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“Best service I've had in a London restaurant”
Review of The New Angel Notting Hill - CLOSED

The New Angel Notting Hill
Price range: US$37 - US$182
Cuisines: European, French, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
Description: The New Angel is the latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur and author John Burton-Race, and marks his return to London after an absence of 12 years. Set in a converted Victorian pub in Chepstow Place, Notting Hill, The New Angel offers John's unique style of contemporary European food with a French influence and an eclectic wine list in an elegant dining room. The ever-changing menu reflects John's celebrated talent for conjuring creative yet simple dishes from seasonal ingredients.
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

The new angel, notting hill gate, opened approximately a month ago. We thought we'd try it out and not having read any reviews, hoped for the best.

It's located an easy walk from Notting Hill tube, in a residential area but easy to find. On approaching the door was opened for us and we were greeted by a very friendly, smiling maître D. The restaurant is decorated in neutrals and pale tones, giving it a relaxed, stylish atmosphere. There were diners already seated and the tables were nicely spaced apart, with good acoustics so that there was a low hum of conversation; neither a cavernous silence nor a raucous din.

We had a drink at the bar whilst we waited for our friends; the bar offers mostly wine/ champagne/ small selection of bottled beer, not cocktails. The barman was friendly and chatty but not invasive.

We had a great table at the back of the restaurant looking out onto a small, planted patio area. We had several friendly staff helping us with our order, wine etc. We went for the tasting menu with one or two substitutions - about which the staff were more than accommodating. The 7 courses arrived perfectly timed, nicely spaced so that we had time to enjoy the food and the company. At no point did I feel 'bombarded' with courses nor impatient with slow service. Our wine and (tap) water were topped up in an almost invisible way by the waiting staff.

The food was truly delicious, modern cuisine but with classic skills - not overly played with and no weird, trying to be clever combinations. The courses were small enough to eat without the fear of being uncomfortably full but large enough to enjoy the flavours. It really was a perfect meal - each course was delicious and perfectly cooked.

The food was wonderful, atmosphere and ambiance just right but the staff stole the show. A faultless evening and my new favourite restaurant in London.

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Thank LondonMols
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88 - 92 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2014

We hadn't read much about this restaurant before visiting although we knew the reputation of the executive chef. The food was exceptional, if you want odd things served in swirls of hydrogen or on bits of turf this is not the place for you but if you want amazing, complex flavours then this is the place. Great value 2 courses at £44, good wine list at many price points. The decor is a bit bland but the tables are well spaced. Any niggles? The staff are great, enthusiastic and knowledgable but we don't need quite so much pulling in and out of the chair every time you get up or folding the napkins when you go to the loo, but really v small niggles. Go before everyone else does.

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Thank GeorgB199
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I was quite excited to try tho new entry in Nottin Hill, but the experience was not so great . The service is ok but the atmosphere dosn't add anything to your meal! The food is nothing special and I found it quite heavy. The selection of dessert is very poor as well. Hope they will improve soon.

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2  Thank Mia B
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

A perfect night of food served with such wonderful attention to us and detail in the best possible environment. John burton race still has his magic culinary touch!

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Thank stilldisgruntled
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I went to The New Angel last night with my parents and boyfriend. We had the most delicious meal, and the service was impeccable. A great new opening and best of luck with your new venture John Burton Race! It really was outstanding in every sense.

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1  Thank Romilly E
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