The world loves Notting Hill for a number of reasons. Whether it’s the stretch of colourful Victorian houses or bustling vintage markets, Notting Hill is easily one of London’s favourite neighborhoods. But aside from its stand-out architecture and shopping opportunities, Notting Hill is home to a vibrant mix of cultures, all with their own unique contribution to the community. Exploring the area often has you feeling transported to a whole other country. And, with international travel still restricted, we are all a little eager for some across the border experiences. So buckle up your seatbelt as we take you “Around the World in Notting Hill!”
First up, Europe!
Pastel de Nata anyone? Starting your journey at Golborne Road, you will encounter Portuguese eateries such as the Lisboa Patisserie and Cafe O’ Porto. These little gems are super pocket friendly, serving authentic Portuguese dishes that will have you feeling like you are in the middle of Lisbon. If you were in the mood for more of a North European experience, Snaps & Rye is home to a range of Danish goods. We highly recommend their open rye sandwiches!
Before you leave Golborne Road be sure to check out the street market for a North African escape. An extension of the Portobello Road market, Golborne Road market offers numerous stalls and food trucks, many boasting Moroccan influences. Indulge in aromatic spices and pastes, fresh fish and vegetables as well as beautifully crafted tagines at one of the many Moroccan traders at the market. And don’t stop there; there are a number of restaurants and eateries to explore the boastful flavours of North African cuisine. From savoury couscous and grills to decadent phyllo and perfumed pastries. And of course, the best mint tea in the city. Look out for the popular Casa D’Or and Morrocan Tagine.
Side note: Golborne Road is famous for its upcycled furniture stores so keep an eye out if you’re looking to spruce up your apartment with a preloved ottoman or two.
Malaysian cuisine is hailed for its symphony of complex flavours. With Chinese, Thai and Indian influences, Malaysian cuisine is easily enjoyed and sought out in London. Nearby Bayswater is home to Malaysia Hall Canteen which serves up an extensive range of Malaysian classics. Think Nasi Goreng, Roti Chanai and more! Freshly prepared by the best in the business, the family who run this canteen also operate Makan Café, an institution in its own right in the Portobello Road Food Market area located just a short hop away back - you guessed it - in Notting Hill!
Disclaimer: Due to security concerns, Malaysia Hall Canteen is currently only accessible as a guest of a Malaysian passport holder.
Ending in the Americas
To end off with something a little different, the soon to be launched Los Mochis restaurant features Mexican cuisine with an Asian twist. The rustic Mexican setting is said to be elevated by elegant Japanese finishings, for a truly unique and immersive experience. A best of both continents’ situation, the Los Mochis menu will include a selection of tacos, ceviches, tiraditos and maki rolls. And while you are in America why not enjoy one of the many iconic spots from Hollywood’s Notting Hill movie. From that ever-famous blue door to the Notting Hill Bookshop, enjoy movie memorabilia in the flesh by joining a walking tour or venturing out by yourself. We would be happy to assist you with locating these spots, many of which are within a mile from the hotel.
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