An artsy neighbourhood restaurant and late-night bar is open in Notting Hill. Gold is nestled right in the heart of Portobello Road, on the site formerly occupied by the beloved Portobello Gold Public House.
Taking its inspiration from the eclectic cultural scene of the area, the restaurant says its approach to dining reflects the, ‘cosmopolitan spirit of contemporary west London’ blending itself in with the area’s mix of creatives, artists and musicians. Acclaimed Head Chef Theo Hill of The River Café spearheads the kitchen, creating fresh, modern and colourful dishes to be cooked in wood ovens or over an open flame. Signature dishes include, wood roasted whole sea bream with wild oregano and capers, burrata with charred pears, parma ham, radicchio and balsamic, and nettle ravioli with sheep’s ricotta and sorrel.
The decor carries on the creative aesthetic, with bohemian interiors from local architects and designers. Think aged metals, modern furnishings and indoor plants, with an open kitchen on the ground floor leading to a lush garden room. This sea of greenery offers a tranquil escape, the prefect fix after a long afternoon of trawling the markets. Meanwhile, the first floor features another lounge and dining area, while the second is available for private hire. Even the exterior is art-focused, with renowned Portuguese artist Vhils commissioning pieces for the space and featuring a pavement-to-roof artwork on the side of the building.