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CORE by Clare Smyth, London,
Award-winning

CORE by Clare Smyth

4.9
4.9
3285 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Chef Clare Smyth’s first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, opened its doors August 2017.

Located in London’s Notting Hill at 92 Kensington Park Road, Core by Clare Smyth is a modern fine dining restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary European, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:15 pm
  • Phone number
    020 3937 5086
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Clare Smyth
  • Private party contact
    Alison Labesse: 020 3937 5086
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 3 Stars 2023
    2. World's 50 Best #71 2023
  • Neighborhood
    Notting Hill
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    52-452 Bus lines, Stop: Stanley Gardens<br />8 minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    British

  • West London

    Best Overall

  • West London

    Best Food

  • West London

    Best Service

  • West London

    Best Ambiance

  • West London

    Innovative

  • West London

    Great for fine wines

  • West London

    Good for special occasions

  • West London

    British

  • West London

    Most Booked

3,285 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant I’ve ever been to in every regard.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. LallieW

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to splurge on dinner at Core for our ten year anniversary during our trip to London. The service is outstanding. Every server was observant, attentive and polite. We highly recommend the classics menu which was exceptional. Presentation was truly beyond. All dishes came out in the most creative ways and tasted delicious. It was truly one of our most memorable dining experiences, and we highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food had the tasting core classic menu complex flavors and creative presentation. Flawless service . Table a little close to the waiting station for my personal choice .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flawless service from an experienced team delivering the excellent Michelin 3* Classic menu in a charming environment. Diners were treated to starters including the incredible chicken “sandwich” and lobster roll. The heavenly “Potato and Roe” is hors catégory, a star in the panoply of exquisite foods making up the degustation courses. We chose wine matching, a happy option showing off the combined arts of chef and sommelier to near perfection. It’s expensive but fully justified by the impeccable experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. YvonneW

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner. Service was personable and excellent. The potato and roe dish was sublime. We had a late dinner and ordered from the a la carte menu. The wild strawberry meringue was delicate and delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. FredE

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply wonderful. Brilliant food, great staff, wonderful pre dinner cocktails. Missed meeting Clare by a couple minutes as she jumped on a call with Australia. Just means I need to come back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. JulieN

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at CORE and we cannot wait to go again. Just OUTSTANDING.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ingredients from all over the UK were fresh and wonderful. They knew how to express delicate and elegant kindness. It's an unforgettable experience

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  9. JMSChelsea

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been a number of times and it is always excellent. This time our table had the Classic tasting menu and it was incredible. Best ever; every course! Service impeccable - attentive yet discreet. A nice touch to send junior staff to table to describe their creations for one of the courses; also that Clare is there to greet and speak to diners.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasting menu for four (one veggie). All flawlessly executed.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

CORE by Clare Smyth is rated 4.9 stars by 3285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for CORE by Clare Smyth

92 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PN

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 3 Stars 2023
    2. World's 50 Best #71 2023
  • Neighborhood
    Notting Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:15 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary European, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    52-452 Bus lines, Stop: Stanley Gardens8 minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Clare Smyth
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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