Books for Cooks is a cookbook shop that also runs a cafe at lunchtime. The dishes all come from recipes in books they’re testing, so the no-choice menu changes every day. Check their Twitter feed to find out what’s cooking, and bring a bottle – there’s no alcohol license. Book-buying is optional but recommended: they have the biggest selection in the country.
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The Best Places To Eat In Notting Hill
Notting Hill has some excellent and affordable spots if you know where to look. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants in the neighbourhood.
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Electric Diner is an American-style diner in Notting Hill, serving all the classics. It can get pricey, but it’s reliably good.
Notting Hill spot Mazi is all about dressed up Greek food, drinking wine, and feeling distinctly Santorini.
Farina Pizzeria Napoletana
Farina is a straightforward pizzeria two minutes from Notting Hill Gate station serving perfectly decent Neapolitan-style pizzas.
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Mother is a cafe along the River Lea close to Hackney Wick, that serves tasty vegan food. Come for the juices, and stay for the relaxed ambience.
The Last Crumb
The Last Crumb is a spacious coffee shop in Stoke Newington, perfect for spending a couple of hours with a pastry, a sandwich, and a coffee.
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