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The Dock Kitchen
The Dock Kitchen

The Dock Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dockkitchen.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 962 1610
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 3pm; 7pm - 10:30pm
    Thursday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from The Dock Kitchen
Located in a converted Victorian wharf building on London’s famed Ladbroke Grove, The Dock Kitchen is the West London restaurant venture of Stevie Parle, one of the capital’s most exciting young chefs. Trained at The River Café, Moro and Petersham Nurseries, Stevie has a nose for the new and a keenness to experiment, resulting in a spontaneous, exciting modern rustic menu, constantly changing and built around the best and most interesting ingredients that happen to land on The Dock Kitchen’s chopping board. Regenerated by Derwent London, The Dock Kitchen’s home overlooks the Grand Union Canal in one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. Many of the original features have been preserved and combined with a full display of Tom Dixon furnishings and lighting, a visual complement to the glorious food of the kitchen. Al fresco riverside dining is available during the summer months.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This eclectic restau really is the most fun inventive place. Themed set menus are great, but the portion of dips for two was a little parsimonious shall we say! Great warm staff, some more clued up than others, and a great terrace to eat out on a glorious summer night."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "An unusual menu and a good wine list make this a good al fresco venue."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "W8 is usually outside of my usual place to dine out but on the suggestion of a friend we decided to try Dock Kitchen which is situated on the canal. We arrived before 7pm and the restaurant only opens at 7 so we had drinks on the outside deck. A very decent bottle of NZ sauvignon blanc it was as well (£35). We chose to have the Indonesian set menu for £45. Service was also very good and friendly. It was excellent! I would definitely go out of my way and go back!"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "an unchanging menu mixtures of the orient with good english ingredients"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "is just great. Lots of friends eating there Good attentive service"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "I want to go again soon as the food was very creative. I recommended it "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "it is sometimes difficult to decide whether your enjoyment of an evening out is because of the food, the environment or the company. We had the Sri Lankan taster menu which was interesting and because I had never had this type of food before hard to say whether it was truly representative or well prepared. Overall the eating experience was OK but not exceptional. However, the ambience is nice and the service and welcome excellent. The Dock Kitchen is a bit hard to find if you are unfamiliar with the area and the website (with google street view) does not help. Quite expensive for what it was."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Dock kitchen delivered great and interesting food as ever. Staff were polite and helpful Only 2 points of issue - the place was completely empty , maybe 3 or 4 tables occupied which was astonishing for a Thursday evening and meant the atmosphere wasn't the best, tho the building/interior itself is great - prices were pretty steep given it isn't fine dining Definitely one to try if you haven't been"
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Walked some 2 km to find this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Interesting cafe/kitchen type layout but the food is most interesting and varied. Very cosmoplolitan and extremey tasty. We had the steak and fish with tamarind and both were delicious and well prepared. Excellent knowleable service and good wine list. Would be great in the spring and summer"
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "I have previously been to this restaurant during the summer when there is outside seating - great on a nice warm day. I fell in love with the place, food and drinks then, and I am still in love with it now. Recently went there on a Monday, service was great, very attentive staff, the restaurant itself was beautiful - perfect lighting. The food was great and delicious: artichoke for starters, rabbit leg for main, and pistachio & nutmeg cake with saffron yoghurt and yuzu ice cream for dessert. The only downside (nothing major) was that to get the set menu, the whole table had to get it, and sadly the other dinner did not want it. Would definitely visit again and visit the Tom Dixon shop downstairs."
    dined on 10/02/2014
  • "Gastronomically reliable resto at the top of Ladbroke Grove overlooks some water and the Innocent HQ"
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "with the subtle menu changes this is a place to go back to for its food and the location"
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "Quite stark surroundings where dinners share the kitchen or the kitchen shares the dining room Interesting flavour combinations in all dishes"
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Having been a long time ago when it was initially a pop up restaurant I thought I'd pop back as it's local to me and shamefully I hadn't been since. SO glad I did as the food was superb, a truly fabulous dining experience. I'll definitely be back in the not too distant future. One small thing though....I wish it wasn't quite so bright, a little dimmer lighting in the evening would make it just perfect ;0)"
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "We have been going here more and more often as it is just so good. The menu changes pretty much every week, so there is always something new to try and it is always very inventive and interesting. The lamb I had on my last visit was out of this world delicious. Good winelist with an excellent house white that comes in under £20. Fab terrace for hot days or nights."
    dined on 10/09/2013
  • "The chef had been the featured cook for the first dinner at the Oxford Food Symposium this summer: We had a very interesting meal featuring 'do it yourself spicing' - so I was expecting lots. The restaurant is in a lovely setting and were happy to allow us to be late and to add an extra place. We sat outside which was fine but being september it was soon dark and cool. One tea candle for six is not enough light, although they were happy to bring two more. The starters were thought the best course but not that exciting - the courgette flower salad disappointed. The mains were OK but a bit pricey for what was basically three curries and two thought their grouse 'bitter'. Our girls were tired so we did not stay for desserts"
    dined on 04/09/2013
  • "Different to most places with canal side location and interesting gutsy cooking"
    dined on 27/08/2013
  • "...which cannot be counted on one's fingers. This was the best, most relaxed, simplest yet most delicious meal I've had in ages - incredible flatbreads with sumac & za'atar were made to order at the outside kiln, brought unbidden to the table & wolfed down, the palourde clams with agretti were zingy & enticing, the onglet & supermodel-skinny fries with chilli & herbs were heroic & the salted caramel ice cream was the perfect epilogue. Nothing flashy, but spectacularly on-point cooking techniques plus tip-top ingredients (nespole, anyone?), wonderfully inconspicuous but warm service & a rare sun/rosé-drenched terrace berth overlooking the beautifully regenerated Portobello Dock all combined to make this a day to remember. Thanks so much!"
    dined on 16/05/2013
  • "A very special dining experience. Not to be missed. Great food, great service. Wonderful flavors and combinations of ingredients and really fresh, quality fine food. You get the sense that everyone who works there is really enjoying being a part of such a special restaurant. The chef is divine!"
    dined on 15/04/2013
  • "WIth outdoor bread ovens and familiar foods enlivened with tastes of the Orient this is a favourite, Sensationally smiley service"
    dined on 25/03/2013
  • "best atmosphere in london, but it is getting too expensive!"
    dined on 12/03/2013
  • "Great food and lovely ambience, recommend the onglet steak and biryani"
    dined on 09/03/2013
  • "one of my favourites with great set menus, but the prices are creeping up a bit, so what used to be a regular treat is now getting on to a rare indulgence, a shame."
    dined on 29/01/2013
  • "Really enjoyed Dock Kitchen, great food with some really big flavours in beautiful surroundings. Because of its location it's a bit of a trek to get to (unless you're lucky enough to live locally of course) so check the menu in advance to make sure it appeals if you're planning on having the tasting menu for the whole table. Service was delightful and the room has a great ambience."
    dined on 24/01/2013
  • "Near Notting Hill & Little Venice - on the cannal. Real interesting well prepared food with fusion feel. But in a really good way!"
    dined on 23/12/2012
  • "great food as always but they charged us for the water - normally we get chilled tap water without charge. the prices are high enough! Don't charge for chilled water - give it to us free, as you normally do."
    dined on 19/12/2012
  • "Dock Kitchen was fantastic, a bit out of the way but worth while, food and ambience was charming and met the chef"
    dined on 02/12/2012
  • "always a good experience, but pls bring back the lunch deal. otherwise, way too expensive for anything but once a year"
    dined on 02/10/2012
  • "Dock kitchen was a nice surprise. We went for lunch on a Sunday and there's a pleasant atmosphere. The menu was a little difficult to decipher at first, but the food is good. Service could be a little more efficient especially when it gets very busy, but they are always friendly so you tend to forgive them."
    dined on 30/09/2012
  • "terrific range of exotic ingredients to make simple and exciting dishes. Some credit that my Indian guests chose the chicken biryani and said that they had never had better"
    dined on 27/09/2012
  • "Dock Kitchen has interesting, original food in a fun, funkly environment. Great, motivated staff are truly interested in the food and in your enjoyment of it. A cool crowd. We have eaten there 6 or 7 times without a single bad dish - all the food is very seasonal and fresh - not heavy. Please don't go - it is hard enough getting a table already..."
    dined on 20/09/2012
  • "I am very impressed with The Dock Kitchen, which is a lovely restaurant, especially if the weather is nice and you sit outside. The service was first rate - friendly and accommodating without being in-your-face. The food is excellent, the wine list is good and the ambience is relaxing. I'll definitely visit again."
    dined on 09/09/2012
  • "Food was good. Service was attentive. Perfect for our casual catch-up lunch with something special."
    dined on 05/09/2012
  • "Beyond expectations for outlook, service, food and wine..."
    dined on 31/08/2012
  • "Great place with exciting challenging menu. We had set menu which feels a tad spenny- but is a massive culinary adventure of lots of different tastes. Staff are all really lovely and passionate about food- as well as very knowledgeable. Restaurant does feel noisy but our table closer to the wall was better this week- versus up against the windows. Love the lighting and the simple flower decorations. Need an excuse to go again soon!!"
    dined on 15/08/2012
  • "It was good overall. Nothing particularly outstanding. Friendly service."
    dined on 15/08/2012
  • "Food great, ESP set menus, but atmosphere the best. Generous portions but prices creeping up"
    dined on 14/08/2012
  • "The waterway below the pontoons is thick with green algae - this does not give a great first impression. The Dock Kitchen is an unusual but welcoming space with one glass wall and a great outside eating area. In that section, close to the open kitchen, is a Tandoor. We started with chicken livers cooked in 7 spices and served with delicious tandoori flatbread. Followed by hake with trompette squash (a lovely new veg for us) and a giant pork chop on red peppers. Great food, friendly laid back staff BUT the whole place needed Mrs Mop to put on her marigolds. Fridge doors and other surfaces needed a wipe/scrub down and the the kitchen brigade need to visit the laundrette! The problem with open kitchens is that grubby kit shows! We will revisit"
    dined on 30/07/2012
  • "Had a second very pleasant meal here. The service considering what we ordered for the business lunch was rather slow and they tried to give us other people's food twice. Very nice food though and there isn't much else in this area . Everything was nice and fresh."
    dined on 23/07/2012
  • "I never noticed this restaurant although it is so close to Notting hill. Great atmosphere, attention to details, open kitchen where you can see the fresh ingredients being used...really a good experience!"
    dined on 08/07/2012