Lisa's Kitchen & Bar

4.5
82 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scandinavian
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
We strive to deliver a culinary experience colored with our Nordic roots and childhood memories.
A meal where ingredients are carefully selected from our own Scandinavian pantry and dictated by the four distinct seasons that Sweden has to offer.
Rustic courses, prepared with a modern simplicity.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scandinavian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Wednesday: 6pm - 11pm
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 10pm

*** PLEASE NOTE, all bookings for dinner will be allocated a 2 hour return time. Bookings for brunch will be allocated 1.5 return time. If the guests are 15 minutes late, the booking may be cancelled ***
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Phone number
020 8964 8293
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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3 minutes walk to Ladbroke Grove Station
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Entertainment
Live music
Thursday - Jazz
Friday & Saturday - Pop
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Fri 6:00PM - 7:00PM

What 82 People Are Saying
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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always at Lisa's I had a lovely time. The candle lighting, great food, and live music all made it a wonderful evening.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, great music. Highly recommended

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool and great place. A hidden gem really. To be honest I was thinking to skip going there because the area is not the “prettiest” one. But got wowed.
As a tourists we order number of things they suggested and everything was delicious. And we are picky when it comes to food.
Drinks with herrings are great too.
In addition to food and drinks, service was simply fantastic.
Two thumps up. Would go back anytime.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to go to Lisa’s, I recommend to all my clients!

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HF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Found this restaurant by accident when going to nearby event and really enjoyed a quick meal sitting outside. Returned for early dinner inside and left before the live music started. Efficient, simple food served very well and great staff. Will definitely return.

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TC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food and kitchen have gone seriously downhill after Lisa sold out. Hardly Scandinavian at all.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun date night

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing find in Notting Hill ! Great food and fun atmosphere with live music

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E
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and super friendly staff. Inside can get very loud though, so don't pick this place if you want a quiet conversation (but you can sit outside where it is quieter and where they give you blankets if it gets chilly).

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FT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It was so much fun! Value for money regarding the price and the ambiance with the band was amazing!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice and cozy place.
The music was loud , so it is not really the place to catch up but more to listen nice music and dance

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I
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a lovely evening with my son, good food, good wines and the personnel is very friendly!
Ingeborg and Thijs, Amsterdam

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j
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Being Swedish its always GREAT to find a place that serves heart good old Swedish food! HOWEVER... as tasty it was... we were all very shocked of the prices! £17.50 for the Swedish meatballs... it was only 5 of them!!! come on... dont take the Mickey ... the portions are very small... and as much as I would love to be coming back on regular basis... and living local as well.. sadly I won't be coming back that often with those prices for the amount of food that is served.. It just won't fill me up.. The Pytt I Wanna that I had was prices at £12.50 which is more what I expected for the meatballs as well to be.. but again... it was just on the small side of a portion..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love love Lisa’s. Great buzz, fantastic staff, interesting food and music is always spot on!

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JG
London
83 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our brunch at Lisa’s. Perfectly poached eggs on just cooked spinach, all sitting on tasty sourdough. Service was friendly, if a little distracted at times. Heating in the glazed area wasn’t quite up to the job. It was a freezing day and we’d like to have been warmer!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favourite with good food, great cocktails and a lively atmosphere with danceable live music on the weekends

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food, cracking music, and top service.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy brunch and dinner spot in the middle of Portobello Road. Delicious food and the ambience is also very pretty!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The icing on the cake was the awesome 80s playlist that was playing :)

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Lisa's is a lovely place for drinks or dinner. The live band and its talented singer set a great atmosphere. The service is good but not outstanding. The food was the not-so-great part for me. I had mussels as a starter and cod as a main. The main was plain, with not much flavour going on, it looks like everything was boiled (not only the potato). I would probably go back for drinks and nibbles rather than dinner.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been to Lisa’s a few times over the years and always had the same experience. The positive: the food is really good and representative of Swedish cuisine.
Sadly the service really lets this place down. The problem is not understaffing- there are lots of them on hand. But service is slow, chaotic and borderline blasé. We had to keep flagging staff down. We had to ask for cutlery for out mains but were brought a card machine as they thought we were leaving. All of this while a band is setting up next to us, leaning their instruments on our seats.
Also Lisa’s is expensive. Make no mistake - two ladles of mash and 5 meatballs should really not be closed to 20 pounds.
As lovely as the food is I will not be in a hurry to return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere with delicious food. It is quite pricey though.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place. friendly staff, excellent food. It was very cold in the room so I would have been more relaxed if the heat was on. I imagine in the warmer weather it is great!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was so bad - we waited 45mins for our drinks and when they didn't come decided it wasn't worth waiting for dinner and just left. Waiters very frazzled before it even got that busy

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favourite - every neighborhood needs a Lisa's!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An amazing place to have fun with your friends, the food is so nice and there was life music.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had an amazing time! Thank you V for looking after us!

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SO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a great brunch with the healthy full swedish as breakfast choice. The only bummer was the temperature in the place it was just too cold! Shame as it can be great if only the heating would be turned on!

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SZ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun, friendly and delicious just a little squished

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very pleasant evening however was marred somewhat by a confusion with my booking. The restaurant called me on ONE occasion the day before my booking to confirm and I missed the call completely. The next day I then got an email saying my booking was cancelled. I called them immediately to say that I did not want to cancel my booking. Upon being on the phone they told me they had been trying to get hold of me on a number of occasions ,which is not true (I had one missed phone call and voicemail); but luckily as I'd called they would put the booking back in. Upon arriving at the restaurant we were put a tiny bar table right next to the band and when we asked to be moved it was made clear because I hadn't confirmed my booking I had lost my table. We were kindly moved. My gripe is that its not really industry practice to cancel tables just because you can't get hold of them on one occasion. People are working or even travelling and phone calls can be missed. I work in restaurants so I do understand how fickle people can be with booking tables and no shows are a common problem but you can't just cancel someones reservation because on one occasion you can't get hold of them. I understand if you wish to have a policy where you cancel peoples reservations so easily then that is entirely up to you but considering I had made the reservation weeks before and had every sincere intention of turning up to it and also followed up when I realized I had missed the call it was disappointing .

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fun atmosphere and very friendly staff. Will be going back to Lisa's for sure!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with good friends - sitting outside with cosy blankets under the heater. Lisa's staff were lovely and accommodating!

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E
London
152 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Jazz music great but food very expensive for what it was. Good to have the Swedish options but some strange non-Scandinavian options also there .

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JO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely visit...we took guests and sat on the outdoor patio...loads of fun and the food is scrumptious!

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a favourite local restaurant. The food was excellent as always and the service was friendly and attentive. Possibly a Friday night was not quite the right choice for a catch up with an old friend. We liked the music and the ambience but by 10 o'clock we had to shout at each other to be heard.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best night in a long time! Food and music superb! Brought friends new to London and they absolutely loved it also

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having just come back from Stockholm my girlfriend was desperate for Swedish meatballs. Wasn't disappointed. I had the halibut which was fantastic. Good size portions, friendly attentive service. Will no doubt go here again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant little buzzy restaurant where the food is ace and the service is exellent. We were there on a Friday night and the house band were brilliant.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Had high expectations based on other reviews. Unfortunately it's completely overpriced, the food was just OK, seating was very uncomfortable (loose chair, loose table), the service wasn't too bad.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and staff but the food was pricey, even for notting hill standards.

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