The Ledbury • Notting Hill, London

Earning two Michelin stars in 2018, the Ledbury is one of London’s most highly acclaimed restaurants, and landed at on “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019” (No. 64).

It’s been voted the UK’s best restaurant more than six times, serving up beautifully plated food in a stylish contemporary décor. Chef Brett Graham began his cooking career in Australia at 15, where he won the Josephine Pignolet Award, which brought him to London. He opened the Ledbury when he was just 25. His European and British cuisine is vegetarian-friendly, “based around fabulous British produce where possible, with lots of vegetables and Wild British game.” Besides a 4-course menu and a tasting menu, there’s also a vegetarian tasting menu offered. His standout dish is Chinese Water Deer with smoked bone marrow. Other signature dishes are Flame-Grilled Mackerel with smoked eel, and Herdwick Lamb with purple aubergine, dusted with black tea.

He uses a probiotic technique to compost kitchen waste, which he then gives out to customers in a bag to take home for their indoor plants or their gardening needs.


Visit: 127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, W11 2 AQ; 020-7792 9090;