The Best Restaurants in Notting Hill, London

Mazi | Courtesy of Mazi
Mazi | Courtesy of Mazi
Photo of Stephanie Butler
20 August 2018

Famous for its carnival, market, and the eponymously titled film, Notting Hill is a vibrant area full of fantastic food and culture. Whatever you want to eat in this beautiful part of London, our list is only a hint at the diverse and delicious food there is on offer.

The Mall Tavern

Gastropub, British, $$$
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The Mall Tavern | The Mall Tavern | © Ewan Munro / WikiCommons
The Mall Tavern offers tasty British classics with a modern twist. The decor is fascinating, with curiosity cabinets along the walls, reclaimed Victorian furniture and a vintage whiskey dispenser above the bar. There is a bar, dining room, and a kitchen for private parties as well as a lovely summer garden.

Lokkanta

Restaurant, Turkish
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Lokkanta | Courtesy of Lokkanta
Lokkanta | Courtesy of Lokkanta
Turkish cuisine is at its fastest and finest at Lokkanta Meze and BBQ, cooked over the flames on the mangal BBQ. Guests can enjoy a vibrant array of delicious barbequed food and extras such as falafel, lamb yaprak or a meze platter; follow with baklava for dessert. The service is fast from friendly staff.

The Ledbury

Restaurant, European, $$$
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The jewel in the Notting Hill restaurant scene, The Ledbury has been almost literally inundated with award of late, including two Michelin Stars and a place in many lists of the best restaurants in the world. With this success, however, it becomes more and more difficult to secure a table. Luckily, though, their terrace is not only one of the best al fresco spots in the Capital, but also cannot be reserved, making it a great way to experience The Ledbury without month-long waits. Not that the food is not worth that wait, with the menu offering fascinatingly presented delicious classics.

The Shed

Restaurant, Contemporary, British, $$$
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The Shed, London, is a modern restaurant serving food made using fresh British produce | © Gladwin Brothers
The Shed is a friendly neighborhood restaurant that provides a hearty British menu with plenty of exciting tastes. The staff are passionate and the meat is sourced from the family farm in Suffolk. On Saturday afternoons there is wonderful live music.

Mazi

Restaurant, Greek, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Loukoumades | Courtesy of Mazi
Loukoumades | Courtesy of Mazi
Mazi offers fresh and flavorsome Greek food in a tapas style. Maziin Greek means ‘together,’ and the menu is designed to be shared by the whole table. The presentation is immaculate and there is a great selection of wine. A stone’s throw away from Notting Hill Gate station, the restaurant can get busy, but only because it is a local favorite.

Arancina

Restaurant, Italian
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Nothing but a slice of heaven is expected from the wonderful Sicilian restaurant Arancina, with their authentic and rustic, yet modern, menu. Try the arancini, deep-fried saffron balls with fillings such as beef ragu, peas and ham and cheese. With other inviting Italian dishes and offering excellent value for money, Arancina won’t disappoint.

Honest Burgers

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Burger | Courtesy of Honest Burgers
Melt-in-the-mouth dishes are on offer at Honest Burgers, inspired by great British produce. The menu is simple but made to a superb standard, and also caters for both vegetarians and coeliacs. Local beer is available, and there is a fantastic atmosphere to accompany everything; small wonder it is considered one of the best burger joints in London.

Polpo

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Polpo | Courtesy of Fraser Communications
Polpo | Courtesy of Fraser Communications
Polpo is a cute Venetian sharing-dish restaurant, with simple, good food. There is an innovative selection of dishes to delight the senses with different textures and flavors, including sea bream with fennel, duck ragu and spinach pizzette. The interior is dark and atmospheric and the staff are accommodating, and all for great value for money.

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