Since its unveiling in 2002, The Lonsdale – hip cocktail bar, restaurant and lounge in upscale Notting Hill – has become local favourite and destination venue all in one. Refurbished by top urban designers du jour dtwo, The Lonsdale offers freshly sumptuous surroundings to reflect the dawn of a new decade in dining and drinking, whether you’re enjoying a quick after work cocktail, lunchtime nibbles or the full gastronomic experience. And what an experience; luxuriant and comforting, dinner at The Lonsdale is about familiar flavours used in simple but sophisticated ways. The culinary focus here is on steak, specifically Cairngorm steaks sourced from Allens of Mayfair, Britain’s oldest butchers. And if you’re not big on steak, there are plenty of other tempting dishes on offer, including fab vegetarian options. Cocktails here are not to be missed – the extensive list features classics, house favourites, historical drinks and even Prohibition-suitable (non-alcoholic!) cocktails.
£26 to £40
I like the atmosphere of the place but not impressed by the rest. I do like two cocktails a friend and I ordered, The Black Bison and something about a Mule (sorry, I can't remember but it's got raspberry in it). For starter I had the Chicken Liver Parfait, which was very good. I think tho you have to like liver, so tread lightly. I got the steak - and in my mind, it's hard for you to mess...more
The tunes ROCKED! well they lounged, they housed, they hip hopped and they reaggaed all night! amazing music!
waaaaayyyyy tooooo cramped!! seriously everybody wants to hangs on to the bottle neck. wtf, can't move.. and you're always in the way of something or someone.
Good crowd, very european and not sleazy.. which is a bonus in London town :)
too bad it closes at 1am on a sat night...more
This place was cool and chic. The staff seemed friendly and attentive and the music was great. Went here one night with a couple friends. They had a two-course special going on. The drinks were amazing... They must have a well trained bartender and the food was delicious. I had the Salmon, it tasted very fresh and light. Nice presentation as well. The desert was a perfect finish. I believe I...more
I went to an engagement party here last night in the private room upstairs which, although quite small, was very cool.
I probably only say this because of the mirror ball walls and the fact that James Bond movies were being played on the big screen.
I was DEFINITELY imagining that I was a spy, just a shame I don't have the money that a spy does at £4 per bottle! Sting.
Pro's: Music, Decor,...more