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Hereford Road, Notting Hill

I had completed the arduous 10K run in the morning so my lovely wife kindly offered to buy me lunch. We stopped for a quick pint at the friendly Champion and headed down to Hereford Road which had been recommended to us. We were warmly greated on entering and offered a booth style table by the side of the open kitchen. I am a real fan of the open kitchen concept especially when you can watch you food being made. We shared a starter of smoked mackerel and new potatoe salad which was refreshing and tasty. We followed with a superlative rib of beef, steamed greens and roast potatoes. We washed this down with the house red which our very friendly waiter recommended to us ahead of more expensive choices. It was a lovely southern french red, which complemented our meal perfectly.

As the race had been very tough and the conditions very hot, I treated myself to an excellent trifle to finish off. It was very good indeed. The service throughout was friendly and the relatively small team coped well with a restaurant that was full by the time we left. The two chefs out front were kept busy and it was great watching them turn out such lovely food. We were both thoroughly impressed and will pop back again soon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Overall rating
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8

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