Suzi Tros

For me, Greek food screams Spring / Summer.  So Notting Hill’s Suzi Tros – which conjures up all the vibes of the Mediterranean, visually and culinary – was a natural choice for small plates over Easter weekend’s very blue skies and the final arrival of Spring.  For years, you could count the number of genuinely … Continue reading Suzi Tros


We’ve come to define Middle Eastern – or Levantine – cooking in a generic way.  Encompassing a range of regions, the term overlooks the region’s diversity.  Franco-Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan proudly rejects this and is much more specific.  Describing the food at his renowned restaurant in Bethlehem – Fawda, Arabic for “chaos” – as “modern … Continue reading Akub


Gold is an uber-cool Notting Hill restaurant sitting beneath a pavement-to-roof moody mural of two painted eyes watching out onto Portobello Road’s pretty parade of shops.  The mural is the work of Portuguese street artist Vhils, and it’s literally called ‘Eye Contact’.  And it seems Gold is a spot worth having your eyes wide open.  … Continue reading Gold


Mexicans in London have proudly declared Taqueria to be the best Mexican restaurant in the capital.  Though I’m yet to visit Mexico (a WIP), I’m not surprised.  This bustling Notting Hill (or really, Westbourne Grove) establishment offers excellent comida corrida, which isn't easy to find in London.   Taquería started life as the Cool Chile … Continue reading Taqueria