One of the most famous neighbourhoods in London is Notting Hill, primarily thanks to the film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Visit for the shoppers' paradise of Portobello Market on a Saturday, for the annual Notting Hill Carnival in August, one of the largest street parties in the world, or for the area's excellent neighbourhood restaurants and bars.
Home to world-class fine dining in the form of The Ledbury, which holds 2 Michelin stas, and newcomer Marianne, a 14 seat restaurant over just 5 tables. For a more casual experience, you may want to check out Boom Burger, offering an exciting take on the burger classics with Jamaican flavours, or Taqueria, an authentic Mexican restaurant serving a killer margarita.
If tapas is your thing, El Pirata Detapas offers modern interpretations of the classics, and Notting Hill Kitchen, which mainly offer Portuguese cuisine, also offer a bar tapas menu alongside excellent Portuguese wines.
Pizza East on Portobello Road offers an exciting array of pizzas to accompany main dishes from its wood-fired oven and local favourite Hereford Road is the perfect neighbourhood restaurant with its warm welcome and regularly changing menu of seasonal ingredients.
Notting Hill really does have it all when it comes to restaurants - read on for Emyr Thomas's guide of the best.