First she bagged three Michelin stars at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and now Clare Smyth’s solo debut has gone and done the same. The three star Core is housed in a gorgeous period building in Notting Hill: it’s high-ceilinged and elegant but also vibrant, not pompous and great fun. The food is extremely special, with immense technical brio and a playful streak that makes it all very accessible.
Whether you’re after a simple chippy or something a bit more snazzy (or even Michelin-starred), Notting Hill is jam-packed with great cafés and restaurants. Whatever you desire – from a Carnival time top-up to a refined dinner – pile through our list below of the best eateries in this ace area. Fancy a pint afterwards? Here are Notting Hill's standout pubs. Or head for something a little more refined at the area's best bars.
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