Portobello Garden Caffe – Portobello Road, London

Can you book? Yes
Food: 9/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Price paid per person: £13

Out and about on a lunchtime constitutional along Portobello Road last week something interesting caught my eye. Set back from the road, hiding behind vintage clothes in the arcade, was an alluringly attractive Italian restaurant. On my own, without reading material and in a hurry to get back to work, I had no intention of sitting down to eat but I was compelled to go in and investigate. I glanced at the menu and clientele, was charmed by the decor of hanging dried meat and flowers, and decided I would return imminently.

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Daylesford – Notting Hill, London

I learnt a valuable life lesson this weekend. Don’t go to Portobello/Notting Hill hungry on a Saturday. At approximately 2pm yesterday there was a 45 minute queue at the four different places we tried to get into on Westbourne Grove. Continue reading