Image: David Chatfield


Jason Allen 10/04/24

KURO Eatery

Despite only opening in Notting Hill in 2022, it only took the little cafe KURO Coffee a year to open a restaurant right next door.

And it’s an absolute gem.

Like all the best gems, KURO Eatery is just a little bit hidden – you can find it by coming out of Notting Hill Gate station and veering away from the throngs heading north to Portobello Market, and instead dipping into the innocuous side street just to the south of the station. There, you’ll find both KURO Coffee and KURO Eatery, staring across at each other from the corners of a quiet little junction, with a smattering of locals milling around.

Kuro Eatery

David Chatfield

Inside, KURO Eatery is an extremely small affair, making itself feel a teeny bit larger thanks to its stripped-back aesthetic – but it nevertheless manages to be minimalist without being cold or stark about it. The straw-coloured wooden furnishings and small bundles of delicate flowers lend it some considerable warmth.

The brunch dishes at KURO are some of the best in West London. Start by ordering the sourdough fresh from their bakery (yeah, they opened one of those too – and it’s just around the corner), and load it up with cured salmon and pickled shallots or poached eggs with brown butter hollandaise. Alternatively, there’s the crispy fried eggs with sumac chilli oil and labneh; and the pancakes with berries and clotted cream. There’s really no way to go wrong with your order here.

Then, come the evening, they turn the spotlight onto pizza. All topped with top quality produce, they include the Spicy, with San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte mozzarella, pepperoni & ‘nduja; and the chef’s special, which is essentially an aubergine parmagiana… on a pizza. And to go with it all, they’ve got everything from orange wine, to bottle-aged Old Fashioneds, to sake spritzes with yuzu and elderflower.

At this rate, they might end up taking over the entire block.


NOTE: KURO Eatery is open Wednesday to Sunday for brunch (9am-4pm) and dinner (6-10pm). You can find out more, and make a booking, HERE.

KURO Eatery | 5 Hillgate St, London W8 7SP

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KURO Eatery

5 Hillgate St, Notting Hill, W8 7SP

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