Are You Carnival Ready?

On every August Bank Holiday since 1966, the streets of Notting Hill have become a hive of joyous activity, smells and colour to celebrate the British West Indian community. If you, like one million others, plan on visiting Notting Hill Carnival this year you’re going to need some fuel to keep the party going day and night, so be sure to check out our top eating spots for the bank holiday weekend.


Rum Kitchen

Serving up classic Caribbean food and rum cocktails in three venues across the capital, Rum Kitchen is the embodiment of Carnival. With a venue in the heart of Notting Hill it is easy to get your Caribbean fix anytime during the bank holiday.

Menu: Traditional and contemporary Caribbean

Location: 6-8 All Saints Road, W11 1HH

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VQ Restaurants

At four locations across the city, breakfasts and brunches do brisk business, with eggs benedict, full Englishes and omelettes alongside free tea and coffee refills. Throughout the day – and night – visitors can expect burgers, pasta dishes, superfood salads, dogs and steak frites. With a location in the heart of Notting Hill it is a great place to refuel before, during and after the festivities and for those who live for the night – three of the locations are open 24hours!

Menu: Modern British, European and American dishes.

Location: 24 Pembridge Rd, W11 3HL

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Granger & Co

The three strong restaurant group, founded by Australian chef Bill Granger, transports diners to cool Sydney cafes with fresh salads, sandwiches, small plates and main dishes – think shrimp burgers, ricotta hotcakes, and plenty of stuff with avocado. Their bowls and sandwiches are best for lunches, while at dinner try putting a meal together from small plates and salads.

Menu: Australian inspired

Location: 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB

Granger & Co - Aug

The Mall Tavern

The Mall Tavern is a Victorian gastropub located just a few minutes from Notting Hill tube station. Inside you’ll find a traditional-feeling setting, but with a few smart modern touches which help bring a fresh and welcoming aura to the place. The comforting food and vast selection of beer and ales makes it a great Notting Hill hangout.

Menu: British and European gastro-pub

Location: 71 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RU

The Mall Tavern - Aug