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First Floor Restaurant - CLOSED

186 Portobello Road | Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1LA, England
+44 20 7243 0072
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
29 Sep 2015
“I had high hopes...”
24 Sep 2015
“A delightful surprise”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, British, Vegan Options
186 Portobello Road | Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1LA, England
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

...but left disappointed. I visited a couple of days ago with my girlfriend. We looked at the menu outside before we went in & it looked pretty good. We seated ourselves, no problem there as we found a table in an area of the ground...More

Thank Maultin
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Dinner with friends at this Portobello Road address, up a steep flight of stairs to a room which is something of a throwback to the 20s (that's the 1920s!). Warm welcome, a la carte or set menu with multiple choices. The entree standout was shredded...More

Thank Oldhand1931
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Sat outside for about 45 minutes having a beer with a friend and her baby. Wallet was lifted out of my very deep bag hanging on my chair. Very experienced thieves ... the table behind us was empty for all but about 3 minutes of...More

Thank Gowest03
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Visited this restaurant with a friend who frequently stays in Notting Hill area. Climbing the stairs to the second floor and entering the dining area evoked old world charm. We arrived early in the evening so fewer patrons at that time and we could easily...More

Thank AnthroLady
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We visited First Floor at the start of spring to try their Sunday lunch after walking past a few times. We were greeted promptly and our jackets taken before being taken to our table. Every other table was full and the restaurant had a lively...More

Thank mugearsuk
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Very nice restaurant with reasonable prices (2 or 3 course meals). They also have kids menus, just ask. Nicely decorated and very friendly service.

Thank JG-Bayern
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Came here with my husband and friends. There was no warning at the entrance on their web site that this restaurant is unsuitable for people with certain disabilities as there is no lift to the first or second floor where the dining areas are. There...More

5  Thank laineyloos
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Lovely environment, very good food (all three dishes) and very friendly staff. An oasis just above busy Portobello road. We keep on going back, and we enjoy every time!

Thank ElectricDreamsXX
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and lively decor. The atmosphere was amazing. Staff were very accommodating The food was remarkable. All the dishes were fantastic - with lovely sauces to complement every dish. The cheesecake was to die for! Highly recommend it!!!

Thank citychiclifestyle
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Excellent services. Has truly unique atmosphere. Great value for money. I usually do not go for set menu, but decided to try and was not disappointed. Every dish we had was excellent

Thank romka1975
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As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more
than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal
that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide
attention. In this attractive cobblestoned
neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries,
independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer
a delightful window into how to live the good life in
London, with each presenting visitors with an
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Portobello Road | Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7243 0072
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If Harpers and Queen are raving about your restaurant you know you’ve got it made. But, let’s face it Notting Hillbillies don’t need H&Q to tell them that First Floor is ‘wonderful’ and ‘decadent’. They clearly already know that this shrine to glamour and good taste is a winner because there’s a profusion of fashionable locals in here every night basking under the huge chandelier among the boho chic Austen-meets-French chateau décor. The surroundings might be impressive but they’d be nothing without the food – beautifully prepared luxurious modern European dishes such as the rapture inducing dover sole with chargrilled asparagus and caper butter sauce.
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