Artisan - food spread
The Facts
NAME: Artisan
IT'S: A contemporary Italian restaurant in Notting Hill

07-11-2018

OPENED: November 07th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: The team behind Japanese restaurant UKAI
DID YOU KNOW: All pasta is made in house by head chef Roberto Vezzani, who also owns an infamous pasta shop in Italy
LOCATION: Notting Hill
ADDRESS: 222 Portobello Rd, W111LJ
CLOSEST TUBE: Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Artisan

OPENED 12 DAYS AGO

A new contemporary Italian restaurant, Artisan, arrives in Notting Hill.

It’s the latest venture from the team behind Notting Hill’s renowned Japanese restaurant UKAI, which – rather ironically – stays well clear of tradition.

Artisan - dining area

The Spot:

Promising to give you a different taste of Italian cuisine, chef Roberto Vezzani has crafted a modern menu together with UKAI chef Alessandro Verros. So yes, it seems many of UKAI’s Japanese ingredients have travelled to Artisan’s kitchen, which makes for a compelling combination of flavours.

The Food:

Expect your go-to Italian staples with unexpected twists, such as artichoke salad accompanied by squid-ink hummus and tarragon chimichurri; clam spaghetti bedazzled in bonita flakes; and saffron risotto with roasted bone marrow. There are wood-fired pizzas too, ranging from classic Napoletana to inventive-topped rounds with tiger prawns and truffle.

Artisan - pasta

The Drinks:

Artisan’s drinks tap more into tradition, offering a list of Italian wines as well as some signature cocktails. An upgrade from the classic, the Italian Fizz is made with olive oil-washed gin, homemade bay leaf syrup, elderflower and Prosecco.

The Damage:

Starters are priced at around £8; mains vary between £9 and £18.

In a Nutshell:

Artisan basically wraps Japanese flavours in comforting Italian carbs, so you can’t really go wrong here if you love both cuisines equally.

If you’re looking for other new restaurants in the area, take a look at our interactive map with London’s best new openings.

Featured image: Artisan

The Facts
NAME: Artisan
IT'S: A contemporary Italian restaurant in Notting Hill

07-11-2018

OPENED: November 07th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: The team behind Japanese restaurant UKAI
DID YOU KNOW: All pasta is made in house by head chef Roberto Vezzani, who also owns an infamous pasta shop in Italy
LOCATION: Notting Hill
ADDRESS: 222 Portobello Rd, W111LJ
CLOSEST TUBE: Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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