Scallop Core by Clare Smyth
The Facts
NAME: Core by Clare Smyth
IT'S: The first solo venture from Clare Smyth who previously earned three Michelin stars with her team at Royal Hospital Road

01-08-2017

OPENED: August 01st, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: Clare Smyth was the first female British chef to hold and retain three Michelin stars
ADDRESS: 92 Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN
CLOSEST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 020 3937 5086
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Core by Clare Smyth

OPENED 18 DAYS AGO

Clare Smyth, previously Chef Patron at Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road has opened her first solo restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth.

Royal Hospital Road is one of London’s only two restaurants with three Michelin stars (the other is Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester).

Carrot Core by Clare Smyth

The Spot:

This used to be Notting Hill Brasserie, on Kensington Park Road. It’s been refitted to reflect Clare’s love of natural materials, with a colour palette of green, aubergine, almond, copper and gold.

The crockery is inspired by some of Clare’s own designs and has threads of copper which nod to the traditional copper pans used in the kitchen.

There’s also a big picture window with a view through to a living wall.

Eel Core by Clare Smyth

The Food:

This is fahn dahning, make no mistake. There’s a 10-12 course tasting menu and an option to choose 3 or 5 courses a la carte. To be honest though, if you’re going to do it, you may as well splash the cash on the full tasting menu. At least, we think so.

Clare is known for her attention to every minute detail (holding onto those stars ain’t easy) and so every single element is made with the utmost care and precision.

clare smyth previously chef restaurant gordon ramsay royal hospital road chelsea london

The Drinks:

There’s a pretty massive, weighty wine list as you would expect from this kind of restaurant, with over 400 ‘fine’ wines and Champagnes. The regional focus is on Burgundy, Bordeaux, the North of Italy and California, with heavyweights like Kutch and Ridge Vineyards gracing the list.

Some wines are more towards the accessible end of the price scale though, so don’t panic.

There’s also an 18 seater cocktail bar for those who like their aperitifs on the stiff side, and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails that can be paired with your meal, if that’s your thing.

Restaurant Core

In a Nutshell:

This is one of the year’s most significant openings. Clare Smyth (MBE, no less) is one of the UK’s (and the world’s) greatest chefs and this is her first solo venture. We think it’s going to be one of the most talked about restaurants of 2017.

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The Facts
NAME: Core by Clare Smyth
IT'S: The first solo venture from Clare Smyth who previously earned three Michelin stars with her team at Royal Hospital Road

01-08-2017

OPENED: August 01st, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: Clare Smyth was the first female British chef to hold and retain three Michelin stars
ADDRESS: 92 Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN
CLOSEST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 020 3937 5086
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
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