July 17, 2019 | News | No Comments
London’s Portobello Road is no stranger to chic. Iconic Australian fashion label Sass & Bide started there. Rosita Missoni (of Italian fashion house fame) likes to shop at the street’s renowned markets. Made internationally famous by the 1999 hit rom-com, Notting Hill (starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant), the area has become known for its pretty pastel houses and Instagrammable restaurants – which Gold Notting Hill has just joined the ranks of.
The greenhouse-like garden room of Gold Notting Hill is landscaped with mature trees and has a retractable roof for sunny days.
Gold Notting Hill is a modern European restaurant and late-night bar offering a vibrant menu and modern bohemian spirit. It reflects the cosmopolitan nature of contemporary West London, with relaxed interiors and a range of delicious, down-to-earth share plates.
The first floor of Gold Notting Hill features textured shades of peach and blush, as well as artwork by Vhils.
Notting Hill is known for its creativity and has played host to hundreds of artists, designers and musicians over the years – including George Orwell, author of 1984. The artwork by Portuguese street artist Vhils on the wall of the restaurant’s first floor is no coincidence; the eyes of Big Brother look down on diners from a white and tan canvas.
Curved bench seating and natural-wood chairs complement the soft pink colours of the restaurant’s first floor.
Designed by local architects Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim, Gold Notting Hill blends Portobello’s industrial past with modern sensibilities. The duo stripped the warehouse building back to its original shell, creating an aesthetic that is raw, informal and open.
Furnishings made from wood and wicker adds warmth to the interior.
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A number of elegant touches soften the industrial feel of the rooms. Contemporary furniture made from natural wood and wicker adds warmth, while mature potted trees are easy on the eye. Artwork by Vhils brings texture to the space.
A private dining room occupies the second floor of the restaurant.
The pavement-to-roof mural on the restaurant’s exterior is also Vhils’ work. Again, Big Brother’s eyes look down on the neighbourhood George Orwell called home.
Vhils’ mural on the exterior of Gold Notting Hill.
Presided over by a lineup of London hospitality all-stars – including head chef Theo Hill, formerly of The River Café – food at Gold Notting Hill is unpretentious and fresh with an emphasis on cooking for the season. If Big Brother is watching, he’ll have serious food envy.