Hereford Road

4.4
1368 reviews
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British
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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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The Infatuation
7.8

Hereford Road looks modern, but the food is traditional British. And despite being in Notting Hill, it’s very reasonably priced.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1368 People Are Saying
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RO
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely evening here. Food was great and can't fault the service. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Randomly chosen after an afternoon at the Design Museum - Kubrick, but that’s a different review- what a great find Hereford Road is.. relaxed, casual.. but with great attentive staff and a brilliant menu- Thank you to the chef...for the best kidneys for a long long time... great value we will come again soon.. honest

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F
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious food in an easy, unfussy atmosphere. Great servers.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great British food, will definitely recommend to others.

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F
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places to eat in London. Warm staff, comfortable atomosphere, and delicious food.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Food - staff a little too reserved and not overly welcoming

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hereford Road is the local restaurant you wished you had at the end of your road. Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. I can always eat everything on the menu!

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EP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I believe it is a perfect local restaurant. Unpretentious and yet the menu is well thought through. The smoke eel was delicious and we went for an Hungarian wine that was interesting. Lovely service and enjoyed the side by side seating "lounge" style.

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BB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a very pleasant dinner here one Thursday night. The food was excellent - how really tasty British food can be these days - and the service and ambience were good too. I really appreciated the fact that their tables for two are nice and spacious and not lined up in a closely packed row (as in so many restaurants in London these days). Similarly, there was no pressure to hand the table back after a set time. I will definitely go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant lunch, delicious food and lovely service! Also, great value for a set menu, 3 courses for £15.50.

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N
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Sunday Lunch, but all the food is fabulous and unbelievably priced. The quality of the ingredients bought is tip top and the menu is so very reasonable . We go very often and are never ever disappointed.
The menu is changed daily, how fabulous is that and how indicative of the freshness apart from the imagination.
Simplicity at its very best, its in the top four restaurants in London for us.

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e
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect neighbourhood restaurant - good for special occasions, too. Lovely, welcoming staff and delicious, unfussy food, not expensive.

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent selection of game dishes, my rabbit was cooked to perfection. Nice wine list too. Very reasonable for the quality of the food. We just moved to Notting Hill, we will definitely be back.

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LS
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good. The male servers were pretentious and basically ignored us. The ladies that cleared plates and checked waters were very kind and attentive. Would likely not repeat the visit with so many great options in NH.

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always a good standard of cooking - maybe the Yorkshire Pudding with the Roast Beef could have been a bit better but the meat itself was quality

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SN
London
27 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch in a very pleasant dining room with an open kitchen

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good, simple food in a professional environment. Service a little flat.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good value lunch in a slightly off the beaten track location (though the chi-chi end of Westbourne Grove, and Portobello aren't very far away). Reasonable choices and good portion sizes that you often don't get at more 'up-scale' venues offering set lunch deals. Half litre options on wines gives extra choices if you're not planning a full blow-out.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Real and honest food. The manager very professional and overall good service.

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleasantly surprised. When we entered the restaurant it did not look as good as on the website but our experience was great . A bit noisy but then we are in our 70s.
Would certainly recommend to others.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Small portions, pudding cold in the middle and service poor

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SL
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple old-school good cooking...great ingredients and not too much done to them. The food is always a treat and the old-world wine list is a delight. A neighbourhood treasure

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menus anglais et variés. Cuisine colorée et créative, cuisine de produits locaux et frais. Tout est fait maison.

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with local Ingredients and fantastic cooking. Loved the pan-seared duck liver and the Onger steak. Lentil and mushrooms side was also amazing. Excellent service and wine recos. Will definitely visit again.

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice British menu, with some classic favs such as duck lovers with green beans and devilled kidneys n mash. Overseas business guests loved it. Only ask would be to add cocktails to the drinks menu.

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G
London
29 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hereford Road is a great local restaurant with simple yet delicious and inventive food and lovely service.

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AV
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed, the waiting staff seemed stressed, they were quite hard to get hold of when we needed them, and rather than attentively checking all the tables, were rushing up and down the restaurant aisles. My guest who had come down from Scotland and was looking forward to it said he didn't think it was worth a 2nd visit. The food was nice, but a bit odd, the hake was served with a cold , bitter, crunchy salad, which didn't really work, it needed green veg and mash, so not exciting, but we enjoyed the wine suggestion and the smoked eel was delicious.

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant. Everything is right. Very rare.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, drink and service. Great ingredients cooked impeccably

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KD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Food is amazing and the menu changes every day.

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a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit now and this continues to be an understated delight. Beautiful produce, lovingly prepared.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I had specifically asked for a quiet table but I am not sure there is such a thing at Hereford Road ( maybe one table on the upper level which we were not allocated) . We were bringing an elderly guest who might well have returned many times in the future but it clearly was not a place for him. The service was very slow and inattentive and the noise level was absolutely impossible. A pity, as the cooking was pretty good.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Starter was good. Sunday roast was ok, but not amazing.
Really long wait between the starter and the main.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must when we are in London. Superbly cooked, good quality grub. Always a good selection of meat and fish mains, and divine potted crab and mussels in cider for starters. Excellent choice of wine.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for enjoying a Sunday roast! The food is excellent and people very friendly too.

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SZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent season dishes. I had the Guinea Fowl with lentils others in my party had hake (which was very good). Good choice of reasonable prices wine. However, a cover charge of £2 per person appeared on the bill and I saw no mention of that on the menu. With that and 12.5% service charge the price was slightly higher than expected.

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AS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with this restaurant, the layout is very good, nice welcome, we liked the choice of wines (with organic choices available) and a very good Bulgarian red and the advice given to us to help us select. Good lighting, so important and often overlooked and very comfortable well laid out seating. On top of that are food was delicious, served to order, hot, good portions and side orders.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was extremely impressed by Hereford Road. Service was excellent and we were offered a large table in the quiet room. Everyone of the dishes we ordered was outstanding, great ingredients treated simply and cooked exactly as they should be. Prices were very reasonable considering the quality. I cannot think of a better restaurant of its type in London and we have been to most!

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G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have used this restaurant many many times and I find it always to be excellent and the staff are fun and really well informed and the food is prepared from scratch and generally fabulous. The wine list is interesting and reasonably priced it is like a bit like a super high-end Gastro pub. The food is really creative. It’s a great place.

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f
London
70 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighbourhood restaurants don't get better than this. Rather encouraging that a famous food reviewer was at a table, not far away, just waiting for her lunch!

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