The Little Yellow Door

Restaurants, Pop up restaurant Notting Hill
4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)

Please note, this venue is now closed. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, May 2017.

The guys behind this Notting Hill venue have taken the house party idea and run with it. Part supper club, part bar, part party, the Little Yellow Door bills itself as 'the ultimate flatshare', with a venue that's kitted out like your average London house (whatever that might be) and visitors invited to treat it as their own. 

It's hosted by five (presumably fictional) flatmates. Wednesday nights serve up dinner and cocktails, Thursdays a 'weekend warm-up', Fridays dinner with drinks and games, (think Twister and all that ensues) and Saturdays a classic house party. Expect plenty of cocktails, including bowls of punch (of course). 

Those heading down for food won't be fobbed off with chips and dips. Menus range from taramasalata served with confit onions and pork scratchings, quail scotch eggs and duck sausage rolls to rarebit with Guinness and devilled mushrooms, and chicken wings with stuffing in blankets and roast potatoes.

 

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The Little Yellow Door pop-up is a story of flatmates who opened their Notting Hill flat for dinner and house parties.
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Venue name: The Little Yellow Door
Address: 68 Notting Hill Gate
London
W11 3HT
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill
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Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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tastemaker

We had an afternoon tea at The Little Yellow Door with 2 friends of mine end of January.


The promise of the house party style bar is kept. You are definitely in a men flatshare, ready to receive your tipsy teapot.


Unfortunately we found ourselves in a draught as the downstairs door and the room one were both opened. It was a bit hard to appreciate the cold tipsy tea when already being freezing.


I really liked one of the sandwiches which was made of beef and caramelised onion, it was really tasty, yet I didn’t appreciate the 2 others, and the chicken one was too oily for me. Concerning the cakes, they were ok, but I was expecting a bit more.


Music was awesome, everything I like, but a bit loud, it was hard to hear each other talking; but we can’t deny this is totally in the house party theme!



Everything is saved by the amazing staff! They are lovely and friendly, so the place is Worthing a visit just for them.

tastemaker

Went to The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill to try their cocktail tea party with two friends. After spending some times looking for a very hidden little yellow door, we climbed a very narrow stair and finally arrived in a quirky flat decorated with eclectic furniture and unusual objects. Unfortunately, we didn't have the best experience. The place looked a bit grubby and was absolutely freezing. So wrapped up in our coats and scarves, we didn't enjoy much our over-iced cocktails. The food was average, filling and a bit too oily. The service was also average and very tactless. Despite having free spaces, one of the hosts imposed us to share a table with someone else, making the situation uncomfortable for us and the other person. So pity because the concept is great and fun but would need some improvements as previously written. 

Tastemaker

Cute hidden place in Notting Hill. A small yellow door ground floor, then narrow steps to go upstairs and you are in a quirky room decorated with house usual/unusual objects and 5 in total tables. You will order through your whatsapp application on your phone using emoticons shown on your menu and the food at your table as ordered. A bit dirty when I visited, full of dust everywhere, small portions and no heating (we were freezing!). Brilliant concept but needs improvements on many aspects.


The Little Yellow Door at number 68, Notting Hill Gate (what a superb address) is home to a few friendly flatmates who have transformed their flat share into a (now permanent) pop-up restaurant and bar, open to anyone who's up for an informal bite to eat in a casual, house party vibe. 

We opted for the famous Emoji Menu that takes influence from current flatmate Hank's American roots. Decoding the menu, we put in a Whatsapp order for the buffalo chicken wings, a chicken salad and steak sandwich.

The wings were a hot mess - quite literally. They were super sticky and spicy - just as wings should be. My friend was also massively impressed with her gigantic salad, put together to suit her gluten and dairy free allergies - these guys not only welcome you in with great big smiles but they make sure to look after you too. And that steak baguette... thinly sliced pink beef was drizzled with truffle mayo, stuffed into soft fresh mini rolls with rocket.I will happily hold my hands up and say it was one of the best steak sandwiches I have ever eaten. I was pretty damn sad when it was over.

I can honestly say that The Little Yellow Door surpassed my expectations. Its not the poshest food on the block but its bloody delicious and incredible value. It might be the definition of hipster, but you don't have to don a man bun or dungarees to be invited up to the colourful flat. You might not take your Nan here, but she sure would be welcome. 

Tastemaker

Last weekend I gathered a big group of friends and headed to The Ultimate Dinner Party at The Little Yellow Door.

Located just a few steps away from Notting Hill Gate station, we knocked on the yellow door and made our way up some steep steps to be greeted and welcomed into a quirky and intimate living room with long tables set for a feast.


The food served here is determined by the culinary background of the latest flatmate. Their current chef is Maximillian Fothergill- Stewart Esq whose menu focuses on home country English dishes. To start, platters were brought over to us laden with chicken liver pate and gingerbread crisp and quince chutney, cheddar puffs, duck sausage rolls and scotch quails egg with sage, onion and leek. These platters were bought out for the whole table to share which meant we got to know the rest of the table very well.


Overall the hospitality at The Little Yellow Door is something that has to be experienced, especially because this is probably the quirkiest and supper club/pop-up in London at the moment. The fact that you have to book through watsapp proves this!


Tastemaker

I was surprised with this place.

Went there for thanksgiving dinner party and it was amazing.

Really enjoyed the decorations and the food.

It was like being at a friends house and enjoying the intimacy of your friends and people you have never met.

tastemaker

Quite a cute, charming and quirky hole in the wall. You have to look out for the number on Notting Hill Gate as it literally is a 'little yellow door'! The decor is eclectic and charming with a range of styles mixed together, accessories included a small fish tank, various chaises, tables and chairs. The staff were incredibly friendly and the food and cocktails were good too! It's a few seconds away from Notting Hill Tube Station so great location, and good if you're looking for somewhere to go that's a little different and out there.