Granger & Co

Restaurants, Australian Westbourne
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Granger & Co
© Rob Greig

This is the first UK outlet from Australian Bill Granger (restaurateur and author of a number of cookery books). Notting Hill has taken to this simply decorated, no-bookings eaterie with a passion – queues form at weekends for brunch, and even early in the week the tightly packed tables and stools along the bar are fully occupied. It’s no wonder: the room is appealing and light-filled, the global menu inventive without being alarming, and the cooking assured.

There are snacks (crispy salt and pepper squid with lime aïoli), starters (ceviche salmon with grapefruit, avocado and sesame), pasta dishes, a steak and a burger, plus a range of globe-trotting dishes; lunch sees more soups, sandwiches and salads. At dinner, both the beef burger (which came with tomato relish and pickled courgette, and had a proper meaty taste) and fried brown rice packed with crab, chorizo and kimchee (punchy in all the right ways) passed with flying colours; the next table enthused about tumeric-spiced chicken with ’slaw, and lime and coconut dressing.

Prices are on the high side, but portions are generous – especially the puddings. A heap of banana fritters were perfectly matched with caramel and honey ice-cream, and a bowl-like white chocolate and pistachio pavlova groaned under a mass of strawberries and rosewater cream.



Venue name: Granger & Co
Address: 175 Westbourne Grove
W11 2SB
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7am-noon Mon-Sat; 8am-noon Sunday. Lunch served noon-5pm daily. Dinner served 5-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 5-10pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill Gate
Price: Main courses £13.50-£22.80. Meal for two with drinks and service: around £80
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3.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:18
  • 4 star:15
  • 3 star:9
  • 2 star:5
  • 1 star:15
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Best Shrimp Burger in town, healthy beautifully prepared delicious food, they don't take booking so on a Friday night I would advise arriving before 7pm if you can, or endue the cramped wait in the corridor part that leads to the loo. "Awkward"

Mildred C

Very pretty restaurant, especially when it's nice outside. Was a bit disappointed by their small selection of foods and definitely didn't live up to the hype. Tiny juices and brunch foods that seemed kind of just thrown together. Yummy nonetheless, the eggs were nicely poached and the pancakes were very fluffy, would recommend the pancakes if anything. Other than that, just another western brunch place that serves overpriced eggs and toast.


I have only been there once and instantly fell in love with this place. Cosy restaurant with a very chilled out environment that gets you relaxed. The first thing that struck me was their delicious looking pastries displayed on the counter. I tried the scrambled eggs on toast. The eggs had a very silky texture and the sourdough arrived warm with melting butter on top (Even now I am salivating as I describe this). Perfect Sunday morning brunch... or perfect for any day as a matter of fact. 

PS: Beware of the long queue and try going there a bit earlier so you don't end up starving in the queue. 


Such a lovely restaurant to meet up with a friend after work with its relaxed Aussie vibe and beautiful decor. The food is fantastic especially if you’re undergoing a January detox, the grains and bowls section of the dinner menu is a real selling point with me – the soft shell crab, chorizo, fried rice bowl with a poached egg come highly recommended. The service we received was brilliant and were taken straight to a table (although it was 7pm on a Tuesday) and our server even talked us through the menu offering his opinion on almost every dish. For a chilled out evening with friends, I will definitely be back!

Amanda F

I lived in Sydney for a year and really enjoyed his restaurant there. Breakfast is my thing, it makes me so happy. I finally went for an early breakfast at Granger & Co on my birthday, we didn't have to wait, the service was excellent and the food was cooked to perfection. I had a great morning and look forward to visiting again. 

Laura M

Decided to brave the queue mid-week (yes...mid-week!!) at their Westbourne Grove branch which always has a queue whenever I've gone past it. We didn't actually need to wait that long to be seated, maybe around 25 minutes for two of us and a small child, once we were seated though you realise how busy the place actually is! I decided to choose a traditional scrambled eggs on sourdough toast and sides plus an iced was good, not mind-blowing, the eggs were pretty amazing but I fear I should have chosen the pancakes that everyone raves time!

Katie M

The food is delicious every time, relaxed atmosphere and they always happy to give you a doggy bag if you cant ,manage their enormous portions


Went here for dinner with a friend and I liked the place. I had the bbq chicken which was really good even though veered on to the expensive side.

The wine list was very impressive and my friend I tried a cocktail there which was very dissapointing. We had the jalapeño margarita which has nothing really to recommend it.

Service wise it was ok- when we finished our main the waitress kept on hovering around us seeing if we wanted to order anything else even though we were clear that we wanted to finish our wine and then try a cocktail.

Henry C

Granger & Co is a bit of mixed bag. I've visited both of the venues in London and they are fairly similar. The food suits the current need for 'healthy, clean eating' so you feel dreadfully smug the whole time. I had the sweetcorn fritters and swapped some with my friend who had the Courgette Fritters. Both were absolutely delicious, if not incredibly modest on portion size vs. price. All the sides were also fairly puny and over-priced.

I was also on a bit of a hangover so I ordered a Bloody Mary, which came tasting hideously of Fish - apparently they use Clamato Juice (Clam & Tomato Juice) as standard, so as a Vegetarian they didn't give any warning.

The food it great, but if you want a decent meal, you're looking closer to the price of a nice evening meal out. Booking is a must if you want to guarantee a table for a group of you.

It was tasty and I would revisit, but I am in no rush for now.

Lizzie W

This place has been on my brunch wish list for SO long and finally a few weekends ago we plucked up the courage for the queue (pick a warm, dry day) and headed to Westbourne Grove. We joined it just before 10.30 and were seated by 11am  - not bad. They seem to have a pretty slick operation but it does make it a bit stressful, being constantly hounded about timings. We were offered 2 seats at the bar so parked up and took the menu (for no reason as I have been studying it for over a year and know it off by heart!). I reallllly couldn't decide what to have but in the end went for the ricotta hotcakes with banana as they sounded so different. My bf went for scrambled eggs on toast and asked for the side of bacon, mushrooms and sausage for £4 to be told it was £4 for ONE of them (yikes at the cost and the lack of clarity!). We both ordered a coffee and a juice. The coffee came quickly but the juice took a further 10 minutes while people who had arrived after us had theirs. The food also took quite a while to come and when it did I was not wowed by the portion size or the presentation. Yes, pancakes are just round and brown but they could have made it look a little pretty with the banana. Instead raw banana was just sliced in two and hidden beneath them (why couldnt they caramelise them and present them nicely?) We were starving so tucked in. The scrambled eggs LOOK amazing but have very little seasoning, the bacon was amazing and the toast was good. My ricotta hotcakes were OK but I didn't think the ricotta added anything to it and I have had fluffier nicer pancakes else where. Overall a huge disappointment and really expensive for what it was - GUTTED (did I mention the OJ was £5 for the smallest glass?). There are still things on the menu I want to try so proooobably will be back but I wish they took bookings/ served breakfast past 12pm on weekends!

Kateryna V

Oh my God the queues over the weekend… Better if you are two, more like ‘forget about it’ if you are in multiple numbers. Yet the wait was (again!) all worth it. The service is brisk and as friendly as you can possibly expect given the huge custom. I love the light-aired dining room (makes you almost forget about the tight table layout) and the Aesop toiletries in the restrooms downstairs. Good flat white (as you would expect in an Aussie-run caff). Everything on the menu looks great. And although the dinner menu doesn’t always live up to expectations, the breakfast menu is epic. Ricotta hotcakes, corn fritters and salmon, avocado and poached eggs are all to die for.

Alex B

This is a great place, particularly for breakfast/ brunch. You need to get in seriously early at the weekend though because there is a queue outside and down the road from about 9am! To be honest it doesn't quite warrant the really long queue but the food is great and there is a fun atmosphere. If you do manage to get a table the avocado on toast with poached eggs is yummy.

Staff WriterStaff Comp

I love Granger & Co, it's fresh and light with a great atmosphere. The food is really interesting and great pairings of different tastes, lovely coffee and fantastic for breakfast, brunch or lunch whether catching up with friends, a business breakfast or a date. I still haven't been in the evening but it's on my list.

Mike T

I went to the Notting Hill restaurant with a new date for a romantic dinner, the food was good but within an hour or so of leaving I was feeling so nauseous I had to get a cab home as I didn't want to be sick on the bus, made it home just in time to spent the rest of the evening violently ill. I rang up the next day to complain, got a half hearted apology and told I would be referred to a 3rd party who I was assured would call me that day, after 3 days of hearing nothing back I called again and spoke to the manager who hadn't found time to pass my details on, later that day I got sent an email from Food Alert the 3rd party asking questions then spoke to one of their consultants on the phone, a week or so later I got an email back saying they'd investigated the matter and could find no fault in Granger & Co, 3 weeks later and I've heard nothing back from the restaurant at all. 

I feel their customer service is woefully lacking and can't recommend any place that treats a customer that's paid for a pricey meal and in return has their evening ruined and ends up vomiting  for the rest of it too.


I'm a long-term Bill Granger fan, and having frequented the original Sydney cafe many a time, I had high expectations of Granger & Co. Happily, the experience is exactly the same, from the light-filled, bustling and homely atmosphere, the weekend morning queues, the excellent coffee and even some Australian-accented waiters. And the food is great - classic Bill's fare. The staff execute the menu excellently. I am particularly fond of details such as communal tables, magazines and papers to read, and the Sunday-morning-at-home feel of the place. For me, this place is about brunch - next time, leave the burgers and squid and get in there early for a big Aussie breakfast, best-ever scrambled eggs, corn fritters, or ricotta and honeycomb butter hotcakes (my fave).


I've visited Granger & Co twice in the last four months and both times i've been impressed with deliciously fresh food and exceptional coffee (they serve an incredible soya macchiato). The restaurant felt fresh, open and airy without making me feel too exposed. The atmosphere was bustling but not overwhelmingly busy. Try the indulgent ricotta hotcakes, served with honeycomb butter, maple syrup and bananas. Also, the rich and creamy scrambled eggs with sourdough bread. A fantastic breakfast treat to set you up for a day wandering around the charming streets of Notting Hill or Portobello Road.


Absolutely love this place. Having been to Australia and developed a great fondness for 'Bill's' (the original Australian version), I was extremely excited to visit Granger & Co when it first opened in London. You never know if the quality will still be there but I'm extremely pleased to say that it is! I must even confess that I like Granger & Co more than the original. The interior is lovely, with options to sit at the bar or to have table service, and the menu is virtually the same (from what I can remember). The main things are that the coffee is amazing and Ricotta Hotcakes are still on the menu! Last time my boyfriend and I tried the scrambled eggs and couldn't get over how good, and well-presented they were. There s a queue at weekends, but as far as I'm concerned it is well worth queueing for. We live in Surrey and will happily make the journey into town for a late brekkie here.


Very disappointed in the food- have been 4 times and nothing is good! Very oily and tasteless. I'm a big fan of Bill's cookbooks so why can't he teach his chefs to cook good food from them????


the staff are appallingly rude and have attitude problems. when I asked for an americano, I was given a single espresso in a large espresso cup, still minute. on trying to explain I would like a standard size cup, I was advised to switch to tea .on asking whether other customers did, I was told nobody ever wanted anything else but an espresso. the manager then came over and basically told us to put up or shut up-so we left. not impressed, bill granger!!!


Long queues at the door so you think you are in line for something great. We found it a bit disappointing. Food was okay but not great. Service and food quality wise I would say a bit over prized. Very noisy inside, so not a place for a nice and quiet breakfast. Def not the best breakfast in town.


Went there for dinner on 7th march, was very pleasantly surprised after reading mixed reviews here! The service was quick and attentive throughout, the atmosphere was very lively (considering it wasn't even a weekend) and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection! Will be back for brunches, lunches and dinners in the summer, when the outside mood matches the inside.


The food is great, service is quick and the chill, laid back atmosphere made the wait enjoyable. I felt I was back home in NY!! Going back there soon. A few more vegetarian dishes would be welcome though...


Just came back from dinner here, it has become my favourite place. The atmosphere was lovely and buzzing, but sufficiently chilled out to keep you relaxed on a busy Saturday evening, the food was gorgeous and the service was really faultless, it's a shame they don't take bookings on busy evenings as it would be nice to reserve in advance. Definitely go, it's a great place for a date or also for a catch up with good friends.

Notting Hill Local

Like other locals eagerly awaiting the arrival of a much needed casual dining experience in our neighborhood, great expectations unfortunately have not been met. Not to judge too quickly I have tried to avoid criticizing however my most recent visit was excruciatingly disappointing. The biggest let down is actually the staff. Whether under staffed or inefficient, patrons will be virtually abandoned. Typically you'll arrive to a lengthy queue standing outside, the host will not greet you warmly with a smile, you be told a substantial waiting time. Entering the dining room you be sure to notice the terrible acoustics - this place is just loud. You'll be seated and menus may or may not be provided at that time. You most likely wait at least 20 minutes before your order is taken and that might only be because you've flagged down a member of staff. If you're thinking of ordering a coffee - you'll be waiting a very long time. Food orders come out from the kitchen at a snails pace - we waited 40 minutes just for soup. Be sure to tell your server if you need anything when you have the chance because you'll most likely be stranded and not checked on. The food may be good but the overall experience takes far too much energy and effort. Locals are beginning to be less forgiving and are choosing other options for dining where they are treated far better.


ambiance and location is excellent not happy with the greasy food and 30 minute wait for drinks

Lizzy Innes

So glad Bill has a place in the UK, I've been holding out for this since visiting one of his Sydney cafes a couple of years ago. Big Bill fan! It was great, shame about no bookings (had to the queue in the rain) but was expected. Service great and sweetcorn fritters and coffee both excellent. Will be making a habit it of it on a Saturday morning.


I've been to Granger and co twice for brunch and it was great. I love the light and space and the coffee is amazing. I'm going back again tomorrow with a friend.


After the lamenting the lack of a Bill's Sydney style cafe in London for many years I was quite excited about the opening of Grainger and Co but am left underwhelmed. While the coffee is good and menu similar, the service is a bit hit and miss and the restuarant layout is cramped and awkward. I guess like many places in London - it will be probably best enjoyed after the hype has died down and during the offpeak opening hours.


Very good service and only had to wait for a short period of time. Staff were great including the woman at the door. Food was average - nothing great


I love the jelly and ice cream with honeycomb that they serve up at Granger and Co. In fact I've loved every mouthful that has passed my lips on my two visits to this cool new establishment in WestBourne Grove. Just thinking about the burger and it's brioche bun that I had on my last visit is making my mouth water. A great selection and variety on the menu, I can't wait for my next visit so that I can work my way further through the menu! Excellent and reasonable wine list, with great staff recommendations. The busy restaurant has a fantastic buzz and feels like a really dynamic place for dining. My experience with the restaurant staff has been consistently positive, polite, friendly, attentive, and despite the queues of people waiting to get in, I've never felt like I've been pushed to leave. I cannot wait for my next visit and my next helping of jelly and ice cream!


I've visited more than once now and have been impressed on each occasion. I really like the unpretentious food - try the chicken schnitzel or the meatballs, both are excellent - and, contrary to what others have said, have found the service to be polite and friendly. I'd definitely go back.


I went here for a birthday meal for my mum, a bit risky given no booking option but luckily there was a table available. I did notice other people waiting after us but I think it is to be expected of a popular restaurant, a waitress explained that people are given the option to come back later with an estimate time and will be given priority on their return when I asked about the queue forming at the front. I found all the staff to be very attentive and friendly as so am very suprised by other diners comments and it was a busy evening service as well. The food was very impressive, especially the tempura starter and I loved the spiced nuts. I was not aware of what Bill Grainger cooked before I dined here but there were a lot of tempting things on the menu and can't wait to go back again.


Had lunch on the weekend at Granger and Co., what an amazing experience. It was packed from the moment we arrived and was still packed two hours later when we left. Had the Ricotta Hotcakes and they were 100% worth the hype. Understandably a wait at the door but well worth it and can't wait to go back.


awful service. terrible hostesses, terrible manager - frightfully understaffed on the floor. a no reservations policy only works if people get seated in an egalitarian fashion. a host or hostess needs to have charm. this is not the case at granger & co. half of the servers are efficient and friendly and managed a pack dining room well. the other have had no clue what they were doing and delivered wrong orders just like rachel green from friends. still the best scrambled eggs in town, and good coffee. but everything else was disappointing. i've been enjoying granger's establishments for over a decade and never been so disappointed. avoid until management improves.

Chris, From Twickenham

Epic fail. Went today with girlfriend and her friend. I cannot dispute the quality of the food, but the service with the exception of one waiter, left as vast amount to be desired. I note the review above uses the word 'Chaos' and this, in my view is entirely accurate. I will not be returning.


The perfect brunch stop. Great coffee, a relaxed atmosphere and the staff were all very friendly and attentive on my visit. We opted for the coconut bread, bran muffins and scrambled eggs and thoroughly enjoyed the lot.


I miss PIX. Pix was the previous restaurant before Granger&Co took over. I has crab rice which was salty and it came with cold shredded eggs. Very strange combo. Worst of all, the waiting girl was horrible. Maybe because I came in my jogging cloths and didn't look posh! The only good point- our waiter was lovely - he was very polite and said sorry when he saw the uneaten food.


Just been for brunch and service was excellent. Breakfast was good with great mushrooms, tomatoes and eggs all well cooked. Flat white also excellent for this end of town.


Solid main courses and excellent pavlova. The cashews to start are memorable. Menu or atmosphere aren't anything more or less special than expected for a low priced brunch-driven weekend spot in Notting Hill. Staff was friendly except for hostess who seems to say "45 minutes wait" even when tables are available. Align expectations to reality and this is a good choice.


The people giving this place 5 stars, are simply lying. Perhaps they're plants. If you're considering eating here, go and read the 1 star reviews. If that's what you want, good luck to you,


We were a bit dubious trying Granger and Co given the recent reviews but we had a lovely time this morning. We perched up at the bar as it was very busy, and even though we thought we'd have preferred a table actually agreed the bar was great, and enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly coffee boys and waiting staff. We agree the service was a bit slow and we had to request things like Salt and Pepper and water, but the food and coffee was great. This is London, not Australia and if you remember that, and the effect that demand has we highly recommend trying it.


Masively dissapointing. Strange mix of dishes on the menu, over priced, flavourless, overcooked food (I could of cooked far better/tastier at home). A slice of bread (NO butter or oil) was £3.50 - for 1 slice!! Far better places to eat in the area. Will not be going back.

alexlocal 11/01/2012

Not bad atmosphere, the rest was disappointing, simple food, badly cooked, ribs burnt, bad service and initial attitude from host not acceptable, better places in london to eat.


Completely agree with the attitude at the door. Tip to the owner: The greeter needs to be replaced and her attitude is reflected in the rest of the personnel. The service is nothing better than average but my experience was appalling in an empty restaurant. With this kind of attitude toward customers this place is going to take a long swan dive into oblivion.

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