Last weekend we tried Granger & co, a recently opened restaurant in one of my favourites spots in London: Westbourne Grove with Ledbury Road.

I don´t know why but I like very much these 100 meters of street in Notting Hill

. This passage of the long Westbourne Grove has more than you can think that could fit in it. Colourful houses, a church-shop, a little square and fabulous shops… with a glamorous young British look.

You can find: Ralph Lauren, Twenty8twelve, Les Petites, Smythson (first class stationery), The Kooples, Aubin&Wills, Heidi Klein and 7forallmankind, for instance. Emma Hope and Lot 78 (shoes), Orlebar Brown (for him) and local designers as Temperley. In the streets nearby you can find galleries, antiquaries, jewelries… Marie-Chantal, Caramel, I love georgeous, Nanos (from Spain), Bonpoint, Petit aime… (for children, one of my current weaknesses).

For having lunch, dinner or just a tea: Granger & co, Ottolenghi, Beach Blanket Babylon (drinks as well), Daylesford Organic, 202…

Those who know this area will probably remember Pix Bar, which has changed its dark front for a pale green one. The pinchos have been replaced by a British style cuisine. Reservations are not taken so you can’t book a table in advance, therefore you have to wait with many people in the surroundings or go buying a pair of jeans and a shirt (it is not a bad plan) because Granger & co is fully packed all day long!

So we had to wait a little for our table. And another bit to be served! And unfortunately the “high quality” meal didn’t deserve it. Maybe we didn’t choose properly or the waitress was not the very best. On the other hand you could have a good time in this lively restaurant of London full of English people and a few tourists, and enjoy a good brunch or a rib eye, if you are ordering after 5 p.m.

P.S: When going back home don’t forget to make a quick stop at Tavola for one (at least) of their delicious sfogliatine.

Granger & co 175 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2SB

Tavola 155 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RS