Insider recommended restaurants in Notting Hill
Insider guide by Adam Ó hE, investor and West London local
Notting Hill has a bunch of great restaurant options, and this guide features my neighbourhood favourites that are big on flavour and fun - perfect for a relaxed meal with friends or family.
Hereford Road serves nose-to-tail meat dishes in a converted butcher shop. Head chef Tom Pemberton, formerly at the trailblazing St John’s restaurant in Farringdon, pays homage to traditional British food through an honest but delicious menu that puts the cuts of meat and produce front and centre.
Insider tip: Lunch time offers incredible value with a set menu of 2 courses for just £13 or 3 for £15.50.
Taqueria serves delicious tacos and margaritas to a discerning crowd of foodie locals. The atmosphere is casual and all about the food. There are 17 (!) different tacos for you to choose from, with great options for pescatarians and vegetarians. For a spicy kick, I recommend the jalapeno tacos.
The Oak serves delicious pizza, cocktails and cicchetti (Italian taps) and other Italian dishes in a space that is simultaneously and effortlessly rustic and elegant. The wood-fired pizzas are delicious - and though they are individual-sized, they are quite large. I’m partial to the piccante, which features spicy n’duja sausage and smoked scarmorza cheese on a tomato and mozzarella base.
The Electric Diner serves up classic American comfort food in a throw-back 1950s diner setting with comfortable red leather booths. The all day menu features classics such as a waffles and fried chicken, Philly chilli cheese dog and a grilled Reuben sandwich. The cocktails are also good and the place is pretty lively in the evening with trendy locals (it is run by Soho House), making it the perfect place to start a night out in Notting Hill.