CORE by Clare Smyth
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.
Thu - Sat 12pm - 2:00pm and 6.30pm - 10:00pm
From the moment I entered Core to the moment I left the service was flawless:) The staff were well versed in their craft. I loved that it was fine dining without feeling stuffy or pretentious. Each bite was magIcal and the presentation was earthy and creative.. Thank you for a truly memorable evening.
We did not know what to expect, but what a surprise, the best experience we have had recently. We have eaten in all the top restaurants and this is the best for food service and atmosphere.
Core is one of my top 10 best dining experience over the last 20 years
I will add that i travel all over the world looking for the best in dining experiences
Exceptional cooking with two standout options. The potato with seaweed sauce (the need to bottle that sauce!!) and the cherry bakewell. As one in our party said it was probably her favourite dessert ever.
We were given the chefs table which was a lovely surprise as I've never seen how a professional kitchen run.
Fabulous food good and diverse wine list, lovely location and great service. I would highly recommend.
lovely experience with enthusiastic young staff, great to meat one of the chefs to explain a dish. All dishes a delight for the eye and the mouth. Very small gripe, chairs a bit low for us girls , should have asked for a cushion! Thank you all, a fantastic lunch.
Absolutely sublime. Food is out of this world. Fantastic wines. Impeccable service. Modern, non-fussy, airy and refined ambience. Clare and her team has put a huge amount of thoughts and efforts into giving the clients the best, and they work seamlessly to deliver a superb experience for them. This was my 2nd visit and I was just as delighted as the first time.
CORE really sets the benchmark for fine dining - the experience of dining there is worth every penny: and this is an understatement.
Outstanding evening from start to finish. Did the long tasting menu with the wine pairing. It makes for a truly special night out, from the neighborhood to the restaurant ambiance to the attentive but not haughty service to the otherworldly cuisine. As a venue for a special occasion, it would be tough to top Core.
Exquisitely done restaurant in beautiful Notting Hill. The tasting menu with wine pairing was exceptional. I have eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world and the service at CORE was impeccable, second to no other. I would recommend it to anyone traveling remotely near London. Well done, Ms. Smyth.
Simply magnificent from start to conclusion. Beautifully presented luscious food and elegant and unrushed service. Claire Smyth, you and your team are wonderful.
Overall, a superb dining experience with great service
The food is absolutely outstanding! The atmosphere and service has made our anniversary dinner just perfect. Cannot wait to be back.
Simply excellent. We go out to fine dining restaurants a lot, and this qualifies in the top ten, over several three Michelin stars places we’ve been.
Marvellous food, packed full of flavour. Pleasing to the eye and the palate. Delightful, friendly service. Genius barman - his cherry bakewell cocktail is to die for!!
The food is absolutely sensational and Clare Smyth is not precious like some chefs - they were happy for us to make several changes to the tasting menu. This is a great place for a special occasion - the food is really beautifully presented as well as being absolutely delicious and the service is "informally formal", with all staff being very friendly and eager to please - nothing is too much trouble. And what a joy it is to see a "celebrity chef" who actually oversees everything that happens in their kitchen - which is separated from the restaurant by a glass wall, so there's no secrets! Perfection.
Excellent ambience, decor, service, FOOD and drink. 5 star experience with a personal touch. Highly recommend eating here - fabulous experience!
Core by Clare Smyth is an example of new style of restaurant. Imagine, delightful staff, who without exception, appear very happy in their work. Clare has won the accolade of the world's best female chef. The reality is quite simply that in gender free awards she is one of the world's top chefs. She is also turning the macho world of the professional kitchen on its head, creating a leadership environment in which you don't need to yell but lead by example.
Stunning food, beautifully presented, delightfully executed. I shall be back and will recommend Core to my friends.
The food was amazing and the service has matched the food in every way, such a warm welcome and the restaurant in general had a great atmosphere. Every course was beautifully presented, the carrot dish was the best dish I've had in a long time.
We LOVED it.
We’ve been on the fortunate position to have dined in some Michelin-starred restaurants both in the UK and oversees and this must be rated in the ‘Top 2’.
Presentation was equisite, food quality was amazing - normally in tasting menus you have a couple of favourites but all courses were superb.
Service was friendly and personal - thanks to Rob for introducing us to Clare on the way out, what a treat.
We can’t recommend this restaurant strongly enough and hope to visit again.
Divine. Flavours are intense, honest yet deft; presentation is “pastoral chic” amid flowers and herbs. The breads and amuse-bouches were delightful. We particularly enjoyed the scallop tartare, beef short rib with oxtail, venison and geometric haggis, and Morecambe Bay prawns with skate...British food with a magic twist. The wild strawberry meringue and wine jellies staff were delicately flavored sculptures. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly, and the dining-room itself stylish yet relaxed. Our meal at Core was quite perfect.
Best service ever from unpretentious staff. Enjoyed every second!
This restaurant offers an imaginative picture perfect menu.Extraordinarily fresh ingredients beautifully presented
Just exc all round
Impeccable service and amazing food.
A life-changing experience
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The cherry bakewell is so clever. Really excellent pastry work and lovely flavour balances. Impeccable service without feeling too much (they even noticed that my partner uses his cutlery the wrong way round!). The decor is sleek and calm and I liked how the chairs are arranged to slightly face into the room. It's very expensive but definitely worth it.
My husband and I had a fabulous dining experience this past weekend. Delicious food, truly works of art, stunning presentation and welcoming, friendly, informative staff. The restaurant had a lovely casual lively vibe in beautiful, tasteful interior. We will definitely be returning and have already recommended Core to several friends.
Please thank all the clever team at Core for truly exciting, taste bud explosions of happiness! Clare, you are a genius!
Beautiful spot in Notting Hill. Exquisite preparation and presentation of the unique cuisine. Pricey enough to make it a once a year visit unless you are a Saudi prince or Meghan and Harry who had dinner there when courting and had Clare Smyth prepare the special oost-wedding private family dinner for 200! Put it on your bucket list.
The best meal we have ever had! Exceptional service and amazing tasting menu with matching wines. The atmosphere is very welcoming and not stuffy at all. We felt very comfortable and the staff there made such an effort to make it an amazing experience. We had such a fun memorable meal, the flavour combinations were perfect and the presentation was over the top! We will definitely be back and will tell our friends all about it!
Great food choices, beautifully presented and excellent service.
We had the full tasting menu which had a good balance of fish and meat .Each dish beautifully presented by very attentive but unobtrusive staff.
Overall a very good dining experience.
A fantastic dining experience. Beautiful and tasty food. Wine pairing made it even more special. Attentive service. Great evening!
Amazing value for a three Michelin star quality tasting menu and service was impeccable
Very, very good. Warm, expert service. Clean, fresh, original food, beautifully presented.
Superb dining experience. Excellent service. Everything timed perfectly. We were there for three hours, and enjoyed every minute and every mouthful. Inventive and theatrical, in the sense that it felt like a real occasion, but it was not over the top. Chef was in kitchen whole time, checking each plate as it came out. Open kitchen, so nowhere to hide! Very pricy, but cheaper that Le Manior Au Quat' Saisons, our other go-to restaurant for a high-class meal. Would definitely return!
The most enjoyable evening. The food and wine selection was superb. It was also a bonus to watch Clare and the team at work.
Absolutely outstanding in every way. Our new favorite and best restaurant in London. Can't wait to return.
Lost for words
I make it a point to try all 3 Michelin restaurants in places I travel to like NYC, Spain and Italy and the experience here was excellent
Absolutely fantastic culinary experience. Loved every minute. Can’t wait to return.
A totally wonderful experience. Where to start? The food was so exciting we talked through every mouthful . The waiting staff were willing and so cheerful and the sommelier knowledgeable ,happy to engage with us ,discuss alternatives ,no rush till we ready to order . The front of house staff added to a super foodie evening .
And in spite of a full house and busy evening we were allowed in the kitchen and had a photo taken with the winning female chef Clare Smyth .
For family in Australia .
We thank them all and Core lived up to all our expectstions and reveviews .