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Cottons - Notting Hill Gate

3.8
117 reviews
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£25 and under
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Caribbean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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1,000-Point Tables

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

What 117 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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3.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Had to wait 30 mins to be served ( we had booked in advance)
Starter was tasty, vegetarian main was lacking in flavour.
The restaurant has little ambiance and looks like a cheap 80s hotel.
Upside would recommend it for a night with great music and the bar staff are outstanding, friendly and inviting.

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1.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Food was horrible, rice was hard. To noisey, xustomers standing around you while your trying to eat your food

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Went for the first time with friends earlier in the week. Took my husband at the weekend cause he loves mutton curry, and he did.

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4.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Guiness Record Holder for number of Rums that they stock. This is a great place for rum and rum based cocktails.

The food is also outstanding and they had someone playing the steel drums tonight which was amazing.

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Food was amazing and portion size was brilliant. Friendly happy to help staff. Bar stuff which was a black guy at th bar really made the welcoming comfortable and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Great vibe, authentic food and great service. I would definitely recommend to friends. I especially like that fact that it is in Notting Hill, so a really good restaurant in West London.

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Brilliant service, well cooked food and tastey menu

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1.0Dined on 28 September 2017

Staff were nice, restaurant was empty apart from one other table which was surprising for a Thursday night. Food was very average and not great value.

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3.0Dined on 16 September 2017

Service was extremely slow. .when meal arrived a was not hot..

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4.0Dined on 10 September 2017

Nice authentic Caribbean food. Would not have ordered the fritters as a starter and plantains on the side if I'd realised that the mains also came with plantain and fritters, as it was v filling. Some Caribbean hot pepper sauce on the tables would have been a nice touch, but you get a little from the kitchen if you ask for it.

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5.0Dined on 19 August 2017

Really nice restaurant with great food. The staff had an excellent knowledge of their rums also and allowed us to taste before we bought a glass.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2017

Went here for my 8th yeah wedding anniversary. The best Caribbean food restaurant iv been to in a long time. Next time I go I won't drive so I can have some rum cocktails 🍹.

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2017

I enjoyed a lovely meal at Cotton's...the food was authentic but the atmosphere was quiet (it was a Wednesday night). I have eaten at the Camden Cotton's which had a better atmosphere but I will definitely eat here again.

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