Bars in Notting Hill
Like at the 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 darling vintage wares, that you won't be disappointed.
Last updated on 21st September 2016
Sleek and elegant, the Henderson bar sits effortlessly in the heart of one of the London's most affluent areas. Although minimalist furnishings are adopted by the masterminds behind this venue, the smooth, fine finish and opulent furniture brings a confident swagger and attitude to this bar that simply can't be rivalled. Whether you're enjoying a traditional British breakfast, indulging in some seasonal lunch time dishes or sampling some of the most finely balanced, flavoursome dishes at dinner, you certainly won't be disappointed by the wonderful experience served by the Henderson bar.
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.
A completely secret venture fashioned on an eccentric Notting Hill living room, The Little Yellow Door is all kinds of quirky. Menus are handwritten on the backs of magazines, cocktails like the ‘My Name Is Earl’ flow through the evening and regulars are entrusted with their own key to come and go as they choose. Look out for The Wandering Chef’s weekly dinner parties, serving innovative cuisine every Friday!
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.
The Commander Porterhouse and Oyster Pub is a wonderful Notting Hill Pub ideal for a quiet drink in the day or something a little more lively by night. They serve amazing cocktails and really great food, specialising in oysters; A true delicacy for those brave enough. But if it's just a swift pint you're after that's no problem, just make sure it's a Pilsner Urquell.
Take the Butterfly Bar's great views of Notting Hill and throw in a smattering of really comfy sofas and you've got a winning combination. This one is ideal for a couple of mid-week drinks, casual dinners and more energetic parties alike, with a range of bites to eat as well as a varied drinks cabinet.
If you've got a passion for fine Italian wines, you probably already know all about the charming Negozio Classica on Portobello Road. Just in case you don't, stop by here to enjoy one of their 25 fine Tuscan wines served by the glass along side something from their nibbles menu. With friendly staff and an indulgent mains menu too, Negozio Classica effortlessly brings an authentic taste of Tuscany to West London.
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.
A delicious haunt for Caribbean denizens, The Rum Kitchen is just about one of the most exotic destinations you would hope to find in Notting Hill. Suited to the carnival if you ask us. 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.
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 pizza's by the way? Things of legend.
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 wont let you down.
This exclusive Portobello Road retreat offers it's guests a drinking library, bar, restaurant and a private cinema to enjoy. Decked out in the style of a 1950's 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.