Close to Portobello Road Market, The Red Lemon has brought proper pub grub, a massive selection of drinks and even an art gallery to West London.
Owned and run by Alli Kyle with head chef David Green in the kitchen, the pub offers dining seven days a week with a focus on well-sourced ingredients and menus put together with thought, passion and creativity.
Regularly changing art collections from local artists (all for sale) hang on the walls and hand-stitched filament light-bulbs suspend over the bar to provide a welcoming yet stylish drinking and dining environment. Relax on sofas, prop up the bar or retire to the informal dining room for a relaxed lunch or dinner. British bar snacks like spiced crab on toast or Red Lemon Scotch eggs (pig's trotter with mustard mayo and kedgeree with a mango chutney) are a perfect accompaniment with a pint. If a leisurely meal is what you've come for, then starters such as pork and Stilton pâté with apple chutney and walnut bread; or homemade saddleback pork brawn with Arran mustard relish are all there for the eating. For mains? A steak burger…with cheese. Yep. To end on a high, there are puddings to please, including a deliciously indulgent chocolate and orange pot with brownie pieces and a changing range of ice creams and sorbets from Ice Cream Union, including a tipsy Gin & Tonic sorbet.
Alongside pub classics there are weekly-changing seasonal dishes too and quick bites of daily changing top-notch sandwiches. There's brunch at the weekends and a roast on Sunday. Ingredients are carefully sourced, locally where possible.
Take your pick from an ever-evolving range of real ales including Portobello Pale and Portobello Star from the nearby brewery of the same name, along with monthly changing guests ales. There's a good selection of beers on tap and bottles include Rekorderlig pear, strawberry and lime, Hawkes ginger ale and BrewDog Punk IPA to name just a very few. Red Lemon's carefully selected wine list spans new and old world bins with something for all palates.
The Red Lemon
45 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1HE
020 7229 5963