Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
Dock Kitchen is in an unbelievable spot in a Victorian Wharf building overlooking the Grand Union Canal. The menu is ever-changing based on what’s fresh, and the food is playful, eclectic and affordable. “Dock Kitchen is fantastic, which is off Portobello Road on a canal. It’s a really great restaurant.” Alexandra Shulman (Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue) www.dockkitchen.co.uk
This delicious Pan-Asian spot in Notting Hill is one of London’s hottest restaurants. With a Dim Sum brunch and menu items like caramel pork, prawn and chive dumplings, and green fried brown rice, E&O is a must try. www.rickerrestaurants.com/e-and-o/
Electric Diner is a delicious restaurant located in the Notting Hill Soho House (Electric House). Fun for good food, a cool aesthetic and of course – great people-watching. Also consider unwinding there after a jaunt through Portobello Road on the weekend. www.electricdiner.com
This trendy neighborhood trattoria’s tiny space is always packed with smart and trendy regulars who have memorized the menu from front to back. Fresh and seasonal dishes from all over Italy are offered, such as beef carpaccio, home made fettuccine with porcini mushrooms and bacon, and a platter of grilled shellfish. The express business lunch is popular amongst [...]
Known for their pastries, Ottenlenghi also serves up delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Hot breakfasts are served, lunch is served deli-style from behind the counter, and dinner is served from the kitchen. All of the menu items for dinner are designed to be shared, so you can order a bunch for the table and enjoy. Make [...]
Family recipes and fresh ingredients are the driving forces behind the success of this Thai restaurant. The fast and friendly service, along with the enjoyable ambience, makes this the perfect place to grab a quick, authentic Thai meal. “There’s also a restaurant on Portobello Road called Thai Rice that I love to go to after a day [...]