Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Bayswater
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best Bayswater restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 60 restaurants in Bayswater and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Bayswater restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Bayswater Restaurants
. The Cow
Irish restaurant in Bayswater
89 Westbourne Park Rd - W2
“Fish stew and oysters to die for”, washed down by a pint of Guinness, makes Tom Conran’s Irish-style pub on the Notting Hill-Bayswater border an enduring favourite. “The food is always delicious, with a great emphasis on seafood”.
Chicken restaurant in Bayswater
95 Westbourne Grove - W2
“If you like chicken this is your place” say fans of this affordable Gallic two-year-old, on the fringes of Notting Hill and Bayswater: “simple mission (rotisserie chicken), well delivered; chicken itself good quality, tasty and wholesome”. In April 2018, the French owners opened a new branch in Hoxton Square.
American restaurant in Bayswater
47 Hereford Road - W2
La-La Land comes to W2 at this brightly converted pub, with garden – nowadays a haven of immunity-boosting, locally-sourced, charcoal-grilled, seasonal fare – “a top neighbourhood option”, ideal for breakfast (including with kids in tow). It takes some flak, though, for “meagre portions priced at Notting Hill-banker levels”.
French restaurant in Bayswater
69 Westbourne Park Road - W2
“A fabulous little local French restaurant/bistro/wine bar” on the borders of Bayswater and Notting Hill that’s “always busy”. “There’s a great wine list which you can sit and work your way through with a selection of good, reasonably priced light dishes or more substantial fare.”
. The Frontline Club
British, Modern restaurant in Bayswater
13 Norfolk Pl - W2
“Handy in the culinary desert that is Paddington” – this well-appointed venue is the ground floor of a club dedicated to war reporters (expect some eye-catching photo-reportage on the walls). It’s a “comfortable setting” for food that’s “relatively simple” but “remarkably good in the context of the general quality of restaurants in the vicinity”.
. Hereford Road
British, Traditional restaurant in Bayswater
3 Hereford Rd - W2
“Excellent” seasonal British cuisine – and “modestly priced” too, especially given the quality of the ingredients – is complemented by a “thoughtful wine list” at chef/patron Tom Pemberton’s “wonderful neighbourhood restaurant” in Bayswater. The odd reporter feels “ambience is lacking”, but the majority say “the comfortable modern design and overall atmosphere is really conducive to a great meal”.
. Pearl Liang
Chinese restaurant in Bayswater
8 Sheldon Square - W2
An “uninspiring location” – a Paddington Basin basement – has not held back this large and attractively decorated Cantonese: nowadays very well-established and “always very crowded”, especially at weekends, for its “amazing dim sum”, of a quality “really quite different to the majority of Chinese restaurants”. Top Tip: “lobster noodles also brilliant”.
French restaurant in Bayswater
4 Bathurst Street - W2
“An oasis in a part of London ill-served by good restaurants”, this attractive Lancaster Gate venue is a “pub converted into an art nouveau bistro” by ex-Gavroche sommelier, Thierry Tomasin “with a wine cellar to match”. Tomasin’s team provide “great old-fashioned service” (“they welcome you like a regular even if you’ve never been before”) and “though you eat cheek by jowl” the Gallic cuisine “makes it worthwhile”.
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