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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing all-day dining to west London, VQ is all about delicious dishes and cracking drinks. Located just minutes from Notting Hill Gate station, you'll find a huge range of pastries, cakes and everything from breakfast to dinner staples.
The Flatmates are back in Notting Hill, bringing you even more food and party vibes than ever. Taking over the lovely new home of The Little Yellow Door off Portobello Road, they're promising quirky supper clubs, boozy brunches and more, in a uniquely welcoming atmosphere.
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.