Smyth is following in the footsteps of other Ramsay protégés – Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing, Mark Sargeant, and Angela Hartnett – to open her first solo restaurant, Core.
Located in Notting Hill's well-heeled Kensington Park Road, the 54-seat restaurant promises a 10-12-course tasting menu. Those with smaller appetites (or budgets) can opt for a more manageable three to five dishes.
The menu is designed to showcase British products and support local producers, drawing on Smyth's childhood spent on a farm in Northern Ireland. Even the crockery and silverware are locally-made (by Royal Crown Derby and Carrs of Sheffield respectively).
While the food and décor are an homage to homegrown ingredients, the wine and champagne list cherry-picks the very best bottles from France, Italy and California.
Opening date: August 1st 2017
Times: Tues - Wed: 6.30pm - 10.30pm, Thurs - Sat: 12.30pm - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Price: £41 and over per head
Reservations: Click here to book
|What||Core by Clare Smyth, Notting Hill|
|Where||92 Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Notting Hill Gate (underground)|
01 Aug 17 – 01 Aug 20, Mon - Tues: 6:30pm - 10:30pm, Wed - Sat: 12.30pm - 2.30pm, then 6.30pm - 10.30pm
|Website||Click here to book a table (tables available from August 2nd)|