Clare Smyth, who previously earned three Michelin stars with her team at Royal Hospital Road, has taken over the space once occupied by the Notting Hill Brasserie, for her first solo venture Core. The site opened its doors in August 2017 and was acquired by Restaurant Property.
Core offers an elegant and informal fine dining experience with a tasting menu of 10 to 12 regularly evolving dishes, and an option to choose 3 or 5 courses A la carte. Focusing on natural, sustainable and artisanal food, Clare Smyth seeks out the best of British produce sourced from UK farmers and food producers.
The space has been transformed with a colour palette of greens, aubergine, almond, copper and gold, inspired by Clare’s love for natural materials and some of her own designs. There is a separate cocktail bar with space for 18 people, a huge picture window with a view of a living wall, and a large walnut chef’s table for 10 people in front of the kitchen.
As well as a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, wine will be a big element here, with over 400 fine wines and champagnes, including some big names from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and the North of Italy and top wines from California.
CORE by Clare Smyth
92 Kensington Park Road