Electric Diner | Notting Hill Restaurant
Today’s a good day, for two reasons.
The first reason is that after 6 months of refurbishment (following a fire in the summer) one of London’s very first cinemas – The Electric – has finally reopened its doors. Which means goodbye to overpriced Coke / Popcorn “combo” meals and uncomfortable, crusty seating, and hello to big, leather, footstool-paired armchairs and drinks from their in-cinema bar.
The second reason is that, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it’s come back even stronger, with the newly refurbished ‘Electric House’ private members’ club upstairs, and a dimly-lit, upscale diner right next door.
The diner, though predictably called “The Electric Diner”, is really the London outpost of Brendan Sodikoff’s award-winning French-American diner “Au Cheval” – famous, they say, for serving up Chicago’s best burger. Aesthetically, the Big Three are all ticked off – exposed brickwork; industrial-style lighting; red leather banquettes – but it’s the food that takes centre stage.
Open for breakfast from 8am, and serving right up until 1am at weekends, the menu covers everything from blue cheese omelettes and ham/ cheese/ fried egg sandwiches to mains like bone marrow with beef cheek marmalade, steak frites with béarnaise, and pork chops with apple sauce.
In summary: wear loose clothing, eat well… and then roll yourself into one of those big, leather, footstool-paired armchairs in the cinema next door to recover.
NOTE: The Electric Diner is open daily from 8am through till midnight (2am Fri/Sat and 11pm Sun). You can find out more, and book a table, HERE.
Electric Diner | 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED
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