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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
A very well run restaurant. A really good layout to be able to enjoy the dining experience with good, (very rich) food. Not looking to find fault and nothing was wrong but nothing stood out as exceptional either. We ate from the a’ la cart menu, added an extra dish and everything was good. We sampled wine, Champaign and cocktails and enjoyed it all. Compared to other similar restaurants its good, i’m happy we went but I would not choose go back in a hurry based on this experience.
Phenomenal food for a very special occasion. Not only was the food exceptional but as diners you were made feel really special.
Excellent food. Exceptional service. Great attention to detail. An overall wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go again. A worthy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!!
Amazing food, brilliant service! Would love to come back again
Core is always very good, but this time was even better! Lost count of the number of oohs and ahs after tastes of delicious food. Service impeccable and friendly as ever.
Outstanding dishes presented beautifully and linking nature with the seasons freshest and tastiest produce. Highly recommended as the best place we have ever eaten!
One of the best meals I have eaten, friendly relaxed environment, simply worth all the accolades and more
Simply one of the best meals we have ever had. Everything from the attentive but unobtrusive staff to the cleanliness and anti-COVID arrangements was peerless.
Delicious food with incredible attention to detail. It was so nice to walk in and be greeted by all the staff in the kitchen, including Clare Smyth. We were very impressed by the service and food.
Outstanding in every way
We were there for lunch and found the reception, service and the ambience outstanding. The presentation of the food was extraordinary. Some of the courses were very good but some not to my expectation of a 2 Michelin Star restaurant. For example, I found the Wagyu Beef underdone and the Lemonade Parfait acidic enough to numb my mouth. My wife's courses were however perfect. I would recommend this restaurant for a great experience and hope that you will have better luck with your choice of dishes!
Elegant space, perfect food and service. Great for a special occasion!
Absolutely faultless meal and service from the moment you step in the door ! Definitely a 3 Michelin star restaurant in my opinion!
Stunning food, excellent wine pairings and the best service you’ll probably ever see. One of the best restaurants in the UK without doubt.
Dinner of seasons tasting with wine pairing.
2 stand out dishes- 1. beef & oyster 2. carrot pudding. Others all good but not exceptional ( cheese & onion & Coreteaser didn’t do anything for us).
Wine list was so long we went for the pairings & again, nothing special.
Very expensive overall but staff excellent & very attentive & lots of them which justifies some of the cost.
This was one of the best meals we've ever had. Even comparing to similar dining experiences, Core really stood out for us. The atmosphere, service, food was all unbeatable.
Beautiful and amazing food served by the most delightful staff. It was a joy from start to finish.
Wonderful food. Attentive service. Would definitely visit again.
Was a fantastic experience with the delicious food!
Our new favourite in town. Attention to detail is second to none.
This was an amazing lunch. Both my husband and I had a wonderful time. I was so looking forward to visiting, and was a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday.
The food, service, ambience and overall experience was fantastic. I would definitely return for another visit and would recommend to all.
Immaculate and attentive service, outstanding and impressive food - we enjoyed it very much!
The presentation of the food was exceptional
THE most sensational restuarant. The food was out of this world and so beautifully presented and we loved hearing where all the ingredients were sourced from. The very knowledgeable sommelier guided us through the pairing of a vast array of different wines. A seriously wonderful birthday treat for my husband and daughter. I couldn’t recommend this more highly.
Wonderful meal, delightful waiting staff, lovely atmosphere.
Only small criticism is that the additional course, which can also be taken instead of one of the courses on the tasting menu, came with a very hefty premium (additional almost 50%!), which was not mentioned when the dish was described and which was a bit of a shock!
Up there, if not the best restaurant I’ve been to and I’ve been to many of the UKs best fine dining restaurants!
An outstanding experience once again (wine paining was excellent). Big thanks to Clare, Rob, Gareth and team. Glad to see them all back in action. We look forward to our next visit.
Stunningly presented, innovative combinations and highly efficient staff.
We had the Core classics tasting menu - highlights for me were the Isle of Mull scallop and the Core potato with roe and dulse beurre blanc. Interesting wine list and helpful sommelier advice.
Just totally incredible ! My daughter and I have been in most of the top end star restaurants the sooner Michelin give Clare three the better because in our honest opinion Clare deserves it. Will be back very soon .
Inventive flavour combinations and stunning presentation make Clare’s food up there with the best of the best. Match that to friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great ambiance and it supplies the complete package to ensure customer satisfaction. Having discussed our experience after getting back to our hotel, Core really does deliver on all levels and being introduced to Clare at the end, was the icing on the cake.
Having experienced Clare’s food at Ramsay’s, she has carried on that stunning quality at Core and delivered a dining experience to rank amongst the best in the UK. We loved everything about the evening.
An unforgettable experience with superb food, attentive but relaxed service and a fantastic atmosphere.
Will definitely be returning.
One of the best meals in my life (and I'm quite old). It's difficult to pick out any highlights as staff, presentation and food were all flawless.
I'd class this as an expensive treat - but what a treat.
We loved our experience. Excellent and well presented food, attentive and friendly service and a relaxing ambience. The nature inspired presentation of delicious and flavourful food was a delight. We enjoyed the wine pairing and were very full by the end! So exciting also to meet Clare! Thank you and hope to visit again soon
Great to get back to the delicious and beautifully prepared food.
Fantastic food in a very relaxed homely setting
Faultless. Can’t recommend highly enough. In strange times this was a refreshing reminder of how great an evening out can be.
Sensational food. Wonderful relaxed ambience for a fancy restaurant. Staff were super friendly and amazing to see the named chef actually in the kitchen. And you can tell. Amazing experience all round.
This is a beautiful restaurant serving elegant and beautifully presented dishes.
the atmosphere and ambiance is lovely. A very special place for special events and important business dinners.
This was a celebratory meal for my husband's 70th and our 40th Anniversary.
From the moment we set foot in the restaurant, we were made to feel special.
The staff excelled and the menu descriptions fascinating when relayed by the various members of staff.
We loved every minute and were thrilled when Clare took the time to chat.
This was such an experience . The whole lunch was a sheer delight. It was great to see Clare in the kitchen and she found time to say hi . The service was impeccable, discreet , attentive, charming , helpful but ,of course, the food and the wine were just amazing . All delicious and so beautifully presented.
A real treat .
CORE by Clare Smyth is rated 4.9 stars by 1715 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.