Wondering where to eat during Notting Hill Carnival? The music, the dancing, the vibrant colour – Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest party of the summer and is returning to the streets of West London on the Bank Holiday Weekend, on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August. Thousands of people take to the streets of Notting Hill every year; dancing, singing and laughing their way around the festival route. We’ve rounded up a couple of the best local restaurants for when you hang up your dancing shoes, or for a quick refuel during the day!
Royal China, Queensway – Royal China Queensway was the first of the Royal China Group’s restaurants to open in London. Famous for its exquisite Dim Sum, the stylish restaurant has ornate signature Chinese murals adorning the walls and classical gold upholstered seating. The restaurant’s most popular dishes include the Australian Abalone with Chinese Greens; the Whole Pei-Pa Crispy Suckling Pig; and Flaming King Prawns with XO Chilli Sauce. Dim Sum is served from midday until 5pm every day. Speciality Dim Sum includes Prawn and Chive Dumplings; Prawn “Cheung Fun”; and Roast Pork Puff.
Open on Sunday from 11am – 10pm and on Monday from midday – 11pm. The closest tube stations are Queensway (Central Line) and Bayswater (Circle/District Line).
Island Grill, Lancaster Gate – The award-winning Island Grill, famed for its dedication to sustainability, offers a modern British and European menu which changes with the seasons. Using only fresh, local and sustainably-sourced produce, current summertime favourites include the Home-Smoked Salmon with char-grilled sourdough, dill, shallots and horseradish cream; and the Devonshire Crab Cake served with guacamole, and tomato and chilli jam. The restaurant is located right on the boundary of Hyde Park, so the best tables are the ones next to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Open on Sunday and Monday from midday – 10.30pm. The closest tube station is Lancaster Gate (Central Line) which is located directly underneath the building.