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
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
Truly amazing evening, could not find a single fault.
Went with the core classics and was beautifully delivered.
Can not wait to go back.
Late sitting but great food, friendly service and thoroughly enjoyed.
Perfect meal! We could not fault anything! Service was impeccable. We had lots of different people serving us but Marie was simply superb! We are planning to come back- if only there is a slot available to book!
This is the second time we’ve eaten at Core and the food and service continue to be fantastic. Highly recommend for a celebration!
World class food and faultless service in a beautiful setting, just too many extra costs that build the bill. On arrival we were asked what ‘glass of champagne’ we would like which did feel obligatory. Each glass was £22. We then chose the Season and classic tasting menu’s which were excellent but x2 dishes constituted of ‘a carrot’ and the other ‘a potato’. To be fair, it was probably the best carrot and best potato we have ever had! But at these prices, elevated or not, these dishes felt sparse. Pre the desert courses we were asked if we would like to ‘try’ an extra course, some cheese. The way it was offered felt as though it would be complimentary, it was not. We had chosen one of the less expensive bottles of fizz on offer but the overall bill exceeded £600 for the two of us. Service charge was £80 plus a 5% tax (presumably vat) and another 20% tax was also added, again presumably alcohol duty, but the bill was not clear re what these charges were. Overall we sadly left feeling a bit extorted - Just far too expensive for us despite having dined at A Wong, Dinner by Heston, Club Gascon and Le Gavroche previously, (we are foodies and save up for each meal), therefore we are used to paying for top quality. We recognise the service, location and skill involved, we are also fans of Clare Smyth, but Core felt too expensive by about £200 on our value for money scale.
Amazing perfect what an experience
A real treat I felt lucky to get a table and really enjoyed my whole experience. Sublime food in a laid back environment
We never thought a dining experience can be so wonderful and memorable. From the time we entered the door and were greeted by everyone we walk past; to the attentiveness of the crew; and of course the amazing dishes prepared for us.
Now we know why Core gets fully booked 3 months in advance!
One of our be meals. Beautifully cooked food. Great presentation. Impeccable service. This is an occasional treat that doesn't come cheap. Good luck with getting a reservation.
Outstanding! An experience of a lifetime. Absolutely perfect from start to finish.
The dining experience at Core can only be described as pure theatre, attention to detail is second to none, service by far the best I’ve ever experienced.
The food was so imaginative and tasted delicious.
A great place for a celebration
All that you would expect from a 3 star Michelin. Service and Food fantastic. No issues with putting a tasting menu together for my wife who has a garlic allergy. Wine pairing excellent including changes to accommodate my wifes altered menu.
Absolutely amazing that’s all I can say !!
As always a great meal
Amazing service, everyone were really kind, we could feel all the passion and dedication by all the team. Food and drinks amazing, the best experience.
The entire experience from start to finish was first class!! Core has gone straight to the top of our favourite restaurant…can’t rate it highly enough!!
Stunning food was amazing and the staff were brilliant highly recommended
What an amazing experience. We were blown away by the service and the warm welcome we received. The presentation of the food was outstanding and we were impressed that the team were able to describe the source of each element of the dish as well as the wine. This takes dining out to a whole new level. Thank you to each and every member of staff, the service was outstanding.
Unbelievable. Such an occasion and have nothing to fault.
Absolutely brilliant. Best meal since COVID lockdown.
Everything is outstanding. Cheese and Onion worth a special mention - exquisite.
Staff are superb too.
CORE by Clare Smyth is rated 4.9 stars by 1997 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.