It’s the newest addition to the Notting Hill dining scene but it’s fair to say West Thirty Six has already smashed its arrival and become a firm favourite in a mere matter of months. This unconventional grill house and cocktail lounge enjoys an enviable location on Golborne Road, next to West London’s stylish Notting Hill, built as a home from one for west London’s creatives.
The property features spectacular rooms and terraces, complete with a range of lounge areas and two outdoor spaces with an open grill and bar set over four floors. The West Thirty Six vibe changes from day to night from a place to work, lunch and hold meetings, then and hang out with friends while drinking and dancing. West Thirty Six also hosts space for arty regulars to show their work, or collaborate on events with the team.
West Thirty Six takes classic items from a conventional grill house menu and adds a unique twist. From cooking with natural fuels and charcoal to deliver the finest quality, the team at West Thirty Six also produces house dry-aged beef and signature charcuterie accompanied by sides that include truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and beef brisket sliders. Alongside the high quality meat and comfort food, the kitchen creates wholesome fresh salads alongside the other organic dishes. West Thirty Six stays true to the philosophy of buying the best British produce and delivering an authentic taste.
What to order? Ignore the starters (crab trifle fell a tad flat) and head straight for the Josper gems; a veal chop with capers and egg was beautifully blackened on the outside, cut to expose meat of the tenderest blushing hue. It was worth every mouthful of crisped fat, indeed, these might have been the highlight of the experience, with plenty of leaner bites to satisfy the diet conscious. Fillet steak was equally delicious, with a competent béarnaise and excellent chips on the side, however it was a plate of artichokes with hazelnuts and saffron that gave us a thrill: a great veggie side.
Skip pudding and you’ll regret it: we left without trying the Build-Your-Own Sundae and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. I’d happily have transitioned from day to night in the magnificent space, just make sure you’ve got enough room for breakfast and lunch too…we hear great things.