For all the good fame that’s favoured Portobello Road over the years, there’s one particular patch of it that makes it clear you’re not in Kansas – or in this case Notting Hill – anymore. This is where Goode & Wright resides, offering respite from a side of Ladbroke Grove that strangely somber on a Friday night. The interiors of the small restaurant are warm with a French bistro vibe going on, and despite the locale, it’s clear it’s developed a rep amongst those in the know as a place worth visiting, filling up quickly around 8pm.
Tonight’s invite is in honour of the restaurant’s new management which hopes diners can experience quality British cooking with a mild Gallic influence – and that’s just what we get. The wild trout tartare starter is a flavoursome and generous introduction, but leaves us enough space to tuck into a buttermilk chicken schnitzel – a sort of crunchy fried chicken steak served with a spicy mousse and hearty salad. The chunky chips also impressed, served with a truffle mayo – and for desserts, we went for an excellent apple tart. We’re told it takes close to 20 minutes to make and is clearly a labour of love, which leads us to believe Goode & Wright has no problems going the extra mile, making it a definite winner in our books. For pricing and sample menus, visit: www.goodeandwright.co.uk. Check out pics from our recent visit below: