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Core by Clare Smyth

92 Kensington Park Road | Notting Hill, London W11 2PN, England
+44 20 3937 5086
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“roe” (22 reviews)
“tasting menu” (75 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
92 Kensington Park Road | Notting Hill, London W11 2PN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the full tasting menu and are SO happy we did. Chef Clare prepared the most creative meal. The plating was so beautiful as well. Service was excellent, and the pacing of the courses was solid. Some of the courses were so fun and...More

Thank T6442GOerict
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant brings a new meaning to fine dining. Spacious and elegant dining room. Waiting staff super attentive but not intrusive. We opted for tasting menu. Presentation of food exquisite. All courses delicious with a lovely mix of delicate flavours. Wine pairing superb. A memorable...More

Thank MJCH2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

I know the headline is a bit over the top, but it is accurate. My wife and I had lunch at CORE in June and were treated to 2-1/2 hours of sheer culinary delight. The food is consistently innovative and surprising without being precious or...More

1  Thank Enroute2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I won’t spend too many words to say that my dining experience at Core was excellent. We were a group of colleagues and we went for the tasting menu with pairing wines. Whilst I was very satisfied with almost everything, including superb wines, I have...More

Thank dfoti1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided fairly late (at least for reservation purposes) to fly to London for her milestone birthday celebration in August. Much research led me to think that Core would be the perfect place for the celebration dinner. When I went to make...More

3  Thank bc3rd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing. The food was creative and tasty and the service spectacular. Every member of staff greets you on arrival and then says goodbye to you at the end. So special. Not cheap but still value for money. Lovely space. Go for a...More

1  Thank JaneTucker1001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of choice, have veggy, vegan, meat fish, dairy free all to the highest standard food was yummy cant say anything bad really!

1  Thank Waleed M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Core are happy to serve both à la carte and taster menus at the same table, I would not recommend that option. Three of us had the longer tasting menu and the other chose the à la carte. We were seated for nearly four...More

2  Thank namklim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ms Clare Smyth and her wonderful team have deservedly recently won two Michelin stars: it should have been a full house of three but that will, I believe, come. We enjoyed another most enjoyable lunch served by a highly professional but personal and, I felt,...More

2  Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such fine dining, if that is what you enjoy. Staff are totally charming and hard working. It may be more expensive now they have 2 stars, and there are still some weak points. The entry cocktail bar area is not attractive. The table flowers are...More

Thank f2s
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Mai Lien T
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
I’m afraid I can’t answer the question as we went for lunch. There weren’t any children then. Sorry can’t help. Check with restaurant.
Robin I
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Frenchie54 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry!
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Alan7777777777 | Reviewed this property |
If coming from o/seas you should email them as usually restaurants like to have o/seas guests. I know we did that for The Fat Duck in Bray. Also a great feed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Kensington Park Road | Notting Hill, London W11 2PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighborhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3937 5086
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