Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Notting Hill
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Notting Hill restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 47 restaurants in Notting Hill and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Notting Hill restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Uli Pan-Asian restaurant in Notting Hill 5 Ladbroke Road - W11
This “popular and unpretentious” Singaporean/pan-Asian near Notting Hill Gate has earned a very solid local following in its 23 years – boss Michael Lim “makes it special”. The original All Saints Road site closed down in 2015, but the venture was resurrected three years later in this “cool new setting”.
2. The Ladbroke Arms British, Modern restaurant in Notting Hill 54 Ladbroke Road - W11
At the posher end of Ladbroke Grove, this smarter-than-usual local is a “comfortable” and “friendly” spot drawing a crowd of regulars – Jeremy Clarkson among them – as well as tourists. It’s “always a great place to go for Sunday lunch, or indeed any other time”, to sample the “small menu of modern British dishes” – even if some find it hard to accept the “high prices for what is gastropub food”.
3. Chucs Westbourne Grove Italian restaurant in Notting Hill 226 Westbourne Grove - W11
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.
4. The Shed British, Modern restaurant in Notting Hill 122 Palace Gardens Ter - W8
“Lovely food and a great casual atmosphere” draw a buzzy crowd to this quirky, small Notting Hill site (which old-timers recall as The Ark). It was the first of the Gladwin bros’ shabby-chic venues in London (see also Rabbit and Nutbourne) and their Sussex-farm-to-metropolitan-fork concept provides an “interesting English variation on the tapas theme”; on the downside, some find the rustic furniture “very uncomfortable”.
5. The New Angel International restaurant in Notting Hill 39 Chepstow Pl - W2
The New Angel is the latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur and author John Burton-Race, and marks his return to London after an absence of 12 years.
Set in a converted Victorian pub in Chepstow Place, Notting Hill, The New Angel offers John's unique style o...
6. The Good Plot British, Modern restaurant in Notting Hill 296 Westbourne Grove - W11
An all-day wholefood cafe, restaurant and deli using seasonal ingredients and ethical produce sourced from predominantly British farmers and makers; opened in December 2020 by deep-pocketed Malaysian model and actress Mandy Lieu, who has also bought Ewhurst Park in Hampshire to convert in to a farm to supply produce.
7. Zayane Moroccan restaurant in Notting Hill 91 Golborne Road - W10
2017 Review: A modern North African restaurant, in the northerly reaches of Portobello. Heading up the kitchen is Chris Bower (ex-head chef of Tunbridge Wells’s lovely Thackeray’s) – one or two early reports hail his “terrific European-influenced Moroccan cooking”.
8. Mazi Greek restaurant in Notting Hill 12-14 Hillgate St - W8
This “wonderful, buzzy” Greek in Hillgate Village, near Notting Hill Gate, “goes from strength to strength” in its reinterpretation of the traditional taverna as a “modern neighbourhood restaurant”. The “fresh, delicious menu is perfect for sharing”, but “you need to pick wisely otherwise it’s expensive”.
9. E&O Pan-Asian restaurant in Notting Hill 14 Blenheim Cr - W11
2019 Review: “Still a great fusion restaurant”, Will Ricker’s pan-Asian tapas and cocktail hang-out in Notting Hill is “buzzing”, if no longer thronged with the celebs of yesteryear. “Dependably good food, happy service, silly prices, and always very silly Notting Hill hipsters vogue-ing at the bar!”
10. MAM Vietnamese restaurant in Notting Hill 16 All Saints Rd - W11
“A great addition to the Notting Hill scene”, this three-year-old Vietnamese BBQ grill serves a “limited menu which one could eat pretty well every day: fresh, zingy and delicious – what more could you want?”. Owner Colin Tu (of the Salvation in Noodles pho joints) serves his mother’s recipe for fermented dipping sauce – MAM is pronounced ‘mum’ in Vietnamese.
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