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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.


Venue name: E&O
Address: 14 Blenheim Crescent
W11 1NN
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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An old favourite, been dining here for years- great food, great atmosphere.

Christopher M
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Great Asian infusion restaurant and bar. Very trendy and well visited by locals. Great for dinner or just to drink with friends. either in the bar or out on the street. Brilliant espresso martinis.


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.