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Bucket

Restaurants, Seafood Notting Hill
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Venue says OYSTER HOUR! £1 Oysters with a cocktail, wine or bucket or beer - Weekdays 4-7pm and Weekends 4-6pm

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A sustainable seafood restaurant in Westbourne Grove.

A cool, beachy retreat, Bucket is a place of airy cabanas and breezy green fronds that serves sustainable seafood in cutesy metal pails (that is, buckets). It’s summer chic at its most effortless and inviting.

The starters were the stars. An overflowing tub of buttery calamari was expertly cooked and served with an addictive roasted garlic aioli. The taramasalata was thick and smoky, and served with hearty sourdough bread that had been beautifully charred. A lobster, prawn and cheese toastie was inoffensive, but definitely didn’t warrant the £17.95 price tag. Nothing here could be classed as offensive, it was just that some dishes weren’t as impressive as others. But the service was, in a word, perfection. The team at Bucket genuinely want you to enjoy your meal. (So much so that when we gently mentioned that mussels dressed in lobster bisque and brandy could have done with more flavour, the item was struck from the bill and we were profusely thanked for our opinion.)

When the bill did arrive, it was presented with two complimentary glasses of frosty limoncello. At its best, this place is a delight. Its bucket runneth over.

Bucket says
Bucket Seafood in Notting Hill serves up sustainably sourced seafood, by the bucketful. Served in a laid-back, do-as-you-like atmosphere, the menu is inspired by beachside, shoes-off eating and is designed for sharing... you just need to add lemon.

As well as its signature buckets of unbeatable calamari, whitebait and prawns and mussels prepared in different styles, other Bucket favourites include its rustic boards of grilled whole fish, the Bucket Fishfinger Sandwich, its crayfish burger and seafood linguine.
For dessert, guests can choose warm out of the oven homemade specials of the house

With the design reminiscent of a weatherworn yet rustically luxurious beach club, Bucket offers a warm and relaxed hideaway for all seasons

By: Nicole Trilivas

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Address: 107 Westbourne Grove
London
W2 4UW
Transport: Tube: Bayswater or Notting Hill Gate. 5-minute walk from both.
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £105.
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Opening hours: Monday — Saturday 12.00 — 11.30pm Sunday 12.00 — 10.30pm
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