Notting Hill, Holland Park and Bayswater

Yes, this was where the movie Notting Hill was shot and also where we both live. This is where you run in to Claudia Schiffer and Elle MacPherson while on your way to your favorite shop on the Westbourne Grove but also the place where you bump in to creative artists, actors and songwriters as well as inspiring fashionistas, entrepreneurs and bankers. A good mix of all kinds of interesting people, cute independent shops as well as the more commercial ones, colorful little houses, beautiful big white mansions with secret gardens, Michelin star restaurants, funky new pop up restaurants and old time favorites like the Westbourne on a sunny Sunday afternoon

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This is definitely my favorite lunch place in Notting Hill. It’s a shop (interior and fashion) with lunch combination.  I love this place. It’s always buzzing and a very nice street to hang out in the weekend too. Don’t let the queue put you off! They are usually able to sit you down within a short amount of time. And it’s definitely worth the wait! 202 Westbourne Grove | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | +442077926888 |££ | Website

Assaggi
assaggi

After trying to make a reservation several times, we were finally successful and had dinner in this unpretentious, intimate Italian restaurant in Notting Hill. The restaurant is located in a small romantic alley on the first floor of a Victorian Pub the Chepstow (which is a great place to have a drink outside on the pavement). The staff is incredibly nice and professional  and tell passionately about the dishes on their menu. The decor is simple with plain furniture but it’s cosy at the same time because all 12 tables are usually booked. Amazing place, food and atmosphere…39 Chepstow Place | +442077925501 | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | £££

Beach Blanket Babylon 
Porn Star Martini

This is especially a good place for pre-dinner drinks. A venue with an extraordinary distinctive decor. Dinner tables are located on different levels (basement and around the spiral staircases) Don’t expect too much from dinner because the food and service may disappoint.  However, the decor is so fabulous that you have to experience it. Don’t leave without having tried the Porn Star Martini… It’s INSANE.  This is also a very nice place to have a glass of wine on Sunday afternoon next to the fireplace in the winter. 45 Ledbury Road | +2072292907 | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | £££ | Website

Bodo’s Schloss

A fun place in South Kensington. It’s basically a ‘so cheesy it’s cool’ apres ski bar, restaurant and club. All under one typical ski hut kind of roof. They’ve gone pretty wild with their ski theme with the waiters wearing lederhosen, alpine furniture everywhere and tv screens with people yodelling down the slopes acting as windows. The food is Austrian and you can choose from wiener schnitzel and beef goulash etc. They even have Austrian wines! Food isn’t amazing, but the place is definitely fun, especially if you’re craving for a mini ski break. It’s also really nice to not have to think about moving locations after dinner (in the cold!). At Bodo Schloss you can stay for a drink, dinner and dance. 2a Kensington High Street | Tube: High Street Kensington | 020 7937 5506 | ££ | Website

Bodyism | London

Bodyism

I am obsessed! You know, we live in a time where people are conscious about their body and living and eating healthy. Body awareness is just something people are interested in nowadays. At least I am. I am not trying to overdo the whole health thing but I try to use my common sense and like to try places that are focused on being healthy. Bodyism is such a place and does it in a great way thanks to its founder James Duigan (best known for working with Elle Macpherson.. rephrase THE BODY haha).
This little cafe has a few stools and tables for sitting down and a studio in the back where you can probably get one of the best work-outs in London (haven’t tried and tested…) All food in their cafe is organic, gluten-free and they only use refined sugars. The clean and lean coffee is probably the best alternative to normal cappuccino I have ever tasted.. I actually liked it MUCH better then my daily take-away skinny latte from Starbucks. Bit expensive though. The shop/cafe looks gorgeous. Very LA. It’s all plants, healthy food, design lamps, stools, yoga pants and books. I like it! 222 – 224 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | £££ | Website

Bonaparte

Another great pub in Notting Hill. I spent quite a lot of hours in here. The pub has a great interior. It buzzing, cozy and trendy and  also a restaurant. I especially like this place in the winter when it’s cozy and warm and they serve really good Mulled Wine. 80 Chepstow Road | +442073139491 | ££ | Tube; Notting Hill Gate | Website

Cépage | London

Cepage Notting Hill
I am back on the road in our hood (and other ‘hoods’ so stay tuned) I am so excited about this new restaurant on Westbourne Park Road! It’s the perfect French little bistro. Small, cozy, good location, delicious food and great wine list. You’ll be served by French, eat French and feel French when here.

The restaurant does not come cheap and the dishes are small and to share. When we were dining here at the bar they told us they are focusing on small proper wine makers in France. So most wines here, you won’t be able to find in the shops in London and are really good. This makes it all more charming to me! Love the place and will definitely be back for more delicious French signature dishes and wine! 69 Westbourne Park road, London W2 5QH | +44203 602 8890 | Twitter: @cepagesWPR | Tube; Royal Oak or Ladbroke Grove | Map

 

The Churchill Arms

If you’ve done some shopping at High Street Kensington and feel like a beer in a traditional pub, go to this one on Kensington Church Street. The pub looks more like a flower shop seen from outside so you can’t really miss it. Really charming place. It’s where Churchill himself used to come a lot and you are reminded by all of the Churchill memorabilia on the walls. The Thai restaurant in the back looks absolutely fantastic, but the food is average. 19 Kensington Church Street | +442077274242 | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | £ | Website | Map

The Cow

This is a great classic gastro pub. Go here for the best pint of Guinness and sea food. Great decor, atmosphere and kitchen. A real favorite among the English (Kate Moss, David Beckham and Sienna Miller). Downstairs is the pub where they serve amazing fish platters. They don’t take reservations here so it’s just a case of waiting for a table. If the weather is good they have a great outside area for drinks. Upstairs is a little more posh. Here the tables come with white table cloth and proper service. 89 Westbourne Park Road 89 |  | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | +442072210021 |£££ | Website | Map

Crazy Homies
Crazy homies

This is a ‘crazy’ cozy little Mexican restaurant in Notting Hill, set over two floors. They have a dining area on ground floor level with just a few small tables. Colorful couches and plastic stools, friendly staff and really good Mexican dishes (we loved the Hot Green Jalapenos Quesadillas). Don’t expect to have a quiet dinner here; the music can be quite loud and the choice of music questionable…
However, the place is always buzzing and their House Classic Margarita is something you should definitely order. Great vibe, good crowd. A neighbourhood favourite.
I once had a party downstairs which is a great space is you invite a small number of people. 125 Westbourne Park Rd, , Tube: Westbourne Park / Notting Hill Gate | +442077276771 |£££ |Website

Daylesford
Daylesford Organic London

Another place in Notting Hill that deserves a little bit more attention from OLBB. Especially since it is probably the place I have lunch most often… It is basically a very expensive farmshop with delicious, beautiful organic products and also a cafe. You can get take away coffee, cookies and cakes or enjoy a good lunch in the back or at the front counter overlooking Westbourne Grove. Downstairs and next door is a shop with interior items that are beautifully made. They sell really nice baby / children toys, blankets, kitchenware etc. The place looks very stylish, organic and fresh and is located in my favourite street in London so it it definitely a winner!! I absolutely adore their ginger, carrot, apple juice… A little note to make is that they are ridiculously expensive  208-212 Westbourne Grove, London | £££ | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | +44 20 7313 8050 | Website

The Electric Diner
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The original Electric restaurant shut down last year due to a fire. It just reopened and is totally refurbished with 4 concepts: the Electric House, Diner, Cinema and Donuts. Basically everything is different at the Diner but the cool NY style vibe is definitely still there. I love the combination of great cocktails, american style comfort food and good music. It makes me come back all the time. Note: there isn’t a lot of space for drinks at the bar with the new layout, but you can always go for drinks at E&O around the corner to wait until your table is ready. They’ll give you a call whenever a table comes up. Electric Cinema next door is also a must. It’s the best end to a weekend with super comfy armchairs + footstools, great wines and snacks. 191 Portobello Road | Tube: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove | 020 7908 9696 | ££ | Website

SCREAM at Electric Cinema | London

SCREAM at Electric Cinema
Since I had a little baby girl Noortje (Noor) 3 months ago I wanted to share this great experience with you. On Mondays at 11am Electric cinema screen a movie in their fabulous cinema (think big, relaxing armchairs and footstools and your own side table with a cozy lamp.) They call these screenings SCREAM because they are meant for mothers with babies up to one year old. It is such an amazing concept because it allows us, busy and tired mums, to enjoy a great movie in an amazing cinema without feeling guilty when your little one starts to scream… Movies have subtitles so you don’t miss the essence of the movie when a baby next to you decides to go full power. Funnily enough I didn’t really noticed the crying babies during the movie at all. I just LOVE it and will definitely go every week when I can! Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, London | Every Monday at 11am (I think dates now vary slightly so do check their website) | £15 | Website

 

E & O
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This restaurant has a more trendy setting and is just around the corner of Osteria Basilico and Electric. They have great dim sum and a nice cocktail bar. It’s also a good place to go for a drink before dinner. In the summer / spring everyone is standing outside on the pavement. This is a really nice area to go to when looking for a drink or dinner. Very buzzing and trendy. 14 Blenheim Cr | +442072295454 | Tube: Ladbroke Grove /Notting Hill Gate | ££ | Website

Golborne Road Market
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Very conveniently, Friday and Saturday mornings on this road are my favourite as I happen to live here! It’s got such a great vibe and I don’t think lots of people know about it. Golborne Road is situated at the very north of Portobello Road, further than most tourists usually make it. With lots of bric-a-brac, treasure/trash stalls, Morrocan & Portugese grocery shops, as well as really great furniture shops, it’s very much Notting Hill for locals. A few of my favourite interior shops are Phoenix & Hutch, they sell vintage and antique homeware, Bazar is also cute, selling charming French style furniture. And 88 Antiques is full of rustic furniture – Elsje and I both bought our dining table here (the owner Dave can get you the exact size you’re looking for!). There are also nice places for drinks and food. Besides a few really good food stalls, there is Pizza East on the corner with Portobello Road, and Golborne Deli with a little terrace outside.. Bluebelles of Portobello and Lowry & Baker are also great for brunch. And I have not even covered everything! You can find out more here. Golborne Road | Tube: Ladbroke Grove

Granger & Co

Launched by the Aussie chef Bill Granger, who is a (quite cute actually) self taught cook, a food writer and television chef. It replaces the restaurant called Pix and is totally the opposite; the interior is bright and light, the food tastes fresh, the staff is friendly and the check is not too bad either.  I didn’t know what to expect from the Australian kitchen but it turned out to be a mix of simple BBQ dishes, comfy food and a tiny bit of Asian influence. I felt it was almost like having dinner at a friends place, in a good way. Really enjoyed it. Brunch is amazing too. They don’t take reservations by the way. 175 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | ££ | Website

 

The Hillgate

The Hillgate Pub Notting Hill London
A good local pub just off Notting Hill Gate, and not touristy! I have been living in Notting Hill for a couple of years now and only discovered the Hillgate this weekend. It’s a very spacious and charming pub with quite a few outdoor tables. Although I wasn’t blown away by the food, I felt I had to post about their Snug Bar which is their semi-private room for groups of 10-20 (12 max for dinner I would say). I celebrated my birthday on Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed it. Good vibe, sweet space, easy going staff and the location is super easy for all the guests (2 mins from Notting Hill tube)! 24 Hillgate Street | +4420 7727 8566 | 
Website | ££

The Idler Academy

When you expect it least, you always find the perfect little gem just around the corner of where you live… Lucky me!! I was having lunch in Gusto just opposite this little coffee and tea bookshop and saw all this green through their window in the back… Because it looked like a little garden we decided to check it out. Absolutely no regrets, only about the fact that I got very badly sunburned because we stayed in this garden for hours. We had a pot (or 2) of Lemongrass tea with a piece of delicious pie. In the evenings they serve alcohol. This is the perfect place to go to read a book quietly in their tiny romantic garden or in their beautiful bookshop that has charm written all over it! Oh, they also give lectures (every week a writer, thinker, philosopher or artist will give a talk…)! 81 Westbourne Park Road |0845 250 1281 | ££ | Website | Tube: Westbourne Park or Notting Hill Gate

Julie’s Restaurant & Bar
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Nice, romantic restaurant and a great place to sit outside in the summer. The restaurant inside is set over two floors and cosy and homy but more for a wintery night. I sat next to Keith Richards here (twice!)… How cool is that? Also, the restaurant is located in an extremely lovely neighbourhood near Holland Park Tube Station… 135 Portland Road +442072298331 | Tube: Holland Park | £££ | Website

The Ledbury
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This is a very good, chic restaurant with a formal decor and atmosphere in a really nice street in Notting Hill. The staff is professional and nice and their 5 courses tasting menu is incredible. They just earned their second Michelin Star. It doesn’t come cheap though. They also have a very nice dining area outside. 127 Ledbury Road | +442077929090 | Tube: Westbourne Park / Notting Hill Gate | ££££ | Website

Lisa’s
Lisa's Notting Hill

L-O-V-E Lisa’s in Notting Hill! Guusje and I were invited by Lisa herself to check the place out and I think I can honestly say this is my new favorite spot in NH for lunch. I love everything about this place. First of all the divine Swedish food; The chef prepared us on amazing 8 course tasting menu and it was all mouthwateringly good. We absolutely adored the Skagenröra (Swedish Seafood Mix on toast) and their meatballs with mashed potato.  Secondly, the location on Portobello Road is great but it is the part after the Westway so you could miss it if you don’t know about it. There are lovey shops there so you should check that area out anyway! Thirdly,  I loved the interior design; clean, serene, white and wooden simplicity with colorful touches and some contemporary art on the walls that is for sale. They have high tables in the front that are great for sharing with friends and smaller tables in the back that are perfect for a romantic hangout. Last but not least it is a great space to rent when you have a private party. We stayed here for 3,5 hours on a Sunday afternoon which gives an idea of how much we liked it! 305 Portobello Road, London | Closed on Mondays |Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park |+447445261778 |£££ | Website

Montgomery Place

This is probably my favorite place to have a cocktail in Notting Hill. Especially in the summer when the street is buzzing with people that are having drinks or dinner. It’s a really charming small cocktail bar in probably one of the most charming areas in Notting Hill. Fabulous drinks, music and atmosphere. 31 Kensington Park Road | +442077923921 | Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate | £££ | Website

Nama Raw Food
Nama Raw Food London Notting Hill

A little raw food place that just opened in Notting Hill. I’m not usually a massive raw food lover but I like to eat healthy and try new things. This restaurant offers an all day breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, as well as super food juices and healthy snacks. We had the almond pancakes and the falafel wrap which were really good. The good thing is you don’t feel bloated when you leave, I even felt more energised. They serve pizzas & pastas for dinner, the raw way. No wheat, gluten, dairy, meat nor fish. All vegan, raw and with a great taste. 2 notes: I wouldn’t recommend coming here for a hungover brunch, and I think I’d leave my boyfriend home too 😉 Open late on Thursdays & Fridays. 110 Talbot Road | Tube: Westbourne Park | Tel: +44 (0)  207 313 4638 | Website | ££

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This place on the corner of Portobello and Westbourne Grove, is a great place to have a glass of wine in the evening. It’s very tiny but they have comfortable armchairs and a real Italian interior.  283 Westbourne Grove.

The Oak
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This is THE place for super cosy and easy dinner with candlelight in Notting Hill. An old time favourite. I have brought al my friends here at least once.  Order the prosciuito  (with truffle oil on the side) or the zucchini pizza, you’ll die!! I love this place big time. The pizza’s are just amazing and the wine list is too. There is a very nice private dining area upstairs where you can also have a drink in one of their comfortable armchairs and wait for your table. The place is owned by the Soho House group (just like the Electric, Pizza East etc) so the interior upstairs is done with a lot of taste and cool details. The restaurant downstairs has a simple romantic, rustic look; Wooden tables and candles and an open kitchen. If you are lucky and the sun is shining you can have a table on the pavement. 137 Westbourne Park Road |+442072213355 | Tube; Notting Hill Gate / Westbourne Park | ££ | Website

Orangerie
Orangerie High Tea Kensington Palace

Go for a stroll in the park towards the Orangerie where you can have a traditional English High Tea and/or a glass of bubbles with some cake or pie. After that, go to the Serpentine Gallery and walk on to the Serpentine cafe that is right next to the Serpentine lake. Kensington Palace | Palace Green, Kensington Palace | +442073760239 | Tube: Queensway/High Street Kensington | ££ | Website

Osteria Basilico
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One of my favorite romantic restaurants in Notting Hill. Great Italian food in super cosy tiny setting. Ask to sit downstairs or outside if the weather allows this. 29 Kensington Park Rd | +442077279372 | Tube: Ladbroke Grove / Notting Hill Gate | ££ | Website

Ottolenghi
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You’ve probably heard about this name a lot by now but we still can’t get enough and realised their Notting Hill spot is not listed on our blog yet! We love this little deli just off the Westbourne Grove. If you’re lucky you can get a spot in the back at the large table where there is room for about 8 people. Otherwise you can take away for a picknick in Hyde Park or outside on the pavement if you can’t wait that long. The moment you step in to this tiny store you’ll want to taste everything, it’s just so well presented! The best thing is, it also tastes absolutely delicious and healthy. 63 Ledbury Rd | +4420 7727 1121 | Website | £££

Pearl & Groove | London

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Pretty cakes, girls and deco is what you get in this lovely little shop in my street! Just opened about a month ago and I am addicted. These cakes are so ridiculously good that I would travel miles and miles to come and get them. On top of this, they are beautifully presented almost like a piece of art. For £47 you can have a pre ordered box of 12 cakes and if you buy a single one they are £3,95. Not cheap but they are worth it! Do check them out please!  341 Portobello Road, London, W10 5SA | Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 6pm, Sat, 10-6pm & Sun, 11-5pm | £££ | Website

Piccola Cucina | LondonPiccola Cucina

There is a new Italian restaurant in our hood… and the cool thing is that suddenly this part of Kensington Park Road (the crossing with Blenheim Crescent) has become an Italian hood… There are 3 Italian restaurants next to each other on one side, and right across the street there are two others… Conclusion; should you be in a desperate need of Italian food you just go to this part of London and you can be quite sure to get a table in one of them. This particular one is very Italian and took the spot of the old Rossopomodoro (also Italian!!). I would recommend them to dim the lights a bit and put some candles on the tables but the food is absolutely amazing and so is the Italian service. I would recommend to have the Parmigiana di melanzane but everything else I tried was great too. Love their table outside which has heaters and is a great spot for people watching … 186 Kensington park Road, London | Tube; Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove | £££ | +442072210154 | No website

Pizza East Portobello

Loving the new Pizza East in West London by Soho House Group! The ground floor consists of an open kitchen and dining area in a really cool decor, think of exposed bricks, stripped-back wood and reclaimed furniture. The upper floor is more like a sitting room with fireplace etc. They have a little terrace upstairs and you can find some tables on the pavement as well. The food is lovely and affordable, although the pizza’s tend to have quite a big and doughey crust. They don’t take reservations unfortunately. 310 Portobello Road, Notting Hill | Tube: Ladbroke Grove |££ | Website

Polpo
Polpo restaurant Notting Hill


One of our favourite restaurants in Central London has now moved to Notting Hill! We can’t be more excited! The location is really great as it’s a 2 mins walk from Notting Hill tube so really easy to meet with friends. The venue itself is quite big, at least at lot bigger than other restaurants by the other Polpo venues. There is a large bar area where you can wait for your table and sip (really good) martini’s. If you don’t know Polpo already, I would describe it as a fun easy going place to go with friends or a date. Their menu is Italian tapas style with lots of simple small plates that you can share. I love it their little Pizzette – mini pizza’s with spinach and parmigiano topping personally.. Polpo doesn’t take reservations for dinner, only for lunch. Good to know: When the sun’s out they have tables outside! 126-128 Notting Hill Gate | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | +4420 7229 3283 | Website | ££

Royal China
Royal China Dimsum London Bayswater

In case you are looking for an alternative to a Sunday Roast with a group of friends, I would highly recommend going for Dim Sum at Royal China. The place has apparently been here forever and is not fancy at all. It’s essentially an old-school retro Chinese with lots gold and black decor with great food. From gyoza’s, buns and dumplings to peking duck pancakes. They offer everything you wish for if you love Chinese dim sum. We would recommend going with a group of 4-5 so you can get one of the smaller tables. We were sat at a really large round one for 10 people and we couldn’t really connect with each other at the other side of the table. Royal China don’t take reservations so you might have to wait for your table but it goes relatively quick. Aside from the standard prawn & coriander dumplings and roast pork buns etc, you should also try the sautéed chili tofu ! 13 Queensway | Tube: Queensway | Tel: 020 7221 2535 | Website | ££

Rum Kitchen
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New in Notting Hill! The Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean inspired restaurant and cocktail bar. Perfect for late nights as the place stays open until 3am, unlike most places around here. The dining area feels like a laid back, colourful beach hangout, while downstairs the cool cocktail bar sends out a clear PARTY message. Great combo! Expect jerk chicken on the menu, rum-only cocktails and reggae music all night long. The good life, where ‘Rum makes the world go round’…. 6-8 All Saints Road (Notting Hill) | Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park Road | Email for bookings: bookings@therumkitchen.com | ££ | Website | Map

The Shed

I took Guusje and another friend here after I read some really positive reviews about it. This cozy Shed is just perfect for a wintery night and really charming overall… I am so excited that we have a new trendy restaurant in NH! The Shed is run by three brothers; a chef, a farmer and a restaurateur and they serve small sharing platters that are absolutely delicious. I would recommend some but apparently they change their menu every day so you should just go and try for yourself! The restaurant looks very rustic, very sheddy with farm curiosities on the wooden and exposed brick walls. The lighting is cozy and all tables have a different look and feel; there are some wooden tables with proper chairs but also tin barrels with stools around them. The look is great but to be very honest.. the stools are not that comfortable to sit on for an entire night so next time I will ask for a table with couch / chairs…! 122 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, London | Tube; Notting Hill Gate | £££ | Website | Map

 

Snaps + Rye | London

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Again in my hood. BUT my hood is so good that you have to forgive me. This tiny little Danish place has the best Smørrebrød in London and when I am in town I get the one with salmon at least twice a week… It is freakin’ divine. They serve great Latte’s in stylish mugs and the place is also great for a quick lunch by yourself. In the evenings they have a weekly changing menu which is original and fresh. The interior is simple, clean and fresh and perhaps not a place to pick for a romantic night out. I really like all the people that work in this place. They are amazingly kind and interested and thus I am a happy, content, returning customer of Snaps and Rye. 93 Golborne Road, Notting Hill | +4420 8964 3004 | Tube: Ladbroke Grove / Westbourne Park | ££ | Website

Taqueria
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Great place if you’re craving Mexican food. Start out with a Corona and order the Botana (nacho’s with crumbled cheese, guacamole, salsa, pickled jalapeños and beans). The rest of the menu is really tasty too. Staff is mostly Mexican and atmosphere is relaxed; not a place to spend an entire evening but more appropriate for a quick bite and some drinks, although the Margherita’s here are AMAZING! 139 Westbourne Grove | +442072294734 | Tube: Notting Hill Gate | ££

The Tirolerhut

Crazy family run apres ski bar on Queensway. Loud apres ski music and great cheese fondue, bratwurst, wiener schnizels and apfelstrudel. The service is dressed in traditional lederhosen and are giving performances like yodelling, accordion playing and singalongs with a cowbell tune. If you order a beer in this place you get about a litre… They also serve shots of apfelkorn after dinner. Make a reservation! Always fully booked! 27 Westbourne Grove, 27 Westbourne Gr | +442077273981 | Tube: Queensway / Bayswater / Royal Oak | £££ | Website

The Westbourne

A favorite among the Dutchies.. but also a lot of locals can be found here. Great place to go on a summer day and drink lots of Pimm’s…  I love the crowd that comes here; very Bohemian and trendy in a casual easy way.. Just Love it.  101 Westbourne Park Villas | Tube: Royal Oak or Notting Hill Gate | +442072211332 | ££ | Website

West Thirty Six | London

West Thirty Six
Golborne Road…. The place to be in 2015 if you ask me! New trendy original places are popping up like daffodils in spring! The roof terrace of this four story bar / restaurant overlooks the railway tracks and for some reason I think this gives an edgy feel to the place being on the dodgy end of Golborne Road. The place looks fantastic. Very stylish cosy interior and a perfect meeting place for a drink with friends or grab some food. I do think the food is too expensive but I would still go back for the whole experience, their amazing cocktails, roof terrace with heaters and stylish decor. Loved the Lobster! They also have spaces available for private dinner parties apparently…36 Golborne Rd, London | +4420 3752 0530 | Tube: Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove | Website | £££

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  3. The Churchill Arms is a great place full of great people. It is a more traditional pub (which I prefer) the selection of beers is exceptional, I would highly recommend it to anybody.

    Great article.

    • Hi Vicky, thanks for letting us know, even though it’s such bad news!!! We’ll make sure to update shortly.

      Guusje & Elsje

  4. I love this blog !!

    Would really like to invite you to my restaurant for dinner and have your feedback. If you have time please give me a call on 07445261778 so maybe we can arrange something!

    Hope to hear from you

    Kram
    Lisa

    • Hi Lisa,
      Funnily enough Guus and I just had dinner and we were already discussing visiting your restaurant before we saw this comment! Someone tipped me about your place and it looks great. Do you have any availability this weekend for lunch? We would love to come with 4 on either Saturday or Sunday? If that doesn’t work maybe for 2?
      Thanks for letting us know! Looking forward to check it out!

  5. Hi!
    I am so happy to hear!
    I have spoken to my chef and we will prepare you a tasting menu on Sunday if that still works for you and the 3 others? What time would you like to come?

    Looking forward to it!

    Kram
    Lisa

  6. FYI: Tom’s Re-opened 2 weeks ago to a stunning new menu! And, Supper Club is closed (has been for some time now) – hopefully re-opens with a new management.

    • Thank you! We are so excited about Toms!!
      And MODE just opened where Supperclub was before apparently, we haven’t checked it out yet but will do and report back asap.

  7. Hi there, great website and some pretty awesome recommendations. We would live it if you can and checked our new tapas place out on Garway Road.

    Cheers from all at La Gitana

  8. This has been a fabulous blog for me to keep referring to whilst trying to organise a hen weekend in the Bayswater / Notting Hill area.

    Can you recommend any venues for the evening that would accommodate 10 females for drinks / dance. Something quite relaxed, fun but not pretentious?

    • HI Natali! Thanks for the compliment! The first thought that pops into my head is the Crazy Homies which has a space downstairs where I once had a small private party… Fun, simple Mexican food and perfect space. I am not so sure if they charge you to rent that space out though. Otherwise I think Pizza East on Portobello would be great for dinner but you can’t dance there so you probably should move on to MODE afterwards…. There are not many places in Notting Hill where you can eat and dance… But one place in Bayswater that is certainly fun is The Tirolerhut…. It’s a crazy place that is great for groups and you wil definitely have fun if you do not expect Michelin star food and a quiet dinner (do read our post about it!) Last thing that pops into my mind is Lisa’s who rent out their restaurant on Portobello Road… No dancing but you could go to MODE afterwards!! Let me know if you need more tips or have more questions!!

  9. Great blog! Thank you! We have a flat on Pembridge Villas that has been rented out to a tenant for a long time – now my eldest son is at Uni he has it and so we are discovering the area and trying all these gorgeous places!! Definitely recommend Electric, Beach Blanket, Babylon, granges, etc!

  10. This is a fantastic blog E&G! I live in Battersea and trying to find somewhere nice for my parents to have dinner next weekend in the Notting Hill area, you’ve given me loads of ideas and suggestions to pass on to them, Your blog makes me want to explore the Notting Hill area more and more. Thank you.

    • Thanks Sally!! I hope your parents will have a fab time in NH and do let us know if you have questions (or recommendations for us to check out in your area ;-))!! xx

  11. Gusto has sadly now closed as the lease changed. Happily a new French bistro has opened opposite called Cepage on 62 Westbourne Park road – awesome food and great wine list

  12. For everyone who misses Respire, I’d like to let them now, Nati now has a place at number 60, Porchester Road, close to Royal Oak tube station

  13. Excellent blog guys ……. And am surprised you have not checked out Cepages on Westbourne Park Road – opposite the Westboune pub. It’s been open nearly a year I think. Best French bistro in London I reckon…..delicious food and amazing wine list.

  14. Hi, what a lovely blog! Always recommending somewhere divine! Just thought I would update you; The Oak on Westbourne Park Road is not owned by The Soho Group; its part of he Out of The Woods Restaurant Group owned by Jasper Gorst.

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