrims have a pop up venue open in the summer on top of the busy building in Peckham, well worth a visit for the views!"
"Tiny restaurant on a Hampstead backstreet. Small dining room with close-packed tables, so a tight squeeze when busy. Delightful traditional French cuisine. If only the service was just a tad better."
"The food here is awful. I've been twice and each time I've been disappointed. Portions are small and bland. A 'summer side salad' was a handful of wilted rocket leaves drenched in dressing, while the sourdough bread was dry and stale. The food is way over-priced, you're really paying for the nice courtyard setting. Having said that, the tables are crammed very close together - a diner at the next table along was almost sitting on my lap! My advice would be to find somewhere (anywhere!) else to eat than here."
"When you go to an Indian restaurant and it is full of diners from the sub-continent you can rest assured that the food is authentic. If there is a Mayfair gloss in terms of the setting and service, so much the better. It took a little while to become accustomed to the downstairs room, but the bright, intelligent service soon helped to settle us. The Taste of Tamarind menu was full of good things, beginning with very good poppadums and three chutneys, red fruit and mango, date and fig and tomato and onion seed, followed up by spinach tikki with red fruit sauce, and then a starter of channa chaat with delightful spicy chick peas, tamarind sauce, gram flour, fresh coriander, raw onion, mint and chilli and some very welcome and refreshing yoghurt. The smashed tomato and onion seed sauce with the super scallops seemed to have a sour touch at first but it made an excellent match and was backed up well with smoked peppers. The delicious tandoor-grilled chicken breast was served with a vegetable tikki with crispy gram flour coating and a tomato sauce with fenugreek which had a real kick on the tip the tongue but it all went down a treat, and was followed by a very interesting tamarind and sensational date sorbet dish as palate cleanser. Generous lamb chops were served with a rogan josh sauce, saffron rice, spiced spinach, cucumber yoghurt and raita, a special creamy dal makhni, touches of coriander and cumin and very good naan bread. A beautiful dish, intelligently conceived and executed to show off the full range of flavours. The dessert came very close to equalling the main dish with red fruit jam dobs which harmonised exceedingly well with the carrot fudge cake, as did the essence of pistachio in the kulfi. A further bonus was provided by the petits fours of fresh mint leaf in white chocolate and chocolate orange zest, and to complete the pleasurable experience the chef came out to chat about the variety of dishes on the menu and his vision for the future of this first-class venue. This is definitely one to return to."
Dinner with wine and service: £35
“A far remove from the usual Tex Mex” – this “always buzzing” Notting Hill cantina offers an “interesting” menu majoring in tacos, “admirably complemented” by some “excellent” tequila-based cocktails.
The Rum Kitchen W11
Dinner with wine and service: £28
Bringing Caribbean beach shack food and cocktails to Notting Hill, this 200-seater restaurant makes a great Carnival pitstop. It's open until 12.30 am on Sundays but closed Mondays.
Gail's Bread W11
Lunch with drinks and service: £27
“For a pastry and to rest your feet”, these “buzzy and friendly” cafés make an excellent standby. On bank hols they stay open an hour later until 8 pm.
Dinner with wine and service: £25
There's no menu or ordering involved at this casual tapas hangout, you simply wander up to the bar and choose the pintxos (snacks served on skewers or pieces of crusty bread) you like the look of. Open every day.
Eat Tokyo W8
Dinner with wine and service: £23
“Spankingly fresh sushi” at “very reasonable prices” wins a major thumbs-up for these busy Japanese outfits; service is “prompt”… but “more focussed on getting the job done than wooing customers!”
The Cow W2
6 oysters and a pint of Guinness: £14
“Fresh-as-you-like seafood, among the west London glitterati” – Tom Conran’s cramped but “friendly” Oirish boozer, on the Bayswater/Notting Hill border, “is a great pub in its own right”, but its Guinness and oysters “make it a pearl!”. They're also hosting a Carnival party.
The Oak W2
“Incredible thin and crispy pizza” – especially at the “really buzzing” Bayswater original – helps make these “airy” and “fun” west London pub-conversions perennially popular hangouts; in W2, there’s a “vibey” bar upstairs too.
Lucky Seven Diner W2
Burger and a shake: £10
“Back to the USA in the ’50s” – Tom Conran’s authentic-looking diner, on the fringe of Notting Hill, is a top spot for burger and shakes; “you really do feel like you’re back in America”.
Boom Burger W10
Among the vintage furniture and jewellery stores on Portobello Road sits a little taste of Jamaica. Boom Burger turns out patties and buns with an island twist. Try their Jerk Boom (Jerk chicken, with fried plantain, rocket, mango and pawpaw sauce). Closed Mondays.
Notting Hill Chippy @ Kensington Place W8
Fish & chips: £9
Until 24 September D&D London's Kensington Place will host this seafood-focused pop-up offering a twist on traditional chip shop faves. Try their fish and chips in curry spiced batter, mango chutney and lentil dahl. Walk-ins only. Closed Mondays.
Lowry & Baker W10
Brunch dishes: £8.50
The Notting Hill set loves this little independent coffee shop and brunch spot – so much so that you may find it almost impossible to get a table this weekend!
Snack and coffee: £8
“Great coffee, and perhaps the best pastries in London!” win ongoing acclaim for this “stalwart” Portuguese café in North Kensington; it’s “always busy”.
George's Fish Bar W10
Fish & chips: £6
We haven't had much feedback on this Portobello Road chippy but locals (and Jamie Oliver) seem to love it.
Falafel King W10
Falafel, pitta and houmous: £6
Also on Portobello Road is this ever-popular purveyor of tasty falafel wraps, great for a quick lunch or food on the go.
Hummingbird Bakery W11
Cupcakes from: £2.50
For a sweet treat after your burger or falafel just mosey down Portobello Road to this bustling little bakery where you'll find a dizzying array of cakes, tray bakes and pies.
We would have liked to include Bone Tea W11 – a pop-up broth (or stock if you prefer) bar serving a variety of different meat and veggie broths, as well as chicken wings and savoury buns – but they are closed this bank holiday weekend.
Farm Girl W11
Breakfast plates: £6-10
Keeping up London's 2015 trend for health food-focused cafés is this new Antipodean joint just north of Portobello Market. Go for breakfast/brunch on their (hopefully) sunny terrace before the carnival frivolity begins. Closed Monday.
Egg Break W8
Plates range from £4-9
A joint project between Soho House and Ennismore (owners of The Hoxton hotel) with – as the name might suggest – a focus on eggs. Closed Monday.
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