Treat yourself to some Nduja Butter Bucatini after a spot of gardening. Share a chateaubriand fireside while gazing into your lovers eyes, or enjoy a Bananaberry & Amaretto on the terrace at a Californian-style cafe. If you ask us, it sounds like a dreamy combination – why not book all three!
Carousel – Baker Street
For creative types that love pasta…
A vibrant creative hub that plays host to an ever-changing line-up of art exhibitions, video installations, film screenings, spoken word poetry, live acoustic sets, terrarium workshops and yoga brunches. The food is pretty good too. Start with a couple of colourful small plates, like Cornish Mussels, Forced Rhubarb and Samphire, or one of their trio of tempting pastas? How do smooth as silk ‘Nduja Butter Bucatini sound? Just make sure you save room for Churros with Jersey Cream and Dulce de Leche.
Pomona’s – Notting Hill Gate
For clean-eating California dreamers…
Nestled in the heart of Notting Hill, Pomona’s offers neighbourhood dining inspired by the ethos of Californian living. Executive Chef, Wolfe Conyngham, has created a menu bursting with freshness and big flavours reflecting the Golden State fusion cuisine. The eclectic menu showcases nutritional and seasonal dishes from wood and charcoal to healthy and light all lovingly prepared in the open kitchen, created with sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. The inviting outdoor garden terrace is perfect for lazy afternoons and evenings throughout the sunnier months.
Sophie’s – Piccadilly Circus
For red wine and steak lovers…
Inspired by the great steakhouses of New York, Sophie’s is housed in the former Moulin Cinema. Sink into a candle-lit, velvet booth with a glass of red wine and a succulent steak. Classic ‘chef cuts’ include Porterhouse, available by weight and encouraged to be shared amongst the table, family style; Fillet and New York Strip. The room incorporates ‘fireside’ dining around the open kitchen and grill, as well as larger banquettes for groups.
Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.