I came here to celebrate my fathers birthday and couldn't have enjoyed the evening more. The Shed has now become my favorite restaurant in London and I can't stop telling everyone about it! The waiters are lovely and its as if you are invited to join the family. There's a great atmosphere and genuine rural vibe. The daily loosener was delicious and we all enjoyed the fact that so many of the ingredients are foraged. The food was definitely the high point, especially the lamb chips, and we all loved the sharing aspect. Its amazing how much emphasis is put on sourcing the produce and the passion for the food is shared by the waiters, chefs and owners alike. The Shed offers a truly unique, fantastic dinning experience, which is not to be missed by anyone!
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Time Out says
Posted: Wed Oct 31 2012
From a distance, with its white wooden cladding and high pitched roof, this restaurant does look suspiciously like a shed. Home for years to the old Ark restaurant, under brothers Oliver and Richard Gladwin it’s had a playful makeover that’s as much barnyard as back-garden, with piggy portraits, bits of tractor, and charming staff in check shirts. It’s a fitting setting for the food, which goes beyond the usual hackneyed take on British. Plates are small, meant for sharing, and divided into sections such as ‘mouthfuls’, ‘fast cooking’ and ‘slow cooking’. The menu changes regularly; many ingredients are sourced from in or around the family farm in Nutbourne, West Sussex (including wine from Nutbourne Vineyards). From fresh-tasting carrot houmous with sourdough breadsticks, to the meaty goodness of the Nutbourne banger with own-made mustard, it was all delicious, and inventive without being tricksy. Hake with samphire, capers and a slick of red pepper sauce was possibly our favourite plate, though spatchcock quail with cucumber, poppy seed and a delicate barbecue sauce ran it close. Only a slightly too salty, overly fatty veal blade with haricot beans and black cabbage disappointed. Puddings are wickedly good – their ‘Magnum vienetta parfait’ is a reinvention of the old standard (with added salted caramel and dark, dark chocolate) that has to be tried. We’ll be back – especially as prices are so very reasonable for the area and the quality.
The Shed 122 Palace Gardens Terrace
- Venue phone:
020 7229 4024
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- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-3pm Tue-Fri, noon-4pm Sat. Dinner served 6-11pm Tue-Sat.
Tube: Notting Hill Gate tube
Dishes £7.50-£9.50. Meal for two with drinks and service: around £55.
- 122 Palace Gardens Terrace
- 020 7229 4024
- 122 Palace Gardens Terrace
- The Shed
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The shed is one of the best london restaurants Ive been to. The food is excellent, and the staff are friendly and knowledgable about the dishes and produce. We will definitely be returning regularly!
The food was really good. The service was another story and it made the whole experience pretty bad. I live in the area and had high hopes.
Popped into this place for a Friday lunch (with no booking). The front of house were very friendly and explained the menu thoroughly - I would suggest having at least 2 (or 3) plates per person...small portion of absolute sensations! The lamb chips and tender cuttlefish are a must. Great for sharing but you could order your own I suppose. International wine list; I tried a biodynamic sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. Have a table booked for dinner as I want to try out the buzzy atmosphere of the evening service - great little place and I highly recommend it!
Eaten there once so far, as I live in the country, but have another date planned very soon. Food was totally superb and very original, as was the decor and atmosphere. Tried a white wine from their associated English vineyard, really excellent. Service a little on the slow side. They need to work on that !!!. But all in all an excellent and exciting evening out.
A place of contradictions. On one hand trying to be 'rustic'... another trying to be far too cool for school. Food was tasty, but portions rather tiny (far from hearty!) to say the least. Music was johnny cash/American country while at same time trying to also wax lyrical about British country produce. Beautiful space but yet crammed in on uncomfortable stools. Trying far too hard.