The Cow is a good 15 or 20 minutes north by foot from Notting Hill Gate, so use a different station to get here. But do get here. This was one of the early gastropubs, and it has maintained consistent quality with a simple formula of pub menu downstairs and fancier stuff in the dining room on the first floor. Seafood is a speciality: a pint of Guinness and six oysters is one of the most popular orders. A good number of the people in here are going to be platinum-card-carrying members of the one per cent, but you won’t feel out of place if your credit limit barely makes it into four digits.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Notting HillSee more
Electric Diner is an American-style diner in Notting Hill, serving all the classics. It can get pricey, but it’s reliably good.
Six Portland Road
Six Portland Road is a low-key neighbourhood spot serving elegant, unfussy food to lucky locals in a well-to-do corner of Notting Hill.
Notting Hill spot Mazi is all about dressed up Greek food, drinking wine, and feeling distinctly Santorini.
More Seafood spotsSee more
Wright Brothers Soho
Wright Brothers is an excellent place to hide away from the crowds in Soho, preferably with a drink and a fresh platter of oysters.
Sardine is a very hip Shoreditch restaurant with a mural on the wall, a communal table, and an open kitchen serving southern French-inspired dishes.
Cornerstone is a classy but casual seafood restaurant in Hackney Wick. It’s a place that’s worth shelling out for, if only once.
Suggested by our writers
The Princess of Shoreditch
Princess of Shoreditch is a trendy pub with a great Sunday roast and a short but reliable beer selection.
Hereford Road looks modern, but the food is traditional British. And despite being in Notting Hill, it’s very reasonably priced.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more