This modern European restaurant brings a menu of exciting and creative dishes to Portobello Road, alongside some superior cocktails in their late night bar. The focus is produce-led, minimal process cooking, with the idea that sharing is caring. Signature dishes will include wood roasted whole sea bream, with wild oregano and capers, and wood roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat, cumin, yoghurt and coriander. If you’re noticing a theme with roasting techniques, you’d not be wrong - dishes will be cooked in wood ovens, or over flame. The burrata, for example, is accompanied by charred pears, as well as Parma ham, radicchio and balsamic - a dish we can’t wait to get stuck into.
Gold - Wood roasted whole sea bream, wild oregano & capers
Gold’s interiors mirror the contemporary, bohemian ambience of the area, and have been created by local architect and design duo Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim. Expect a relaxed environment that channels industrial luxe combined with a stripped-back aesthetic, where sprawling indoor trees add an organic softness to the space.
The ground floor boasts a bar and open kitchen area, which then leads out onto a verdant garden room which promises a tranquil escape from the lively chaos of Portobello Road. This garden room has a retractable roof and lush trees, ensuring it will be a favoured spot when summertime hits. The first floor of Gold will be home to another lounge and bar area, while those looking to celebrate in style can hire out the private second floor party room.
And it’s not just the interiors of Gold that promise to be easy on the eye. In keeping with Notting Hill’s reputation as a much-loved hub for artists such as David Hockney and Lucien Freud, internationally renowned Portuguese artist Vhils has been commissioned to create a series of art works. This includes one across the exterior of the building, where an impressive pavement-to-roof assignment will be the first time that the critically acclaimed artist has made a work - in situ – in London.
There’s no denying the skills of the team behind the project - with a kitchen led by Head Chef Theo Hill (The River Café) and Front of House team Alex Ghalleb (Pizza East) and Arez Akgundogdu (Soho House), then the restaurant’s credentials are already looking like solid gold.
|What||Gold restaurant Notting Hill|
|Where||Gold, 95 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2QB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Notting Hill Gate (underground)|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|