108 Garage

4.4
229 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Crowned Tatler’s Restaurant of the Year, 2018, 108 Garage is both critically acclaimed and universally loved. The restaurant has fast become a gastronomic destination for fresh, local produce and innovative cooking; appealing to those who live nearby and a pilgrimage of sorts for those travelling for a dining experience.

Located on London’s bustling Golborne Road, a short walk from Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove tube stations 108 Garage is moments away from the eccentric and creative buzz of Notting Hill and Portobello Road.

The cooking is intelligent with seasonal ingredients the foundation of every dish. Executive Chef, Chris Denney and his team source exceptional ingredients from the UK and Europe to curate an ever-changing menu. The space, formerly a garage, has a raw industrial feel which enhances the electric energy from the kitchen and provides a contrasting backdrop to the impeccable cuisine.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Thu–Sat 12:00–14:00
Dinner
Tue–Thu 18:30–21:30
Fri, Sat 18:30–22:00
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Phone number
020 8969 3769
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Denney
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Cross Street
Portobello rd
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Public Transit
Underground station Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park with Hammersmith & City or Circle Line
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Entertainment
Music, late night closed parties, private events
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 229 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

A non-memorable dining experience
Over-priced , tiny portions , ho-Hum food flavours

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SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for our anniversary and I was surprised by how the great casual atmosphere somehow still worked for the special occasion.

The John Dory and Octopus were some of the best prepared versions of those dishes I’ve ever had.

One quibble. I didn’t love the chocolate dessert; I thought it was a bit heavy on the pallet after the lighter touch of the rest of the meal. My wife’s dill ice cream dessert was better. I usually don’t like dessert, however, and my wife thought my dessert was great.

The optional cheese plate is a must—served with perfectly toasted fruitbread and chutney; seems odd to be so excited about cheese but it really capped off the meal.

They could have probably been a bit quicker to offer another glass of wine but the overall service was very good. The staff seem to really enjoy their work.

Excellent value; we’ll definitely return.

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T
London
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food, really exceeded all my expectations. Innovative and clever cooking.

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was too experimental and underwhelming. Very small portions

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LF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed food and presentation. Inventive without being unnecessarily extravagant.

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S
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasting menu only. Starter : Brawn and the pud : chocolate pot very memorable. John Dory solid. And restaurant itself very stylish.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dining experience. Even better to sit at the counter and watch the chefs work. One of the most creative and fun meals in London.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exceptional experience with a very creative chef. It is now my favourite restaurant in London and a must for all foodies

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MJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

108 Garage is what gastronomy should be — a tour de force of ingredients, technique and restraint. A six course prix fixe with (on the night we were there) a choice between sweetbreads and a John Dory filet for the entree. Small amazing plates that stretched the mind. Each course was a riff on something familiar with just the right amount of innovation. The real magic is that the team knows when to just let the ingredients speak. Green beans topped with smoked lardo paired with a black garlic purée topped with crispy rice kernels. Basil ice cream on a bed of perfect and unadulterated strawberries. Every plate was terrific. The staff was integrated with the chefs and was just as happy to be there as the guests.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and we had a great evening. Highly recommend.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding.
Service was very friendly but they seemed to be very busy while the restaurant wasn’t full and we had to ask for our drinks a second time and the food arrived before them.
Great place though and I will recommend it!

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and friendly staff. We were a group of 6 (parents with adult sons) so had to have the tasting menu which was original and tasty. It was unprecedentedly hot and had been for some time so I do not understand why they hadn’t purchased fans. It was far too hot to enjoy the experience. The music was also unacceptable as it was difficult to hold a conversation and despite asking twice for it to be turned down, it wasn’t. For that reason I’m not sure we would go back which is a shame as the chef and his staff worked hard and produced good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and excellent service!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went as family with my 5 and 2 yr old a
Amazing place, food, service, everything!
Best of success to Chef and team!

Cheers!

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BO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Inventive, creative, superb presentation and friendly service. Can highly recommend the frozen popcorn (snack), the pork belly & piccallili, the John Dory and, for dessert, the grape sorbet. All outstanding.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you could eat an awesome critically acclaimed piece of theatre...

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NG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was very impressed. I had read a few dodgy reviews, mainly around service but they were very attentive. I thought the food was very creative and for the most part delicious! Of the 10 or so different things I tasted, I would say only 2 would receive any criticism from me. I am not normally one to write reviews but wanted to write this one as I thought it was an excellent dining experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Pushed to go for 6 course menu at 9pm even though they had an a la Carte menu - had to threaten with walking out to achieve this

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WA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly one of the best restaurants in London, sit at the bar to watch the chefs work their magic.

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j
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Delicious food but at 10pm the music and lights were turned up and the kitchen was cleared around us - rubbish bags being taken past our table to the bins outside. Unreasonably poor service for a meal costing £500 for 4 people. 10pm!!

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B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

2 eme fois dans ce restaurant en 3 mosc/ nourriture toujours excellente
Politique d annulation scandaleuse ( 50£ par personne !!!)
Service très excité et on a l impression qu a peine rentré ils veulent déjà libérer la table pour les prochains clients..

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JK
London
39 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Low key fine dining with the expected presentation. Overall eclectic menu and ingredients. Definitely go for the strawberry dessert

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, creative, food in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

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W
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing gastronomic experience with charming staff and great ambiance. We sat at the counter which was a lot of fun talking to the chefs and seeing them in action. Great vibe! Should be much better known than it is! One of top 10 restaurants in London!

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

the food was excellent and innovative . The disappointment was the wine list which seemed limited and expensive

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FW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service was so bad. It ruined our night so we wouldn’t go back

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M
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food. Friendly and flexible service. Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food which at night was only the taster menu was great. A lovely mix of food and a choice of main and dessert so able to have fish rather than meat. The service though was patchy at first it was ultra fast and then became really slow so the meal took three hours which on a weekday night is not ideal.

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening at 108 Garage. Really enjoyed the tasting menu and service was fantastic. I'll definitely come back again!

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GP
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well worth it, great food. People should be aware that it is a taster menu though.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a table for 6 in our first experience of the restaurant. The setting was fun - it did indeed invoke the spirit of a garage; however, one or two things need improving - particularly the heating arrangements. Service was attentive and friendly but a little rough round the edges - witnessed by a spilled glass of wine (for which recompense was made). What might have been just a pleasant experience was elevated by the exquisite food; a tasting menu of 6 courses plus a few unannounced amuse bouches; each course sublime in its own way - innovative and absolutely delicious. A wonderful experience that I hope to enjoy again soon.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a cool venue and charming young staff. Absolutely delicious food. Great vibe and brilliant to be able to sit st the bar to watch the chefs do their thing.

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London
25 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is now number one in Hardens for create cuisine which says it all, so booking ahead is now essential. We first went soon after opening our lunch and quite a few times since.. It is always busy but I think even more so now (last visit in January). As before the food is intriguing and complex with unusual ingredients and flavour parings. Our Swiss friends were absolutely delighted, the husband having been on our first visit - and, as before, in the evening, it helps to have a torch on your smart phone!
The service was charming, but I though a bit under pressure, and there was a long wait between the palate cleanser and the dessert.
What was a relatively mid priced dining experience has become rather more expensive.

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GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Took 40 mins to be seated

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Everything was a pure joy!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: Awesome!! This was definitely a worthwhile experience. The food and ambience were really great.

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VC
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Don't go! My husband and I found 108 Garage listed on a few recommended restaurant lists and were excited to try it on our recent trip to London. We are big foodies who love trying new restaurants, especially when we travel. The food ranged from fair to bad but the real issues was the service. The kitchen had no sense of pacing. It was a 6 course tasting menu. Once the plates from each course were cleared we had to wait 25-30 minutes for the next course to arrive (I pulled out my phone and started timing it after the first course took forever to arrive). We were not the only ones - the whole restaurant was full of annoyed looking Brits asking the few servers what was taking so long. Not sure if this is always the case, but this is completely unacceptable. We asked for the check after the first 4 courses - 2 hours into a rather unappealing meal of raw peas, asparagus, roasted potatoes, and some of the worst fish I have ever had. I would also add that even for a tasting menu the dishes were quite small. I would have still been hungry even if I had lasted the 3+ hours it would have taken to get all the way through dinner. (I have had a number of wonderful, lengthy tasting menus in my life. Yes, sometimes you relish every bite of a 4 hour dinner. This is not that kind of place. It's not intended to be that long. The kitchen just completely lost control of itself.) Lastly, after expressing our frustration to the staff, were received an apology, but no offer to comp part of our bill. If the food was good I could chalk it up to a bad night, but that was not the case. There are so many wonderful restaurants in London - pick one of them and don't go here.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was interesting, but for some of the courses the flavour combinations were slightly not right in my opinion (I appreciate flavours are a very subjective thing). Our experience at 108 Garage was by no means a bad dining experience at all, the food was good, but for the price I would hope for incredible food. But to end on a positive, the highlight of our 6 courses was the dessert, the rum soaked pineapple cheesecake. This dish was so interesting and the flavours were just spot on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Receptionist gave us an unkind welcome. No smile and seemed bored and had an attitude.
Food was ok but def nothing to rave about. Waiter was nice though. Unfortunately quantity wise a big disappointment. Left hungry.
An experience which will not make me go back. Once was enough.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food, excellent and attentive waiting staff and friendly chefs.

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