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About CORE by Clare Smyth

Chef Clare Smyth’s first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, opened its doors August 2017.

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.

92 Kensington Park Road
London, W11 2PN
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
British, Contemporary European, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Tue - Wed 6.30pm - 10:00pm
Thu - Sat 12pm - 2:00pm and 6.30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3937 5086

Website:
http://www.corebyclaresmyth.com/

Public Transport:
52-452 Bus lines, Stop: Stanley Gardens
8 minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate Station

Executive Chef:
Clare Smyth

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

CORE by Clare Smyth Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

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4.9

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4.7

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4.5

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (96)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Good for a Date (80)
Good for Birthdays (73)
Romance (58)
Notable Wine List (56)
Worth the Drive (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Seasonal (38)
Lunch (38)
Neighbourhood Gem (33)
Business Meals (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Cosy (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Authentic (22)
Hot Spot (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (14)
Casual (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Group Bookings (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Organic (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
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Late-night Find (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Up there with the top London restaurants

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined 2 days ago

An unbelieveable treat. Food of the highest quality presentation and taste.
Superb friendly knowledgeable service.
A rare treat. A complete delight. A joy. Truly special. ££££

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was amazing, it was great to see the level of detail gone into everything not just the food!

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautifully presented food: especially the the amuse bouche including the delectable "Core apple". Choice of three menus all of which sounded wonderful. Crab and venison did not disappoint. Very attentive service and smart casual setting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Core was fantastic! Really knowledgable and friendly staff, fantastic sommelier, great design and the food was out of this world. So impressed!! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Worth the visit will return soon. Staff very knowledgeable and attentive. It would have been an nice touch if Claire had come out and mingled with the guests at their table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Amazing experience !!! A 3 Michelin stars dinner !!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Absolutely delicious dinner! Lovely service too. Will come back.

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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Superb evening in all respects. The restaurant has the perfect balance of relaxing ambiance and something special. The food is superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Just the most fantastic meal. The food was beautifully presented - the detail was superb. Just the right amount of ‘theatre’. It was extremely delicious food from start to finish. A relaxed atmosphere with lovely staff but a really smartly designed restaurant too. Such a treat to be able to see the chefs at work! We couldn’t have chosen a better table! I thought it was superb value for the quality and overall experience. I would give this restaurant the highest rating possible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2018

simply exceptional. the service, the food is a mystagogue, the people, the vibe, the CHEF!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on 9 January 2018

This truly was the most amazing experience for both of us. We felt both the service and the food could not be exceeded

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2018

We had the 7 course tasting menu and were blown away. Food was outstanding, by far the best fine dining restaurant we have eaten in. Find the negative food critic reviews unfathomable.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 5 January 2018

great food and attentive and professional staff, highly recommended

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 (London)·Dined on 5 January 2018

Utterly fabulous and can’t wait to return exquisitesetting imaginative presentation and restful evening decor

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 4 January 2018

We had the perfect experience celebrating our anniversary at Core. The full tasting and paring menu was inventive, delicious and worth the price for a special occasion event. The service was attentive, knowledgeable and top notch in every way.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Excellent meal, very pleased Clare Smith has at last opened her restaurant. Very nice restaurant from front of house , bar staff (excellent pre lunch cocktail), restaurant staff & stars of the show those behind the glass cooking.
Innovative menu which delivered more than you expected from the description at each course & the pre dessert of the miniature toffee apple knocked Hestons “tangerine “ into touch.
Will definitely return. Thank you great lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Extraordinary food in a relaxed dining room. Clever, innovative and stunning. My new London favourite.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Excellent evening. Food & cocktails were great. Particularly liked the whisky & seaweed cocktail & the black truffle dish. Lovely interior. The open plan kitchen is a wonderful idea. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Great food

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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Simply wonderful!,.. the food, the service, an impeccable attention to detail, fantastic presentation, absolutely divine cuisine. Everything contributed to a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back. Clare was there (she is there every day), which added to the experience. Very humble and dedicated,.. a very well run affair! Could not post enough good comments!,.. our best food experience of 2017! Bravo!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Amazing food and service.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Last time I sampled Clare Smyth's cooking was when she was running Hospital Road. The food was impeccable then and it was impeccable here at her own venture. Having been to this site on numerous occasions when different restaurants occupied the site it was great to see what Clare had done to the room, it was homely yet sleek and very welcoming. The staff were the perfect blend of friendly and professional and the food and wine was outstanding.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Such a comfortable and welcoming environment, helped by a great service team. The chance to see enter the kitchen and see the team was a real bonus and we could sense the calmness and dedication that went into getting every plate perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Italy)·Dined on 30 December 2017

A very talented chef. Every dish was stunning. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, but don’t want it to become so popular that I can’t get a booking again!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Just exceptional. The service was wonderful and faultless the food was perfect and delicious I couldn’t of been happier

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 (Dorset)·Dined on 29 December 2017

This fabulous restaurant does not need my review I am sure but would recommend this place to anyone who loves delicious food and faultless service. An absolute treat in every way. Michelin stars must be imminent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Loved it - really superb food and god service. I will definitely be returning when back in London.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on 29 December 2017

This is the best meal we have had in years. The quality of cooking is outstanding and full of flavour. This restaurant is going places and I suspect that in a year it will have a couple of Michelin stars and you will find it difficult to get a table. During the meal, my wife and I were discussing what excuses we could use to come again- daughters 30th, Sunderland not getting relegated!
Highlights- canapes, the crab royale starter and lemonade parfait.
We will definitely be gong back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Well constructed menu with some clever unusual dishes, such as the potato. Topped off with very polished organised service. Tasting menu expensive but there’s no point in going unless you choose this!!

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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

We had a superb experience at Core. The meal was well-paced, from the relaxed pre-dinner drink in the bar (superb bartender, the smoked tomato Bloody Mary was exceptional) to the 'snacks' before the first course, everything was delicious and beautifully presented. We must commend the sommelier who was charming, enthusiastic and informative, without being intimidating. The room is elegant and not too noisy, the ambiance is smart casual. If you like smart, classical cooking with a modern twist then highly recommended, though the prices are not for the faint-hearted. However, Clare Smyth is a hugely accomplished chef and it was a pleasure to be able to sample her food in her own restaurant - she was highly visible behind the pass! A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

This restaurant far outdid my expectations I would highly recommend you visit and expierience it for yourself the staff are outstanding and the food is exquisite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Stunning Lunch with Friends

We all had the tasting menu which is still reasonably affordable. The food was fantastic. Even the lowly potato was elevated to a culinary delight with the tasty Charlotte potato
dulse beurre blanc, herring and trout roe. The Venison was superb and the deserts great to look at and great to eat. We loved the decor and ambience and the service was absolutely spot on, attentive and knowledgeable without being overwhelming. The wine list is large but has some affordable hidden gems, we were well advised by the Sommelier and had some lovely wines. Try it before the stars arrive!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

All I can say is that Chef Clare Smyth cooks the best food in London, so you must visit! I am in the top 5% of OpenTable's regular diners and this is the highest marks I have ever given. I love Heston, Marcus Wareing and Jason Atherton, but Clare beats them all when it come to fine dining. Can't wait to go back. Had the tasting menu and not one dish was mediocre. All dishes were outstanding, so it was hard to pick a favourite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Clare Smyth and team does not disappoint. Continuing her “3 Michelin Star” standards at reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Amazing food and service ThAnkyou 5 star sharon CHRIS and family 27th dec x

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Core definitely rates up there with the one and even two Michelin star restaurants that we've dined at recently. We had the tasting menu. The Scottish Venison was incredible. The service was attentive but not too formal. It was an excellent overall experience.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

The food was incredible and very inventive! Worth your time and money! Deserves 3 Michelin stars! Do not miss! Fabulous wine list and very attentive staff! One of the best!

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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Faultless!
Ok, I'd like it to be more affordable so I could visit more often but this is cooking at 3* standard and in one of the most gorgeous restaurants you'll find in this country.
I can only think of wonderful things to say about the food and the service and am already planing to make this an annual Christmas treat.
Bravo Clare and team and thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Excellent menu cooked to perfection with a great bar & wine list - assured of at least one star I am sure in 2018, grab a table while you can. Service good but lost a star for mixing up our starters - otherwise cannot fault it

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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