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“sconsigliato” 1 of 5 stars
Review of 202 Restaurant

202 Restaurant
202 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
+44 (0)20 7727 2722
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Ranked #7,487 of 17,998 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“sconsigliato”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have lived in London 5 years now, and I have been at 202 many times. I came here when the food was good, and it was like "the place" to have lunch in Notting Hill. Nice people and a lovely boutique inside. It s alredy 6\8 months that everything has changed. Especially the food: terrible. The quality of the ingredients is poor, as well as the way they are cooked. The service is ok and the place is still nice, but it s not the way it used to be. The little tables outside are dirty. I will not have lunch here any more. We told the waiter the salads were awful. Hopefully he will report to the manager. This is a place where sometimes ago you could"t find a place to sit, and lately is almost empty. Hope they will change soon and go back to the old style. it was really one of my favourite spot in Notting HIll.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The best lunch place in Notting Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I LOVE this place. Very cool ambiance : it's actually a restaurant in a middle of a cool fashion store.
GREAT staff. And very good food (their lamb burger is to die for). Good wine list (whites especially). It's often packed, but don't be afraid to queue for a few minutes because it never takes too long to be seated.
Oh, and by the way, as the other 202 just closed in New York (used to be at Chelsea market), this has now become the one and only 202 in the world !
Enjoy !

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Clothing Boutique Eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

On the outside, you may be fooled that this is just a retail store, but in reality is place that bring boutique clothing and food together. Came for brunch and the french toast was quite delicious though the homemade orange juice left something to be desired.

Afterwards, make sure to shop for Antiques around Notting Hill!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Hip boutique with great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Nothing to say about the fashion, but the food was great, presented by an efficient staff who know what they were doing. Self-consciously laid back clientele makes for fun people watching too.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good food, nice place...but pretentious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

202 is the place for cool people going in Notting Hill...No issue on the goodness of the food or on the nice concept of the place (restaurant/clothes shop), but service was not very good and you got the feeling that you were lucky to be admitted on their place...
Price is in line with other up and coming cool brunch places, i.e. is not definable as cheap
I will try it again as the food was good and perhaps I just got a bad day!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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