Hereford Road

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1430 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read about this restaurant in a travel book by Rick Steves. It was everything promised! The menu was sophisticated, interesting and a very good value for the level of the food. Worth the walk! Nice to be in a neighborhood.

VF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. A neighbourhood restaurant with first class food and service.

EC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a great fan of Hereford Road and have been visiting the restaurant for many years. It is one of the rare places where you know you will constantly get excellent food in a great environment. Thank you chef for yet another fabulous meal!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastische eten. Leuke mensen. Alleen kwamen de gangen wat snel achter elkaar.
Maar echt top.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in London. A hidden gem!!

E
Oxford
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The quality of food has remained high for years. There is sufficient choice and the wine selections are good. We had two new entrees and mains this time, and they are each excellent. This remains a favorite restaurant for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All the food was excellent and extremely good value for money. The partridge with barley and girolles was superb.

WL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu with Terrific food at exceptionally low prices

D
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service, quick service as we needed to get to the Ginstitute for their master class

My guests and I wouldn’t hesitate in returning.

Really enjoyed the food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service & wine

AA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious modern British fare in a lovely Notting Hillish side street. We will definitely return.

OG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such a charming neighbourhood restaurant combining the pluses of that, with solid, ambitious cooking. Lovely people both in the kitchen and outside. And the pudding list makes me think of school but in the best way possible!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Wobbly table which the server did nothing about when I told her . Just said ‘it’s the floor not the table’
Hake main course cooked well. Didn’t like the accompanying vegetable with it though.
Starter - ok
Wine by the glass- seems some strange options . I wanted a Chardonnay or Sauvignon blanc but nothing available .
Had a riesling which wasn’t cold enough .
Woman on table opposite me - constant ‘pinging’ of her phone throughout the whole meal. Are the servers not trained to say something when other diners are disturbed
by their other people’s constant phones ?
Server didn’t say goodbye when I left.
Disappointing experience

AN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Assured, innovative and consistent - what we have come to expect over the years since we first ate here. HF rarely disappoints, and combined with an interesting and sensibly priced wine list, it is our London restaurant of choice.

PO
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Great food and fabulous service.

CF
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice British food valuing their ingredients. Nice little restaurant in a quiet street.

JF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

Great, interesting food. Terrific value (outstanding food for the same price as mediocre pub food somewhere else).
But the noise level in the lower dining room made the experience unpleasant. It was as loud as people yelling in your ears, which is not fun. In fact, people at two of the tables were literally yelling. I recommend trying to sit in the upper level or outside.

TC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hereford Road never fails to deliver sumptuous English cooking in a very chilled and relaxed environment. I fear our party of six were a bit too noisy at times for some of the more 'seasoned' patrons but we certainly helped add to the ambiance. Amazing food as usual. A wonderful evening was had by all.

OT
London
64 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Sunday lunch at Hereford Road and our first visit with a friend who has been several times. The food was very good though the fish and veg mains options were limited on our visit. The was more choice for starters. The food was very good and service relaxed and unhurried and wine mark ups are reasonable - we enjoyed a lovely bottle of red from Corbieres in France. We can see why this restaurant has good reviews and probably attracts a loyal following. Big caveat for us though is to avoid Sunday lunch. There were several families with small children which is fine if you are in the same position though for friends catching up regret this is not my scene however good the food and wine. We would love to go again for an evening visit and you could do worse than go here if you find yourself in the area. Our bill for 3 including one bottle of wine and coffees came to £148 including service so not the cheapest of Sunday lunches.

N
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food with a menu that balances adventurous with accessible. Really nice friendly staff. Would definitely go back :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in London

RV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fourth or fifth visit over the last several years. Never yet disappointed.

m
London
20 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As with every visit, Hereford Road managed to supersede our already high expectations. The restaurant is not at all formal yet manages to convey a sense of seriousness about their food, which is borne out by the stellar food (and wine list). Our party included 2 teenagers, thrilled with their choices of duck breast starters, hake and onglet main courses. It was all so happy-making, we had to keep going and were particularly pleased with our gooseberry custard pots and rice pudding. It deserves to be busier, more expensive and better known so be grateful it's not, and go!

DI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A good fresh food. I recomend the sole, the liver, the calf brain...

SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, top quality service, beautiful venue, great location. Cannot recommend Hereford Road highly enough.

UN
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Staff didn't keep smile when we take time to order from menu. Shi said kitchen close soon. I understand bad you can guess how we felt.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous new discovery for me. Very close to home.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Wine very expensive. Food and service fine but the place had no atmosphere whatsoever. All the tables and chairs were worse for wear and the place really needs a new lease of life. May be better in the evening

g
London
43 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fresh, uncomplicated, delicious food and a laid-back local vibe.

T
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way.

DM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and staff very attentive. They were very accommodating and clearly know a lot about where their food is coming from and how it's prepared. Wine selection was good and reasonable. The only "complaint" is the chicken main was a little too salted.

CI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with delicious food. Nice and relaxed evening

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been at this restaurant many time and keep coming back!
The Food is always delicious and the service is great.
I highly recommend it! We will be back soon!

OT
London
154 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent restaurant. Delicious food and attentive service.

PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighbourhood gem. Simple but really well executed dishes.

TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the sort of Good that you want to eat. The food is simple and the focous is in My opinion on highlighting ingredients. I really likeed that u could clearly see and taste every element in the dish and that it diddent hide under alot of "false teqnicue". Highly recommend!

MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great neighbourhood restaurant. Good, simple Mediterranean style food, friendly service and excellent value.

ER
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely! We had one of our best meals in London at Hereford Road. Having tried a number of restaurants in London and, more specifically, in the area, we are happy to say that this is now our favourite. Food was excellent - smoked mackerel and chicory salad as starters, lamb and pork as mains, Bakewell tart and buttermilk pudding as dessert: we do recommend everything. One of us is not very much into buttermilk puddings and yet... we loved it! The wine list was also remarkable - we got a biodynamic French wine which went very well with the meat. Service was great too. We will go back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice long and leisurely lunch for two on Friday. Quiet, good food, very relaxed. Excellent Alsace Riesling - highly recommended.

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