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Thu May 30 2013
Notting Hill suavity versus hearty peasant cooking: who wins? Notting Hill, of course, and Colchis – serene in its stuccoed townhouse – presents a smartly turned-out form of Georgian cuisine, with the rough edges smoothed out. An eager-to-help, proudly Georgian waiter got the meal off to a dashing start, and the varied list of traditional starters increased the appeal. Khinkali dumplings being unavailable on our trip, chicken bazhe filled the slot well: chunks of straight-from-the-grill chicken breast in a walnut sauce that – like Middle Eastern fesenjoon – expertly balanced creaminess and tang, a wedge of polenta-like gomi providing ballast. Khachapuri cheese bread comes in three varieties (including boat-shaped with an egg yolk), but main courses are limited to four types of mtsvadi (shashlik) skewers, presented on a wooden board with pristine rocket and tomato salad; salmon arrived nicely seared and succulent, with a little pot of salsa. To ‘Georgianise’ the dish, we asked for the optional pomegranate nectar, which added fruity zestiness just as the big helping of fish started to pall. Honey cake (two warm chocolate and nut sandwich fingers) was a highlight, as was the glass of intense, dry Georgian Mukuzani wine. With a polished wooden floor, jazz soundtrack and sensitively lit front bar, Colchis dovetails perfectly into the neighbourhood.
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Colchis 39 Chepstow Place
- Venue phone:
020 7221 7620
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- Opening hours:
Bar Open/meals served 6pm-midnight Tue-Fri; noon-midnight Sat, Sun. Main courses £3.50-£8. Restaurant Meals served 6-11pm Tue-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon -10pm Sun
Tube: Bayswater or Notting Hill Gate tube
Main courses £6-£16. Meal for two with wine and service: around £85
- 39 Chepstow Place
- 020 7221 7620
- 39 Chepstow Place