Rupert Hohwieler 21/07/23
310 Portobello | Summer Pop Up with Flatbreads & Frozen Margs
Let’s address 310 Portobello Road.
Previously, the two-storey Georgian building was occupied by a Pizza East branch, and is now awaiting refurbishment before it shifts back into the pub it was over a decade ago, The Fat Badger. Rather than twiddle its thumbs, however, it’ll have two neighbourhood hotspots keeping the space company until the autumn. Specifically, two of the hottest openings from the great Notting Hill restaurant revival of last year, The Pelican and Strakers, who have banded together for a very exciting pop-up over the summer.
The Pelican, located just around the corner, is a Bib Gourmand-winning gastropub, while Straker’s is the first permanent venue from Thomas Straker – a TikTok famous chef (who also worked at Dinner by Heston, The Dorchester and Elystan Street). They were both right up there in the pecking order for the best new restaurants to come out of 2022, so if you haven’t got done to either yet, consider this an easy win for your bingo card.
The menu is printed on a one-page piece of paper, and, like The Pelican, has a modern, seasonal gastropub-like feel. There’s aubergine parmigiana, wild sea bass crudo, honeymoon melon with prosciutto, wood-roasted cod with a sauce verte (a sweet green mayonnaise type of sauce), and chicken schnitzel with fennel slaw, herbs and aioli – with one section dedicated to Straker’s famed flatbreads. You can get your hands on these puffed-up, wood-fired butter breads flavoured with tomato, oregano and olive oil; girolles; and lobster with chilli butter. It should give you an indication of what to expect at the chef’s upcoming restaurant Flat Bread in Arcade Battersea, and you might even catch him making an appearance here, as he flits between his venues.
If you’re feeling thirsty, do note that they’re doing frozen margaritas, with outside seating & barrels to gather around.
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NOTE: 310 Portobello is open Weds (5-11pm) & Thurs-Sun (12pm-midnight, 6pm Sun). You can book a table, and find out more, HERE.
310 Portobello | 310 Portobello Road, W10 5TA
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310 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W10 5TA
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