WHERE TO EAT & DRINK:
Located on Golborne Road, 108 Garage offers a seasonal dining experience by an award-winning team. The relaxed restaurant has fast become a must-visit for fresh, local produce and innovative cooking. The kitchen, led by executive chef Chris Denney, takes the best of England and Europe’s produce to create a seasonal, ever-changing menu. Current hits include fallow deer with salsify, lardo and gorgonzola followed by rhubarb, camel milk and marjoram.
108 Golborne Road, W10 5PS
A hidden sun trap in Notting Hill, Pomona’s features a summer terrace, complete with a dedicated gin and oyster bar. Guests can enjoy a plate of Maldon oysters, freshly sourced from Goldhanger Creek and River Blackwater in Essex, and settle down under a canopy of wisteria with one of the bar’s gin specials: classics include south sides (gin-based mojitos), negronis and Pomona’s take on the G&T; made with elderflower tonic, strawberry and black pepper.
47 Hereford Road, W2 5AH
Granger & Co
Transport your taste buds to sunnier climes with Bill Granger’s selection of hearty-yet-healthy Australian-inspired classics. Guests can tuck into small plates such as roast carrots with peanut, miso and chilli crumb; tuna tartare with kimchi and a sesame crisp; and crab toast with cucumber, coriander and lime; followed by seared salmon with mirin nori sauce, tiger salad and chilli oil; and shrimp burger with jalapeño mayo, shaved radish salad and sesame gochujang.
75 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
With a focus on classic British ingredients, standout dishes on Brett Graham’s two-Michelin-starred menu include white beetroot baked in clay served with smoked eel, sake cream and char roe; native lobster wrapped in shiitake with peas and lemon; and purple aubergine with olives and sunflower seeds. Voted number 64 in this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The Ledbury is the epitome of fine dining, but in the coolest of settings – the restaurant is housed inside a former pub, giving it a distinctly relaxed, laid-back vibe.
127 Ledbury Road, W11 2AQ
Six Portland Road
This intimate neighbourhood restaurant is owned by Oli Barker, previously of Terroirs. The menu changes frequently and has a strong French accent, plus there’s a decent selection of natural wines. At lunchtimes during the week, the team offers a well-priced set menu at £21 for three courses and £19 for two courses. In the evening, the à la carte menu features the likes of caponata, burrata, focaccia and rocket; mussels, leeks and nduja; and plaice, pernod butter and sea aster.
6 Portland Road, W11 4LA
Farmacy was launched by Camilla Fayed in early 2016. Farmacy’s mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through plant-based, organic eating, and as such their food is entirely vegan. Offering a vast menu spanning breakfast, brunch, dinner and high tea (not to mention a drinks menu where you’re spoilt for choice on health juices), there’s something there for everyone, from syringe shot starters, creamy mac ‘n’ ‘cheese’ and oh-so-filling ‘earth bowls’. Sweet treats include chocolate chip waffles, made with oats, sunwarrior protein and chia seeds served with banana, homemade Nutella and coconut ‘yoghurt’.
74 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH