Portobello House, the hotel slash restaurant, perched on Ladbroke Grove recently launched their new Sunday-lunch menu. After finally arriving (a 2 hour drive… and I live in London) I was starving!

The menu offered all the usual roasts and specials including steaks, burgers and salads. My starter was a rare beef fillet which was cooked to perfection with a rocket and parmesan salad. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, it did take a while for someone to clear our plates. However, once they had, my roast chicken arrived pretty swiftly – a beautifully tender piece of meat with a Yorkshire pudding and seasonal veg.

I couldn’t fault the food at Portobello House – it was delicious. However, the presentation lacked any creativity or inspiration. The interior matched the cool, edgy vibe of Portobello but the practically empty restaurant was disappointing.

If you’re looking for a quiet spacious venue for your Christmas party, then I would recommend the Portobello House. The Portobello House is perfect for older crowds or if you are looking to get all the family together for a large Sunday lunch, but if there are just a couple of you (as we were) it may be better to seek out a more bustling or cosy, intimate restaurant.

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