Harden's survey result
The “fantastic experience” of eating at this highly original and “exciting” venue – a former car repair shop off Portobello Market featuring “industrial stripped-down walls” – has been restored with the return to the kitchen of Chris Denney, “a really inventive chef”, following the loss of sibling-venture Southam Street. It’s “uber trendy, but the food is of exceptional quality”.
Fans still hail its “totally original cuisine” (“a total surprise to the point of mind-blowing!”) at this “relaxed and laid back” venue at the top end of Portobello Market, but its ratings took a nosedive this year, reflecting the strains of expansion to Southam Street (see also) and the corresponding change of chef from Chris Denny to Greg Clarke. To the fair few who reported a bad trip, the venture can now seem “overhyped and over here, with clever food but no fireworks and too expensive to justify the clamour”. Perhaps with Southam Street’s opening behind them, it may now be on the up?
Just about “the hottest newcomer of the year”: “chef Chris Denny is truly talented, and a name to remember!”. This “wacky, noisy and stimulating”, “NYC-vibe” debutante is a “laid-back”, cooly grungy garage-conversion, on “one of West London’s most interesting streets” (at the top end of Portobello Market). The food is “to die for” – “light but satisfying cooking with brilliant use of herbs and greens”. It’s just “a pity you can’t get in any more”. (In September 2017, they are set to open a second venture nearby: Southam Street.)
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
108 Golborne Rd, London, W10 5PS
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm|