One of the best bars in Notting Hill, if it's Italian cocktails you're after, then look no further than Polpo. Offering delicious small plates to boot, you're always going to be fed, watered and well looked-after at this gorgeous spot.
Bars in Notting Hill
Much like at nearby Portobello Market, it can be tough to unearth the treasures in Notting Hill. With so many hidden nooks and liquid lairs down darling side streets, it can seem like there is not much going on. But, that's where we come in. Open the right doors and you'll find those surprising speakeasies or descend the correct stairs to uncover the gems of basement bars. But why not start by trying out these Notting Hill bars out for size? We swear on Portobello's vintage wares, that you won't be disappointed.
The Mall Tavern is a beer lovers heaven, with twenty eight taps of beer and cider alongside plenty of bottles to keep even the most experienced connoisseur happy. If you're hungry, the kitchen serves seasonal British classics such as tasty pies or delicious ribs. Stick around for the weekend and experience a night of excellent music.
Portobello Star is a small, intimate cocktail bar that's perfect for after work drinks. Based right on Portobello Road in the heart of Notting Hill, it's also a great escape when the markets are getting a little too busy. Portobello Star is the sort of place where you will find simple sharing platters and Ginger Pig pies served alongside teas and coffees and of course gorgeous concoctions.
Headed out West and looking to savour some casual drinks in a cool, Notting Hill bar? We can't blame you, but we can certainly recommend somewhere. A perfect and informal pub alternative, head on down to the Duke of Wellington for pints and plates of British grub aplenty.
Comprising of three spaces, 65 & King brings you a choice from one of the three private rooms, the Thrills Room for 35 people, the Opera Box for 50 or the intimate Red Room for 10. Amazing signature and classic cocktails are the order of the day when it comes to drinks at 65 & King. And for the peckish people, the American style food menu cannot be overlooked - sliders, steak, lobster, burgers and sandwiches.
This intimate drinking den claim that the “creation and execution of exceptional drinks is our passion”, and who are we to argue? Pop a couple of Hell in the Pacific's down the hatch and it'll be hard to counter this claim, and they're pretty darn serious about the quality of their Dim Sum plates too. A must for all rum aficionados, there's also soothing DJ sets to enjoy at the end of the week.
While The Mitre is known for its charming pints and British interiors, it's often the basement that sparks interest in Notting Hill. Known for their fun cocktails and whisky bottles, head on down to these illicit depths for a charming and delicious night.
Find yourself needing a break from the hustle and bustle of Portobello Market? Drop into Pizza East. Here you'll be able to pick up some delightful pizza, pasta or something from the wood oven. Pop upstairs and you'll find a stylish, relaxing dining room and terrace that provides some welcome respite to the frenetic Notting Hill streets. These pizzas by the way? Things of legend.
This exclusive Portobello Road retreat offers its guests a drinking library, bar, restaurant and a private cinema to enjoy. Decked out in the style of a 1950s Americana diner, The Electric serves up plush States-inspired fare in a cool interior of exposed brickwork and vintage wares. Try their shaved rib of beef with Monterey Jack for a truly delicious endeavour.
If you're partial to the occasional tequila and taco, Crazy Homies has you covered. This intimate Mexican eatery might not be the mightiest of Notting Hill hangouts but it certainly packs a hefty punch of it's own - offering a library of tequila based cocktails as well as a strong range of tacos, burritos and enchiladas at affordable prices. Trust in the quirky decor, it won't let you down.
A delicious haunt for Caribbean lovers, The Rum Kitchen is just about one of the most exotic destinations you would hope to find in Notting Hill. Lacing your cocktails in bespoke splashings of rum and adorning your plate in lush jerk chicken, The Rum Kitchen is a slightly cosmopolitan way to dine in a truly street food style.