Hereford Road

4.5
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1492 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Opened in October 2007 and occupying a site that was once a Victorian butcher’s shop, Hereford Road offers simple yet innovative British cooking.

Tom Pemberton, formerly head chef of St. John Bread and Wine, uses the best nationally sourced, seasonal produce, placing the provenance of meat, fish and vegetables at the centre of the endeavour.

Hereford Road aims to provide a genuine neighbourhood restaurant in residential Notting Hill Gate. It is also be worth a journey for people who value excellent food. Friendly, informed staff introduce the daily changing menu that champions well sourced British food at reasonable prices.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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4.4
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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We decided to choose from the set menu, quite limited as only 3 choices per course but had a great smoked eel salad and then delicious fresh mackerel with fennel. We asked for some aioli sauce which they brought and the cheese [desert course] was good too. Only slightly slow service but understandable as everything is made expressly. The restaurant is a local neighbourhood one, really quite full for a Friday lunchtime , not too formal but still smart. This is the second time I've eaten there and would really recommend it.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The staff were knowledgeable and attentive. I loved the small tables for two at the front of the restaurant. It was the best potted crab I have ever had. Such reasonable prices and there was nothing to fault, so will be returning again and again.

AR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Hereford Road, it's always good, but tonight was fabulous.

The menu is always concise, which I like, and full of seasonal ingredients. This time we ate smoked mackerel and rabbit terrine to start, followed by duck leg and forerib of beef, all dishes were excellent.

Service is always friendly and attentive and the wine list good and reasonably priced.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Only in the neigbourhood for 4 weeks but if it was longer we'd definitely be back. Treated with magnificent disdain by the waitress when we, (well my wife) wasn't ready to order. Totally deserved, very funny and absolutely right.

AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ultimate neighbourhood restaurant. Delicious food, good value and very professional service. A really nice place for supper.

CH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hereford Road is a long standing favourite. The food is healthy, creative and different. The service is relaxed and measured. Don’t expect a quick meal, but that’s not the point.

KL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently good, we love it

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Wasn’t that impressed with the food - a bit tasteless and nothing that special. Didn’t think it was worth the money paid.

JF
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Really great food and the dessert was phenomenal. The value for the money was simply superb!

IR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

How can I translate that gustatory experience into words?...Frankly, it isn't possible. Like the mirth experienced when you first lay eyes on your newborn infant; tasting the food at Hereford Rd. transcends physical barriers and meanders into the spiritual, without the messy afterbirth situation. If there was a hole in your life that you couldn't seem to fill, try the date sticky toffee pudding. Vegan? Not any more. I'm not sure if they fed their cows heroin, because the salt beef sandwich is guaranteed convert the most hardened plant-based dieter into a t-rex who just came back from a long run. If I spoke of the fish stock, the heavens would never forgive me for telling all their secrets. Go. Just go. It's three michelin stars for the price of a rest-stop Wimpy. Great staff, minimalist yet engaging interior, prime West London location...you have no excuse.

JB
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

It was OK. That's about the best one can say. The food was decent, but I was expecting more based on the reviews and reputation. The service was grumpy at best. The restaurant was at 25% capacity, but our order was taken about 25 minutes after arriving; our plates cleared about 20 minutes after we finished; and we had to practically chase a waiter down for any sort of water, second glass of wine, etc. The only good thing I could say is the staff spent a lot of time -- heads down and backs turned to the customers -- cleaning the glasses, and the ovens. I wouldn't return here.

G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Londons best kept secret

CR
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Well where do I start, what an absolutely disgusting meal. I ordered the two course meal the starter was crayfish & rocket, which was saturated in balsamic vinegar. It looked like somthing from a swap, the main was hake which was edible and nothing great to write home about.

I would not go back if you paid me. The only thing that was tasty was the bread

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

What a disappointment! The food was no way as good as it used to be .
Would I ever go back? The answer is no. I give them 6 months.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have great meal at Hereford Rd - delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Pretty noisy but the tables for 2 opp the bar are quiet and cosy - always a treat

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. Great value.

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh ingredients, best food in the area, friendly service, great architecture

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm, friendly ambiance and great menu of rustic offal and game beautifully executed

D
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I live locally and love coming here. The food is incredible and I recently had the best duck leg I’ve ever had! The service was also better than last time. It appears the grumpy / unwelcoming manager is no more which is great! Couldn’t love the food more.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food & service as always. Our new regular!

e
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant, as always. Amazing value set lunch. Lovely staff.

m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the food here. I can’t get here very often but if I lived nearby I would eat here frequently. Perfect.

AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ultimate neighbourhood restaurant - very informal, excellent food and highly professional staff. So nice to see everything cooked at an open kitchen right within the restaurant

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I love this place - absolutely my kind of food. Simple, tasty and great quality

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful in every way . Well done Hereford Road!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We love the restaurant but the lack of staff waiting on you is frustrating. Took them 20 mins to come to our table and even those cocktails order.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

a wonderful find, understated, fabulous food, relaxed and refined

D
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Aside from the less than friendly manager, the food was exceptional. Simple food made using incredible produce. Healthy but tasty. We live locally so will definitely be going back. Our waitress was also lovely.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

This is a truly excellent uncomplicated restaurant. Small scale menu beautifully cooked with an element of surprise. (My only complaint - minor - on a cold winter's evening was that the temprature in the main restaurant downstairs was a couple of dgerees too cold. People wearing outdoor wear etc. Easy to fix.)

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top quality, unpretentious and delicious food at reasonable (London) prices. Great service. Good ambiance! Looking forward to returning!

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy food, friendly staff, nice informal atmosphere. What's not to like?

SB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Went on a very quiet Tuesday night. Menu wasn’t flashy - liver, skate, brill, potter crab, pork but wow, it was cooked exceptionally well. Bavette steak was one of the best I’ve had both in terms of flavour and cooking. Comfortable/cosy restaurant but slightly lacked atmosphere because it was so quiet but don’t let that detract you from going.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was fine but not great. We went for Sunday lunch and were very disappointed with the small amount of food we received - 2 roast potatos (which weren’t crispy unfortunately and neither was the Yorkshire pudding served with my beef). 2 very thin slices of beef. Staff were lovely but atmosphere but cold.

N
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always totally delicious. I hardly ever eat meat now but had the pork belly and it simply melted in the mouth. Potted crab delicious as always and so was the amazing treacle tart!
Fabulous

P
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delectable and interesting take on british food, raised to higher standards. Great service and good suggestions on pairings by the glass.

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was unusual and different from the average restaurant. Tasty and I particularly enjoyed the warm rice pudding and jam.

s
London
139 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very much enjoyed a 3-course meal here last week.
Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
We’ll definitely come back.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful set lunch - delicious and excellent value

L
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Makes one proud to be British. Good native ingredients well cooked and presented and deftly served.

N
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s simply just great great cooking! Nothing more to say really. Just delicious food made with tip top ingredients. Front of house are fab! We go regularly and I must say, our experience so far has been everything absolutely delish!