Those are au fait with Straker’s CV will not be surprised. Prior to his rise as a social media star, the chef spent more than a decade honing his craft in some of London’s best restaurants including The Dorchester, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Elystan Street. Here he brings those skills into a more modern and freewheeling environment that plays on the chef’s ethos of serving ‘food you want to eat’.
Sustainability and seasonality have long been a passion of Straker, who was raised on a smallholding in Herefordshire, and here he has committed to only working with trusted, small-scale and local suppliers such as Huntsham Court Farm for meat; Keltic Seafare for fresh, Scottish shellfish; and Wildfarmed for flour. There’s a raw energy to his sharing plates, which deals heavily on Italian influences and features a range of snacks alongside small and larger plates.
This is a kitchen where the flavours are fresh and vibrant, and the dishes are full of flair.
Housed on Golborne Road in the heart of Notting Hill, the intimate 40-cover space features wooden wall panels and low lighting that create a warm and reassuringly familiar vibe, offering a cosy but modern spot that’s enthused with the energy and buzz of the open kitchen.