After nearly two years of preparation (we first heard of her proposed solo venture back in 2015) Ramsay’s golden girl Clare Smyth has finally unveiled her first restaurant. Core by Clare Smyth opened on 1 August on the former site of Notting Hill Kitchen, in a grand and rambling old townhouse on Kensington Park Road. The ethos, for […]

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It is oft remarked that we Brits love to queue, and when it comes to dining out in London sometimes that’s a necessity. According to recent research queues are governed by the rule of six – customers will only join a queue with less than six people and are only willing to wait six minutes. Restaurant-goers, […]

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London offers plenty of opportunity for al-fresco dining but when the good weather hits those tables fill up fast. To stand an outside chance of snagging a table in the sun this summer, take a look at some of the new terraces that have opened in the capital of late… If you want to see […]

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Is this innovation in catering, or is it just teeth-gratingly annoying millennial nonsense? Probably it’s more a publicity stunt than anything – and it’s worked because here we are writing about it! Notting Hill’s house party themed pop-up restaurant Little Yellow Door (based on a fictional flat share) has launched an emoji-only menu. It is […]

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AA Gill reviews Notting Hill’s new vegetarian restaurant Tiny Leaf in the Sunday Times but decides London still needs a decent veggie venue “It’s the good intentions that sink vegetative restaurants. They are selling the goodness of their intentions in the hope that you’re more interested in filling the karma bank than your stomach. The […]

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Camino King’s Cross N1 and Camino Bankside SE1 Available 13-14 February Enjoy a free glass of Vilarnau Cava per person with every booking for Camino Bankside and Camino King’s Cross Valentine’s Weekend set menu. The standard menu will also be available but will not include the complimentary Cava. All dishes on the set menu will […]

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South American restaurateur and designer Juan Santa Cruz launched his first London venue Casa Cruz in Notting Hill on 7 July. The 80-cover restaurant, previously The Clarendon a Victorian pub on Clarendon Road, is set over two floors. The site has been extensively restored over two years (designed by Cruz himself), with the Santa Cruz Co.’s trademark design […]

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Further evidence that health food-focused restaurants are making inroads in London (which now surely has had its fill of burger bars) as Farm Girl opens in Notting Hill. The Antipodean-style café arrived in Portobello Road in June, just north of the area’s iconic market. And it sounds like founder Rose Mann, who grew up on a […]

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Next month will see the opening of yet another Polpo as Russell Norman expands his small-plates empire into Chelsea. The 40-cover all-day restaurant, with 70-seater al fresco dining terrace, will occupy a Grade II listed Georgian property in Duke of York Square. For those wishing to avoid the “tedious” queues that are ever-present at these Venetian tapas […]

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The Gladwin brothers – the trio behind London’s “quirky” faux rustic Notting Hill spot The Shed and Chelsea’s Rabbit – will open up their family run vineyards to the general public for the first time from May. Visitors to Nutbourne in West Sussex can take part tastings and see how the grape goes from the vine to bottle to […]

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