It can be difficult to find something new and different in the neighbourhood of Notting Hill, so spoilt are locals when it comes to restaurants, so thank goodness for the Walmer Castle, a genuinely unusual blend of British pub and Thai restaurant. With all the cosy comfort and charming vibe of the best of public houses, the Walmer Castle nonetheless throws itself whole heartedly in to creating a believably Eastern setting, complete with dimmed lighting, glamorous touches of gold and richly patterned wall coverings. The result is part glam boutique resort restaurant, part eccentric colonialism. Both a bar menu, on which you’ll discover great light Asian options and hearty British dishes, and a full a la carte complete with banquet and tasting choices, are available to choose from, the focus very firmly on exploring Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian flavours in traditional recipes made using wholly authentic ingredients.
£26 to £40
1. It's got a castle in the name. Sit upstairs. 4 stars.
2. The food is friggin delicious. 4 stars.
3. I went there with this really cool black dude with an awesome British accent who worked for some secret financial institution or something. 4 stars.
4. Overall - 4 stars. If you're in this charming neighborhood and want to forget that it's also the name of a Julia Roberts movie before...more
What's not to love? Had dinner at the Thai restaurant area upstairs on a week night with some friends. Something about the decor is warm and comforting....the kind of place you want to down a bottle of wine in on a cold rainy evening (or afternoon, no judgement). So that's exactly what we did. Four girls, a couple bottles of white and good food. We got one of the large banquet options, not...more
another pub that services thai food. this is a nice place to sit outside for a drink or watch some football inside. i heard the thai food was good, but we came after eating.more
More "French Bistro" feel than English Pub feel here.
This was a welcome respite during the long and crowded Portobello market on a busy Saturday afternoon.
This place is slightly off the beaten path, but is just comfortable.
The wait staff was friendly, and there are nice seating options at the bar, inside, and outside on the standard wooden picnic tables.
They take cards which also makes...more
Interesting spot, all told. The pub portion downstairs was hopping on a Sunday night and seems to be a pretty solid place for a drink. Upstairs, it feels like you are walking into a totally different place. Dim lighting, modern decorations, and Thai food aplenty. The food was definitely good- the curries were appropriately spicy and flavourful without being greasy, and I liked the abundant...more