By Angela Green:
The Knight of Notting Hill is a brand-new gastropub boasting sumptuous interiors, an eclectic mix of seasonal classic pub food, cocktails, craft beers, wine & live music.
Chef Akash Singh brings exceptional pedigree and versatility to the stove following stints at Benares followed by the opening of Three Falcons St John’s Wood in 2022 which recently received rave reviews by Giles Coren in his Times column.
Food & Drink
A well-executed menu of dishes designed to appeal to the eclectic mix of locals and tourists in the Ladbroke Grove area includes the likes of Garlic Madagascan Prawn with sourdough £18, Pork belly tacos with piquillo pepper and homemade ketchup £16, Old Delhi Butter Chicken with Butter Paratha £17, Pappardelle with Blue Cheese and Crispy Sage £14.40.
For desserts, the launch menu kicks off with comforting classics such as homemade tiramisu and spotted dick and custard.
Cocktails, created on request or from the menu, include house signature: The Knight: tequila, lime juice and Cointreau and a selection of immaculately presented classics from a Cosmopolitan to a Negroni and an Old Fashioned, to name a few.
A harmonious balance of original Victorian features and design-led contemporary touches create an elevated space for the next generation of pub-goers.
Neo-classical columns, dark stained wood, tiled floors around the bar, etched glass windows wrapping the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Lancaster Road, and an imposing mirrored bar are balanced with smart new banquette seating in smooth dark leather, marble-topped tables, modern chandeliers, chic wallpaper and a top-notch sound system for live music events.
A New Era for One of the Capital’s Most Storied Music Pubs
The opening ushers in a new era for one of London’s most storied pubs. Previously known as The KPH, this 157-year-old imposing Victorian pub has played host to an illustrious line up of musical acts.
Tom Jones played his first gig here in the 60s followed by The Clash, Phil Lynott and Paul Weller to name a few.
Live Music Heritage Wishing to honour the venue’s rich heritage which was declared an ‘asset of community value’ by Kensington & Chelsea Council in 2014, the venue will rekindle the pub’s tradition as a live music venue with events featuring rappers, singers and DJs while making the most of the late-night license until 1am.
A renaming of the venue marks a new beginning for the future of this much-loved local establishment following a decade of change and insecurity under a series of different owners.
The Knight of Notting Hill, 139 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ