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“Our new favourite restaurant”

Core by Clare Smyth
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Ranked #14 of 24,685 Restaurants in London
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
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Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
Reviewed 3 May 2018

WOW! What an amazing place Core is. Alll the staff go that extra mike to make you feel so welcome - the staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the room has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Then there is the food - boy oh boy there is the food. One of those meals that you never want to end - this is food as an experience and as a joy of flavour. Do not visit London and miss visiting - book early and enjoy

Thank stuartjary
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

After extraordinary achievement at Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road, Core, Clare Smyth's first solus restaurant was always always going to be a huge challenge. But wow has she and her team delivered. From the first amuse bouche you know it is going to be an amazing, memorable meal.

Service is top-notch, though they were very keen to get us seated early, almost a bit too eager while we were enjoying drinks in the pretty bar. Mixology was also of the highest standard incidentally.

Standout dishes from the shorter tasting menu included the potato (signature dish), skate and venison.

A very well curated wine list with something for everyone - lots of interesting, esoteric choices and actually some real value. For those looking for the classics, there is the depth and price tags you'd expect.

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Thank Jonathan R
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I have dined here twice. The first was a few weeks after it opened. I have been to Ramsey on Hospital Road so had an idea of what to expect. The second was recently and with the first visit behind me I could anticipate and enjoy what was to follow.

The real problem here is that what they have achieved is so outstanding that trying to sum it up in a few sentences is a bit like saying that Shakespeare didn't need to invent the Thesaurus. You get the feeling that Clare had her team have started to invent there own language through their dishes.

It is not just the taste, the look, the aroma, the sheer inventiveness of it all or the fanatical attention to every aspect - this is a restaurant were the staff practice passing each other on the stairs- but the totality.

Just skim the reviews and book. Stunning.

1  Thank Brendan A
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

From the moment we entered this amazing restaurant to the moment we left we were treated to excellent food,ambiance and service. It always amazes me how these talented chefs take our food experience to another level. The entrees were sublime and the mains and deserts truly a work of art!!! Please try this superb restaurant you will not be disappointed

Thank rothwell6162
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant! It is a complete dining "experience" with the most beautifully presented food I have ever seen.

Clare is in the kitchen watching and approving every dish that leaves the kitchen. Both beautiful and delectable!

The staff is amazing and attends to every detail.

If I could give this 10 stars, I would!

May be my favorite restaurant ever!

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Thank Holly H
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