Chucs Westbourne Grove - the sister-restaurant to the original and ever-popular Dover Street venue - opened its doors in February 2016. Authentic Italian classics are served up alongside a range of healthier options (light salads, wafer thin chicken paillard...). Enjoy amidst stunning surrounds (designed by renowned interior designer Peter Mikic), or alfresco on the garden terrace.
Delicious Italian and Mediterranean eats in the heart of Notting Hill.
Chucs Westbourne Grove is open from breakfast, through to brunch, lunch and dinner. Whether you're in the mood for an authentic Italian espresso on the go, an indulgent bowl of creamy pasta, a light and healthy salad, or after-hours cocktails with friends, we have it covered.
Enjoy dinner and drinks in exquisite surroundings, designed by West-London interior master Peter Mikic, or alfresco on the luscious terrace (which come the end of summer, transforms into a spectacular winter garden).
Chucs Westbourne Grove is both child and dog friendly - a family affair.
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These retro-glam cafés are mostly located in-store, but the portfolio now also boasts the “beautiful building by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery” designed by Zaha Hadid. Perhaps because their price-tag is not exactly ‘bargain basement’, feedback is somewhat limited, but there’s a fairly clear picture of chic Italian dishes that, while “good and tasty”, can seem “nothing special” given the Monte Carlo-esque bill. Any such caveats do not seem to be getting in the way of the chain’s ongoing expansion however, most recently into Kensington.
“A chic take on Italian cooking” makes these in-store deluxe cafés– a popular option “for a quiet and unassuming” (but fairly loaded) Mayfair, Notting Hill and Chelsea clientele, who often choose it for business. The sceptical view is that it’s “perfectly nice, but why all the fuss – should they stick to frocks?” They must be doing something right though, with new branches this year in Harrods and – most notably – their takeover of Zaha Hadid’s magnificent restaurant space (formerly The Magazine, RIP) at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
Owned by an Italian luxury brand of ‘resort’ wear, these “cozy and calm” cafés adjoining shops in Mayfair and Chelsea aim to inspire the yachtie life of the Riviera in the 1960s. There’s “excellent service and solid food”, although some reporters favour breakfast over lunch.
Spin-offs from the up-and-coming luxury menswear brand (inspired by Ian Fleming’s look in the ’50s and ’60s) – this new duo of comfortable, clubbable cafés brings a hint of St Tropez (its third branch) to Mayfair and – now also – Notting Hill. Both serve “solid, classic Italian food”: the former is a “tiny”, “very intimate” space next to the boutique, the latter (on the ground floor below the shop, with outside terrace) is more “buzzing” and “ladies-who-lunch” in style. Notably “impeccable service” at both locations.
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||8 am‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am‑11 pm|
|Thursday||8 am‑11 pm|
|Friday||8 am‑11 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Sunday||11 am‑10 pm|