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Chucs Westbourne Grove

Restaurants, Italian Notting Hill
4 out of 5 stars
Chucs Westbourne Grove

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Serene little Italian restaurant on Westbourne Grove.

At Chucs, food is served up in a beautifully lit, serene room that oozes 1950s Amalfi Coast cool (to say nothing of the garden courtyard, perfect for al fresco dining when summer comes around). Staff are fawning, and if that’s your bag you’ll love the place. If not, it’s just about tolerable – though a glimpse at the menu will explain exactly why they treat you like a multi-millionaire.

Crudités with anchoïade were the crispest, freshest vegetables imaginable, perfectly presented on a bed of crushed ice. But the £15 price tag had us wincing. Aubergine parmigiana was expertly created, while the mains – mushroom risotto (£21!) and tagliatelle bolognese – were even deeper in flavour, achingly rich and lovingly prepared. But there really is no way to dine here on a budget: wine starts at £36 a bottle and rises steeply thereafter.

Saying that, this isn’t simply a cynical, wallet-baiting experiment to see how much people are prepared to spend: the Dover Street flagship is already a huge success and our fellow diners hardly batted an eyelid. Chucs is a place for people who don’t mind spending top whack to eat terrific food and be treated like kings (and queens). For those of you without a superyacht parked in the Med, come only with a rich aunt or an expense account.

Chucs Westbourne Grove says
Under the direction of Executive Chef Simon Henbery, Chucs Westbourne Grove offers classic Italian cuisine alongside a number of light and healthy dishes.
Food can be enjoyed within the quiet elegance of the dining room, designed by the ever-popular Peter Mikic, or outside on the luscious garden terrace. Our express Italian Effe coffee bar also serves lighter snacks and drinks to eat in or take away.
Located on Westbourne Grove, in the heart of Notting Hill, stop by for an authentic Italian coffee on the go, light lunch with friends, or hearty bowl of pasta come evening.

By: Dave Faulkner



Address: 226 Westbourne Grove
W11 2RH
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £150.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30-22:30 Weekends: 10:00-22:30
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