CORE by Clare Smyth
Located in London’s Notting Hill at 92 Kensington Park Road, Core by Clare Smyth is a modern fine dining restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Quite simply, I cannot fault a single element of the entire experience.
Went for lunch what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with family,
Food fantastic and well portioned
Would defiantly go back again thank you team at Core for a fantastic meal
9 course taster menu, fantastic service, everyone so friendly. Thoroughly recommend they have a pescatarian menu also. So most bases covered.
Another excellent experience at Core in every aspect.
A first class restaurant in every way.
Staff super attentive, delicious food and lovely drinks to accompany
Amazing ambience!! Wonderful for a special occasion or even a night out. The flavors and presentation were great. Also very good service!
What a wonderful experience! Right from start to finish, it was perfect. We had the Classics menu with wine flight, and it was just amazing
Highly recommend for a special occasion
This was a great lunch with innovative taste. It was lovely
Fabulous food and service, lovely room - can't fault
Food was outstanding, they really delivered the experience you expect from a 3 star Michelin restaurant, with the service second to none and the ambiance was wonderful, everywhere you looked people were smitten with joy - which can only be put down to the restaurant!
Excellent food and service! Can’t be faulted. A perfect way to enjoy the perfect dinner. Very dedicated and polite staff, the best restaurant services we have had the pleasure of enjoying
Well done to everyone at Core
Perfect, in every way.
Our first experience of Core by Clare Smyth. It exceeded even the high expectations raised by universally good reviews and press.
he welcome was fulsome, almost evangelical, and the service throughout attentive without being intrusive: a perfect balance of informality and efficiency. The decor was minimalist, modern and comfortable with a residential atmosphere suited to its location and clientele.
We chose the Core Classic and Core Seasons tasting menus with their paired wine lists. We were happy to be guided although our own choice of the Ulysse Collin Les Maillons Champagne as a aperitif was a great discovery.
The signature dishes confirmed their fame: how can a humble potato so impress and a carrot so dominate? The answer was on our plates. Clare Smyth's tableaux of miniatures was more live performance than eating to live but beneath the theatricality is the true core of her art: intensity and balance of flavour.
Brava and encore!
Had the seasonal tasting menu, with wine flight. Everything was superb until we got to the Lamb, hogget and mutton dish which we both found too overpowering and ‘gamey’. Also, our booth was very warm, although when I went to the toilet the rest of the restaurant seemed an OK temperature. The service was impeccable and the staff are happy to exchange conversation if you engage with them. Almost a five, but those issues leave us having to give this visit just 4.
It was amazing, the service is seamless from start to finish and the staff are really nice. Regrettably my guest was ill a few hours after leaving the restaurant and ended up in hospital the next day - the only different thing we ate was the cod with shrimp.
So so Good...
From the start of reception and welcome to the little finishing touches to the end ... just amazing...
Great experience. Quality of food and service : perfect !
We had a phantastic experience at Core. The service and attention to detail was outstanding. Each dish prepared and delivered with such precision and still in a very relaxed manner.
A totally amazing lunch! Would definitely go back. Food and staff first class.
What a wonderful experience, the staff are exceptional, the food is extraordinary and the ambiance is welcoming and comfortable!
Amazing as ever - coreteser is still the best dessert ever. So wonderful to see the passion of the chef who presented our starters. Can’t wait to come again.
Astonishingly good on every level. Nothing has been left to chance - every aspect of the experience had been thought through carefully and made as good is it can be.
Lunch for four.
Special birthday occasion so we’re delighted to be sat at the Chefs table.
All had the Seasons tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was beautiful to look at and the flavours were amazing. The service was exemplary from the moment we arrived. We had a faultless experience dining at Core to the extent we have re-booked.
Perfection at the highest level on food, service and making everyone feel very welcome.
Every mouthful was extraordinarily magnificent food!
Probably the best meal I’ve had!
The Potato and Roe course is revolutionary. We’d go back solely for the beurre blanc sauce.
Overall one of the best experiences I ever had, top class.
The Classic tasting menu with wine pairing was truly excellent (if maybe a little too many courses/wines if eating late evening).
Fabulous experience-highly recommended.
Wonderful meal. Thank you for the superb hospitality.
This is a great restaurant. Everything about the service and food is top notch. It's expensive, but definitely a great experience. I liked the fact that everything was on on show, you could see the kitchen and Clare and it all had an air of calm and professionalism.
Would certainly recommend.
You know when you’ve waited to go to a restaurant for more than two years, and you build it up and up … then as the date gets closer, you worry that your expectations were wildly overblown and you’ll end up disappointed? Well, that didn’t happen. Core was beyond our expectations!
The whole night was perfect. Beautiful, creative food with a sublime marriage of textures, tastes and theatre. Superb staff. Clare Smyth out there for everyone to see as she made sure every dish on the pass was perfection and waving at diners as they come in. Lovely relaxed, modern and warm setting. Very good whiskey selection for my husband, and terrific wine pairings. Core is perfection.
We’re already looking at dates do it won’t be another two years before we back.
Quite simply the best I have ever eaten in an environment that mixes a whole world of class with the friendliest service. Yes, it's expensive, but it's undeniable value for money and the lamb carrot and potato and roe made it impossible not to want return.
Third visit. Fabulous food, amazing service. Really helpful sommelier who isn’t pushy. Even got to meet Clare!
Everything from service to food was outstanding. I chose the CORE classics tasting menu. I enjoyed every dish. Simple ingredients were elevated to heavenly status by harmonius combinations. My favorite course was Potato and Roe. Service was perfect. 3 hours flew by! I almost missed my train.
Candidate for the best restaurant in the UK. I highly recommend it. Good luck in securing a reservation though!
Amazing service and food, they are very knowledgeable.
Anniversary lunch that exceeded our expectations. Beautifully crafted and exquisitely presented food with amazing attention to detail. Great ambiance and excellent service. Can’t wait to return.
Everything was outstanding - at staff, the service, the food, the ambience, the place.
We had the Classics tasting menu, and seasonal tasting menu with wine pairing - it was all exceptional the flavours superb
Wonderful experience food was out of this world and the wine pairing was perfect
CORE by Clare Smyth is rated 4.9 stars by 2019 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.