The Notting Hill spirit will leave you feeling relaxed and energised. There is so much colour and character; charming cafes, pastel coloured houses, trendy little shops and of course, the bustling restaurants and serious brunching culture.
We walked along the pretty streets, soaking up the first signs of Spring and passing few of our regular haunts.
With us, one stubborn little girl, Annie, refusing to go this way, or that way.
Annie can’t be bothered to queue up, not today.
Following Annie’s nose, we finally arrived at Cocotte Rotisserie, on Westbourne Grove, that we had heard so many good things about.
Annie approves. According to her and her wagging tail “You would be barking mad not to come and eat at Cocotte”.
*She may have been motivated by a bowl of succulent chicken offered by a lovely member of staff.
The menu at Cocotte Rotisserie is simple. You can choose from either a full, half or quarter of a chicken, plus a sauce, salad and side dishes. We chose to go with a half chicken and 2 sauces (truffle mayo and spicy). Rotisserie Cocotte’s chickens are marinated for 24 hours with their secret recipe and served piping hot. The meat is tender within and crispy on top.
A delicious side salad of sweet potatoes, pine nuts and tahini dressing.
And a side of rich and decadent truffle mac n cheese.
Cocotte Rotisserie is a new and firm family favourite.
95 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW | +44 20 3220 0076 | website
After lunch, we walked between the pastel coloured houses towards Kensington Gardens.
After a couple of hours of walking and admiring the blossoming gardens, we headed home as the sun set over the white-washed terraced houses of Notting Hill.
What are your favourite Notting Hill hangouts? Let me know in the comments.