The Rum Kitchen | Notting Hill Restaurant
Caribbean food doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
After all, the word “barbecue” comes from a native Caribbean word meaning “sacred fire pit”.
Plus, let’s face it. Whichever island you’re on is basically a giant outdoor oven.
And the dishes you’ll find there are remarkably similar to the stuff coming out of the slightly smaller ovens in Notting Hill’s freshly re-launched Rum Kitchen.
The place has had a new lick of paint, with white-washed wood walls, vibrant patterns on the furnishings, and offbeat reggae over the speakers. The holiday continues downstairs where they’ve got a brand new private members’ lounge, open ‘til 2am (wherein you can still sip on 200 varieties of rum, which they also put in cocktails from the Rumbustion Cooler to the Rattle Skull Punch…)
The menu’s had a re jig too. Weekend brunch is now available with dishes like their Jamaican breakfast (eggs, pulled pork and spicy beans) and cola-cured gammon with crispy fried egg and sweet potato fries.
There are beach body-ready options too: exotic fruit served in a pineapple or build-your-own acai and pitaya bowls with tons of toppings to choose from.
The evening menu features new additions like tropical sea bream ceviche with cassava chips and jerk salmon with root salad and a citrus dressing. All the house favourites remain, including the excellent jerk boneless chicken thighs with black eye pea rice, and their melt-in-the-mouth 18-hour pork belly ribs with coconut flakes.
What’s more, their signature sauces are now bottled and on sale to take home as a memento.
Well, it wouldn’t be a holiday without duty free, would it?
NOTE: The Rum Kitchen is now open for dinner all week as well as lunch at weekends. You can make a booking online right HERE.
The Rum Kitchen | 6-8 All Saints Road, W11 1HH
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