Where to stay
The Lost Poet Guesthouse
The Lost Poet Guesthouse on Portobello Road is the perfect spot for a romantic mini break. This beautiful boutique guest house with perfectly curated rooms offers all the luxury of a hotel stay without sacrificing any of its unique Notting Hill townhouse charm. The design-led yet cozy common areas are a quit place to shre a drink or rest after a day of walking. This place exudes romance and tranquility – ideal for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s ideally located, close to some of Notting Hill’s most popular attractions, making it easy to explore the area from your comfortable base. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner or a relaxing spa day, this is certainly the place to stay during your mini break in Notting Hill.
The Portobello Hotel
The Portobello Hotel is the perfect place to stay on a mini break in Notting Hill if you’re looking for a luxury small hotel with a bit of a bohemian feel. With its contemporary decor, vibrant atmosphere and warm hospitality, this hotel offers all the amenities of modern living with a unique twist. The spacious rooms are chic yet homely and feature luxurious amenities and large comfy beds for a weekend in. Plus, the hotel is situated in the heart of Portobello Road, meaning you’re within easy reach of all the area’s best attractions. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or just some rest and relaxation, The Portobello Hotel is a great place to stay during your mini break in Notting Hill.
The Laslett is another great little hotel in Notting Hill. Also located in the heart of Portobello Road, this boutique hotel is a chic escape with it modern amenities and contemporary decor. The spacious guest rooms feature comfy beds, sumptuous linens, and plenty of space to shutter yourselves in for a weekend. The Laslett is part of the Living Room Group so you know everything will be conducive to a perfect romantic weekend away.
Where to eat
After choosing your hotel, one of the next big decisions to make when planning a mini break is where to eat! Notting Hill has so many restaurants to choose from!
For brunch or breakfast, we love Granger and Co. Granger and Co is a Notting Hill staple. Located on Westbourne Grove, this all-day cafe serves up delicious food with an Australian twist. From fluffy pancakes to poached eggs with avocado, their brunch menu offers something for everyone. Plus, the restaurant also boasts a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff that make it the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch.
For lunch, why not try Ottolenghi? Gaining worldwide fame through social media, Ottolenghi is a popular lunch destination for locals and tourists alike. This vibrant restaurant, with its colourful decor and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, offers something for everyone. From freshly made salads and sandwiches to roasted vegetables and grilled meats, the menu has plenty of options to satisfy whatever your cravings. For dessert, indulge in one of their signature cakes or pastries, or try a delicious gelato. They also do takeout if you feel like a walk or take it back to your room.
For dinner, it’s definitely hard to choose a favourite! For a truly romantic dinner date in Notting Hill, head to Caractere. This modern French restaurant serves up delicious dishes made from the freshest ingredients – think succulent steaks, juicy scallops and mouth-watering desserts. With its candlelit tables and chic decor, Caractere is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner for two.
For a luxurious dinner experience, head to Gold in Notting Hill. This modern restaurant offers a unique menu of contemporary British and European dishes, as well as an extensive wine list to complement your meal. With its stylish decor and attentive service, Gold sets the scene for a memorable evening in Notting Hill.
For those looking for something truly unique, dinner at Core is a must. Listed by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Core is has an ultra innovative menu of modern European and Mediterranean cuisine that will tantalise your taste buds! Another one of our favourites is Sundays in Brooklyn for a more casual, eclectic menu of modern cuisine with unique twists.
What to do
Notting Hill is a great place to explore – from its vibrant markets and unique boutiques to its cozy cafes and bustling nightlife. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of shopping or a night out on the town, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained during your stay. Why not spend an afternoon browsing the stalls at Portobello Road Market, or take a stroll through the streets of Golbourne Road to soak up its atmosphere?
Notting Hill Arts Club is the perfect place to spend an evening during your time in Notting Hill. This vibrant club offers a wide variety of music and entertainment, from live gigs and DJ sets to art exhibitions and film screenings. With its eclectic mix of culture and nightlife, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!
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