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“Wonderful quality dining in London.”

Core by Clare Smyth
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Thu, 2/27
8:00 PM
Ranked #6 of 26,798 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
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Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Reviewed January 20, 2020

This very good trendy, and award winning, restaurant is in the upmarket area of Notting Hill in London. It is very well known, and bookings need to be made quite some time in advance. I was fortunate enough to be taken by my London based family a few months ago whilst visiting from Sydney. It was indeed a real treat and we also got to have a look at the large modern kitchen area and met the very lovely Clare Smyth, the chief Chef and entrepreneur behind the restaurant. Service, from the time of arrival to departure was exemplary. A very nice sitting area and adjacent bar provided a great place to relax and meet the group before being taken into the modern and pleasantly designed restaurant area. Tables are beautifully set, if anything a little crowded for a group given the large supply of eating implements and glasses. A sommelier advised us on wines but, if anything, this was a little overdone with glasses being topped up with small volumes of wine at what seemed to be every few minutes, we’d rather have had less intrusive service with larger helpings. The menu was fantastic with each dish beautifully presented, some a true work of art that one felt guilty disturbing the appearance just to eat the lovely food. Core is known for its use of fresh healthy food suppliers. One may choose a la carte or settle for a fixed variable course menu. All in all, a superb dining experience on a very special occasion, well worth a visit if you can obtain a booking whilst visiting London.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

It’s the local gem for sure! The food is so beautiful you want to post everything in your instagram. The open kitchen process is great so you can see how your dish is being prepared!

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank anna d
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant, the food was beyond anything I have experienced before. We had the tasting menu, every dish seemed to surpass the course before. So imaginative and ground breaking, an absolute pleasure to dine there. So great to look through the glass wall and see the chefs at work, all was calm and created a lovely atmosphere. The staff could not be more helpful, cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank 390soob
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

We visited on a school night after booking well in advance and were not disappointed. From greeting to table service, amuse bouche to petit four everything was flavourful and superbly presented with some of the crockery outstanding. Great ambiance. Highlight- hard to choose but the foie gras, crispy chicken, scallop, turbot...... oh I am just going to repeat the a la cart. Go when you can. Wine was great although a bit pricey for a school night!

Date of visit: January 2020
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1  Thank George B
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

My husband and I visited Core for dinner on 14 November 2019 to celebrate my birthday. The ambiance and staff were excellent, and the food incredible. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again soon.

Date of visit: November 2019
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1  Thank Karen N
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