With flowery wallpaper, linen tea towels as napkins and mismatched china, Bumpkin’s take on a funky farmhouse kitchen is charming. It’s buzzy, fun and one up from a gastropub, with a jolly wine list, farmhouse ciders and a guest ale on draught – hurrah! The emphasis on cocktails is telling; Bumpkin belongs to the bar group that includes Prince Harry’s hangout Boujis. Notting Hill’s ex-boarding-school crowd appreciates this British comfort food, and the more sedate upstairs dining room should be ideal for entertaining guests from abroad. But visitors might be baffled by the seemingly cheddar-less cauliflower cheese, or miss the point of a dull fish cake. For pudding they might wonder if the crumble topping should be so crunchy, but enjoy the proper vanilla custard. We couldn’t fault starters of butternut squash soup with thyme and almonds, and a glorious spring vegetable salad of baby roots, beans, peas, cherry tomatoes and pea shoots plus bosworth ash goat’s cheese. Full marks too for the heritage tomato salad. Weirdly there was no bread available. Service was friendly: too familiar in the case of the waitress who sat at the next table to recount her life story while we waited for our bill.
Bumpkin Notting Hill
|Venue name:||Bumpkin Notting Hill||Contact:|
209 Westbourne Park Road
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 5pm–11pm; Fri 11am–late; Sat-Sun 9am–late|
|Transport:||Tube: Westbourne Park tube|
|Price:||Main courses £10-£18.50.|
Average User Rating
3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:0
Some dishes are very good, some other are not... In any case, very small portion sizes... I won't suggest it in any case.
We've been to Bumpkin a number of times and will continue to go back. The menu has a good mix of prices (from pot pies to steak) and the place is comfortable. They're always very accommodating, and the last time we went there they gave us a free glass of wine as they were a bit late seating us. One of my favourite London restaurants!