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 63 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
. Hereford Road
British, Traditional restaurant in Bayswater
3 Hereford Rd - W2
Chef Tom Pemberton’s “consistently excellent neighbourhood resto” in Bayswater has a sharp focus on “very good seasonal British produce, very well cooked”, and is “a bargain for the quality”. “I’ve been eating here since I gate-crashed the opening in 2007, and I’ve never been disappointed”.
Vegetarian restaurant in Bayswater
74 Westbourne Grove - W2
“Vegan at its best”, agree fans of this contemporary Californian-style operation from Camilla Fayed (daughter of the former Harrods owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed). The cooking is “interesting and highly competent”, and while “vegan food can often be bland, that’s not the case here” – so “if you want your first vegan experience, it’s the place to come”.
British, Modern restaurant in Bayswater
47 Hereford Road - W2
“Love the garden and the creative spin they put on classic brunch dishes” – hitherto the main reasons to seek out this bright Notting Hill pub conversion. With the arrival of Ruth Hansom in April 2019, however, the menu has taken on a more serious, and British-sourced, slant – very early reports are upbeat: “exquisite cooking from a fabulous new female chef”.
French restaurant in Bayswater
69 Westbourne Park Road - W2
“Sexy sharing dishes and a dark romantic setting” earn a big thumbs-up for this “fabulous French tapas bistro in deepest Westbourne Park”, with an “open brickwork vibe and a couple of coveted tables outside for the hot weather”. Wine is taken seriously, prices are “gentle”, and it’s “one of the few places one can enjoy fresh foie gras cooked rare or à point”.
. The Cow
Irish restaurant in Bayswater
89 Westbourne Park Rd - W2
“A long-time local favourite” celebrating its 25th anniversary this year: Tom Conran’s Irish-themed gastroboozer on the Notting Hill-Bayswater border is “always relaxed”, with “reliably good food” (both in the bustling downstairs bar, and the cute, cramped first floor). Despite its name, the focus is on seafood (oysters washed down with a pint o’ Guinness being the classic choice here).
. Noor Jahan
Indian restaurant in Bayswater
26 Sussex Pl - W2
“Reliably upmarket curry house” on the Earl’s Court-South Ken border – a true veteran (est. 1964) whose loyal, well-heeled clientele rate its “consistency” and comforting atmosphere. Given its posh neighbourhood, it’s attracted its share of slebs, with Brangelina, Gwyneth and Robbie spotted over the years. The Bayswater offshoot is similar, but less fashionably located.
Fish & seafood restaurant in Bayswater
107 Westbourne Grove - W2
Mussels, prawns, calamari and other seafood by the, er, bucket-load is the promise at this “lovely local” yearling on the Bayswater/Notting Hill border – a “comfortable” modern bistro with simple-but-effective decor, serving “a wide selection of very fresh fish and seafood” (in small metal pails) that’s “very good value”. Top Tip – oyster happy hour 4pm-7pm weekdays and 4pm-6pm on weekends, when oysters are £1 each with any bottle, jug, cocktail or bucket of beers.
French restaurant in Bayswater
4 Bathurst Street - W2
“A serious wine list complements the good-quality Gallic cuisine” at former Gavroche sommelier Thierry Tomasin’s clever conversion of a Lancaster Gate mews pub into an art nouveau bistro. The “old-fashioned service” is excellent, but prices are high, given the slightly off-the-beaten-track location.
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