Books for Cooks is a cookbook shop that also runs a cafe at lunchtime. The dishes all come from recipes in books they’re testing, so the no-choice menu changes every day. Check their Twitter feed to find out what’s cooking, and bring a bottle – there’s no alcohol license. Book-buying is optional but recommended: they have the biggest selection in the country.
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The Best Places To Eat In Notting Hill
Notting Hill has some excellent and affordable spots if you know where to look. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants in the neighbourhood.
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Saporitalia is a neighbourhood Italian spot that doesn’t look like much, but is actually excellent. Go for the pizza and veal chop.
Andina Notting Hill
Andina Notting Hill serves Peruvian dishes in a laid back restaurant. It’s perfect for all occasions, from a tasty brunch to a big boozy evening.
Electric Diner is an American-style diner in Notting Hill, serving all the classics. It can get pricey, but it’s reliably good.
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Popham’s is a comfortable and spacious Hackney bakery making superb pastries in the day and handmade pasta at night.
For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
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