Excellent food quality and art presentation
An exquisite choice of fresh ingredients
A great chef with , very shortly, at least 2 Michelin stars
Clare Smyth is back to her Irish roots. She managed to have a potato as a star in a special dish and do the same with a carrot, which is a wonder.
The wine-pairing is especially interesting in terms of match.
Lovely experience: the food is superb and the service is perfect, attentive yet friendly.
Superb. From arrival to departure, not a thing was out of place. The food was sublime and the staff, lovely.
Find yourself a unique hand wash and lotion in the washroom to underpin your brand, rather than a high street one would be my only tiny observation.
The first restaurant in London I took my wife too and didn't disappoint. Service, food and dinning room was amazing. Each course just kept getting better than the last.
From arrival, you were made to feel welcome. The staff were attentive but at no time did you feel hurried. There was a good range of drinks, even beer and cider and not just the tired selections usually on offer. It was interesting they are working on producing their own beers to match the food. Coming onto the food, the taster menu was excellent. It was well balanced, visually great to look at with no compromise on flavour. We had the added pleasure of sitting where we could see some of the action in the kitchen, you could say the icing on the cake! Altogether a pleasurable few hours.
Amazing dinner experience, nice food and wine pairing for the tasting menu, nice open kitchen where the chef and the team work beautifully, thumbs up for the sommelier, good knowledge and very friendly
It was just unbelievable and greatest of tastes!
Best meal I’ve ever had. My son thought it was both exceptional & better than local rival restaurants. Which is saying something. 3 course lunch and Amuse Bouche felt like a 5 course meal. The scallops were exquisite & hazelnut choc dessert sublime. The portion size of each course were also larger than similar Michelin restaurants I have dined at. A really nice touch was being greeted by Clare herself in their kitchen with her very Jolly & friendly/ approachable staff. Exquisite food without the pretentiousness befitting the portobello road area. Congrats Core
A superb example of culinary innovation and skill - a thoroughly enjoyable experience
Extraordinary food. Service great but a bit on the pretentious side. Great style. Thoroughly enjoyable. Worth every penny.
Amazing dinner and experience at CORE. Staff was wonderful and accommodating. Food was delicious and presentations were all beautiful and creative.
A high end culinary experience
A heart-warming greeting in our language (Italian). We sat at the chefs table and were 4 people .
The amuse guelle were of high quality, but the truffle gourgéres had too much truffle oil on it, something I dislike and in my opinion something that shouldn´t be used in high end gastronomy.
The isle of mull scallops were cooked to perfection and the sauce was very delicate.
The potato and roe dish was, in all regards, perfect.
The Lamb carrot dish, with its filled pastry was a genius concept.
The Scottish venison was perfectly cooked, but the garnish tasted tired and reheated, which didn’t help the venison.
The core apple was on highest level.
The warm chocolate tarte was perfect and of very good chocolate.
The sauternes and banyuls dish on the vine branch was a very good idea.
The vine service was to our very satisfaction and the service team was very attentive and competent.
We had the privilege that your sous chef could give us a very insightful explanation and translation of your dishes and we are very thankful for that.
Our visit in your restaurant was our highlight on our travel through London.
Your cuisine is very clear and highlights the main ingredients of every dish.
I think that you and your staff will have a bright culinary future and we would like to thank you for one of the most beautiful evenings in London.
Had a super evening at Core. Great food, excellent service, love the look and feel of the place.
Wonderful food and great service. Some of the dishes such as the baked potato were the best I’ve ever had!
Second time we’ve been and it’s just superb - best place in London right now
Went here for my wife’s 30th and it really was good - certainly heading for Michelin stars when rated. The restaurant is lovely, the food was outstanding (especially the scallops and the special linguine). The Apple ‘pre-starter’ was stunning, and every dish is beautiful. The one dish that was questionable was the meringue(y) bauble-like desert - not sure what this was trying to be but it wasn’t very pleasant. Overall though, a really (really) great experience which rivals all other fine-dining restaurants.
Absolutely amazing, expected nothing less with the team working there. Have already booked to go back, it is worth the wait.
Fantastic meal, fabulous staff, definitely recommend for special occasion or with friends. Couldn’t fault it. Would recommend tasting menu with wine pairing.
Great evening, excellent service although we did get the feeling we were being slightly pushed along. We asked for a bit more 'space' between main and dessert and the request was respected. A lovely evening.
One of the best in London... truly exceptional...
Personally I think it’s better than its neighbour Ledbury :)
Love the canapés and the potato! Oh and their bread was good too! Not as good as Hedone but it’s good enough!
Will definitely return for food :)
The service was not perfect, especially we arrived on time but our table was not ready and we waited for around 40 minutes for our table. Luckily I don’t have any other schedule on that day, otherwise it will be a big problem. They charge cancellation fee(which is normal), however, letting customers wait for 40 mins is very abnormal and I have never encountered this kind of situation in other places, and, I ate at LOTS OF PLACES.
During our lunch, we have to ask the waitress for bread ...
Venison was over cooked...
Beautiful place in Notting Hill, will recommend to everyone!
A more than excellent experience. Food beyond excellence with friendly and efficient staff. Imaginative menu.
Great food. Great service. Every time we visit London we try to dine there. Book early since it is difficult to get seats😄
The food from start to finish is sublime and worthy of Michelin Stars
Superb sublime incrediable and amazing ! But keep that to yourselves as we want to be able to get in !
This is our go to place for an amazing evening ❤️
Outstanding food and wine. Excellent service.
We will definitely be back!
Michelin star(s) should come very soon. Food that looks great and tastes even better. The “core Apple” is a gem of a dessert.
Before that, Perfect venison, perfect skate, perfect potato.
Great wine list, albeit on the pricy side; strong on Burgundies and Bordeaux.
I absolutely loved the dinner there and would definitely return very soon.
I am used to quality lunches and dinners and at CORE I was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful environment with open kitchen, great food and impeccable service. Staff who also speaks in Italian. The only small flaw, especially as regards the tasting menu, are the sauces that are served at the table. All very good but being salty in the long run they risk getting tired. Recommended!
Food was fantastic however we were told we could not modify our reservation at all in terms of timing and day and if we did it would incur automatic £150 charge. Highly inflexible and un-accommodating for a high end restaurant we are never treated this way anywhere in Mayfair. My husband works long hours so at some points we might be late or have to amend a booking, so we will not ever be coming here again due to the way we were being spoken to regarding this. Brash attitude. The serving staff were nice tho.
We had the tasting menu and everything was great. The service was attentive.
Not our first time here, and just as good each time. Fantastic. I still think it is the best food in London. Get the tasting menu. Crazy good.
Perfect vegetarian tasting menu
Incredible experience. We will be back. Food tasted amazing and creatively presented. All staff were very friendly.
One of the best meals we have had... Outstanding food, superb service and the restaurant very kindly gave us seats at the chefs table overlooking the kitchen where it was impressive to see how calm, efficient and organised it all was, headed up by Clare Smyth. Truly a special evening.
We ate at Core for my husbands birthday and loved it so much that we returned for our anniversary. The service is excellent, attentive and friendly, and the food is amazing.
Can’t wait to return!
👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 AMAZING 🙌🙌🙌
Genuinely very impressed.
Exceptional food and wine. Wonderful atmosphere and friendly knowledgeable service. Second time back and a real pleasure to dine there.
Loved everything about Core. Inspirational food with quirky presentation. Extremely knowledgeable staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. Unobtrusive service but attention to detail was spot on. Worth every penny. Can’t wait to revisit.
Superb experience in all ways. Food, service and surroundings outstanding.