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E & O
Notting Hill, London
14 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11 1NN
- Ladbroke Grove Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Ladbroke Grove Station (0.4 km)
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020 7229 5454
1453 London Road, London SW16 4AQ
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I have been on two first dates here and have decided it's the perfect venue for them. Of course there's the Asian fusion food which is fabulous. But only a foolish first-dater would commit to an entire meal with someone who, let's face it, might bore your pants off within five minutes/pick their nose/eat with their mouth open/yell at the waiters. So in E&O we have the perfect compromise. It's very lively, which provides some much needed noise when conversation peters out. Plus, it's dimly-lit - great if you have lied about your age/height/looks. What's more you can order some finger food there and try and eat it sexily with chopsticks (I have not managed this yet). Crucially, the loos are a good way from the bar downstairs, and it's easy to slip away home from them unnoticed if sparks don't fly. I'm obviously being a little negative. You might get on famously, in which case you have the fun of trying to secure a table in the restaurant - impossible if you're a muggle and haven't booked years in advance, but quite easy from 10pm. I went on a first date here recently and it didn't disappoint, although no sparks.
E&O is a nice place to eat. It serves classic fusion fare, has a good bar and also seats people outside, very handy for those summer Notting Hill nights. It has a good bustle too. But at the same time it is the kind of place that risks killing Notting Hill's old bo-ho charm, with its expensive food and throngs of people with expensive clothes and expensive tastes! So while the food is good and the atmosphere is buzzing, value for money it is not.
I had a friend from Singapore in town and headed to E & O.
Good Pan Asian food and stuck to the starters only and they were very good. They had a diverse selection thought all sounded interested.
I am pleased PAN ASIAN FUSION food is getting more popular and common in London.
Tuna Sashimi was tasty and reliable. The Pork Belly was lovely. The waiter was good and recommendations were spot on.
Cocktails were good and flash just what you want when a Corporate is paying.
Very trendy crowd.
If I had to pay I may think about going again.
Very flash, very modern, with Asian food, a dining area, and fancy cocktails. But just not my sort of place. Despite being wooed with free promotional rum, it was a bit too flash, with too many posers, for me to want to come back.
despite a little attitude and the place being hectic, its always worth a visit. good cocktails and range of interesting dishes. you could easily be in NYC given the overall quality of the food, decor and experience. clearly, its popular for a reason.
I know it's not cool to admit anymore, but a spotting a celebrity still excites me and makes me grin. My trip to E&O gave me two in one - Stella McCartney and Damon Albarn in the same room at lunch, midweek (they weren't together I hasten to add). Anyway, that aside, E&O has food to die for if you love pan Asian food this is great. Favourites? Sticky spare ribs were delicious, tempura with its perfect batter and above all else black cod, which took my taste buds to heaven. It's a little pricey here, but great for a fabulous lunch close to Portobello but away from the crowds - take a good friend, invest in a bottle of wine or two, eat amazing food - and take turns to scan the room (discreetly) for famous faces…
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johnw, 22 October 2007: lol. it is indeed a good venue for celeb spotting!
A great bar/restaurant specialising in modern, asian food. Sushi, dim sum, noodles, blackened cod, stir fries are all thrown together with great aplomb. Essential to book ahead, but worth the visit. Always busy, always lively. Only downside is bar is very very cramped! And although it sits at the top of the league in terms of food, ambience, locations & desirability it thankfully drops a few places in terms of price. Definitely worth a visit. Check out its sister restaurant Eight Over Eight in Kings Road too!
Finally an asian fusion place that reminds me of all the great places in San Francisco. We went on a Tuesday night at around 10PM and eventhought he place was pretty full we were able to get a table.
The food was excellent and the prices (surprise, surprise for London and especially Notting Hill) were reasonable.
I would suggest to everyone to order a sample of starters as they are all delicious.
One of my favourite places in London, consistently great Asian food, mixing mainly Japanese and Thai. Service is typically friendly and pro and the places is always packed, which is the only downside... but you can often get lucky later at night for the second service. A great bar too overlooking Kensington Park Road and the Portobello crowd, with great cocktails and always lots of buzz.
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