Notting Hill's Best Restaurants Have It All

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.


The Ledbury is considered by many to be the best restaurant in London - it has two Michelin stars and features in the San Pellegrino world's 50 best restaurant list. Australian chef Brett Graham heads the kitchen where the menu is...  Read More

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Granger & Co
Photo courtesy of Mikkel Vang

A well-known Australian chef with restaurants in Sydney and Japan, Bill Granger brought his relaxed, homely style of cooking to Notting Hill in 2012. In instant hot with the fashionable locals, Granger & Co has queues out of the door due to...  Read More

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One of my favourite Mexican restaurants in London, you can rarely go wrong with a dinner here. Offering an authentic Mexican menu without the gimmicks, Taqueria is a cafe specialising in Mexican tacos with traditional fillings; try the 'carne...  Read More

Pizza East Portobello

A part of the Soho House Group, Pizza East Portobello is housed over two florrs of a restored Georgian pub on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. With a range a wood oven cooked dishes and antipasti but pizzas as the real draw here. Choose from...  Read More

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El Pirata Detapas

Not to be mistaken by its slightly more traditional Mayfair location, El Pirata, this is the sleek, slightly more hip Notting Hill location, El Pirata Detapas. The restaurant is cosy with simple decor - Spanish street art hangs from the walls...  Read More

Notting Hill Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Notting Hill Brasserie

In a space that was once Leith's cookery school and, more recently, Notting Hill Brasserie, Notting Hill Kitchen is based in three Edwardian townhouses on a beautiful street in Notting Hill with plants and lanterns instantly creating a homely...  Read More

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Hereford Road

Hereford Road is a neighbourhood restaurant, located in a former butcher's shop with a daily changing menu. With simple and sparse interior, Hereford Road offers a seasonal British menu made from high quality ingredients. The whole-hearted and...  Read More

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Marianne is the eponymous restaurant of Marianne Lumb, who appeared in the finals of Masterchef the Professionals in 2009. With a Modern European offering, Marianne is tucked away in a corner Mews on Chepstow Road, making it a cosy affair...  Read More

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E&O, brought to you by Ricker Restaurants, is a Pan-Asian restaurant just a stone's throw from Portobello Market. The menu consists of exciting and eclectic Asian food, including sushi and sashimi, tempura, BBQ and roasted dishes, the black...  Read More

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Boom Burger

Following a successful pop-up venture, Boom Burger moved to new home on Portobello Road in Notting Hill in early 2014. The Jamaican-influenced burger company brings a taste of the Caribbean to London. The focus, unsurprisingly, is on...  Read More


Meet Emyr Thomas

Emyr founded London-based luxury travel and concierge service Bon Vivant in 2009 and it’s his business to know London inside out: the city’s best hotels, restaurants, bars, sights and activities...  More About Emyr

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