Will Ricker’s restaurants make up a small but impressive pan-Asian empire (plus one much-lauded Mexican street food hotspot). The well-thought out menu is brief, with just enough little touches to pique diners’ interest – black vinegar paired with crispy pork belly, barbecued beef bulgogi with coriander raita. But first, take time for an informal drink in the attached bar to mingle with the beautiful and the damned, as a steady stream of well-to-do twentysomethings float in and out.
The fresh, contemporary dining room is home to a mixed clientele on Friday evenings: from scruffy hipsters to opulent families with children, and everything in-between. Other than a snarky barman, service was unfalteringly attentive, charming and professional. Far from being style over substance, every dish we ordered was cooked to a very high standard. Highlights included a cherry tomato and lychee green curry (the sweet and the savoury perfectly countered) and delicate black cod dumplings. A duck and watermelon salad was rather rich and would have benefited from more acidity.
If you’re watching the pennies, book a table for 11am-12.30pm at weekends when a brunch deal offers half-price dim sum.
14 Blenheim Crescent
|Opening hours:||Bar Open noon-midnight Mon-Sat; 12.30-11pm Sun. Dim sum served noon-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 12.30-10pm Sun.Restaurant Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-11pm Sat; 12.30-10.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate|
|Price:||Dim sum £3.50-£8. Main courses £8-£27. Set lunch (Mon-Thur) £20 3 courses|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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music too loud (we couldn't have a normal conversation without repeating 2 times the words),
smell of coffe when you are eating your dinner (easy to place the Coffe station somewhere else?!),
waiters not attentive or trained decently (too busy in being distracted by their peers),
tables to close to each others (we had the a.. of waiters on our table while they were serving the table next to ours).
Food too spicy and average presentation.
It's clear that they take advantage of the location but they are NOT keeping up with a minimum professional service.
Can't believe there are no reviews for e&o. Has to be my favourite restaurant in London. I don't live far away and end up coming for weekend lunches (they now do half price dim sum from 1130am at weekends). The staff are always lovely and accommodating. My favourite dishes are the prawn and chive dumplings, chilli salt squid, chopped salad with tuna, chicken san choi bau, black cod (expensive), brown fried rice and singapore noodles. The cocktails are divine - mojitos, lychee martinis, cosmos... And the best dessert has to be the banoffee pie.