Cottons - Notting Hill Gate

3.8
130 reviews
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£25 and under
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Caribbean
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Cottons is packed full of contagious Caribbean spirit. The glass house within Cottons offers lunch, dinner, and a laidback spot for weekend brunch.

Cottons is now the proud owner of the Guinness World Record for the most amount of rums commercially available-- 372 to be precise. Come and try them all!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Caribbean, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00

Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 23:00

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
020 7243 0090
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Notting Hill Gate Tube - 500 metres walk
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 130 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.6
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

food was lovely. very hot and tidy. lovely!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and we had a lovely evening. The pina colada cocktails were amazing! the food was great, we had the sharing platter and there was plenty of it. The service was perfect. We would definitely return.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Food okay but beef patty starter arrived cold. The noise of screaming unruly children was just unbearable. Some people seemed to think they had the run of the place and their kids were running wild all over the restaurant making so much noise and ruining the evening for everyone. Would not recommend.

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1.0Dined on 1 August 2018

I found the service to be friendly however, it took quite a while for us to get our drinks. The food is definitely not value for money and overpriced for what you get. It was not traditional Caribbean food and very bland, with the meat being so burnt to the point you had no meat to even eat! To end it, our service charge was nearly £20 which was disappointing. I will not be going back to this venue, well only maybe for the cocktails.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

great food amazing service and dessert to die for with good friendly service

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, really impressed. We were well looked after. Great wine list too. Good prices.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Great Caribbean food. Lovely restaurant. Four friends catching up, to enjoy a wholesome meal before heading off to the west end.

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3.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Food doesn’t taste the same too salty and not nice

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Delicious food, a good variety of tasty rum cocktails, friendly staff and overall a nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

The service was good, but the food wasn't. We had to send back quite a few of our dishes and didn't receive any discount for not being able to eat some of our meal. Also items were missing from our meal.
Nice friendly staff, but a shame about the food especially as it was a birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

The services was alright but the best part of the night was the cocktail bar man. An amazing man that could make you anything to tickle your fancy and will serve it with a smile

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

The place was fun, the service good and very friendly, the cocktails were great and there was even live music to improve the already nice atmosphere. Unfortunately the food did not really live up to the rest. It was perfectly adequate but rather stodgy and tasteless for our liking, Great place for a drink though

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Fantastic food and cocktails would recommend to anyone who enjoys a chilled out vibe in lively surroundings!!

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The food was authentic carribean with all the flavours springing into our mouths with each bite. Particular mention must be made to the brown Rice which deserved a star on its own merits. Unforgettable was also the rhum fruit cake both for its presentation and taste. And a word of advice: do not leave the restaurant without trying One of the more than 200 rhums available.

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Disappointing meal overall with a few good dishes but several very poor. Service was dreadful and generally not great value for money

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Their service is excellent and their knowledge of rum is second to none. The food is brilliantly presented and delicious! highly recommend the spiced duck and the rum profiteroles. Fantastic live music and we can't wait to go back!

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1.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The worst meal I have had in a restaurant in a very long time, most of the food not eaten. Over cooked, burnt and not enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Extremely flavoursome and authentic Caribbean food, with wonderful attentive service and an amazing choice of rums!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

A group of 7 of us went for my godmothers birthday! She loves a rum! The Cottons punch was beautiful! The guy who served us was great and all in all we had a lovely night! I can definately recommend the Chaguana’s dinner plate! It was a triumph!

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Evening spent with friends, great service, staff very attentive and friendly... Food was very tasty

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Friendly staff, and great food.

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2.0Dined on 30 March 2018

The Food was tasteless which was very disappointing

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Good service and food as always. Only thing to note is they now seem to accept dogs brought with customers (indicate when booking if you have allergies).

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2.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Slow service and poor quality food on the night that we went. I won’t be going back in a hurry.

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2.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Although the place was empty when we got there, the service was still very slow & it didn't improve.

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1.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Can only give one star. I booked via app, all was confirmed, only for me and my date to turn up to the restaurant being shut! That’s a really great “special offer” we’ve got

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1.0Dined on 17 February 2018

None of the charm, atmosphere or quality of food as the branches in Vauxhall or Shoreditch. Quiet enough to hear other diners chewing, microwaved dehydrated rice that you couldn't eat, we ended up leaving most of our food.

We should have paid attention to the fact that it was worryingly empty for 7pm on a Saturday night....

Such a shame as had great experiences in two of the other branches

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Great experience and lovely peaceful environment

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1.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Very disappointing! Upon arrival I asked about the special set menu, before I finished asking I was rudely cut off and told it was open tables error not theirs and they wouldn't do it. I said it was fine and we all picked a starter and a main as they menu looked yummy. I got the steak which came with potatoes, I asked it was could switch it to rice I was again rudely told NO comes as is. So we ordered rice as a site. Starters took an hour to come. They were ok. Main another 45mins and it was cold. To make it worst there was a band on from 7pm-10, too loud and if I'm honest really unpleasant to listen to. The service was very slack and I was insulted there was 12.5% service charge added. Like a true Brit paid and left. Felt embarrasses as I picked this for us to go to. Rum Kitchen is far better in Nottinghill.

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2.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Empty on a Tuesday evening, well two other tables - a sign? Went in anyway. Service great but the food was unremarkable and therefore way over priced.

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Lovely food and drinks, but the live music was a bit too loud

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Excellent customer service! Food is great and menu varied. Really great experience for my wife and I nearly 20 years after we first went to Cottons in Camden.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

The staff were welcoming, the food was good, the service was great, just enough attention, not over bearing.

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2018

Really great food and very friendly service! We enjoyed everything!!

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3.0Dined on 3 January 2018

I went with a group of friends and we had a great time hear. My friends were over from Ireland and wanted to go to a good Carribbean joint and Cottons was the first place that came to mind as it is so close to where I live. We went there at 3pm to find out that the restaurant doesnt open during the day, just evenings. So we waiting around for 3 hours to go here and I must say the food did not disappoint! I had the half jerk chicken, rice and peas and plantain. It was incredible. Really enjoyed my time here

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Gorgeous food, great cocktails and friendly and efficient service. What more could you ask?

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Tasty food and cocktails, good service and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Second visit to this branch (used to go to the Camden branch when it was local to me). Fantastic food, great friendly service. Rum choice outstanding. Definitely recommend it.

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3.0Dined on 17 December 2017

I have been and enjoyed a meal there previously. But on this occasion, I was appalled to see a dog in the restaurant - this has put my family and I off using the place. For that reason, I know my circle of family and friends would not wish to eat there. Really sorry but feel strongly that pets should not be allowed in such places.
Juanita

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3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

The music was too loud and irrelevant to the atmosphere, couldn't hear anyone talking.

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