An excellent foodie pub, originally built as part of Thomas Robinson's 1856 development of Palace Gardens Terrace. As it's slightly off the main drag, it's mainly the haunt of the lucky locals, who know a good thing when they see it.
Chef Jesse Dunford Wood has filled the menu with nostalgic dishes, many of which have been abused over time - ut here are done well.
Expect the likes of 'Pork Crackling with Bramley Apple Sauce'; 'Fried Brie with Cranberry Sauce'; 'Chicken Liver Paté with Pickled Onions' and 'Carrot Soup with Carrot Bhajis' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Chicken Kiev'; 'Macaroni Cheese with Smoked Bacon'; 'Venison & Pork Meatballs with Popped Corn' and 'English Codling with Sprouting Broccoli & Warm Tartare Sauce' on their list of mains. There are also generally a couple of hot pies, which are also popular.
'Artic Roll Selection' is a popular pud (where you can choose 3 out of the 6 listed varieties); but you might also be tempted by 'Toasted Chocolate Marshmallows with Campfire Biscuits' or their selection of British & Irish cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-22.00; mains about £10 to £22
- Dinner: all week 12.00-22.00; mains about £10 to £22
- Seats: 85, plus about 20 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list, is laid out in a user friendly fashion - kicking off at around the £20 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Notting Hill Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating