Category : Club, Members-Club, Restaurant
| Cuisine : Modern European
Address : 10 Golborne Rd, Notting Hill, London, W10 5PE, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : laylow.co.uk
Opening Times : Tues: 12pm-12am, Wed-Thu: 12pm-1am, Fri-Sat: 12pm-2am, Sun: 12pm-11pm
Closest Tube : Westbourne Park
West London's Golborne Road has become an unlikely destination for hedonists and fashionistas with a broad range of popular eateries and art galleries, and its private club-cum-restaurant Laylow is likely the gem in its crown, nestled at the foot of Trellick Tower. Drawing inspiration from the talented mind of Bella Freud, who was involved in the concept for the space from its inception, Laylow has become a central hangout for the Notting Hill creative set.
Housed in a building that formerly served as a pub and bordello, privacy is the watchword at Laylow, which serves as a lounge bar, basement nightclub, apartment space and restaurant which is open to the public. The interior, designed by Ms Freud, is all understated lavishness, with comfortable carmine velvet booths and banquettes, bouquets spread throughout, modern pendant lighting, slatted shutters and statement chandeliers. It's all very easy on the eyes.
We started off with burrata, citrus salad and almonds as well as courgette fritti with lemon yoghurt. These aren't dishes where you want to reinvent the wheel. Both we done with precision and finesse, letting the ingredients do the heavy lifting. A main of roast beetroots with cashews and a lentil dressing were as easy as the eyes as they are on the waistline. Roast turbot with pine nuts and cauliflower was robust and palatable, as were sides of roast squash with romesco sauce and feta as well as tenderstem broccoli with a hazelnut pesto.
Spread over six floors, Laylow has a little something for everyone.