London’s ceviche king Martin Morales is at it again: this time in Notting Hill. Here is a modern take on a typical Peruvian picanteria – a casual daytime dining spot with an anything-but-boring menu that sparkles with bright, sunny flavours. The ceviches are brilliant (natch), and they’re backed by the best pisco sours this side of Machu Picchu. Also check out the authentic Peruvian panaderia (bakery) next door.
March 2019: We’ve added three ace contenders for those of you who like a bit of fine-dining: Caractère is a new sophisticate from Michel Roux Jr’s daughter and her chef husband (ex-Le Gavroche); Six Portland Road provides manna for Holland Park’s upper-crust gourmandisers, while Core by Clare Smyth is the sensational two-Michelin-starred debut from Gordon Ramsay’s one-time chef-patron. Moving into multicultural territory, we’ve included Vietnamese grill Mam and Andina Picanteria, a Peruvian joint from the team behind Ceviche and Andina.
Whether you’re after a simple chippy or something a bit more snazzy (or even Michelin-starred), Notting Hill’s 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.