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.
A superb culinary experience in a fantastic venue. It was somewhat surprising for the wine-by-glass service to be inconsistent. My wife’s wine glass and mine were filled on clearly different volumes. Not something you expect from a place that strives for perfection and comes closer to it than most other places.
Outstanding food and service. Cannot fault it. We will be back later this year fingers crossed
Great Valentines Dinner. Everything was just perfect, we will definitely be back soon!
A simply outstanding restaurant! Fine food, great wine pairings, utterly professional and charming staff ... it just doesn't get better!
Core is definitely the best Michelin star restaurant my wife and I have eaten in. The food was exciting and full of flavour and service was exceptional without being stuffy and over the top. The sommelier was fantastic all of his recommendations worked perfectly with my food we have booked to go again with our daughter and Son in Law
Exceptional in every way.
Everything was outstanding, we couldn't fault it. We would highly recommend.
Exceptional food, great welcoming atmosphere and I booked for my next visit on the way out! Book if you can get a table.
Still the best food and service in London. Fantastic.
It was a birthday treat for my husband, the whole dining experience was wonderful from start to finish. The food was amazing, the staff were attentive the ambiance was very pleasant. Will be taking my grown up sons for their birthday treat later in the year.
ABOSLUTELY AMAZING! One of the best restaurants in London and around the world that you can experience
Simply fantastic - and so nice to meet Clare herself!
This is a fantastic restaurant in every respect and one of the top restaurants in London.
Our only disappointment was that Clare wasn't actually there on the Saturday evening we visited!
We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening - the core classics tasting menu was superb!
Wonderful tasting menu and wine pairing. Great to have the choice of 2 tasting menus and be able to decide on the day. Good attention to the allergies of one of our party without any fuss at all. Loved it
It would be nice to have the wine flight delayed on the menu so that you have a record of the matching.
An amazing experience. The tasting menu was wonderful especially the ‘potato and roe’. The staff were friendly. The restaurant was comfortable and clean. Having been to many Michelin restaurants it was a change to see the actual chef patron Clare Smyth in attendance. It was very difficult to book a table which I did three months before the date of dining but the wait was definitely worth it. There is a bar area where they serve a small snack selection from the menu and reservations aren’t needed. One small negative that I must mention: if younger chefs are sent out to explain the starters to the diners then please whoever is in charge of them don’t send them out with filthy aprons and crab cooking stains up their arms!! I did notice that this chef did not come out again so perhaps someone did notice the stains! I would recommend Core to anyone who loves good cooking and a comfortable relaxed surroundings.
Mom in London for the first time, we celebrated passing my confirmation from MPhil to PhD!
Stunning, just stunning. Fantastic food, impeccable service and a wonderful environment.
Simply one of the best meals I’ve had. Ever.
Amazing place! Second time here and will definitely return.
Staff food and ambience equal five stars. Thank you all xx
So disappointed about the food! It’s either too salty or too sour!
Wonderful afternoon, service was outstanding, felt completely spoilt!
Amazing how many people were serving but yet we didn’t feel cramped.
Flavours and taste of every course, plus all the lovely bits, were excellent, really enjoyed it. Even the chipped bones in the chicken wing canapé didn’t dampen the occasion!
A really wonderful experience from the moment of arrival. All staff were amazing in welcoming us and then the service during lunch was outstanding. A beautiful room and the food was just superb.
Almost certainly our favourite restaurant in London.
Another superb tasting menu by Clare.
We’ll be be back there again very soon.
The welcome, the restaurant, the food and the staff are all absolutely first class. Will be back again for sure.
Stunning. Had to wait to book a table but worth it. An amazing experience. The staff were extremely attentive and the food and wine exemplary.
Amazing food fantastic dining room best Wednesday night out in ages !
Husbands birthday dinner, amazing amazing amazing. Service like no other, presentation genius and insane flavours. If you can get a reservation go !!!!!
Superb food, clearly made with passion. Both the vegetarian and the seasonal tasting menus were exceptional. Service was top notch and managed to be both formal and friendly. We would definitely come again soon.
Wonderful, everything about Core is just special, special occasion our 40th anniversary so we pushed the boat out not disappointed attention to detail and tastes of the food was absolutely wonderful
One of the best restaurants I've been to - everything to so perfectly planned out and executed. Eager to return to try the other tasting menu!
The most stunning restaurant by far we have visited in the UK, The food is incredible, with every dish the attention to detail is exemplary, the taste is exquisite with flavours and quality, the service is incredible, it is truly the most amazing dining experience from arrival to departure. Clare herself, took the time out of her day to personally meet with my Son Alex briefly to chat, which has inspired him as a chef just starting our on his career path to follow in her amazing footsteps, or perhaps one day join her amazing team.
What a gem of a restaurant, I can not highly recommend it enough.
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful, delicious food. Lovely service. Great atmosphere. Excellent wine recommendations. It was truly special.
From beginning to end our whole experience at Core was exceptional. The food was exquisite and the service impressively smooth. Clare must be a real inspiration to young women contemplating a career as a chef. A fantastic evening that we will remember for a long time. Thank you Clare and your wonderful team.
Best meal o have ever experienced
Wonderful food, wonderful team, wonderful experience - thank you
Really nice service and food.
Outstanding Service, outstanding food, will definitely be returning, and the table overlooking the kitchen was a perfect final touch to a perfect day!